Werder Bremen host their third game of the season this Sunday at the Weser Stadium when they take on Augsburg. Werder Bremen have made a poor start to the 2019/2020 Bundesliga season, as they head into matchday three still in search for their first win of the campaign. Augsburg have not fared much better this season, but they do at least have a single point on their record and sit three places above their opponents in 13th. Werder Bremen dominated this clash this season, with them managing to secure all six points available from 3-2 and 4-0 wins.
Florian Kohfeldt takes his side into matchday three still in search for their first points of the season, which comes as a huge disappointment for a side that finished eighth last season. Bremen would have had high hopes leading up to the season after they went three games unbeaten before their opening game of the season. They went up against Fortuna Dusseldorf in their opening game of the season and suffered a 3-1 defeat, before then facing Hoffenheim on matchday two and lost their second game of the season 3-2.
Augsburg have also had a slow start to the new campaign with them taking just a single point from their opening two fixtures. Following their recent 1-1 result against Union Berlin, Augsburg have now gone five games without a win. From these five fixtures, Augsburg have picked up four defeats and one draw. The German side suffered three defeats in a row in pre-season against Villarreal, Bologna and Verl, before then being thrashed 5-1 by Borrusia Dortmund. However, they did get their first point against Union Berlin last time out.
Werder Bremen may have two losses from their opening two games, but they dominated this clash last season and with the home advantage should take another three points from Augsburg.
Both of Werder Bremen’s previous fixtures have ended with over 3.5 goals and both meetings between these sides last season also ended with over 3.5 goals.
Out of the 17 times these two sides have faced one another, Werder Bremen have won seven times and have lost on eight occasions.
This game averages 3.4 goals per match.
Both sides have failed to keep a clean sheet this season.
Florian Kohfeldt has a huge injury list ahead of this fixture which includes the likes of Philip Bargfrede (Knee), Milot Rashica (muscle), Ludwig Augustinsson (Knee), Milos Veljkovic (toe), Fin Bartels (Knee) and David Philipp (Patella). Also, the hosts will be without Johannes Eggestein, who picked up a red card in his last outing. Ihlas Bebou bagged his first goal of the season in his previous game against Hoffenheim and is expected to keep his spot up front.
Augsburg are not without their own injury problems ahead of this fixture with Raphael Framberger, Felix Gotze, Iago, Jeffery Gouweleeuw and Sergio Cordova all struggling with knocks. We expect to see Augsburg line up in their usual 4-2-3-1 formation which we saw face Union Berlin during their last game and could name an unchanged XI here.