The main goal for next saison is to stay in the Bundesliga, but it will be a hard fight for Augsburg. They start into the season with a low squad value. Furthermore, Augsburg didn’t win their first testing match. Moreover they have not spent a fortune on new players. We think in our betting tip, that they can be happy if they earn the relegation playoff spot.
Augsburg face relegation battle but will do everything to stay in the Bundesliga
Augsburg’s relegation battle lasted until the last day of the season and the players burst into a flood of tears once safety was secured. To start with the positive thing first, it is to mention that Augsburg remained unbeaten in their last four league games in which they collected six points (one win and three draws) against strong opposition. They finished in 13th place with 38 points from 34 matches and a goal difference of 35:51, just one point above the drop zone. But the club from the Fuggers’ city has not lived up to their expectations and their defence looked vulnerable on more than one occasion. In the second half of the season alone, the team of head coach Manuel Baum recorded just five wins but seven losses and they conceded 32 goals. They have the fourth-weakest offence and less goal threat was only shown by almost relegated Hamburg, Wolfsburg and relegated Darmstadt. Our betting tip predicts that is going to be another difficult season for Augsburg, who will do everything to stay in the Bundesliga.
Augsburg lost pre-season friendly game against Innsbruck – relegation threatened according our betting tip
The club from the Fuggers’ city is expected to find themselves in the relegation battle right from the first whistle. They have already started their pre-season preparations, but narrowly lost their first friendly 1-0 to Austrian side Wacker Innsbruck. Augsburg’s main goal is to stay in the league and in order to achieve this goal, they have signed promising players. Gregoritsch, Giefer and Heller have the potential to accelerate the overall performance of the team. Augsburg have not spent a fortune on new players but Rani Khedira from Bundesliga rivals RB Leipzig is the pick of the bunch. With Kohr, Altintop and Ajeti, only three players left the club this summer. Despite their new signings, Augsburg have the fourth-lowest squad value and the second-lowest average market value of all teams. The 36 squad members put together by Augsburg have a combined squad value in today’s market of €63.10m. So it remains to be seen if the squad has the potential to achieve the goals and avoid relegation this season. The competition in the Bundesliga is now greater than it has been in recent years. With the club struggling at the wrong end of the league table, the danger of relegation is always a realistic one in our eyes.
Season goals, predictions and betting tip for FC Augsburg
Augsburg’s main goal in the upcoming season is without any doubt to avoid relegation. In order to fulfil this goal, they sweat out an intense pre-season campaign and have arranged two more friendlies against second division side SSV Jahn Regensburg and SSV Ulm. They will travel to former European Cup winners Magdeburg a few days before the first match day to round off their preparations. The Bundesliga is very balanced, if Bayern Munich don’t play too well, and FCA are very likely to face tough opposition in every single game. They rank at 15th position when it comes to the comparison of squad values. Their first four matches against Hamburg ,Gladbach, Cologne and Frankfurt will show in which direction the trend goes. We think that they will struggle a lot and can be happy if they earn the relegation playoff spot at the end of the season. The odds that FC Augsburg will win the german Bundesliga are between 501,00 and 1001,00.