Last Updated: 2018-02-08
The German Bundesliga goes on this weekend with the Round 22 matches, so you can check out our betting tips and predictions for the clash between RB Leipzig and FC Augsburg set for this Friday, February 9th, 2018.
The Red Bulls are fighting for one of the first four spots which lead to the UEFA Champions League next season, and this Friday, February 9th, 2018, they will host FC Augsburg at Red Bull Arena as -133 favorites. The visitors are also playing very well this season, and they certainly stand a chance in this clash, so it is going to be a quite interesting duel for those who like to bet on goals, as the price on the Over/Under 2.5 Goals is set at -118/-101.
Team News, Updates and Facts
RB Leipzig has recorded a 1-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach on the road in the previous round of the German Bundesliga, and it was their second win in 2018 along with a 2-1 defeat at Freiburg, and a disappointing 1-1 stalemate with Hamburger SV on the home soil two weeks ago. The Red Bulls are currently in the third spot of the Bundesliga table with 35 points and a 33:29 goal difference, the same number of points as Bayer Leverkusen in the second spot, and one point ahead of Dortmund and Schalke 04 behind them. Last Saturday against Monchengladbach, they put on a great performance, taking 16 shots toward rival’s goalkeeper, and keeping the ball on their feet for 54% of the time, completely outplaying the hosts to get a well-deserved three points at the end. The Red Bulls are still without Emil Forsberg, as the Swedish midfielder is struggling with the osteitis pubis, and he’s considered as doubtful for the next clash with Augsburg.
On the other side, FC Augsburg has smashed Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 at home in the previous round of the Bundesliga, as they were a far better opponent than the Eagles, taking 17 shots on Eintracht’s goal, while they were mostly attacking on the counter. It was their second win in 2018 along with a 1-1 draw against FC Koln on the road, and a 2-0 defeat at Monchengladbach three weeks ago. Augsburg is currently in the seventh spot of the Bundesliga table with 31 points and a 32:26 goal difference, just four points behind RB Leipzig, and two points behind Eintracht Frankfurt in the sixth spot which leads to the UEFA Europa League next season. The European qualification is certainly Augsburg’s main goal this season, so they will travel to Leipzig with the intention to make an upset, and earn at least a point at Red Bull Arena. The manager Manuel Baum doesn’t have any serious injury worries, so he can field his best eleven against the Red Bulls.
Betting Odds on the Total at BetDSI Sportsbook
Over 2.5 Goals @ -118
Under 2.5 Goals @ -101
Why Bet on the Under?
The importance of this match could be the main reason why you should consider putting your money on the under. The visitors will certainly take a patient approach, trying to make some damage on the counter, while they will be happy as long as it stands 0-0 on the scoreboard. Likewise, the last two matches at Red Bull Arena was finished in the under, and Augsburg’s previous two away games had less than three goals in the total.
Why Bet on the Over?
Seven out of ten matches at Red Bull Arena this season were ended in the over, while we saw 3.3 goals per game on the average. On the other side, six out of Augsburg’s ten games on the road were finished in the over with 2.7 goals per game on the average. RB Leipzig scored at least a goal in every single match on the home soil thus far, while they’ve kept the clean sheet on just two occasions. These two teams combined 65 goals in 21 Bundesliga rounds, which is a little bit more than 3 goals per game on the average.
RB Leipzig vs. FC Augsburg Over/Under Betting Pick
The hosts are set as -133 favorites by the bookmakers, and I believe they will attack from the start like they always do in front of the home fans, particularly after a poor performance in their previous home game against Hamburger SV (1-1). Last weekend, they created a lot of scoring chances at Monchengladbach, unfortunately bagging just once in the dying minutes of the match. However, on the other side will be a dangerous Augsburg team, especially when it comes to counter-attacking, so I believe they are capable of scoring against the Red Bulls’ defense. Therefore, I’m backing goals in this one, as I’m pretty sure we will see a similar game to their previous meeting at Red Bull Arena which was finished in a 2-1 win by the hosts.
MY PICK: Over 2.5 Goals (-118)
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