08 March 2020 live
Bayern Munich vs Augsburg
Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich will be at home to face 13th placed FC Augsburg for their 25th league appearances of the season. The German Champions come off an impressive 6-0 win over Hoffenheim in their last league match. Bayern Munich are in fantastic form picking up only one draw in their last six games; WWDWWW. Earlier in the week on Tuesday, they defeated Schalke 1-0 in a DFB Polka match. That made it five straight wins in all competitions for the Bavarians; WWWWW. They are now clear by three points at the top of the table after second-placed Leipzig failed to win their match against Bayer Leverkusen. Bayern has 16W, 4D and 4L in 24 league appearances and have hit the back of the net 71 times this season. Caretaker manager, Hans-Dieter Flick will likely play an unconventional 4-1-4-1 formation with Gnarby who has been doing a fine job filling in for Robert Lewandowski leading the attack once more.
Meanwhile, away team, Augsburg who lost against Borussia Monchengladbach last weekend will be hoping to get at least a draw against Bayern this Sunday. That was their fourth loss in six league games; LWLDLL. They have earned just 27 points from 24 Bundesliga appearances and are currently sitting at the 13th position on the league standings after 6W, 7D and 11L. The home team has an average of 1.5 goals per game and have scored 36 goals this season. Coach, Martin Schmidt of Augsburg will likely play a 4-1-4-1 formation to directly counter Bayern Munich’s formation. 29-year-old, Florian Niederlechner who has 6 assists and 11 Bundesliga goals this season will lead Augburg’s attack. Summer signing, Tomás Koubek who has been accused of conceding too many soft goals will be in between the sticks once more for Augsburg.
The last time both teams met it ended 2-2. Robert Lewandowski (14’) and Gnarby (49’) scored for Bayern while, Marco Ritcher (1’) and Alfreo Finnbogason (90+1’) scored for Augsburg. The Bavarians had 79% ball possession and took more shots at goal (24) than their counterpart who had only 21% of the ball and took 9 shots at goal. Bayern completed an impressive 766 passes while Augsburg managed only 204.
On injuries, Bayern will be without top scorer Robert Lewandowski once again since a knee injury has sidelined him. Jérôme Boateng has recovered from a stomach virus and might feature in this tie. Meanwhile, Augsburg’s skipper Daniel Baier is available after suspension and could play on Sunday.
A 3-0 Victory for Bayern Munich is predicted at the end of this fixture.
Date: Sunday, 8th of March, 2020.
Venue: Allianz Arena.
Kick-off time: 3:30PM (Local Time).
Match Day: 25.
What time is kick off?
The match begins at 15:30.
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