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Soccer Betting: Augsburg at Wolfsburg

James Murphy
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Only a pair of Bundesliga games on the docket for Sunday and in this one bottom feeding Augsburg will travel to Volkswagen Arena to take on 5th place Wolfsburg. Wolfsburg is the only remaining Bundesliga team without a defeat and they’ve done it with a tenacious defense. They’ve allowed only 5 goals in 8 games this season which is the best in the Bundesliga by a decent margin. They don’t score that much–partly by design–and their 11 goals has them in a 3 way tie for the #11 spot. Augsburg has scored fewer goals than Wolfsburg (10) and can’t defend either as they’ve allowed 21 goals against this season–second worst mark in the league. On their travels, they’ve allowed 14 goals which is the most road goals allowed by any Bundesliga side.

Augsburg has only one victory in Bundesliga play this season and have yet to win on the road. They’re winless in their last four league games and their 2-1 home win over Eintracht Frankfurt on September 14 is their only victory in their last 12 Bundesliga matches dating back to last season compiling a record of 1-4-7 in that stretch. Ironically, their last road win in league action also came against Eintracht Frankfurt on April 14 of this year. That leaves them winless in six straight Bundesliga away games with a 0-2-4 record. The victory over Eintracht Frankfurt is their only win in their past 16 league away games for a record of 1-4-11 in that stretch.

Wolfsburg has not lost in Bundesliga action since May 11 of this year when they dropped a 3-0 decision at Stuttgart. They’ve gone 5-4-0 since then. They haven’t lost at home in Bundesliga action since January 26 of 2019 when they dropped a 3-0 decision to Bayer Leverkusen. That is their only loss in 15 league games at home and they’ve got a record of 9-5-1 in that stretch. Particularly impressive about Wolfsburg’s performance this year is that they’re still unbeaten after trailing at some point in 4 of their 8 games.

Augsburg is coming off their best Bundesliga performance of the season, a 2-2 home draw against defending champions Bayern Munich. That doesn’t mean much in terms of their miserable performance away from home and if their previous trip to Volkswagen Arena is any indication they’re in for a long afternoon. On May 18 of this year they lost on Wolfsburg’s home pitch by an astounding score of 8-1. Don’t expect a reprise of that type of thrashing here–Wolfsburg is more likely to maintain their disciplined, defensive oriented system and deny Augsburg the opportunity to score.

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