Bayern Munich vs AugsburgGerman Bundesliga, KO: 16:30 Aug 27, 2023, Allianz Arena
After getting their title defence off to a fine start last weekend, Bayern Munich square off against Augsburg in their first home fixture of the season. It has been mostly one way traffic in recent meetings and the Bavarians are expected to ease to another comfortable victory.
Bayern Munich began their title defence on a high note as they eased to a comfortable 4-0 victory at Werder Bremen on the opening weekend. Harry Kane marked his debut with a goal and an assist while Leroy Sane also netted a brace.
The Bavarians have seemingly put the DFL Cup disappointment behind them as they looked every inch like the defending champions at Bremen. Kane’s performance on his debut would have been pleasing to manager Thomas Tuchel, who will be keen for the striker to maintain this level.
Having begun with an away win, Bayern Munich are returning to the fortress of the Allianz Arena. Some of their heaviest wins have been at home, including a 6-0 victory over Schalke 04 back in May.
Ausburg could only manage a point in their opening fixture as they were held 1-1 at home by Borussia Monchengladbach. In a topsy-turvy encounter with several lead chances, Elvis Rexhbecaj, Max Bauer, Sven Michel and Ruben Vargas got the goals for the hosts.
Manager Enrico Maaßen will be pleased with his team’s attacking display but conceding four goals on the opening day is a troubling outcome. It is an eerily familiar situation as they were plagued with defensive problems for much of last season.
The result also means Augsburg have also claimed just one win from their last 12 Bundesliga matches, stretching back to last season. They are also winless in their last 13 away matches, suffering 10 defeats in that run.
How the bookies view
Bayern Munich have been installed as overwhelming favourites among the bookies with a home win priced at 1/16 by Paddy Power. An unlikely victory for Augsburg is valued at 30/1 by BetVictor while a draw is set at odds 12/1 with Paddy Power.
Recent Head to Head
Bayern Munich often come out on top in this fixture and did the double over Augsburg last season. They claimed a 1-0 victory in the first meeting before returning to the Allianz Arena for a 5-3 win.
Players to watch
Having begun life in Germany with a goal and an assist in his first appearance, Harry Kane will be looking to make a good impression at the Allianz Arena. The striker will be the one to watch for Bayern Munich and is priced at 21/50 with Unibet.
Augsburg scored five goals across two meetings with Bayern Munich last season and will be keen for a repeat on Sunday. Having grabbed a goal and an assist on the opening weekend, Sven Michel could be worth keeping an eye on to score anytime at 5/1 with BetVictor.
Anything else catch the eye?
Bayern Munich won both halves in their opening fixture and given their dominant record against Augsburg, could be set for a similar outcome at 3/4 with William Hill. There have been over 4.5 goals in the last two meetings and a repeat is priced at 6/5 with Paddy Power.
Harry Kane should be feeling confident after his performance at Bremen and can be tipped to grab the first goal on Sunday at 9/4 with BoyleSports.
This German Bundesliga match between Bayern Munich and Augsburg will be played on Aug 27, 2023 and kick off at 16:30. Check below for our tipsters best Bayern Munich vs Augsburg prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.