Bundesliga Preview: Borussia Dortmund - Augsburg
Goal.com previews the action as the reigning Bundesliga champion welcomes Jos Luhukay's newcomers in a bid to turn the disappointing start to the season around.
Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer
Gotze, Kagawa, Perisic
Hosogai, Mohrle, Sankoh, De Jong
Gogia, Baier, Bellinghausen
Lucas Barrios already has made two substitute appearances, and given the fact that his recovery is well on track, he is in the running for a starting place on Saturday. The only absentees for Dortmund are Julian Koch and Marvin Bakalorz, who are both still working their way back to fitness.
Augsburg faces an injury crisis as no less than seven players have been ruled out for the match against the German champion. Defenders Paul Verhaegh and Dominik Reinhardt, midfielders Andrew Sinkala, Marcel Ndjeng and Dawda Bah, as well as strikers Torsten Oehrl and Stephan Hain will be forced to watch from the sidelines.
||DID YOU KNOW?|
- Dortmund has yet to win two league games in a row this season. The club can do that on Saturday by beating Augsburg at the Signal-Iduna Park.
- BVB is set to play its 1500th game in the Bundesliga. Only Hamburg, Werder Bremen, Bayern Munich and Stuttgart reached that landmark before them.
- Jurgen Klopp's men have failed to win in their last two home games, drawing 1-1 with Arsenal, and losing 2-1 to Hertha Berlin.
- Augsburg is the only team yet to win in this season's Bundesliga.
- Jos Luhukay's men have achieved four draws, more than any other team in the league.
- Only Kaiserslautern have scored less goals than Augsburg this season. Of the six goals scored by Jos Luhukay's men, three came from striker Sascha Molders, who has not scored a goal since round 2.
Top 3 Predictions
Borussia Dortmund 3-1 FC Augsburg
- 22.75 %
Borussia Dortmund 2-0 FC Augsburg
- 18.96 %
Borussia Dortmund 3-0 FC Augsburg
- 16.59 %
|1. Bundesliga (GER1)||Apr 6, 2013||Borussia Dortmund 4 - FC Augsburg 2|
|1. Bundesliga (GER1)||Nov 10, 2012||FC Augsburg 1 - Borussia Dortmund 3|
|1. Bundesliga (GER1)||Mar 10, 2012||FC Augsburg 0 - Borussia Dortmund 0|
|1. Bundesliga (GER1)||Oct 1, 2011||Borussia Dortmund 4 - FC Augsburg 0|
|May 18, 2013||Borussia Dortmund 1 - TSG Hoffenheim 2||GER1|
|May 11, 2013||Wolfsburg 3 - Borussia Dortmund 3||GER1|
|May 4, 2013||Borussia Dortmund 1 - Bayern 1||GER1|
|Apr 30, 2013||Real Madrid 2 - Borussia Dortmund 0||UCL|
|Apr 27, 2013||Fortuna Düsseldorf 1 - Borussia Dortmund 2||GER1|
|8||Antônio da Silva||Midfielder|
|17||Marcel de Jong||Defender|
|6||Jonas de Roeck||Defender|
Times In EDT
Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed