We are back to club league football action starting this weekend with FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Dortmund to beat Augsburg @ 1.78 (Betfair) – 2.5 points
Dortmund come into this game on the back of a bad loss to Leverkusen losing 2-0 in the opening round of fixtures, and will be aiming to exact revenge tonight in order to deliver a victory to turn things around. Dortmund boast a huge attacking threat with the likes of Immobile, Ramos, Aubameyang and Reus up front can give them plenty of goals in order to get their season off and running. They showed their scoring prowess in the German Super Cup against Bayern (although a weakened Bayern); could not land up on the right side of the result last week. Dortmund’s biggest issues are on the defensive end with the likes of Sahin, Hummels, Schmelzer, Blaszczykowski, Gundogan all injured which diminishes their chances of keeping the opposition at bay.
Augsburg on the other hand lost 2-0 to Hoffenheim last week in an appalling performance, and will feel they need to turn up big time to replicate the 8th place from last year. They have been pretty average in pre-season and will count this as a slightly daunting task despite playing at home. They have sold 3 of their key performers from last year; Hahn, Vogt & Ostrzolek who all played instrumental roles, specifically Hahn who was their top scorer with 12 goals last year.
I expect Dortmund to go guns blazing in this game, and I won’t be surprised if they repeat the 4-0 win that they scored last year against Augsburg.