Leipzig have been looking strong and should have far too much firepower for Augsburg. The hosts can cover the -1 handicap and win to nil in the Bundesliga.
Leipzig are sitting second in the Bundesliga, 7 points behind Bayern Munich. Their defence has been strong in recent weeks, winning to nil in 4 of their last 5 matches in all competitions. Julian Nagelsmann’s side won 1-0 at home against Bayer Leverkusen with Christopher Nkunku on target.
Leipzig beat Bochum 4-0 in the German Cup. Amadou Haidara and Marcel Sabitzer established a 2-0 lead with Yussuf Poulsen bagging a brace. Leipzig’s last match was a 3-0 win at Schalke. It was too easy as they had 64% possession and 3.10-0.13 expected goals. Defender and Benjamin Henrichs is injured alongside attacking midfielder Emil Forsberg and winger Justin Kluivert. Konrad Laimer is close to returning from injury and January signing Dominik Szoboszlai is struggling with adductor problems.
Augsburg are flirting with relegation after losing five of their last six Bundesliga matches. They snapped a run of three straight defeats with a 2-1 home win against Union Berlin with Florian Niederlechner scoring both goals. Heiko Herrlich’s side lost 3-1 at Borussia Dortmund after André Hahn’s early opener. Augsburg’s last match was a 2-0 home defeat to Wolfsburg. They were second best throughout and can have no complaints after having 0.38-2.20 expected goals. Augsburg right back Raphael Framberger is injured alongside striker Alfred Finnbogason. Defender Iago is doubtful.
Leipzig have a 7-3 advantage against Augsburg with 3 draws in 13 matches. Leipzig have won the last four encounters including 3-1 in the German Cup on 22 December. Augsburg have lost to nil in 3 of their last 5 bundesliga matches. Leipzig have a much strong squad than Augsburg and have been keeping plenty of clean sheets. We are Leipzig to win with ease in the Bundesliga.
PREDICTION : RB LEIPZIG 2-0 WIN
ACCUMULATOR TIP : RBE LEIPZIG OVER 1.5 TEAM GOALS