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Augsburg FC vs Borussia Dortmund Match Preview

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Thirteenth-placed Augsburg FC will host 3rd place Borussia Dortmund in Matchday 33.

Both the teams are in a position where they cant afford to lose, as they have to preserve a point advantage over the teams below them. Augsburg are not yet safe as they lie in the 13th position just 2 points above relegation zone. Whereas Dortmund have climbed up to 3rd place after they defeated Hoffenheim last week.B

Match Details

Date & Time: 13/05/17–19:00 (IST), 16:30 (GMT), 18:30 (CET).
Television Telecast: Star Sports HD 4, beIN Sports, Fox Sports
Livestream sites: TotalSportek.com, mamhd, ronaldo7.net

Team News

Augsburg FC

After 32 games played, FC Augsburg are in the 13th position with 36 points – only two points separate them from the relegation play-off position. In the last four rounds, they improved their form significantly, registering two wins, a draw and the defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt.

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Augsburg have a few absences to report: attacking midfielder Ja-Cheol Koo and central midfielder Jan Moravek both remain out.

Borussia Dortmund

After obtaining the two-point advantage over Julian Nagelsmann’s Hoffenheim, Die Schwarzgelben need to maintain the lead in order to reach UEFA Champions League automatically.

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Dortmund away matches in the Buundesliga have not been great this season, with 5 wins 6 defeats and 5 draws.Thomas Tuchel’s side can’t allow losing any points against FC Augsburg, the team who are far from a perfect shape.

Dortmund remain doubtful over winger Andre Schurrle, midfielder Sahin and center back Sven Bender. Mario Gotze is out for the foreseeable future due to illness, while center-back Marc Bartra is back in development training. Gonzalo Castro misses this to suspension.

Potential Lineups

Augsburg FC: Hitz ; Verhaegh, Gouweleeuw, Hinteregger, Stafylidis ; Schmid, Baier, Kohr, Max ; Altintop, Finnbogason

Borussia Dortmund: Burki ; Sokratis, Ginter, Schmelzer ; Piszczek, Castro, Weigl, Guerreiro ; Dembele, Reus, Aubameyang

Head-to-Head

In 12 matches, Augsburg have just one win over Dortmund. Dortmund have eight wins and there have been three draws as well.

  • Dec 20, 2016: Dortmund 1-1 Augsburg
  • Mar 20, 2016: Augsburg 1-3 Dortmund
  • Dec 16, 2015: Augsburg 0-2 Dortmund (DFB Pokal)
  • Oct 25, 2015: Dortmund 5-1 Augsburg
  • Feb 4, 2015: Dortmund 0-1 Augsburg