RB Leipzig – FC Augsburg
This coming Saturday, the Bundesliga promises exciting action once again, with six games on the schedule. In the afternoon conference, the other two teams from the current top-4 in the table will play on this matchday after the top game on Friday. In the Saxon capital, fourth in the table RB Leipzig takes on FC Augsburg. The reigning DFB Cup winners will be aiming to maintain their ongoing good form, while the Fuggerstädter will be looking to finally record their first win of the season. Find out which team will win on Saturday in our Leipzig – Augsburg betting tips.
The hosts from Leipzig have recently gained momentum again. After the defeat at the league opener against Leverkusen, RasenBallsport managed the second win in a row two weeks ago with a convincing 3-0 victory in Köpenick. This treble catapulted Leipzig back into the Champions League places. Against FCA, the Saxons are now determined to live up to their role as favorites once again.
The visitors from Augsburg seem to be stuck in the relegation battle again this season. The Fuggerstädter have not won in the first three league games. Last matchday, FCA drew 2-2 with VfL Bochum at home. As a result, Augsburg slipped back down to 12th place in the table.
Leipzig – Augsburg info:
- Date & Time: 09/16/2023, 3:30 p.m.
- Game venue: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig
- Competition: Bundesliga, Matchday 4.
- TV broadcast: Sky
Leipzig form & balance check
RB Leipzig experienced a season with many ups and downs last year. In the end, however, RasenBallsport still ended up in third place and winning the DFB Cup finally rounded off the Saxons’ season. This season, coach Marco Rose’s team now wants to attack even further up the table.
In the first game of the new season, Leipzig underpinned these aspirations with a 3-0 Supercup win over FC Bayern. After the defeat on Matchday 1 against Leverkusen, RasenBallsport then got back on track in the league. Against Stuttgart and Union Berlin, the Leipzigers won 5:1 and 3:0.
Werner is looking for form
When RB Leipzig brought Timo Werner back to Saxony from the Premier League in the preseason, he was the great hope at RasenBallsport. However, with nine goals in his first season back in the Bundesliga, the German international did not quite manage the desired goal quota.
In the new season, the 27-year-old seems to be completely behind his form so far. So far, the striker has only played 72 minutes in the German top flight. Leipzig’s number 11 is also currently only number four in the attacking hierarchy behind new signings Openda and Sesko, as well as Yussuf Poulsen.
Leipzig facts & analysis
- Won 3:0 at Union Berlin in last game.
- In 4th place in the league
- Actual DFB Cup winner
Augsburg form & balance check
Augsburg FC is facing a challenging season. The Fuggerstädter narrowly avoided relegation last season and finished the season in 15th place. Coach Enrico Maaßen is now entering his second season at FCA and must get his team back on track after a poor end to the season in which they won only one of their last eleven league games.
The pressure on the coach is therefore already considerable at the start of the new Bundesliga season. In the DFB Cup, they lost 0:2 to Unterhaching from the 3rd division. In the Bundesliga opener against Gladbach, there was a real goal spectacle that ended 4:4. And FCA also picked up just one point from the next two games against Bayern and Bochum.
FCA away from home
While Augsburg regularly collected points at home last year, things didn’t go so well for the Fuggerstädter away from home. FCA recorded only three wins away from home last season. Moreover, the last away win was some time ago. The 3:2 win against Schalke, who now play in the 2nd Bundesliga, on 02.10.2022 was the Fuggerstädter’s last three points on foreign soil so far.
In the last 14 Bundesliga away games, Augsburg has not recorded a win, which is a new negative club record in the German top flight. Last season, FCA even managed to pick up a total of just twelve points in away games.
Augsburg facts & analysis
- In 12th place in the Bundesliga.
- Played 2:2 against Bochum in last game
- Only one win from last 14 games in league
Predicted lineup – last update on September 14, 2023
The Leipzig team will again play in a 4-4-2. However, the two outfield players will be very offensive. Mohamed Simakan will probably be missing for the Saxons due to injury. Benjamin Sesko, meanwhile, will push into the starting lineup after his brace against Union.
The guest from Augsburg will probably also again appear in the usual 4-4-2. Felix Uduokhai will form the duo in central defense together with Maximilian Bauer. Dion Beljo, as FCA’s top scorer, will again operate in the forward line.
Leipzig – Augsburg direct comparison & statistics
So far, these two teams have played each other in 18 competitive matches. However, Augsburg has only managed to win three of those games against Leipzig. In fact, FCA has only won once against RBL in the Bundesliga. In the last encounter, RB won 3:2.
- Augsburg has never won in Leipzig in the Bundesliga.
- The last Augsburg win in Leipzig was on 08/02/2013.
- Did you know that Leipzig scores 40% of their goals between the 61-75 minute?