Borussia Dortmund will play at home against Augsburg in the 16th round of the German championship. The match will take place on January 22, starting at 14:30 GMT.
Borussia Dortmund are 6th in the Bundesliga after 15 rounds of 25 points. Bayern are nine points behind. Of course, you can forget about the champion title, but the club will compete for a ticket to the Champions League.
Borussia somewhat spoiled the end of the first part of the season, losing to Wolfsburg (0-2) and Borussia Monchengladbach (2-4), which resulted in the loss of a position in the top 4.
Sébastien Haller is already able to help his teammates and can be expected on the pitch against Augsburg. All other players are in the ranks and ready to resume the fight in the championship.
Augsburg decently passed in the autumn part of the season and could not get a single victory in the last eight official meetings. Wards of Enrico Maasen are currently on the 14th line and are only one point ahead of the relegation zone.
The club were very active in the transfer market during the winter break, but did not conclude high-profile contracts, although they signed several promising players.
Augsburg played four friendly matches in the first half of January and lost all of them. The team lost to Union Berlin twice and was defeated by Ferencváros and Wolfsburg.
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Head to Head
The two teams have met each other 23 times in competition, with all but one of the meetings taking place in the Bundesliga.
As expected, the hosts dominated their rivals with a 14-3 lead. The last meeting was held that year as part of the championship and ended in a draw with a score (1-1).
Borussia clearly intends to regain their place in the top four and will try to take advantage of the misfire of competitors in the face of Leipzig and Bayern, who drew.
There are no serious personnel losses in the club and they are fully prepared for the second part of the season. As for Augsburg, the club is still far from optimal conditions, and the mentor is unlikely to be able to quickly convey his thoughts to the newcomers.
Prediction for this match: Under 3.5 Goals.