Augsburg predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 23
- Winning Bets: 4
- Average Odds: 2.91
- Overall Stake : 155
- Profit: 75.52
- Yield: -51.28 %
This is Augsburg’s tenth consecutive season in the Bundesliga – though the past few years have been rocky, to say the least.
Ever since their remarkable 5th place finish in 2014/15, they’ve been on a steady decline in terms of table positions at each season’s end. The past two campaigns ended at 15th – which isn't in the relegation zone yet but is uncomfortably close. It’s interesting to think this is this club’s first-ever stint in the German top-flight.
That said, their prospects aren’t exactly great. At odds of 4.1 for relegation, they’re likely going into another lower-half end result. However, the team remains in the hands of Heiko Herrlich, who was also acting manager last season. His plans for the upcoming season seem to focus on lining the roster with experienced Bundesliga players, which might turn out to their advantage yet.
Augsburg Key Players
Florian Niederlechner replaced Alfred Finnbogason as Augsburg’s key goal-getter with 13 goals over 30-odd appearances.
The performance impressed plenty of audiences, though the club’s main issue seems to be the defence. One way Herrlich addressed this is by signing Wolfsburg’s centre-back Felix Uduokhai, who immediately became one of Augsburg’s most valued assets.
Other defensive updates to the roster include Tobias Strobl and Robert Gumny, implying a more traditional approach to underdog football. On the flips side, Philipp Max left for Eindhoven after 5 long years as part of the Augsburg side. Most experts predicted something similar – playing defensively is a hallmark strategy of teams who are struggling against relegation.
Augsburg is in Bundesliga only for 9 years, so they did not manage to establish serious rivalry with top clubs. As they are from Bavaria, you can expect more passion in the matches against regional rivals Bayern. Main historical rivals are Munchen 1860 and Ingolstadt, but they are in lower divisions.
As mentioned before, Augsburg is member of elite since 2011/2012. They manage to stay in the Bundesliga, and even secured European football a few years ago. Ultimate goal is always to stay in the league, and with 30.000 passionate and loud fans on the stands of WWK Arena.