A win will do it for Bayern Munich when they travel to the WWK Arena to face Augsburg on Saturday. The Bavarians are looking rosy on all three fronts after a Champions League victory at Sevilla on Tuesday, and with a German Cup semi-final coming up next week.
Where and when: WWK Arena – 7 April, kick-off 14:30
Where you can see Augsburg vs. Bayern Munich: William Hill live streaming
Last time: Bayern were 3-0 winners at the Allianz Arena in November, with Arturo Vidal opening the scoring in the first half before a brace from Robert Lewandowski.
Augsburg v Bayern Munich Predictions and Preview
Bayern go in search of their seventh straight win over Augsburg in all competitions, so the omens are good for wrapping up their sixth consecutive Bundesliga title.
Last weekend’s 6-0 demolition of Borussia Dortmund was a sign of Die Roten’s supremacy on German soil, and they can secure the title with five games to go of the 34-match season. Despite going behind in Sevilla on Tuesday, they also flexed their muscles on the continent to take a victory that will surely see them reach the Champions League semi-finals.
The odds on an outright Bayern win on Saturday are 5/9, so unless they’re part of an accumulator, you might need to look elsewhere for some value with the away victory. Die Roten have won 3-1 on their last two visits to the Augsburg Arena, and they’re 12/1 to make it three in a row at the weekend.
Die Fuggerstadter meanwhile are 10th in the Bundesliga table, and are looking to improve on last season’s 13th-placed finish. Yet with just one win in their last seven games, they’re unlikely to improve that record against the champions-elect. If you think Augsburg can cause an upset though, they’re priced at 23/4 in the betting.
The home side will stand a better chance if the likes of Vidal, David Alaba and Kingsley Coman aren’t fit to return from injury, while Manuel Neuer has stepped up his recovery from a broken foot recently but is still some way off.
However, Manuel Baum’s side are without Raphael Framberger and Kilian Jakob for the rest of the season, while there are doubts over five other players including Daniel Opare, Fabian Giefer and Daniel Baier. Alfred Finnbogason is back in training after a calf injury, but a draw might be the best Augsburg can hope for, and that’s priced at 7/2.
One to watch for Augsburg: The hosts will hope top scorer Finnbogason is fit to play, with the Icelandic striker on 11 goals for the season. If he starts, he could be worth a punt at 9/1 to open the scoring.
One to watch for Bayern Munich: Lewandowski helped himself to a hat-trick against former club Dortmund last weekend, and he’s the 28/11 favourite to break the deadlock with his 36th goal of the campaign, or 12/1 for another treble.
Long shot: Polish hitman Lewandowski has scored at least twice in his last four games against Augsburg, opening the scoring three times. You can get odds of 28/1 on him getting the first goal for Bayern in a 3-1 win to seal the title.