Augsburg and Wolfsburg played out a goalless draw when they squared-up at the Volkswagen Arena in October but the return fixture should be a far more entertaining contest.
Wolfsburg are in the thick of the battle for an Europa League qualification spot after piecing together a six-game unbeaten streak, while Augsburg are the seventh highest scorers at home in the division despite sitting as low as 14th.
In fact, Augsburg’s 12 home games this term have featured 45 goals – an average of 3.75 a match – and they have failed to score in only one of those contests.
Wolfsburg have witnessed 19 goals across their last four road trips and another high-scoring contest could be on the cards between two enterprising outfits.
Given the potential for goals go for both teams to score and also over 2.5 goals.
Augsburg have picked up 18 of their 27 points on home soil and even in a contest behind closed doors have enough firepower to give Wolfsburg a scare.
The hosts held visiting Bayern to a 2-2 draw, scored three times in defeat against Dortmund and were only edged out 3-2 by both Schalke and Borussia Monchengladbach.
Heiko Herrlich’s men evidently carry an attacking threat but defensively are suspect with 52 goals conceded in just 25 games.
Augsburg, armed with the services of Florian Niederlechner and Philipp Max, are expected to make their presence felt but have lost four of their last five Bundesliga matches and are unlikely to keep a confident Wolfsburg at bay.
Leading marksman Wout Weghorst is a notable absentee for Wolfsburg but the absence of their star striker may not matter against such a generous backline.
Weghorst, who tops Wolfsburg’s scoring charts with 11 league goals, misses out through suspension but Croatian Josip Brekalo showed he is an able deputy with three goals in six appearances prior to the lockdown.
Wolfsburg took their unbeaten tally against Augsburg to four games with a 3-2 victory here last season and punters should have a small interest in a repeat scoreline.