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DFB Pokal: Ausgburg vs Borussia Dortmund preview

Kick off: Wednesday, 16 December, 2015 @19:30 GMT

Venue: WWK Arena (Augsburg)

Head to head record

Borussia Dortmund vs Augsburg 5-1 (2015/2016 Bundesliga)
Borussia Dortmund vs Augsburg 0-1 (2014/2015 Bundesliga)
Augsburg vs Borussia Dortmund 2-3 (2014/2015 Bundesliga)
Borussia Dortmund vs Augsburg 2-2 (2013/2014 Bundesliga)
Augsburg vs Borussia Dortmund 0-4 (2013/2014 Bundesliga)

Augsburg vs Borussia Dortmund prediction

Last season’s runners-up Borussia Dortmund take on Augsburg at WWK Arena in the DFB Pokal last 16 on Wednesday night. The Fuggerstadter have been in a fine form of late and it remains to be seen if they are capable of claiming a major scalp in the German Cup.

Three-match winning run

Augsburg did not kick off the new Bundesliga campaign in great manner. The Fuggerstadter were struggling in both Bundesliga and the Europa League, but the team’s recent form is very good. Thanks to a 3-1 win over Serbian side Partizan Markus Weinzierl’s troops secured their place in the Europa League knockout stages and, on the other hand, the team recorded back-to-back victories over the likes of Koln and Schalke 04 in the national championship. Augsburg escaped the relegation zone and no doubt the confidence is soaring at WWK Arena ahead of the visit of Borussia Dortmund. The Fuggerstadter have eliminated the likes of Elversberg and Freiburg in the DFB Pokal, but the Millionaires were surely pose a much bigger threat for the hosts than their previous rivals. Raul Bobadilla produced a splendid performance in the Europa League win over Partizan and all eyes will be on the Paraguay attacker when Augsburg and Borussia Dortmund take on each other on Wednesday evening.

Captain Verhaeg returns from suspension. Coach Markus Weinzierl has no fresh injury worries ahead of the Borussia Dortmund game. Dong-Won Ji is pushing for a start.

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Millionaires scoring goals for fun

When Jurgen Klopp left the club in the summer many people expected that Borussia Dortmund would start to struggle in the Bundesliga. However, the Millionaires have been impressive under new coach Thomas Tuchel and they are just five points behind league leaders Bayern Munich in the standings and nine clear of third-place Hertha Berlin. The team secured their place in the Europa League last 32 without any difficulties and thanks to victories over Chemnitzer and Paderborn the Signal-Iduna-Park outfit set up a meeting with Augsburg in the DFB Pokal last 16. Borussia Dortmund were beaten by Wolfsburg in the 2014/2015 German Cup final and they surely want to regain the trophy. The Millionaires have been scoring goals for fun of late and you should bear in mind that the team have netted 14 goals in previous five Bundesliga fixtures. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has netted 26 goals in all competitions this term and he will be a danger for the opposition defenders on Wednesday night.

The likes of Nuri Sahin, Erik Durm and Ilkay Gundogan remain in the recovery room, while Julian Weigl has overcome his injury and he is pushing for a start. Marco Reus suffered an adductor injury against Eintracht and he is definitely out of contention.

Quick Facts

  • Augsburg have recorded only one win in previous six home fixtures in Bundesliga
  • The Fuggerstadter defeated Dortmund (1-0) in their last meeting at Signal-Iduna-Park
  • Augsburg have netted at least one goal in 11 of previous 12 matches
  • Borussia Dortmund have scored at least one goal in last twelve league matches
  • Over 2.5 goals were scored in Borussia’s seven previous games in Bundesliga
  • The Millionaires have netted 10 goals in previous four meetings with Augsburg

Augsburg vs Borussia Dortmund betting tip

Both sides have been scoring goals for fun of late and seeing that they will face each other in the German Cup on Wednesday evening, I would not be surprised if we see goals galore at WWK Arena. In their last meeting in a competitive match Borussia crushed Augsburg 5-1 and, taking everything into account, there is every chance both teams will score this time out.

Tip: Both teams to score

Odds: 1.61 (3/5) @10Bet

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