Dortmund vs Augsburg – Betting Preview
Dortmund and Augsburg will square off in an intriguing matchup to open Sunday’s Bundesliga action, and Dortmund will be hoping to grab the headlines as Sebastien Haller makes his eagerly anticipated competitive debut after miraculously surviving a testicular cancer diagnosis!
With surprise packages Freiburg in their normal second place before of this round, the hosts were just nine points behind the leaders coming into 2023, thus a decisive victory over Augsburg would undoubtedly send a message to the teams above.
The addition of Union Berlin full-back Julian Ryerson, a player who has contributed significantly to the fantastic accomplishments the Berliners have accomplished over the previous several seasons, is also encouraging for Edin Terzic’s team.
With each game that goes by without a win, visiting manager Enrico Maassen observes his team being drawn closer to the danger zone; the streak has already lasted a league-worst seven games (D3, L4). He is up against it if he hopes to defeat his former team in his first senior managerial position since leaving Dortmund II.
Augsburg are the side that have taken the fewest shots from open play this term (102) whilst allowing opposition sides to take a league-high 179 against them!
1×2 Betting Odds
In terms of the prediction, we’re going with a convincing Dortmund victory, maybe with Haller getting the highlight-reel goal.
Normally, Augsburg is a strong bet to at least register a goal, but some concerning performances in their warm-up games raise the possibility that their streak of five consecutive goals-scoring away games may come to an underwhelming end in this contest!
Dortmund, who have Sebastien Haller back in the mix, are the favourites to win this game at home @ 1.36.
Augsburg find themselves 14th on the Bundesliga table, with no victory in their last 7 games! their market odds of winning here makes them the underdogs in this @ 8.90.
The possibility of a draw and points shared stands @ 6.22.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.42.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 3.10.
Dortmund who have Haller back in the mix face Augsburg who are winless in 7 games!
It is no wonder why the over/under odds paint the picture of a high scoring game!
Expect Dortmund to win, and win big!