Augsburg and FC Köln will clash in the Bundesliga this weekend, with both sides sitting just above the relegation places in the league standings. A victory for either side this weekend would be huge in their bid to remain in the top-flight this term.
Wins have been hard to come by throughout the second half of the season for both FC Köln and Augsburg. The hosts this weekend have picked up just a single success from their previous five matches in the top flight, and they sit seven points clear of the relegation places. Augsburg comes into this fixture having gone three Bundesliga fixtures without a victory, with each of their previous two ending in draws.
The most recent of those was an entertaining 2-2 draw against Wolfsburg last weekend. Augsburg only had themselves to blame that they didn’t pick up maximum points from that fixture, as they led 2-0 until the 83rd minute. Mergim Berisha added the second for Augsburg, who appeared to be cruising until the hosts pulled a goal back with seven minutes remaining.
FC Köln sits in the place directly below Augsburg in the current standings, and they have gone five Bundesliga matches without a victory. They have suffered three defeats over that period, with two losses having been inflicted in their previous three matches. Still, Köln remains six points clear of the relegation playoff spot.
The visitors this weekend at least avoided a third straight loss in their most recent fixture, as they played out a 0-0 draw against local rivals Borussia Monchengladbach. Neither side did enough to claim maximum points in that fixture, but Köln did create the higher-quality chances.
Augsburg vs FC Köln Head to Head
FC Köln comes into this fixture with a solid recent record against Augsburg, as they have picked up back-to-back wins against their rivals. Meanwhile, they have lost just twice in the previous eight encounters. Köln will be looking to complete the league double over Augsburg this weekend after claiming a 3-2 success earlier in the season.
Augsburg vs FC Köln Prediction
This is a match that could easily go in either direction. However, Augsburg’s recent performances have been more encouraging, so we will take a chance on the hosts. However, a more engaging betting angle may be over 2.5 goals, which would have been a winning selection in three of the previous four encounters between the sides.
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