VfL Wolfsburg – FC Augsburg
The coming weekend is packed with exciting games and also in the Bundesliga the ball is rolling. We can expect no less than six games on Saturday and before the clash between the record champions and BVB at 18:30, the match between VfL Wolfsburg and FC Augsburg is on the agenda at 15:30. Both teams have shown solid performances in recent weeks and you can find out who can take their good form into the upcoming match in our Wolfsburg – Augsburg tip.
The starting positions of both teams are completely different. While the Wolves are still fighting for a place in the Europa League, Augsburg’s only concern is to stay in the league. If we start with the hosts from Lower Saxony, we see VfL currently in a decent seventh place. The gap to Eintracht is only two points. Their upcoming opponents from Augsburg are in twelfth place with 28 points and the gap to 16th place is seven points.
Wolfsburg – Augsburg Info
– Date & Time: 01.04.2023, 15:30 Uhr
– Venue: Volkswagen Arena, Wolfsburg
– Competition: Bundesliga, Matchday 26
– TV broadcast: Sky
Wolfsburg Form & Balance Check
The Wolves’ season resembles a rollercoaster. After a great run at the end of last year, the Wolves had to endure a series of games without a win. Currently, the tide seems to be turning in favour of the Lower Saxons again. They have drawn two and won two of their last four games.
Above all, the success on the last matchday against the Swabians from Stuttgart was extremely important with regard to a possible participation in the Europa League. If Wolfsburg really want to make it to Europe in the end, they will have to score more points again, especially at home in the Volkswagen Arena. For four games now, VfL has been waiting for a win at home.
Good memories against FCA
Wolves will have fond memories of the game in May 2019. Back then, there was an 8:1 victory from the Lower Saxons’ point of view. To this day, this is synonymous with the highest success in the Bundesliga. After that victory, however, things no longer looked particularly good against FCA.
The Wolves were unable to win the last three home games against FCA. If we take a closer look at the home table of the Bundesliga, the Wolves have just 17 points. That is only good enough for 13th place.
Wolfsburg facts & analysis
– Since 4 games without defeat
– Currently in 7th place
– Only 17 home points
Augsburg Form & Balance Check
The Bavarian Swabians are well on their way to staying in the class. Mainly thanks to strong performances in front of their own fans, FCA are already on 28 points. In their last match, they drew 1-1 with the Gelsenkirchen basement team, which was rather unfortunate. With regard to the upcoming game in Lower Saxony, FCA will have to stretch themselves mightily.
If we take a closer look at the bare figures, there is not much to be said for a victory for the Fuggerstädter. Augsburg have lost all of their last five away games and if they also lose at VfL, then FCA would set a new negative record for the club.
With toughness to stay in the league?
The relegation battle in particular is usually characterised by a lot of duels, and it can happen that a card is issued now and then. In this statistic, Augsburg are the lonely league leaders. Coach Enrico Maaßen’s team has already received 69 yellow cards this season, two reds and one yellow card.
No other team in the league has been cautioned so often. However, such statistics also show that Augsburg always do everything for success. Augsburg will have to do without striker Demirovic in the upcoming match. The attacker was sent off against Schalke with an outright red card.
Augsburg facts & analysis
– Lost last 5 away games
– Last 1:1 against Schalke
– Currently in 12th place
Predicted line-up – last update on 30 March 2023
Wolfsburg will go back to their usual 4-3-3 for the upcoming match. Coach Niko Kovac will opt for Lacroix alongside van de Ven in central defence. Arnold will play in midfield alongside Gerhardt and Nmecha. Marmoush will again play in the forward line, flanked by Baku and Wimmer.
Augsburg will go into the match in a classic 4-4-2. Coach Maaßen will have to make a change in the forward line. The suspended Demirovic will be replaced by Cardona. Next to him, new international Berisha will play again. Otherwise, we don’t expect any big changes in the FCA team.
Wolfsburg – Augsburg direct comparison & statistics
Both teams have faced each other in 25 games so far in their history and the direct comparison goes narrowly to the VfL. The Wolves won nine games, in addition to eight wins for FCA and seven draws.
– FCA’s last away win at VfL was in 2017.
– The current performance of VfL Wolfsburg is better than that of FC Augsburg.
– The winner of the last encounter was Augsburg
– In the last match Augsburg won with 1 goal difference