Augsburg continue what was perhaps their best Bundesliga season by starting the current one in the exactly opposite way. They lost their opening match against Hoffenheim and now get ready to host Borussia Dortmund who have wounded pride of their own. This Friday Dortmund get at least several of their World Cup heroes back as Roman Weidenfeller is tipped to be in his team’s starting eleven.
Augsburg were eliminated from the DFB Pokal in the first round by Magdeburg, but the fans tend to blame Matavz for all their worries. While the coach and the captain of the team stand for the fact that the team will improve in Bundesliga, it may not happen against Dortmund, who despite having problems still need to prove a point before the international break.
By letting Leverkusen score against them the fastest Bundesliga goal in history, Dortmund felt the absence of Mats Hummels and Neven Subotic, who is slated to come back soon from his injury. Their newest signing, the Italian Ciro Immobile, the self-proclaimed better as Lewandowski striker, still has to deliver on his promise, and not only score but also being able to decide a match against the likes of Real Madrid, and yet they lost against Leverkusen.
Despite having a lot of injury worries, Jürgen Klopp insists:” We need to bag our first points. We are working with what we have, players who are fully fit and those who are not. Hopefully, in five weeks, no one will remember that we had some problems at the start.”
Unibet favors the visitors to win and gives them 1.60 odds for an outright win, Augsburg has been given 5.45 and a draw is at 3.90. Both teams to score is at 1.68, and an odd number of goals is at 1.93. Marco Reus to score is at 2.10, Immobile at 2.28 and Aubameyang at 2.43, which is what we are going to bet 7 units on with the same bookie.
Augsburg: Team’s Formation
Borussia Dortmund: Team’s Formation
End prediction for the match:
Aubameyang to score