October 15, 2022 Sports Betting
The Bundesliga standings for FC Koln and Augsburg going into their matchup on Sunday are tied on points.
The visitors have gone unbeaten in their past four league contests, while the hosts are out to avenge their most recent loss.
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It has been a difficult week for Koln, who was routed at the hands of arch rivals Borussia Monchengladbach last week before falling to Partizan on Thursday in the Europa Conference League.
Steffen Baumgart’s team lost to the Serbian SuperLiga champions twice in a week, leaving them one point behind Nice in second place in Group D. This means that if they want to advance to the knockout rounds, they will likely need at least four points from their next two games.
Baumgart will be hoping that his team’s domestic performance improves while he waits, since they have only won four of their previous eight games and are now ninth in the standings, which is definitely no shame for a group that frequently battled relegation before to his hiring in the summer of 2021.
The 50-year-old will be wary of their upcoming opponent’s attacking line-up in recent weeks because they haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last nine games. As a result, he may look to play more cautiously.
Only the last-place VfL Bochum has scored less goals than Augsburg’s nine total thus far this season, although a large portion of that is because they only scored two goals in their first five league games under Enrico Maassen.
Since then, the former head coach of the Borussia Dortmund reserve squad has shifted to a more offensive 4-2-2-2 configuration, typically using four pure attackers, and has reaped the benefits with 10 points in a possible 12.
Fuggerstadter was confident going into their home game against Wolfsburg last Saturday after three straight wins, but they were outscored by Yannick Gerhardt’s first-half goal. After the interval, Robert Gumny saved a point, but they were unable to get all three.
However, their streak of victories was always going to end sooner or later, and they still have a good chance of surprising Koln because they have had considerably more time to relax than their opponents.
Given the number of injuries and bans they have at center-back, the visitors may be best served by attacking, but Koln will likely appear to be a more balanced team this weekend as a result.
As a result, we anticipate them to pick up where they left off after a trying week, with Augsburg certain to lose at some stage.