Borussia Dortmund will come into the Bundesliga restart with a point to prove. They currently sit outside the Champions League spots in Germany, and will be looking to avoid three straight defeats. Augsburg is the visitors, as they look for a first win in five.
It was far from an ideal first couple of months of the Bundesliga season for Borussia Dortmund, as they have already fallen out of contention when it comes to winning the German title. At present, they sit nine points off the pace being set by Bayern Munich, and they have lost each of their previous two in the Bundesliga.
A Champions League finish once again looks to be the target for Dortmund, and a victory on Sunday could take them into the desired positions should results go their way. Dortmund has allowed too many goals already in the German top-flight this term, and that will be an area that will need addressing if they are to finish in a top-four spot.
Augsburg would likely argue that the World Cup break came at an ideal point for them, as they were dropping down the Bundesliga standings at an alarming rate. They come into this testing away fixture sitting 14th in the table, but they are just a point clear of the relegation playoff spot, and two clear of the two automatic drop zone places.
Augsburg has gone five without a win in the Bundesliga, losing three of their previous four. Their latest loss before the international break was a 1-0 home defeat against Bochum. They need to end this negative run of results if they are to steer clear of relegation this term.
Borussia Dortmund vs Augsburg Head to Head
Dortmund has gone three without defeat against Augsburg, claiming two wins over that period. Both wins that they have recorded have come at home, while they have won each of the previous four at Signal Iduna Park.
Borussia Dortmund vs Augsburg Prediction
Dortmund boasts an incredible home record in this fixture, as they have breezed past Augsburg in the previous five meetings. Despite a stuttering start to the season, we could see the hosts getting back on track with a 3-0 win on Sunday.
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