Augsburg’s Determination and Home Advantage

Despite a recent two-game winless streak in the Bundesliga, Augsburg remains the fifth-best performing team in the second half of the season. They have shown resilience and determination, winning five matches, drawing three, and losing five. Although they currently sit in seventh place, six points behind sixth, it would be unwise to rule them out. Augsburg has displayed a never-say-die attitude, as evidenced by their league-high 20 points earned from losing positions this season.

When it comes to their home matches, Augsburg has been particularly strong. They are unbeaten in their last four games at home, winning two and drawing two. Overall, their home record is commendable, with five wins, six draws, and three losses. Their only defeats at the WWK Arena this season have come against league leaders Leverkusen and reigning champions Bayern in 2024. In their last home game, Augsburg had a disappointing 1-1 draw against relegation-threatened Cologne. However, considering they have lost just one home league game against a current bottom-half side this season, they will hope that it was only a minor setback.

Union Berlin’s Struggles and Impressive Away Form

Like their hosts, Union Berlin has also been experiencing a winless streak in their last two matches, with one draw and one loss. In their previous game, they suffered a 1-0 defeat against Leverkusen and have failed to score in four of their last five league matches. In fact, Union Berlin holds the unfortunate record of going 15 games this season without scoring, the highest number in the league. However, their lack of goals has not been too damaging, as they have managed eight wins in the 13 games they did score, along with two goalless draws. This has given them a comfortable six-point buffer from the relegation zone.

Union Berlin’s away form in 2024 has been impressive, helping them stay clear of the dreaded drop zone. They have won one match, drawn three, and lost three on their travels. However, it is worth noting that Union Berlin has only scored two goals in their seven away games. Considering their history against Augsburg, adding to their away tally might prove to be a challenge. Union Berlin has not won any of their last seven meetings with Augsburg, losing four and drawing three. They have also lost their last three matches at Augsburg’s home venue.

Key Players and Interesting Stat

One player to watch for Augsburg is Phillip Tietz, who joined the team in the summer. Tietz has been involved in 11 Bundesliga goals this season, scoring seven and assisting four. Notably, Augsburg has won five, drawn three, and lost one when Tietz has either scored or assisted. On the other side, Union Berlin’s last goal was scored by Brenden Aaronson, who was also the matchwinner in their last away victory.

Finally, an interesting statistic is that only three of Union Berlin’s last 15 Bundesliga games have seen both teams score. This highlights their defensive strength and suggests that goals might be hard to come by in their matches.

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