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Augsburg vs Dortmund: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast

Published at :December 14, 2023 at 4:49 PM
Modified at :December 27, 2023 at 5:35 PM
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Dhruv Sharma


Dortmund have failed to maintain their impressive start to the season

FC Augsburg suffered a setback in their latest fixture on December 9th, facing a 2-0 defeat against Werder Bremen while playing away from home. The match marked a challenging encounter for Augsburg, as Werder Bremen managed to secure a notable victory by shutting down Augsburg’s offense and capitalizing on their own scoring opportunities.

On the same Matchday, Borussia Dortmund suffered a narrow 3-2 loss to RB Leipzig in their recent home fixture. The match witnessed a fiercely contested battle, with Dortmund ultimately falling short against a strong Leipzig side in the Bundesliga. Despite playing on their home turf, Dortmund couldn’t secure a victory, facing a determined Leipzig. This gave the away team a four point lead ahead of Dortmund in the points table.

Kick-Off:

Saturday, 16 December 2023 at 02:30 PM GMT ( 08:00 PM IST)

Location: WWK Arena

Form

Augsburg (Bundesliga): D-D-D-W-L

Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga): L-L-W-D-L

Players to watch out

Ermedin Demirovic (Augsburg)

Ermedin Demirovic stands as a crucial asset for FC Augsburg, having notched up an impressive tally of seven goals along with five assists. His impactful contributions on the field have significantly helped the team’s performance, making him an instrumental player in their lineup. Demirovic’s ability to both score and create opportunities underscores his pivotal role in driving Augsburg’s success this season.

Julian Brandt (Dortmund)

Borussia Dortmund benefits greatly from Julian Brandt’s performances, as he has showcased his abilities with four goals and six assists. Brandt’s standout contributions on the field have been pivotal for Dortmund, elevating their gameplay and adding a significant edge to their offensive strategies. His adeptness in both scoring goals and setting up plays highlights his crucial role in driving Borussia Dortmund’s success this season.

Match facts for Augsburg vs Dortmund:

  • Augsburg in their last five home matches in all competitions have managed to win 3 matches.
  • Dortmund’s away form has been inconsistent in all competitions this season.
  • Dortmund have scored 28 goals in 14 matches (to rank fifth in the Bundesliga), while FC Augsburg have conceded 27 in 14 (to rank 12th).

Injury & team news for Augsburg vs Dortmund

Augsburg are going to be without 4 players – Michel, Oxford, Framberger, Iago. Illness, Ligament injury and Muscle injury are the respective reasons for each player missing this match.

Matt Hummels is suspended for Borussia Dortmund due to a red card. Sabitzer, Wolf are expected to be out for some days and their summer signing Nmecha is out until mid of January next year. As many as seven players are going to miss this match due to injury.

Head to Head

Total matches – 25

Augsburg wins – 3

Borussia Dortmund wins – 16

Draw – 6

Predicted lineup

Augsburg predicted lineup

Dahmen; Mbabu, Gouweleeuw, Uduokhai, Pedersen; Rexhbecaj, Dorsch; Jensen, Demirovic, Iago; Tietz

Dortmund predicted lineup

Kobe; Meunier, Schlotterbeck, Sule, Bensebaini; Can, Ozcan; Reus, Brandt, Bynoe-Gittens; Fullkrug

Match prediction for Augsburg vs Dortmund

Augsburg has won four games and drew one in the run of five games while Dortmund has won three and lost two. Augsburg will be slightly under dogs heading into this match while Dortmund will look to turn their season around and get back to winning ways.

Prediction: Augsburg 1-2 Dortmund

Telecast:

India – Sony Sports Network

UK – Sky Sports

US –  ESPN+

Nigeria – Sporty Group

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