Borussia Dortmund vs AugsburgGerman Bundesliga, KO: 14:30 Oct 2, 2021, Signal Iduna Park
Borussia Dortmund continue their quest to chase down champions Bayern Munich as they welcome struggling Augsburg for a German Bundesliga fixture at Signal Iduna Park. Dortmund are likely to be without star striker Erling Haaland but should still have enough to get past their troubled visitors.
Dortmund struggled without Erling Haaland in their previous Bundesliga fixture as they were beaten 1-0 by Borussia Monchengladbach. They made a successful return to winning ways in the Champions League, claiming a 1-0 victory over Sporting CP.
Marco Rose’s men are maintaining their pursuit of Bayern Munich and sit just four points off the champions. They head into Saturday’s clash with four wins from their last five matches across all competitions.
Dortmund are almost unstoppable at home and have won their last seven Bundesliga matches stretching back to last season. Their attacking quality is well know even without the injured Erling Haaland but they often struggle at the back and have kept no clean sheets in the Bundesliga this season.
Augsburg are coming off a 3-0 defeat at Freiburg last time out in the Bundesliga. They were second best throughout the contest and mustered little attacking threat, finishing with just two attempts on target.
Markus Weinzieri's men have struggled this season, claiming just one win from their first six matches in the Bundesliga. They have spent the opening weeks of the campaign in the bottom half of the table and are sitting dangerously close to the relegation zone.
Augsburg have a poor record on their travels and have lost six of their last eight away matches in the Bundesliga. They also struggle for goals and are yet to find the net on the road this season.
How the bookies view it
Borussia Dortmund have the upper hand among the bookies with a home win priced at 5/19 by SBK. An unlikely Augsburg victory is set at odds of 12/1 with Sport Nation while betway is offering 6/1 for a draw.
Head to head
Borussia Dortmund have a 13-3 advantage with five draws from 21 previous matches against Augsburg. The hosts claimed a 3-1 victory in the last meeting between both teams at the Signal Iduna Park.
Players to watch
Erling Haaland remains doubtful for Saturday’s fixture, so Donyell Malen will be the one to watch for Dortmund. The Dutch forward scored the winning goal in the Champions League and is priced at 11/10 by Paddy Power to find the net on Saturday.
Florian Niederlechner has two goals this season and will be the one to watch for Augsburg on Saturday. The striker is priced at 3/1 by bet365 to score anytime.
Anything else catch the eye?
Dortmund have scored three or more goals in their last three home matches and given Augsburg's attacking problems on the road, a -2 handicap can be considered at 17/10 with betfair. The hosts are also likely to score in both halves at 4/6 with BoyleSport.
Dortmund have seen over 3.5 in their last five home matches in the Bundesliga and that run could be set to continue at 13/14 with SBK. Given their dominance at the Signal Iduna Park, they can also be tipped to win both halves at 8/5 with Sport Nation.
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