2020-21 German Bundesliga – Hoffenheim vs Augsburg Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When does Hoffenheim vs Augsburg kick off? Monday 7th December, 2020 – 19:30 (UK)

Where is Hoffenheim vs Augsburg being played? PreZero Arena, Sinsheim

Where can I get tickets for Hoffenheim vs Augsburg? Check each club’s official website for updates on the ticket situation

What TV channel is Hoffenheim vs Augsburg on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to German Bundesliga matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Hoffenheim vs Augsburg in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Bet365 subscribers can stream German Bundesliga matches so it is worth checking their schedule

THE TEAM NEWS

HOFFENHEIM

PREDICTED XI (3-5-2): Baumann; Posch, Vogt, Akpoguma; Skov, Grillitsch, Baumgartner, Samassekou, Sessegnon; Dabbur, Kramaric

UNAVAILABLE: Bicakcic (Injured), Hubner (Injured), Kaderabek (Injured), Stafylidis (Injured), Geiger (Suspended)

QUESTIONABLE: Bruun Larsen (Isolating), Adamyan (Isolating)

AUGSBURG

PREDICTED XI (4-4-2): Gikiewicz; Framberger, Gouweleeuw, Uduokhai, Iago; Caligiuri, Khedira, Strobl, Vargas; Niederlechner, Hahn

UNAVAILABLE: Sarenren Bazee (Injured), Moravek (Injured), Jensen (Injured)

QUESTIONABLE: Finnbogason (Injured), Pedersen (Injured), Richter (Illness)

THE PREDICTION

Hoffenheim are the only team to beat Bayern Munich in 2020 but since then their form has slumped and they have gone seven league games without a win. Perhaps the extra burden of playing in the Europa League is affecting them, and injuries and suspension mean that coach Sebastian Hoeness is limited in how much he can rotate for this one. Meanwhile, 12 points from nine games is Augsburg’s best ever return at this stage of a Bundesliga campaign, and they have only lost one of their last six away league games going back to the end of last season. A punt on the visitors to win is certainly tempting, but the draw may be a safer bet.

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