Bundesliga gives Borussia Dortmund another chance to start winning, this time against Augsburg, placed fifth in the table. If Dortmund finally find the back of the net they will be moving up several places from being last as they are now to somewhere around the 13th place.
Dortmund come from a goalless draw against Bayer Leverkusen that allowed to finally dream about the first half of the Bundesliga table. The hosts have lost only once in their last four matches at Signal Iduna Park, while Asugsburg are doing bad in away games, losing five out of seven. Dortmund have never lost against Ausburg and in their head to head games they have two draws and five wins, the latest being a 3-2 win from back in August. Bender, Kehl and Durm are most likely to sit this match out while Gundogan is under doubt. Among the good news is the fact that Aubameyang is fit to start which might see Immobile and Kampl benched, while Reus and Mkhitaryan start behind him.
Augsburg has a far more extensive injury list with Ho Hong, Moravek, Hitz, Molders, Reinhardt and Esswein are all out. The visitors were among the only four teams Borussia Dortmund managed to win in the first half of the season and even if they were quickly tipped for relegation prior to the start of the Bundesliga, Augsburg are now battling with the powerhouse names for European places. Feulner is tipped to start as right back and Won Ji might get to play against his former team. Statistics aside, Augsburg are in a stable form as of late, and their recent 3-1 win over Hoffenheim proved true to their intentions.
BVB took their sweet time to rest and now they can’t get any lower in the Bundesliga which is why we are to believe Jurgen Klopp’s pep talk during the winter break worked and they will finally start winning. If they can stop relying on the Yellow Wall as the only support and start converting the scoring chances they always get we might get another 4-0 Dortmund win with 17.00 odds from William Hill. The bookmaker gives 1.44 odds for a Dortmund win, 8.00 for Augsburg and 4.00 for a draw.
We are going to bet 7 units on Borussia Dortmund to win and both teams to score with 3.20 odds, the same market for Augsburg has 9.50 odds. The headline offers for this match are: Marco Reus to score and BVB to win with 2.75 odds and Tobias Werner to score and Augsburg to win with 19.00 odds. Borussia Dortmund with a -1 handicap has 2.20 odds, Augsburg with a +1 handicap has 2.62 odds and over 2.5 goals 1.67 odds with William Hill.