Close to his reign in the Champions League, Bayern Munich had their game ‘pulled’ for Friday, February 15, and will open the twenty-second round of the German Championship in its 2018/2019 season. The match will be against Augsburg, which is at the edge of the relegation zone. The scene of the dispute will be the WWK Arena, in Augsburg, and the beginning is scheduled for 17h30 (Brasília time).
The start of the Bundesliga’s second round was not the best for Augsburg. The team suffered three defeats in four games. The most recent one happened on Sunday, February 10, against Werder Bremen. In the opponent’s stadium, it took 3 to 0 and returned home empty-handed.
Staying parked in the 18 points (four wins, six draws and 11 losses), the team starts the day’s 22nd match in the fifteenth position, the first outside the relegation zone. It has three points advantage over Stuttgart, sixteenth place.
His performance as principal, however, inspires concern. If it depended only on the results in its stadium, Augsburg would be in the sticking zone of the Bundesliga. It is the third worst in this issue in the 2018/2019 season. Of the 30 points he played at WWK Arena, he won ten (two wins, four draws and four losses). Scored 17 goals and suffered 16.The team has, however, managed to do a superior campaign in the Cup of Germany. Even in this period of turmoil in the Bundesliga, managed to defeat Kiel, the Second Division, by 1 to 0, and advance to the quarterfinals. You will receive Leipzig on April 2 in the fight for a place in the semifinals.
Until then, the mission of coach Manuel Baum will be to take off the team of Z3 to give a little more tranquility so that the focus can be turned to the cup. To do so, he will have to deal with many injury problems before the Bayern Munich meeting. The caretaker Andreas Luthe (13 matches in the 2018/2019 edition of the Bundesliga) is in charge of the medical department; defenders Raphael Framberger (seven games, no goal) and Jeffrey Gouweleeuw (16 games, no goal); midfielders Francisco Cauby (14 games, one goal) and Já-Cheol Koo (15 games, two goals); and Julian Schieber (four games, no goal).
Bayern Munich received an unexpected gift from their biggest rival in the title race of the 2018/2019 German Championship in the twenty-first round. Borussia Dortmund, who defeated Hoffenheim 3-0 at home to the 30th minute of the second half, gave the visitors a goalless draw.
As the Bavarians accomplished their mission in Munich and won the classic against Schalke by 3 to 1, the difference between them was reduced to five points. With 45 points (14 wins, three draws and four defeats), , runners-up, have conditions on Friday to put a little more pressure on aurinegro, who will only enter the field on Monday, February, to face the Nuremberg.
The game should still serve as a testing platform for re-teaming in the Champions League. After a little more than two months without games of the tournament, Bayern will open their campaign in the last 16 facing Liverpool, current runner-up UCL (Uefa Champions League), next Tuesday, February 19, in Anfield Road .
This may influence the decisions of coach Niko Kovac for Friday’s meeting. Bayer Munich striker Manuel Neuer (19 matches in the 2018/2019 German Bundesliga edition) has been ruled out of the last three matches because of a hand injury. It will go through a new evaluation, but it is quite possible that even if it is not fully recovered it will be tested against Augsburg. After all, it would be rash to promote the archer’s return in a deciding game at an opponent’s home with a powerful attack like Liverpool. However, if it is vetoed, Sven Ulreich (two performances) will remain among the starters.
Midfielders Arjen Robben (nine games, three goals), Renato Sanches (12 games, no goal) and Corentin Tolisso (two games, one goal) are also in the care of the medical department.
History of the bouts between Augsburg and Bayern Munich
After seven consecutive wins at Bayern, Augsburg were able to stop the series by a 1-1 draw with the Bavarians in the first round of the 2018/2019 German Bundesliga.
Football Prediction of the Day Augsburg vs Bayern Munich
If the home team and in good phase to win Bayern would not be an easy task, with the many embezzlements of Augsburg this mission gets even more complicated. Thus, the prognosis in the Bavarians’ success is the best option for the clash that opens on Friday the twenty-second round of the German Championship version 2018/2019.
Bet Tips: Bayern