How does a club act in the relegation battle at the end of the transfer period in winter? There are basically two options. Either you strike again and run the risk of not getting the desired success with the panic purchases or you trust the existing squad and strengthen the trust of your own players.
Augsburg vs Werder Bremen Soccer Betting Prediction
The latter tactic was used by both Augsburg and Bremen. This prediction can be dared shortly before the end of the transfer window. Both clubs feel ready for the second half of the season and for the game that will set the trend on Saturday in Fuggerstadt. Especially for the landlords there is a great chance to get a little air in the table cellar with a home win against the direct competitor.
After the two defeats at the start of 2020, a sense of achievement would be of immense importance for the Swabians. On the other hand, of course, the same applies to the Bremen team, who want to get back on the winning track after the 0-3 defeat against Hoffenheim on the last game day.
In recent years, this pairing has always been a guarantee of excitement and entertainment. So it will certainly not be boring for the spectators in the WWK Arena. Augsburg got odds for a home win prediction of around 2.10 against Bremen against bookmakers, while betting on the guests more than tripled.
Augsburg – Statistics & current form
A lot of applause and a few points – the start of the second half of FC Augsburg can be summarized as short and sweet. “That makes us angry,” said trainer Martin Schmidt during the week at the press conference. Especially the appearance against Dortmund was spectacular. But after 3: 5 there were no points.
Subsequently, the Swabians lost 0-2 to Union Berlin. This appearance was significantly more disappointing. The current phase is therefore very crucial and the team could quickly get into a negative vortex and continue to slide in the table. A bankruptcy on Saturday against the direct competitor of the Weser must be avoided.
At home, the FCA was convincing throughout the season, so there is great hope among home fans that they will slowly fill their points account in 2020. In terms of personnel, coach Martin Schmidt has a few options, especially on the offensive. Alfred Finnbogason is getting closer to making a comeback in the starting line-up, but this time he will be sitting on the bench.
With Florian Niederlechner there is also a striker who is in good shape. Andre Hahn, who disappointed at the old forester, could be rotated from the team. Regardless of individual personalities or the tactical orientation, it is again hungry and greedy for a victory.
Between Augsburg and Bremen, the prediction is very likely that the game will be extremely competitive. Too much is at stake for both teams and the grass in the WWK Arena will burn on Saturday afternoon.
Probable lineup of Augsburg:
➲ Koubek – Jedvaj, Gouweleeuw, Uduokhai, Max – Khedira, Baier, Richter, Löwen – Vargas, Niederlechner
Last games from Augsburg:
⚽️ 01/25/2020 – Union Berlin vs. Augsburg 2: 0 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 01/18/2020 – Augsburg vs. Dortmund 3: 5 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 01/10/2020 – Cercle Brugge vs. Augsburg 3: 3 (friendly match)
⚽️ 01/09/2020 – Hibernians Paola vs. Augsburg 0: 4 (friendly game)
⚽️ 12/21/2019 – RB Leipzig vs. Augsburg 3: 1 (Bundesliga)
Werder Bremen – Statistics & current form
The Bremeners already knew why they didn’t use up in cheering arias after the 1-0 in Düsseldorf at the start of the second half of the season. The success in the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia was bought dearly and among other things, captain Niklas Moisander saw the red card in the final minute.
Without their captain, the SVW had to play against TSG from Hoffenheim last Sunday and lost 3-0 at home. Even if the result turned out to be too high in the end, the budding euphoria on the Weser was stopped suddenly. 16th place and tough relegation battle are reality for the North Germans.
On this match day, Florian Kohfeldt’s team has another chance to get closer to a direct competitor. In the training week, the motto was therefore very clear: to quickly get rid of the bankruptcy against the Kraichgauer and to focus fully on the duel on Saturday. Marco Friedl is a new defensive player.
On the outside track, he will probably be replaced by the young Benjamin Goller. Otherwise, there will be no changes to the starting eleven, with the exception of Captain Moisander’s return. The well-established 3-5-2 system, which is defensively converted into a chain of five, should continue to exist.
The stability that Werder lacked in the back series has already improved significantly in the first two encounters. In the end, however, it looked as if this had happened to the aggression of the offensive players. Between Augsburg and Bremen, a tip on the odds of the away win only makes sense if the green-whites find the right balance.
Probable lineup of Werder Bremen:
➲ Pavlenka – Toprak, Vogt, Moisander, Goller, Bittencourt – Sahin, Eggestein, Klaassen – Rashica, Sargent
Last games from Werder Bremen:
⚽️ 01/26/2020 – Werder Bremen vs. TSG Hoffenheim 0: 3 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ January 18, 2020 – Düsseldorf vs. Werder Bremen 0-1 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 01/12/2020 – Werder Bremen vs. Hannover 3: 1 (friendly match)
⚽️ 12/21/2019 – Köln vs. Werder Bremen 1-0 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 12/17/2019 – Werder Bremen vs. Mainz 0: 5 (Bundesliga)
Augsburg vs Werder Bremen Direct comparison & statistics highlights
The direct comparison between Augsburg and Bremen leaves a forecast for the upcoming game completely open. For a long time, the SVW was something of the Swabians’ favorite opponent after their promotion to the Bundesliga almost ten years ago. But in the meantime the tide has turned and the North Germans only narrowly lead the overall balance with 10: 8 victories.
The last four games all went to the Werder team. Bremen also narrowly prevailed at home in the Weser Stadium this season. At 3-2, the hosts took the lead three times. The first two goals from Sargent and Osako were each equalized by Vargas, but Yuya Osako’s 3-2 was ultimately decisive. A red card for Stephan Lichtsteiner shortly before the change of sides was also a great mortgage for the guests from the Fugger city.
Augsburg vs Werder Bremen Soccer Betting Prediction
On this Bundesliga weekend, the task of finding a good tip between Augsburg and Bremen is sometimes the trickiest. Both teams are very difficult to assess and the performance fluctuates extremely. Both teams made good appearances at the start of the second half of the season, but disappointed again last weekend.
The form of the day will therefore be a decisive factor on Saturday. In terms of personnel, both coaches have a few minor worries, but the starting eleven will not change too much overall. Even the direct comparison doesn’t give much. Although the SVW has been more successful in the recent past, Augsburg was mostly able to achieve good results, especially at home against the North Germans.
Key facts – Augsburg vs Werder Bremen tips
📌 After the bankruptcies on the previous day, both coaches have announced that they want to play for victory
📌 The first leg (3-2 for Werder) was very entertaining
📌 At least three goals (eight times four or more) have been scored in the last twelve duels between the clubs
What is striking is the fact that there was always a lot of entertainment in this pairing. Numerous hits, like the 3-2 in the first half of the season, are the order of the day. If you can believe the statements of the two coaches, the teams will be offensive and play full victory on Saturday.
Combined with the defense problems, which also exist on both sides, this is a good starting point for entertaining 90 minutes in the WWK Arena. It is almost self-evident that between Augsburg and Bremen there is a prediction of the odds for many hits. In the end, we decided to bet on “Over 3.5 goals” and bet five units on this selection.
Prediction Today: over 3.5 goals
Stake: 5/10 units