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Bayern Munich have been really great in the past few weeks and have managed to close the gap with the top spot to five points. They are now in for a tricky road trip to Augsburg, where they will be hosted by the local team on Friday. Augsburg are coming off a really bad loss against Werder Bremen and have not been in the best of shapes lately.
Date/Time: 2-15-2019, 14:30 EST
Spread: Bayern Munich -1.75
Total: 3.25 Goals
Augsburg (4-11-6) were not very bad in their away match against Werder Bremen over the weekend but the truth is that they were really unlucky. Their opponents took an early lead at the 5th minute and scored twice in a two-minute span shortly after to take a three-goal lead by the 28th minute. Augsburg fought really hard in that match but were unable to take anything from that match. That loss came after two consecutive wins in all competitions but prior to that they had three straight losses. Augsburg are now sitting at the 15th spot of the league table with 18 points, three ahead of the relegation zone and four behind Schalke. They have not been anything special at home so far (2-4-4), where they have won just once in their last eight matches in all competitions (1-3-4).
On the other hand, Bayern Munich (14-4-3) are coming into this match after a solid 1-3 win at home against Schalke. They took the lead at the 12th minute when their opponents scored an own goal, but were equalized shortly after. Even so, they scored once in each half to eventually win by 1-3 and bounce back after two unsuccessful results. Bayern Munich are still sitting at the 2nd spot of the Bundesliga with 45 points, now three ahead of Gladbach and five behind Dortmund. Bayern Munich have the best away record in the league (8-0-3), the best away offense with 25 goals and the 3rd best away defense with 12 conceded. They have won just one of their last four away matches in all competitions (1-1-2) and have only kept three clean sheets in their last ten away matches in all competitions.
Augsburg scored a late goal to steal a point with that 1-1 draw in Munich earlier in the season, but Bayern Munich had won each of the previous seven matches in all competitions. Bayern Munich have also been dominant in this venue over the years (8-1-0) and have scored at least twice in all their wins.
Bayern Munich will face Liverpool for the Champions League just four days after this match and this might create distractions. Augsburg can certainly score here against a bleeding Bayern Munich defense and so I will go with the Over 3.25 Goals on this one.
Bundesliga Augsburg vs Bayern Munich Prediction: Over 3.25 Goals (-112)
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