2019-20 Bundesliga – Augsburg vs Union Berlin Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Augsburg vs Union Berlin kick off? Saturday 24th August, 2019 – 14:30 (UK)

Where is Augsburg vs Union Berlin being played? WWK Arena

What is the weather forecast for Augsburg vs Union Berlin? Cloudy, 25c

What television channel is Augsburg vs Union Berlin on? Some Bundesliga matches are televised on BT Sport so check here for their TV schedule

Where can I stream Augsburg vs Union Berlin? If televised on BT Sport, this match can be streamed live via the BT Sport website and app

Where can I get tickets for Augsburg vs Union Berlin?

Augsburg – https://fcaugsburg.de/wns/tickets/tageskarten/

Union Berlin – https://www.union-zeughaus.de/union-berlin/heimspiele_2.htm

What was the score when the teams last met? Union Berlin 0-0 Augsburg

THE TEAM NEWS

AUGSBURG

  • Augsburg got off to a dream start at Borussia Dortmund last Saturday when they scored inside the first minute, but it soon turned into a nightmare as they went down to a 5-1 drubbing.
  • With Iago, Jeffrey Gouweleeuw and Raphael Framberger currently out injured, coach Martin Schmidt will be hoping the signings of centre-back Tin Jedvaj and right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner will shore up the defence.
  • Star striker Alfred Finnbogason and left-back Phillip Max are both back in full training and could make their first appearance of the season, but Sergio Cordova, Felix Gotze, Fabian Giefer and Noah Sarenren-Bazee remain sidelined.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Koubek; Lichtsteiner, Khedira, Jedvaj, Pedersen; Baier, Gruezo; Hahn, Richter, Vargas; Niederlechner

Unavailable: Gouweleeuw (Injured), Iago (Injured), Cordova (Injured), Gotze (Injured), Sarenren-Bazee (Injured), Giefer (Injured)

Doubtful: Max (Injured), Framberger (Injured), Finnbogason (Injured)

UNION BERLIN

  • Union Berlin's maiden season in the top flight got off to the worst possible start last Sunday with a 4-0 defeat at home to RB Leipzig, but it was nevertheless a special occasion for the club.
  • Coach Urs Fischer may opt for the experience of summer signing Neven Subotic over loanee Keven Schlotterbeck in the centre of defence alongside former Augsburg man Marvin Friedrich.
  • Fischer also has plenty of alternatives in attack, and summer signings Sheraldo Becker and Anthony Ujah could both start after coming off the bench against Leipzig.

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Gikiewicz; Trimmel, Subotic, Friedrich, Lenz; Schmiedebach, Promel, Gentner; Becker, Ujah, Bulter

Unavailable:

Doubtful: Hubner (Injured)

MATCH ANALYSIS

This is a meeting between two sides who suffered heavy defeats on the opening weekend and are expected by many to be in the relegation battle this season. Augsburg have strengthened in defence this week with Jedvaj and Lichtsteiner and also have key players returning, which gives them an edge.

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