FC Augsburg get straight back to business after the international break with a Bavarian derby against FC Bayern Munich and Manuel Baum’s side are intent on giving their fellow Bavarians a tricky ride. Here are all the important facts you need to know ahead FCA’s clash with the reigning champions.
Headers: Konstantinos Stafylidis is the team’s top-goalscorer with four goals following his strike against Freiburg. The Grecian scored his first ever header, with all his previous goals coming from outside the box.
Ability to come back: FCA have fallen behind in all nine of their Bundesliga matches in 2017, conceding the opening goal in eight of those. However FCA have managed to pick up eight points in that period with three wins and two draws.
Record: FCA are currently three games without a win for the first time under Manuel Baum. However his average of 1.36 points per game is still the best of any Augsburg head coach in the top flight of German football (Markus Weinzierl’s was 1.26).
Ruthless in attack: FCB have are unbeaten in their last 19 games (17 wins, two draws). They have won their last six and scored an incredible 23 goals and conceded just one! They suffered their last defeat away at Rostov in the Champions League back in November.
Favourite opponents: Lewandowski has scored 13 goals in eleven appearances against Augsburg. The Pole has not scored more goals against any other club in the German top flight and he hit a brace in the reverse fixture at Augsburg earlier this season in Bayern’s 3-1 win. He also provided the assist for Robben’s first-half strike.