First round of the Bundesliga will see Augsburg lock horns with SC Freiburg this weekend at the WWK Arena. Match day schedules for August 6 at 16:30 EAT.
The host’s hopes to a fast start to Bundesliga proceedings, though, are not aided by the fixture list throwing up first-day opposition who they have failed to defeat in their last seven attempts. While their opening day opponents fell just short of a top-four finish last season, Augsburg’s campaign proved far more of a struggle, when they finished only five points above the bottom three in May.
Augsburg gets into this meeting in high spirits following 0-4 DFB-Pokal triumph over Blau-Weiß Lohne in their previous match. In that game, Augsburg had 68% possession, 19 shots with seven of them on target and goals scored by Arne Maier (51′), Fredrik Jensen (69′), Florian Niederlechner (81′) and Maurice Malone (89′). Blau-Weiß Lohne got three shots with two of them on target.
Meanwhile Freiburg’s quest for a first-ever major trophy therefore remains alive, as they now resume league action after last season’s impressive sixth-place finish. After enjoying one of the most successful seasons in their history, the visitor’s first competitive fixture came last Sunday.
Freiburg will want another win following 1-2 DFB-Pokal success to beat Kaiserslautern in their last match. In that game, Freiburg had 65% possession, 23 shots with six of them on target and goals scored by Roland Sallai (82′) and Ritsu Dōan (111′). Kaiserslautern got 15 shots with three of them on target and a goal by Marlon Ritter (32′).
Augsburg vs. Freiburg head to head
Freiburg has slightly better record in the head to head history of this fixture having won 13 times from the 28 meetings since 2006. Eight matches played out draws while Augsburg claims seven wins.
- Augsburg 1-2 Freiburg 19/02/22
- Freiburg 3-0 Augsburg 26/09/21
- Freiburg 2-0 Augsburg 21/03/21
- Augsburg 1-1 Freiburg 28/11/20
- Augsburg 1-1 Freiburg 15/02/20
- Blau-Weiss Lohne 0-4 Augsburg
- Augsburg 2-3 Stade Rennes
- Schalke 1-1 Augsburg
- Augsburg 0-1 Ceske Budejovice
- Augsburg 5-0 Schwaben Augsburg
- Kaiserslautern 1-2 Freiburg
- Freiburg 1-0 Stade Rennes
- Freiburg 3-0 Vallecano
- St. Gallen 3-4 Freiburg
- Freiburg 0-0 Elversberg
Augsburg team news
Lasse Gunther, Lukas Petkov, Noah Sarenren Bazee and Tobias Strobl have all been ruled out of this game through injuries while Ruben Vargas and Reece Oxford also remain doubtful due to injury for Augsburg.
Freiburg team news
The visitors will be without Lucas Holer and Kevin Schade who are sidelined through injuries.
Prediction and odds
Freiburg gets into this meeting in a superb form since the end of last season while Augsburg has been struggling in their recent matches. We are backing a home win however both sides should be able to find the back of the net.
- SC Freiburg Win
- Both teams to score