Augsburg FC vs Borussia Dortmund Match Preview
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
Date & Time: 13/05/17–19:00 (IST), 16:30 (GMT), 18:30 (CET).
Television Telecast: Star Sports HD 4, beIN Sports, Fox Sports
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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.
Augsburg have a few absences to report: attacking midfielder Ja-Cheol Koo and central midfielder Jan Moravek both remain out.
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.
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.
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
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