Four days before resuming his participation in the Champions League, RB Leipzig went for a mandatory three points at home against Augsburg. The "Bulls" are moving to the second position in the German elite, as with a few wrong steps in the new year they moved away by seven points from the leader Bayern Munich. With a series of losses in the last month, Augsburg collapsed in the standings and approached only five points from the danger zone, and on Friday they will most likely face another defeat.
We can say that Rosenbalsport is in good shape, as it has won zero four of its previous five matches in all tournaments. During this period, rivals for the top places such as Union Berlin and Bayer Leverkusen were defeated, Bochum was eliminated for the German Cup, and in the previous round three points were collected by the last Schalke. The only disappointing result in this series was the surprising 2: 3 loss to Mainz.
Augsburg is one of the teams performing the weakest in the German elite in the new 2021. The team has lost five of its seven games and so the total number of defeats in the league is already ten. In the previous round, a loss was collected at home by Wolfsburg with 0: 2, and within 90 minutes the team reached only one accurate shot.
And if we divide the performance of the teams in Germany into host and guest, then RB Leipzig is the best team at home with only five points missed from ten matches. Augsburg, on the other hand, has won eleven points at home and away, with three victories and fewer collected goals on foreign soil.
We know very well how strong the hosts start their matches, as in seven of their twelve victories in the league they had an advance at the break. Augsburg have lagged behind in the first half in six of their meetings so far, but this happened only once in the visit. Rosenbalsport's form is better, and their performance at home will play a key role. The Bulls have already beaten this opponent twice this season - as a guest, at zero and with goals in all four halves.
My prediction for RB Leipzig - Augsburg is First Half / Final Result: RB Leipzig - RB Leipzig.