Augsburg – Bayern Munich
Augsburg welcomes the champion Bayern Munich in a match from the 8th round of the Bundesliga. Let’s examine this fixture at the WWK Arena on Saturday.
Augsburg are currently 14th in the league standings with 5 points won so far. They have won just one in their seven matches so far, beating Eintracht Frankfurt at home in the third round of the league. Against Bayern Munich they will try to avoid a third consecutive defeat after their losses against Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia M’gladbach in the last two rounds.
Martin Schmidt’s team conceded five goals in its previous match against Borussia M’gladbach. Augsburg’s defense was basically non-existent at the Borussia-Park, while only Florian Niederlechner managed to score for the visitors. The way Augsburg performed in their last match is not giving them really big hopes to do something significant against Bayern Munich on Saturday.
Bayern Munich will also try to bounce back after they suffered their first loss for the season. In the previous round the Bavarians hosted Hoffenheim at the Allianz Arena and surprisingly conceded a 1-2 defeat. Robert Lewandowski scored for FC Hollywood, but two goals from Sargis Adamyan clinched the win for the visitors.
Of course, losing a game is something completely normal in football. But because of this loss, Bayern lost the first place in the Bundesliga standings. Right now Niko Kovac’ team is third in the league with 14 points, being behind Borussia M’gladbach and Wolfsburg. But we have no doubts that pretty soon the Bavarians will return at the top of the league.
On Tuesday Bayern Munich will play against Olympiakos in the Champions League, but after the defeat they suffered against Hoffenheim, we are sure that they will approach this match against Augsburg with a one hundred percent motivation. They don’t have any other choice right now.