Wolfsburg vs Augsburg in the table standings
Watch Wolfsburg vs Augsburg preview, as Wolfsburg welcomes Augsburg in their home ground for bringing an end to their winless run for four league games at the Volkswagen Arena on weekend games.
Currently wolfsburgs stand in the 7th position in the table while Augsburg stands in the 12th place of the points table.
Wolfsburg vs Augsburg Preview
After having a 1-0 away victory against Stuttgart in their last match, Wolfsburg closed the points gap with Frankfurt in the sixth place to only two points.
However, that gap could be extended once again when Frankfurt host VfL Bochum on Friday evening, potentially ramping up the pressure on the Wolves in their efforts to claim a guaranteed European qualification spot.
After enduring a difficult start in his first couple of months having taken charge of the club last summer, Niko Kovac has clearly made a positive impact at Wolfsburg this season following their disappointing 12th-placed finish last season.
While collecting only two points from their last four home games may slightly concern the former Croatia international, there is mitigation provided by the fact that all four of those fixtures came against teams currently occupying top-six positions in the table.
As such, with only away trips to Borussia Dortmund and Freiburg remaining for the Wolves in terms of facing sides currently above them in the Bundesliga, Kovac will be motivating his players to continue their realistic pursuit of a Europa League qualification spot.
As ever since their first-ever promotion from Germany’s second tier in 2011, Augsburg’s aspirations remain of the more modest variety, with Enrico Maassen moving closer to securing his side’s safety in his first season at the club.
Fuggerstadter have punched considerably above their weight to remain in the Bundesliga across the ensuing 11 seasons, and having moved seven points clear of the bottom three with a 1-1 draw against Schalke 04 prior to the recent international break, that run looks set to be extended to 12 under Maassen’s stewardship.
Consecutive home fixtures against FC Koln and Stuttgart – two teams beneath them in the table currently enduring wretched form of late could prove crucial in terms of wrapping up their survival, but Maassen will be keen to ensure that his players continue to pick up surprisingly positive results whenever possible.
That will certainly be the case away to Wolfsburg on Saturday, especially having already claimed a 1-1 draw against Kovac‘s side earlier in the season, while the two teams shared a victory apiece in two friendlies played during January.
Wolfsburg vs Augsburg head to head stats
With nine wins from the last 26 meetings, Wolfsburg hold a slight upper hand in the fixture.
Augsburg have picked up one fewer win in that period, while the spoils have been shared on eight occasions.
Wolfsburg are unbeaten in their last five home games against Augsburg, claiming two wins and three draws since a 2-1 loss in January 2017.
Maassen’s men are on a dire run of eight defeats in their last nine away games, with November’s 2-2 draw against Union Berlin being the exception.
Die Wölfe are winless in four home games, picking up two draws and losing twice since a 6-0 thrashing of Freiburg in January.
Team news and Injury
Wolfsburg have suffered a major setback with Lukas Nmecha’s ongoing injury problems flaring up once again, with the 24-year-old set to miss the majority of April due to a knee issue.
Kilian Fischer, Luca Waldschmidt and Bartol Franjic are all doubts to be involved on Saturday, too, with Kovac potentially hoping to name the same starting XI which dispatched Stuttgart last time out.
Augsburg, meanwhile, will travel without Ermedin Demirovic after the forward received a three-match suspension for his straight red card during the 1-1 draw against Schalke prior to the international break.
With Andre Hahn likely to miss the rest of the campaign due to a knee injury, Irvin Cardona and Dion Drena Beljo appear to be battling to replace Demirovic in attack.
Kelvin Yeboah, Maximilian Bauer, Felix Uduokhai and Tobias Strobl are all expected to remain sidelined through injury, limiting Maassen’s options to shake things up should he wish to do so.
Wolfsburg vs Augsburg Prediction
As per the recent match results and considering home away matches and performances, Wolfsburg has the full advantage on the match and it would go by 2-0.