Borussia M. Gladbach v Augsburg Prediction and Preview – 23/09/15
Bundesliga preview – Borussia M. Gladbach v Augsburg prediction
Borussia M.Gladbach go into the game without a manager after Lucien Favre stepped down with the team bottom of the league. Lars Stindl may revert to his favoured No. 10 role at the expense of Raffael. Josip Drmic should get another chance to start right up front and Thorgan Hazard will switch to the left where he has been more effective previously.
Augsburg have Stafylidis, Feulner and Max all competing for a starting berth at left back, with competition for places running throughout the team as Koo and Kohr fight for a spot in centre midfield. Tim Matavz will again start up front as Raul Bobadilla and Caiuby are both a doubt for the game.
Borussia M.Gladbach: 4-4-1-1 formation: Sommer; Korb, Brouwers, Jantschke, Wendt; Traore, Nordtveit, Xhaka, Hazard; Stindl; Drmic
Augsburg: 4-1-4-1 formation: Hitz; Verhaegh, Hong, Klaven, Feulner; Baier; Esswein, Kohr, Altintop, Werner; Matavz
Last 10 matches:
- Borussia M.Gladbach have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 6
- Augsburg have won 2, drawn 2 and lost 6
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches:
- Borussia M.Gladbach have scored an average of 1.1 goals and conceded an average of 1.9 goals per game
- Augsburg have scored an average of 1.3 goals and conceded an average of 1.3 goals per game
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in:
- 8 of Borussia M.Gladbach’s previous 10 matches
- 5 of Augsburg’s previous 10 matches
Augsburg completed the double over Borussia M.Gladbach last season winning 3-1 away and 2-1 at home.
Borussia M.Gladbach are winless, rock bottom of the Bundesliga, without a manager and without a goal in their last three games. League defeats to FC Koln and Hamburg sandwiched a 3-0 defeat to Seville in Europe. Their opponents will feel confident however how often do a team that replace their manager find a performance in the next game?
Augsburg have had a tough run of fixtures but managed to stop the rot against Hannover on Sunday with a 2-0 win. Defeats to Athletic Bilbao and Bayern came after a poor 1-0 defeat to Ingolstadt but Augsburg will hope they are over the worst and can get back to the form they showed last season to complete another double over their opponent.
We have went for a lack of goals in this game with both sides deploying a defensive formation. Borussia M.Gladbach may enjoy the freedom with their coach having stepped down and could take the chance to get their season back on track, with Lars Stindl moving into the centre he could be the difference.
Under 2.5 goals at 4/5 – Click here to bet with Bet365
Half Time:Draw Full Time:Borussia M.Gladbach at 9/2 – Click here to bet with Bet365
Lars Stindl to score 1st and Borussia M.Gladbach win 1-0 at 45/1 – Click here to bet with Bet365
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