Fortuna Dusseldorf vs. Augsburg 6/20/20 Bundesliga Soccer Picks and Prediction
Augsburg (9-8-15) at Fortuna Dusseldorf (6-11-15)
Bundesliga Soccer: Saturday June 20, 2020 at 9:30 am (Merkur Spiel-Arena)
The Line: Fortuna Dusseldorf -110 / Draw +280 / Augsburg +275 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Fortuna Dusseldorf and Augsburg meet in German Bundesliga soccer action from the Merkur Spiel-Arena on Saturday morning.
Fortuna Dusseldorf come into this match in 16th place, sitting one point up on Werder Bremen for automatic relegation after a 2-2 draw with RB Leipzig in their last match. The draw with Leipzig put Dusseldorf on 29 points with a record of 6 wins, 11 draws and 16 losses. In the tie with RB Leipzig, The match was scoreless at the half with not even a booking to show for the play, but Leipzig would storm ahead 2-0 just after the hour mark with a pair of goals three minutes apart. Steven Skrzybski would pull a goal back in the 87th minute and Andre Hoffmann would tie the game at two for Fortuna in the second minute of second half stoppage time. Both sides would try to find a last gasp winner, but the points were split at the full time whistle. Rouwen Hennings leads Fortuna Dusseldorf in scoring with 14 goals on the year while Erik Thommy and Kenan Karaman each have 6 goals with Thommy adding a team-high 4 assists this season.
Augsburg on the other side, come into the match in 14th place with a record of 9 wins, 8 draws and 15 losses, sitting on 35 points after a 3-1 loss to Hoffenheim in their last match. Like Dusseldorf, we saw an uneventful first half with no scoring and no bookings, but Hoffenheim would break things open near the hour mark with a pair of goals three minutes apart. Ruben Vargas would get Augsburg on the board seven minutes later, but unlike Dusseldorf, Augsburg conceded a 3rd goal and Hoffenheim restored their two goal cushion in the 89th minute. Florian Niederlechner leads Augsburg in scoring with 12 goals along with a team-high 6 assists while Philipp Max has 8 goals and 5 assists for Augsburg on the year.
I’ve gone back and forth on this one, as Fortuna needs points, preferably a win to keep distance at the top of the relegation zone, but I’m not trying to put my hard-earned money on Dusseldorf in a high-pressure situation. On the other hand, Augsburg’s pretty much safe, but a point would do them some good here. Instead of trying to pick a side, I’m going to side with the over. Each of the last three meetings has seen three goals and I think if one side concedes, the other will be eager to play catch up and tie the game. I could easily see 4 goals coming in this match so I’ll take the over.