Augsburg came out with an away draw against Dusseldorf last Sunday afternoon with a 1:1 score. The first part was more dynamic, so both goals were seen during that period.
Guests took the lead first in the 10th minute over Niederlechner, but the hosts managed to level up fifteen minutes later via Hennings. Several goal opportunities occurred in the second part, but nothing too concrete.
They are currently in the fifteenth place, with six points separating them from the danger zone. The situation is clear for them and they can’t approach this match in a completely relaxed way.
Augsburg team news
Hosts will miss injured midfielders Jensen (10/1), Moravek (11/0), left-back Iago (10/1), and striker Cordova (15/2).
Leipzig didn’t justify the role of a slight favorite in the last match against Dortmund, as they come from a 0:2 loss, at their home stadium. Guests were the better team in the first part and took the first lead in the 30th minute via Haaland.
The hosts visibly raised the level of play in the second half, started to play more openly, but didn’t manage to score a goal. Dortmund took advantage of the more space they received and scored another one in added time, again over Haaland.
Leipzig is in the third place with sixty-three points, being actually safe for the Champions League exit due to their better goal difference.
Midfielder Laimre (29/2) is out with the flu, while midfielder Sabitzer (32/9) shouldn’t play with a knee problem. Striker Poulsen (22/5) remains injured for some time already. Neither central-back Ampadu (3/0) should play.
The open approach of both teams is expected
Leipzig is a favorite in this one, there is no question about it, but they can easily concede a goal, as they showed to us throughout the majority of games in this season. That is a very realistic scenario in this one since I expect a widely relaxed approach from both teams since a passive scenario does look completely unlikely.