Bundesliga 2022-23: Augsburg vs Borussia Dortmund: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast
Dortmund will hope to beat Augsburg in their Bundesliga game to close the gap with Bayern Munich as title race heats up
Borussia Dortmund hopes to conclude the season with silverware as they’re one point off leaders Bayern. This was the best opportunity to win the Bundesliga after 2011, as their Bavarian rivals have dropped a lot of points throughout the season and allowing Dortmund to still be in the race. Here is a preview of Augsburg vs Borussia Dortmund.
However, they lost the head-to-head match in the very recent 4-2 loss and also weren’t able to capitalise on Bayern’s faltering against Mainz and ended up drawing against Bochum in the following game. Now with two games left to go, they’re left with very little expectation other than winning their games and hoping Bayern slip up one final time.
Augsburg have all to play for when host Dortmund on Sunday. They’re not in the greatest of form having won only once in their last four matches and coming off a 3-2 loss against fellow strugglers Bochum. They’re four points off safety and know that they still have a job to do against title-chasing Dortmund who’re in a must-win situation like them, albeit with a different objective. They’ve done well staying off the drop zone and a win this weekend will ensure survival for another season in the German top flight.
Sunday, 21-05-2023, 03:30 PM (GMT)
Sunday, 21-05-2023, 09:00 PM (IST)
Augsburg form (All Competitions): L-W-D-D-L
Borussia Dortmund form (All Competitions): W-W-D-W-D
Players to watch out for
Augsburg: Dion Drena Beljo
The Croatian centre-forward has four goal contributions in his last four matches as he’s chipped in with two assists and goals each. Despite being 21, his willingness to shoulder his sides goal scoring burden is admirable, particularly in a side struggling for survival. He’s gonna have to continue this against Dortmund this week as well to pose a threat against Dortmund.
Borussia Dortmund: Julian Brandt
The German midfielder has been very influential for Dortmund, helping his side mount a title chase in the Bundesliga. He’s a hand in eight goals & eight assists in the league this year. He’s been the most creative player in the absence of captain Reus and has to carry the burden yet again to unlock the Augsburg defence on Sunday.
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Injury and team news.
Maier (hamstring), Baumgartlinger (knee), Gikiewicz (shoulder), Gumny (suspended), Hahn (knee), Oxford (fitness), Strobl (cruciate ligament), Vargas (ankle) all will be absent for Augsburg on Sunday.
Bynoe-Gittens (shoulder), Coulibaly (international duty), Duranville (thigh), Meunier (adductor) are the players who’ll miss out for Dortmund.
Augsburg : 3
Borussia Dortmund: 15
Augsburg predicted lineup (3-4-3):
Koubek – Bauer, Gouweleeuw (c), Uduokhai – Maier, Engels, Rexhbecaj, Pedersen – Berisha, Beljo, Demirovic
Borussia Dortmund predicted lineup (4-2-3-1):
Kobel – Wolf, Süle, Hummels (c), Ryerson – Bellingham, Can, Brandt – Malen, Haller, Adeyemi
Match Prediction for Borussia Dortmund vs Wolfsburg
Dortmund have the best home record in the Bundesliga but their faltering home record is what’s stopped them from running away with the title. They’re fourth best away in their travels winning seven, losing six and drawing thrice. However, they’ve to win their final away game of the season to ensure they take the title drama to the last day and keep their hopes alive.
Prediction: Augsburg 1 – 2 Borussia Dortmund
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