Thursday, May 23, 2024

Prediction: FC Augsburg vs VfB Stuttgart

Prediction: VfB Stuttgart to win 3-0

Best Odds: 16/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

FC Augsburg and VfB Stuttgart will lock horns with each other in the Bundesliga this week. The match between Jess Thorup’s side and Sebastian Hoeness’s team will be held at the Augsburg Arena and is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 pm UK time on Friday.

FC Augsburg

FC Augsburg are a modest club in the Bundesliga who are happy to be in the top flight of German football. They finished 15th in the league table last season and will be more than happy to end up in a similar position this time around.

Jess Thorup’s side are ninth in the Bundesliga table at the moment with 39 points from 32 matches. They are very likely to finish in the top half of the standings. If Augsburg ended up above the likes of VfL Wolfsburg, Borussia Monchengladbach and Werder Bremen this season, then it has to be a considered a very good campaign.

FC Augsburg will head into the Bundesliga match against VfB Stuttgart in the Bundesliga this week on the back of a 5-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund away from home in the Bundesliga. It came after a 3-0 loss to Werder Bremen in the league which followed a 3-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt on the road in the Bundesliga.

Team News:

FC Augsburg are likely to line up in a 3-4-1-2 formation against VfB Stuttgart. Tomas Koubek will be in goal for the home team and will have Jeffrey Gouweleeuw, Maximilian Bauer and Felix Uduokhai in front of him in defence. Kevin Mbabu, Tim Breithaupt, Arne Maier and Mads Pedersen will be the four midfielders. Ruben Vargas will be the playmaker and will have Ermedin Demirovic and Phillip Tietz in front of him as the two centre-forwards.

VfB Stuttgart

VfB Stuttgart are having a really great season. They were in danger of getting relegated to the second tier of German football at the end of the last campaign. They ended up 16th in the league table, and now they are only two points behind Bayern Munich.

Stuttgart are as high as third in the Bundesliga table at the moment with 67 points from 32 matches. Sebastian Hoeness’s side are two points behind second-placed and last season’s German champions Bayern Munich. There is a very good chance that Stuttgart could end up second in the standings.

Die Roten will head into the Bundesliga match against FC Augsburg on the back of a 3-1 victory over Bayern Munich at home in the league. It came after a 2-2 draw with Bayer Leverkusen on the road in the Bundesliga which followed a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Werder Bremen away from home in the league.

Team News:

VfB Stuttgart are likely to line up in a 4-2-2-2 formation against FC Augsburg. Alexander Nübel will be in goal for the home team and will have Leonidas Stergiou, Waldemar Anton, Anthony Rouault and Hiroki Ito in front of him in defence. Atakan Karazor and Angelo Stiller will be the two holding midfielders. Jamie Leweling and Chris Fuhrich will be the two wingers. Serhou Guirassy and Deniz Undav will be the two forwards.

Key Factors to Consider

  • FC Augsburg have lost 4 of their last 6 Bundesliga matches.
  • VfB Stuttgart have won 3 of their last 6 Bundesliga matches.
  • FC Augsburg have conceded 57 goals in 32 Bundesliga matches this season.
  • VfB Stuttgart have scored 73 goals in 32 Bundesliga games this campaign.
  • Serhou Guirassy has scored 25 goals and given 1 assist in 26 Bundesliga matches for VfB Stuttgart this season.

Conclusion

FC Augsburg are in poor form at the moment, while VfB Stuttgart are doing extremely well and will end up in the UEFA Champions League places in the Bundesliga table. It is very likely that Stuttgart will pick up all three points from this game.

Prediction: VfB Stuttgart to win 3-0

Best Odds: 16/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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