Augsburg vs. RB Leipzig Betting Preview – Bundesliga, October 17, 2020

By Admir Aljic in Soccer
| October 15, 2020 3:46 pm PDT

Augsburg is experiencing an excellent start to the season as they recorded a pair of wins and a draw in the opening three rounds. The Fuggerstädter has the best defense in Bundesliga after the first three games, conceding only one goal so far, but their defense will be on test here when they visit the second-best offense in the league.

RB Leipzig, on the other side, is at the top of Bundesliga with seven points from three matches following a massive 4-0 victory over Schalke 04 in the previous round. The Red Bulls are looking very well right now, and it looks they are legitimate title contenders this year.

Check out our Augsburg vs. RB Leipzig betting pick along with the latest news, stats, and H2H record.

Latest Betting Odds

Augsburg +1+102
Leipzig -1-109
Augsburg to Win+500
Leipzig to Win-172
Draw+378
Over 2.5-189
Under 2.5-189

Augsburg Team News and Stats

Early Bundesliga leaders Augsburg and Leipzig take identical records (W2, D1) into this clash, but the latest history is against the hosts as they’ve won only one Bundesliga H2H (D3, L4). Augsburg’s league games are yet to witness a goal prior to the 40th minute this season and they’ve received an average of just 1.33 yellow cards per match this term (Leipzig: 1.67).

It’s been four home league games since Augsburg previously failed to find the back of the net (W1, D1, L2), although the win over Borussia Dortmund (September 26) was their first Bundesliga home victory in eight tries (D3, L4). They’ve also scored the opening goal only on two occasions in nine such matches.

Iraklis Metaxas cannot count on Alfred Finnbogason, who suffered a muscle injury early in an international game, as he represented Iceland against Denmark. The rest of the squad is healthy and at the coach’s disposal.

RB Leipzig Team News and Stats

Leipzig scored 3+ goals in three of their previous four competitive games (W3, D1), helping them top the standings at this early stage of the campaign thanks to goal difference. Scoring first in all three league matches this season, they were unbeaten when doing so in the Bundesliga last year (W14, D3). Six of their eight Bundesliga goals this term have also come before the 50th minute.

Now eight road matches in the league without a loss (W5, D3), the Red Bulls scored before the 30th minute in all six games that didn’t end 0-0 during that span. With five clean sheets therein, it’s notable that no team prevented their rivals from scoring on the road more times than Leipzig did last Bundesliga season (eight).

Julian Nagelsmann will be without Konrad Laimer (knee) and Marcel Sabitzer (thigh). 

Augsburg vs. RB Leipzig Pick

Leipzig’s boss Julian Nagelsmann never lost an H2H duel against Augsburg (W7, D2), while five of the last six games produced over 2.5 goals. The Red Bulls won both games last season and both produced over 2.5 goals with both teams scoring. I expect to see a similar scenario this time around, despite some early heroics from Augsburg’s defense this season. I don’t think they will keep the net intact against Leipzig.

Pick
  • BTTS YES & Over 2.5 goals
    -110

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