Bayern Munich will see to extend their unbeaten run to six games this week when they travel WWK Arena for a clash against Augsburg in the DFB Pokal. Match day schedules for October 19 at 21:45 EAT.
Fuggerstadter were a second tier outfit back then, so it is somewhat surprising that they have not at least matched that run to the final four of Germany’s only domestic cup during their 11 years and counting as a Bundesliga club.
Augsburg prepares for this meeting hoping for better results after 3-2 Bundesliga 1 defeat FC Koln in their last outing. In that game, Augsburg had 35% possession, five shots with two of them on target and goals scored by Florian Niederlechner (14′) and Daniel Caligiuri (68′). FC Köln got 15 shots with six of them on target and goals by Steffen Tigges (47′, 81′) and Denis Huseinbašić (61′).
While the DFB-Pokal is undoubtedly a distant third on Nagelsmann’s priority list this season, a club the size of Bayern never turns down the opportunity to add more trophies to their cabinet, as is evident by them being 14 DFB-Pokal titles ahead of their nearest competitors in that regard in the form of Werder Bremen.
Bayern Munich takes this trip in high spirits after 5-0 Bundesliga 1 victory over Freiburg in their previous encounter. In that game, Bayern Munich had 66% possession, 17 shots with eight of them on target and goals scored by Serge Gnabry (13′), Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (33′), Leroy Sané (52′), Sadio Mané (55′) and Marcel Sabitzer (80′). Freiburg got six shots with none of them on target.
Augsburg vs. Bayern Munich head to head
Bayern Munich has an excellent record in the head to head history of this match having won 21 times from the 28 meetings since 2008; Augsburg won five times while two matches ended all square.
Augsburg 1-0 B. Munich 17/09/22
B. Munich 1-0 Augsburg 09/04/22
Augsburg 2-1 B. Munich 19/11/21
B. Munich 5-2 Augsburg 22/05/21
Augsburg 0-1 B. Munich 20/01/21
FC Koln 3-2 Augsburg
Schalke 2-3 Augsburg
Augsburg 5-2 Austria Lustenau
Augsburg 1-0 B. Munich
B. Munich 5-0 Freiburg
Plzen 2-4 B. Munich
Dortmund 2-2 B. Munich
B. Munich 5-0 Plzen
B. Munich 4-0 Leverkusen
Augsburg team news
Arne Maier, Fredrik Jensen, Tobias Strobl, Reece Oxford, Noah Joel Sarenren Bazee, Niklas Dorsch, Rafal Gikiewicz, André Hahn and Felix Uduokhai make up the long list of injuries for the hosts.
Bayern Munich team news
Julian Nagelsmann will be unable to call upon Lucas Hernández, Bouna Sarr, Manuel Neuer and Leroy Sané who are all recovering from injuries.
Prediction and odds
- Bayern Munich Win
- Goals over 2.5
- Both teams to score