On Saturday afternoon on 9 April, Bayern Munich will take on Augsburg at the Allianz Arena in round 29 of the German Bundesliga. Can the underdogs surprise the football world with a sensation? Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be viewed at 1xbet mobile app.
FC Bayern Munich
Julian Naggelsmann’s side topped the Bundesliga standings. In 28 games they have scored 66 points, their best goal difference (85 goals scored, 29 conceded). It looked as if the German championship intrigue had been revived, but Borussia Dortmund are once again nine points behind the leader. Pole Robert Lewandowski is breaking new records with 31 goals. Last weekend, Bayern Munich thrashed a resilient Freiburg 1-4 away to sensationally defeat the Yellow Submarine 1-0 in their opening Champions League quarter-final.
Midfielder Leon Goretzka and Canadian midfielder Alfonso Davies returned to action. Only Cameroon forward Chupo Moting and French midfielder Corrente Tolisso are sidelined. Needless to say, Bayern are the best club in the Bundesliga in terms of home games (they have picked up 34 points in 14 games).
The Fuggers are 13th in the league standings. Markus Weinzierl’s charges have 32 points from 28 games played. The visitors are now in good form, having won three victories in the last four games, which allowed them to pull away from the relegation zone by six points. The team regularly upset both their opponents’ goalkeepers, scoring on average a goal per game (Austrian striker Gregoric is the top scorer with 7 goals), as well as their own goalkeeper with 45 conceded goals, an average of 1.5 per game. Last weekend, the Red and Whites thrashed Wolfsburg 3-0 at home, before defeating Mainz 2-1 last Wednesday.
The club stepped up their attacking options in the winter transfer window, signing American wunderkind Ricardo Pepi from Dallas. Midfielder Joel Sarensen will miss the upcoming game, as well as centre-backs Tobias Strobl and Felix Uduohai. Gregoric’s participation is also questionable.
The teams have already met each other in the first round of the current national championship, and then the Fuggers created a sensation – defeating the leader with a score of 2-1 on the field of VVK Arena.
Bayern Munich vs Augsburg
The Munich club suffered a setback in the Champions League this week, which will additionally only make the players angry. “Bayern know how to react to misfires – after the draw with Bayer, the next match was defeated by Salzburg 7-0; after the draw with Hoffenheim, the Union 4-0 (2,English), and so on. The visitors, though they have made good progress, have won only duels against opponents of their own level. A trip to the Allianz Arena is unlikely to bode well for Weinzirle’s squad. We’re betting on the home side to win with a -2.5 handicap.