RB Leipzig v Augsburg


On Friday night, RB Leipzig host Augsburg at the Red Bull Arena, as the home side attempt to move up to second place in the Bundesliga table. 

RB Leipzig are currently third-place in the German top-flight, behind second-place Bayer Leverkusen due to an inferior goal difference. The home side’s recent form has dipped, as Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have now won just two of their last eight Bundesliga games.

Last time out in the German top-flight, RB recorded a 1-0 win at Monchengladbach, which kept the home side in the top-four spots.

The home side’s recent home record in the Bundesliga is decent, as they have lost just one of their last ten games at the Red Bull Arena in the German top-flight.

Augsburg are just outside the Europa League spots, a point behind sixth-place Eintracht Frankfurt. The visitors have been inconsistent of late in the Bundesliga, winning two of their last seven games in the German top-flight.

Last time out in the Bundesliga, Manuel Baum’s side recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt.

Augsburg has a poor away record of late in the Bundesliga, winning just one of their last five games on their travels in the top-flight, suffering three defeats in the process. Their recent away games in the Bundesliga have been high scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in five of their last seven games on their travels in the German top-flight.

Team News

RB Leipzig could be without Emil Forsberg and Marcel Halstenberg due to injury. The visitors could be without Daniel Opare, for personal reasons, while forward Alfred Finnbogason and centre-back Jeffrey Gouweleeuw look set to miss out due to injury.

Match Prediction

RB Leipzig heads into this clash as favourites and I believe the home side will record a victory to strengthen their chances of sealing a Champions League place for next season.

8/11 Odds


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