FC Augsburg vs. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 6/17/20 Bundesliga Soccer Picks and Prediction
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (12-7-12) at FC Augsburg (9-8-14)
Bundesliga Soccer: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 2:30 PM (WWK Arena)
The Line: FC Augsburg +165 / Draw +270 / TSG 1899 Hoffenheim +145 -- O/U: 3 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Augsburg host Hoffenheim in Bundesliga soccer action from the WWK Arena on Wednesday afternoon.
Augsburg come into this match in 13th place, sitting tied with Union Berlin and Koln on 35 points with a record of 9 wins, 8 draws and 14 losses following a 1-0 win over Mainz in their last match. In the win over Mainz, Florian Niederlechner gave Augsburg the lead in the very first minute and the visitors would ride that lead from start to finish despite Mainz owning a significant advantage with 64% possession as well as 18 attempts at goal to Augsburg’s 9 and a 4-3 edge in shots on target. The goal was Niederlechner’s 12th goal, while also boasting a team-high 6 assists. Phillip Max also has 8 goals and 5 assists for Augsburg this season.
Hoffenheim on the other hand, come into the match in 7th spot, sitting with a record of 12 wins, 7 draws and 12 losses and 43 points after a 2-0 loss to RB Leipzig in their last match. In the loss to Leipzig, Hoffenheim went from being in a scoreless match in the 8th to down 2-0 in the 11th as Leipzig struck twice in a span of two minutes. Hoffenheim had their chances, with 51% possession and 22 attempts at goal, but they just couldn’t get on the board the rest of the way as Leipzig held on for the victory. Andrej Kramaric leads Hoffenheim in scoring with 7 goals while Christoph Baumgartner has 6 goals and Sargis Adamyan has 5 goals on the year. Robert Skov also has 4 goals and 6 assists for Hoffenheim this season. Oliver Baumann is the top option at goalkeeper for Hoffenheim, conceding 1.7 goals per 90 minutes with 5 clean sheets in2 7 league appearances this season.
The draw was my first glance as Hoffenheim’s tied four of their last five matches away from home. However, while Augsburg’s picked it up lately and are on a nice run of form, they really don’t have much to play for except pride and to play spoiler as well as playing out the string for player contracts. Hoffenheim is still in the hunt for the Europa League spot in 6th, and only have three games (including this one) to make up ground so the severity of getting a result in this game isn’t lost on Hoffenheim here. Also, in such a short timespan between games, Hoffenheim playing two days earlier and getting extra rest is huge in this spot as well. I’ll take a shot with Hoffenheim to pick up the win in this one.