FC Augsburg vs. Cologne Match Analysis and Prediction

The weekend will be thrilling as two sides neck to neck in the Bundesliga mid-table battle it out. Side Augsburg will be playing host to side Cologne at the Augsburg arena. The match schedules for Sunday with kick-off at 19:00 GMT.

An early goal by Cordoba set off a fantastic start for the side during Koln clash against RB Leipzig. However, a hat-trick by Timo Werner was enough to sink the hopes of the side in a thrilling weekend fixture.

The side is yet to register a win since the return of Bundesliga. A series of losses and draws are hindering the camp after an impressive start of the season. Coach Gisdol has a chance to set the record straight against struggling side Augsburg.

The last time Augsburg recorded a win was the 3-0 thrashing of Schalke 04. However, the side continues to register two losses. It remains unclear of the consistency at the camp. The side continues to struggle in the form with hopes of Europa football.

In their past five encounters, Augsburg has been the first to concede a goal. Koln, on the other hand, has gone without clean sheets in their past five matches. It remains unclear whether a win will elevate the form on both sides this weekend.

 

FC Augsburg vs. Cologne Head to Head

Both sides have 16 games between the sides with Augsburg taking home six wins while Koln contends with four wins. Here is a look at their past encounters for the sides:

Koln 1-1 Augsburg

Koln 1-1 Augsburg

Augsburg 3-0 Koln

Augsburg 2-1 Koln

Koln 0-0 Augsburg

Augsburg 0-0 Koln

Koln 0-1 Augsburg

Augsburg 0-0 Koln

 

FC Augsburg Team News

Coach Herrlich will contend without the presence of right-back Simon Asta with a cruciate ligament rupture. However, Asta resumed to full ground training with expected line-up call-up for the youngster. Another injury contention in the camp is with center forward Alfred Finnbogason with a knee injury. Center back; Tin Jedvaj picked up four yellow cards and risks a yellow card suspension ahead of the match.

Cologne Team News

The side will do without the services of center back Sebastiaan Bornauw, who picked up a red card suspension. The defender already missed last weekend’s feature against RB Leipzig and is expected to make a return ahead of the clash.

Prediction and Odds

Given the current form of both sides, we expect a low scoring encounter. However, Augsburg has a scoring threat but has been the first to concede.

Augsburg Win

Koln First Team to Score

Draw

Goals Under 2.5

 

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