Augsburg vs Frankfurt – Prediction, Odds & Betting tips 16/01/2022, Team News and Lineups
Bookmaker Ratings prediction one: Augsburg Draw No Bet – 2.40
Bookmaker Ratings prediction two: Augsburg +1 Handicap – 1.80
Bookmaker Ratings prediction three: Augsburg Over 1.5 Team Goals – 2.62
Augsburg to Win
In truth, it’s not overly easy to fancy either side in the win market, though if you’re looking for the best option at the prices, then take the hosts to come out on top. Frankfurt don’t have a perfect record away against bottom-half teams, winning only two out of five, while Augsburg have picked up a couple of big results at home in recent times, especially when beating Bayern Munich.
Augsburg 2 – 1 Frankfurt
The home side has conceded exactly once at home in four of the last five at WWK Arena, scoring twice in two of the last three, including in the victory over Bayern Munich.
Win or Draw
In the double chance market, the hosts really do stand out as the best option. As alluded to above, the visitors have won only two out of five away against bottom-half teams. Conversely, Augsburg are unbeaten in two against teams currently inside the top half.
BTTS – YES
Goals often tend to go in at both ends at this venue with both teams finding the net in each of Augsburg’s last five at home. Both teams have also scored in seven out of nine for Frankfurt on the road.
Over 2.5 Goals – YES
The hosts don’t tend to shy away from the goals at home, scoring and conceding in five out of five recently, as touched on above. At least three goals have been scored in three of their last four at WWK Arena too. Additionally, an average of 3.44 goals have been scored when Frankfurt play away from home this season.
Preliminary review and match prediction for Augsburg vs Frankfurt
It was a rather unhappy return to Bundesliga action for the hosts last time out, as they were unable to withstand the pressure against a Hoffenheim side in buoyant mood, though we probably shouldn’t be too quick to judge. Markus Weinzierl’s men were unbeaten in three before the winter break, while they’ve lost just one of their last five at home.
On home soil, Fuggerstädter have actually become quite hard to beat, while they’re also developing a habit of competing with the big boys. They held off RB Leipzig last time out at WWK Arena, while they delivered a counter-attacking display to beat league leaders Bayern back in December. Such efforts bode well.
The Frankfurt boys were also left disappointed last weekend, as they returned to action with defeat at home to Dortmund, losing by three goals to two. Offensively, they offered a reasonable amount, but an all-too-familiar lack of defensive solidity proved costly.
Defending in general has often been a problem for Sunday’s visitors but their defensive woes are generally heightened away from the comforts of home. The visitors have shipped five goals in their last two away-day fixtures, while they’ve recorded just one travelling clean sheet all season, conceding an average of 1.77.
If taking a safer option is your goal, then ‘Augsburg +1 Handicap’ appeals. As mentioned above, the hosts have started to get their act together at home, while they seemingly know how to rise to the occasion when less fancied in the betting.
‘Augsburg Draw No Bet’ should appeal to those seeking something with more of a return. Results against sides that rank considerably better than Sunday’s visitors are hard to ignore. It’s also notable that Augsburg possess an average goal difference of +0.6 in their last five at home, compared with Frankfurt’s average goal difference of +0.2 in their last five on the road. Consider this alongside the fact that Augsburg’s average expected goal difference at home is 0.12 better than that of the visitors away from home a ‘DNB’ punt on the hosts may just offer a slice of value at the current prices.
BET DURING THE MATCH
If waiting until live is your game, then watch out for ‘Augsburg Over 1.5 Team Goals’, which could rise to a very attractive price while the game remains in its infancy. Augsburg haven’t scored at home earlier than the 19th minute this term, but have scored two or more in three of their last four at this venue.
Augsburg are expected to be without the services of Alfred Finnbogason and Mads Pederson, both of whom have been suffering with illness. Tobias Strobl remains sidelined with a muscle injury.
Jens Hauge misses out for the visitors, as does Aymen Barkok, who recently picked up a knee injury. Christopher Lenz is likely to be another absentee.
Augsburg: Gikiewicz, Framberger, Gumny, Oxford, Iago, Jensen, Moravek, Dorsch, Hahn, Gregoritsch, Niederlechner.
Frankfurt: Trapp, Tuta, Hinteregger, N’Dicka, Chandler, Rode, Hrustic, Kostic, Lindstrom, Kamada, Borre.
Florian Niederlechner is often the man that Augsburg fans look to to drive their side on, and how that he’s fit again, he ought to be capable of rising to the task. The German, who is the top scorer this term, remains the biggest goal threat for the hosts, as an average of 0.39 expected goals per 90 minutes suggests.
Most Popular FAQ
Who won the last meeting between these clubs?
When the pair met earlier in the campaign, the pair drew 0-0 at Deutsche Bank Park.
Where will this fixture be played?
This fixture will take place at WWK Arena, the home of Augsburg.
Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?
We recommend checking out both William Hill and Vbet ahead of this fixture.
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