Augsburg vs Schalke – Prediction, and Match Preview

Augsburg vs Schalke – After losing to Bayern Munich last time out in Bundesliga 1 by a score of 5-3, Augsburg will be hoping to improve on their previous performance here.

In that game, Augsburg had 34% of the control and 14 shots on goal, with 6 of them being successful. Irvin Cardona (93′) and Mrgim Berisha (2′, 60′) tallied the goals for Augsburg.

With 23 attempts on goal, 8 of them were on target for Bayern Munich. Bayern Munich scored goals through Joo Cancelo (15′), Benjamin Pavard (18′, 35′), Leroy Sané (45′), and Alphonso Davies (74′).

In their last six games, Augsburg under Enrico Maaßen have scored a total of eight goals. They’ve given up 11 goals in those contests, which is the corresponding total.

Augsburg has gone undefeated in their last four home league games entering this encounter. In their prior match, Schalke and Borussia Dortmund played to a 2-2 draw in Bundesliga 1.

In that game, Schalke had 34% of the possession and 4 of their 10 attempts on goal were successful. The goalscorers for Schalke were Kenan Karaman (79′) and Marius Bülter (50′).

Borussia Dortmund made 19 efforts at goal at the other end, with 7 of those being successful. Borussia Dortmund got goals from Nico Schlotterbeck (38′) and Raphael Guerreiro (60′).

The Schalke defense has put on a string of strong performances, lowering their aggregate “goals against” total to 3 from their last 6 games.

The total number of goals they have personally scored during that period is 6. We’ll have to check to see if this pattern can hold here.

Schalke’s prior performance against Augsburg in their previous five league games demonstrates that they have never lost to them when they have faced them away from home. They have a very strong run of success and have gone unbeaten in their last three league away games.

Augsburg vs Schalke – Betting Analysis

Looking at their previous head-to-head matches dating back to May 5, 2019, neither team has emerged victorious overall, with Augsburg winning two of them and Schalke drawing two of them after 90 minutes of play.

They scored 18 goals between them in total over the span of those games, with Augsburg scoring 10 and Schalke scoring 8. 3.0 goals have been scored on average per contest.

The two teams’ most recent league matchup occurred on Match Day 8 of Bundesliga 1 on October 2, 2022, with a total score of Schalke 2-3 Augsburg.

On that instance, Schalke had a 56% possession advantage and made 16 attempts at goal, scoring on six of them. Tom Krauß (63′) and Simon Terodde (33′) both scored.

For their rivals, Augsburg made 12 efforts at goal, scoring on six of them. André Hahn (77′) and Ermedin Demirovi (9′, 21′) both tallied. Daniel Schlager was the official umpire.

Enrico Maaßen, the manager of Augsburg, will be without André Hahn (cartilage damage), Reece Oxford (illness), Tobias Strobl (cruciate ligament rupture), Fredrik Jensen (plantar fascia), Elvis Rexhbecaj (torn muscle fiber), and Felix Uduokhai (hamstring injury).

Thomas Reis, the manager of Schalke, must select a squad with limited options. Sebastian Polter (Cruciate Ligament Injury), Justin Heekeren (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Soichiro Kozuki (Ankle Injury), Jere Uronen (Adductor Issues), Dominick Drexler (Muscle Injury), Tim Skarke (Bruised Foot), and Sepp van den Berg (Foot Injury) are not eligible for consideration.

Assuming that Augsburg will win and possibly even maintain a clean sheet, Schalke may find themselves up against it in their attempt to score against them.

 What are the best odds for this match?

Turning to the betting odds in the 90 min. result market, putting your money on Augsburg can be had for 2.33, betting on the draw is 3.42 and betting on the winner to be Schalke is 3.1. Those are the top market prices being offered at the moment.

Augsburg vs Schalke – Head -to- Head

Augsburg vs Schalke

Our Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals

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