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Sunday Game Preview – Augsburg vs Stuttgart

Posted by Website Admin on February 20, 2018

Augsburg host Stuttgart at the WWK Arena Sunday following a letdown of a match in their last outing. They are still within striking distance to finish in the top-five, with Bayer Leverkusen just four points ahead.

Stuttgart, on the other hand, jumped up to the No. 14 spot of the Bundesliga standings, now with a four-point advantage over the drop zone.

Key Betting Trends

• Stuttgart have failed to win their last 18 Bundesliga matches on the road.
• UNDER 2.5 goals has hit in nine of Stuttgart’s last 10 Bundesliga matches.
• Augsburg have won their last four home matches vs Stuttgart in all competitions.
• Augsburg have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 matches against Stuttgart.
Dafabet Odds

Spread
Augsburg to win: 2.01
Draw: 3.56
Stuttgart to win: 3.98

Total
OVER 2.5: 1.74
UNDER 2.5: 2.19

What to Watch For

3-4-3: Watch for a potential 3-4-3 formation from Augsburg with Rani Khedira starting in the center spot of the back-three, and Koo dropping deeper in the midfield. They will treat this match as a must-win given the standings and how close they are to the top-four; they lost 2-0 last time out against RB Leipzig on the road and don’t want a repeat performance in front of their home crowd.

The average score after 10,000-plus simulations is 1.57 – 0.89, in favor of Augsburg.

Struggles on the Road: Since Tayfun Korkut has taken over, Stuttgart has picked up four points in two matches — helping to stay away from relegation. This will be an interesting test for them Sunday as they’ve been horrible on the road this season. They’ve only picked up two points on the road and currently have the Bundesliga’s worst road record.

Head-to-Head: The last match between the two clubs resulted in a goalless draw at the Mercedes Benz Arena (2017). In 2016, Stuttgart last traveled to the WWK Arena in April that resulted in a 1-0 loss.

Analyst’s Pick

Augsburg to win, and the UNDER.

Two four-star (out of four) hot trend picks, with recent trends supporting the sims.