SOCCER PREDICTION: Lipsia – Augsburg 09.02.2018

LEIPZIG – AUGSBURG: Soccer Prediction of the Day

If the victory of the title is obvious, with Bayern Monaco who has eighteen points of advantage on the second, the one for the Champions League area is very exciting and theoretically involves seven teams. Between the second in the standings and the eighth there are just four points of difference.

In the middle of this fight there are the two teams that will face each other in anticipation of Friday, namely Leipzig and Augsburg. The team coached by Ralph Hasenhüttl, who will face Napoli in the Europa League next Thursday, is second on a par with 35 points with Bayer Leverkusen, but at the moment clearly ahead with the goal difference. The increasingly surprising Augsburg has just four points less and in the last round he beat the Eintracht Frankfurt at home with a clear three to zero.

The Leipzig overcame the disappointment for the only point made against Freiburg and Hamburg, beating away the Borussia Monchengladbach. The decisive goal was marked by the new purchase Lookman, a young man who arrived during the summer transfer from Everton. The company is very attentive to potential champions also because the coach Hasenhüttl has shown that we can do a lot with young people.

It will probably be a more balanced match than expected, but Leipzig has a more qualitative overall rose than that of the Augsburg who had started the season with the main goal of a quiet salvation. Among other things, they will miss Finnbogason, Gouweleeuw, Richter and Opare, which is why home training is even more favored.
The latest news on the formations

The Swedish national Forsberg is back in the week to train with the group, but the coach should not risk it, also because he wants to preserve it in view of the leg of the UEFA Europa League round of 16 against Napoli.

Lookman, to mark his debut as a substitute with the new shirt of Leipzig, should also start this game from the bench, to replace the game in progress Bruma. The form of play will be 4-3-3, with Naby Keita pin of the midfield and Werner striker of reference. For the rest the only absent is Halstenberg. The coach Hasenhüttl should not do too much turnover for this match, very important in the Champions League area.

On the other hand, Finnbogason, Gouweleeuw, Richter and Opar will be missing, absences that could penalize the performance of a team that is not too exhilarating on the road (three losses and a draw in the last five).

The probable formations of Leipzig-Augsburg

LEIPSIA (4-3-3): Gulacsi; Laimer, Orban, Upamecano, Klostermann; Kampl, Demme, Keita; Sabitzer, Werner, Bruma.
AUGSBURG (4-2-3-1): Hitz; Framberger, Danso, Hinteregger, Max; Khedira, Baier; Heller, Koo, Caiuby; Gregoritsch.

Prediction Today: 1X + OVER 1.5
Odds: 1.45

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