Hoffenheim vs Augsburg Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena

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Hoffenheim vs Augsburg Match Prediction

By William Hall

Two of this season's early high-flyers go head to head in the Bundesliga this weekend as 3rd place Hoffenheim take on 6th place Augsburg at the Wirsol Rhein-Necker Arena on Saturday afternoon. Hoffenheim come into this one off the back of their first defeat of the season as Freiburg put three past them to win 3-2. Augsburg also go into this one off the back of a defeat which is their first since the opening day of the season as top of the league Borussia Dortmund beat them 2-1. With both teams looking to bounce back from defeats, this could be on of the more entertaining fixtures of the weekend. Read on for a full match preview complete with all our best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

With both sides having such great starts to the season it is tough to go and pick a winner in this one. However, with Hoffenheim being unbeaten in over 20 home games in the Bundesliga, it's hard to say they will go out and get turned over this weekend. They have turned the Wirsol Stadium into such a fortress over the last couple of seasons, making it very difficult for any side to go there and pick up points. However, with the form, Augsburg are currently on I wouldn't be surprised to see them go into this game and get a point. In this exact fixture last season the two sides played out a 0-0 draw, and in fairness, I wouldn't say that was a bad pick this weekend. Both teams have been excellent defensively, and when two top sides come together, they sometimes find it hard to break down one another. Even if this game does end up being a 0-0 draw, I still can't see it being a boring one with both sides showing so much quality this season.

Under 2.5 goals - 11/10

0-0 Draw - 12/1

Hoffenheim scored over 2.5 goals in 6 out of their last 10 games played

Hoffenheim saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Augsburg

Augsburg saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Augsburg saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Hoffenheim

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Hoffenheim Form Guide

Hoffenheim Team Logo

Hoffenheim

Won

7

Draw

2

Lost

1
W A

03-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Augsburg Team Logo Augsburg

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

10-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Wolfsburg Team Logo Wolfsburg

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

17-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Borussia Moenchengladbach Team Logo Borussia Moenchengladbach

FT 3 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

31-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

FC Cologne Team Logo FC Cologne

FT 6 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

08-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Eintracht Frankfurt Team Logo Eintracht Frankfurt

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hamburger SV Team Logo Hamburger SV

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

21-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

RasenBallsport Leipzig Team Logo RasenBallsport Leipzig

FT 2 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

W H

27-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hannover 96 Team Logo Hannover 96

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

05-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

VfB Stuttgart Team Logo VfB Stuttgart

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

12-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund Team Logo Borussia Dortmund

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Augsburg Form Guide

Augsburg Team Logo

Augsburg

Won

2

Draw

3

Lost

5
L H

03-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hoffenheim Team Logo Hoffenheim

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

10-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hannover 96 Team Logo Hannover 96

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

17-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Werder Bremen Team Logo Werder Bremen

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

31-03-2018

1. Bundesliga

Bayer Leverkusen Team Logo Bayer Leverkusen

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

07-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Bayern Munich Team Logo Bayern Munich

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

D A

13-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Wolfsburg Team Logo Wolfsburg

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

22-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Mainz 05 Team Logo Mainz 05

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

28-04-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hertha Berlin Team Logo Hertha Berlin

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

05-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Schalke 04 Team Logo Schalke 04

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

12-05-2018

1. Bundesliga

Freiburg Team Logo Freiburg

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Hoffenheim Preview

Hoffenheim have been very good this season, picking up 14 points from just seven games. This has left them third in the Bundesliga on the same amount of points as reigning champions Bayern Munich. Before their last game where they were beaten by Freiburg, they had won four and drawn two of their first six games which included wins over the likes of Schalke and Bayern Munich. German-born attacker Mark Uth has been on fire for the side this season, scoring four goals in just six games he has been involved in. It has been a frustrating few seasons for the player behind the scenes at the club, but now he has got given a chance, he is taking it with both hands and taking this Hoffenheim side to the next level.

Hoffenheim Team News

Hoffenheim have a huge eleven absenties or doubts this weekend. Kerem Demirbay (muscle injury), Mark Uth (muscel injury), Nadiem Amiri (foot injury), Adam Szalai (groin injury), Lukas Rupp (unknown), Serge Gnabry (muscle injury), Benjamin Hubner (muscle injury), Kevin Vogt (illness), Robin Hack (head injury), Stefan Posch (ill) and Ermin Bicakcic (knee injury) are all looking likely to miss the game.

Augsburg Preview

Augsburg have been one of this seasons surprise packages with the start they have had. In seven games, the side have lost just two games, and with one of them coming against top of the league Borussia Dortmund, it shows the kind of form they are in. Away from home is where the side have been struggling this season, winning just one in three this season. However, on the bright side, they have lost only once meaning four out of a possible nine points have been picked up on the road. Iceland international Alfredo Finnbogason has been the sides shining star this season, scoring four goals in seven games for the club. It has certainly been an outstanding start for Augsburg, but if they are going to challenge for a European place come the end of the season, they must keep it up.

Augsburg Team News

Augsburg have nine players who are doubtful for the game with Tim Rieder (knee injury), Georg Teigl (back injury), Marvin Friedrich (muscle injury), Moritz Leitner (ankle injury), Raphael Framberger (knee injury), Andreas Luthe (stomach injury), Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker (ill), Martin Hinteregger (ankle injury) and Rani Khedira (abdonimal injury) all 50/50.

Hoffenheim Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Augsburg Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Hoffenheim vs Augsburg Sidelined Players

Hoffenheim
20 Robert Zulj Injured
28 Adam Szalai Injured
Augsburg

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Oliver Baumann 186 82
22 CD Kevin Vogt 194 85
21 CD Benjamin Huebner 193 85
38 CD Stefan Posch 185 -
18 LM Nadiem Amiri 180 73
32 CM Dennis Geiger 172 65
10 CM Kerem Demirbay 182 72
17 RM Steven Zuber 182 79
19 RF Mark Uth 185 72
27 LF Andrej Kramaric 177 73
14 CF Sandro Wagner 194 92
No. Pos Player M kg
35 GK Marwin Hitz 193 86
31 RB Philipp Max 178 73
38 CD Kevin Danso 190 80
4 LB Daniel Opare 175 73
6 CD Jeffrey Gouweleeuw 187 73
36 CD Martin Hinteregger 184 78
19 CM Ja-Cheol Koo 182 73
7 LM Marcel Heller 176 70
30 RM Caiuby 183 75
10 CM Daniel Baier 176 77
27 CF Alfred Finnbogason 185 79