Bundesliga – Round 34
Bayern Munich vs Augsburg – 22nd May
Will Bayern Munich find their way to the top yet again?
Handed the Bundesliga champions for the ninth straight season, Bayern Munich is all set to pave its way to more victory. With a coach as dedicated as Hansi Flick and record-holding players- Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller, the team has successfully made its way to the top.
Of the recent games, Bayern has won the last two matches, scoring a charismatic victory in three matches out of the last five with one being a draw. Those were a monumental step in sealing their fate for the end of the season.
To make this last game even more heart-rendering, beloved players David Alaba and Jerome Boateng are set to play their last games for Bayern Munich after a decade of dominance at the Allianz Arena.
Predicted Line-Up: Neur, Süle, Boateng, Hernandez, Davies – Kimmich, Alaba – Gnabry, Müller, Coman – Lewandowski
Augsburg may not have had their best days yet but are all set to change the narrative in this match. The team remains in relegation danger after losing a match to Stuttgart with Sasa Kalajdzic’s controlled late header goal.
Placed 12th on the table after losing three matches out of the latest five and hitting one draw in the last, the team is under intense pressure to mark themselves safe.
And yet despite facing these back-to-back losses, Augsburg has not lost motivation and is set to make their comeback with a determined attack. They are indeed all jazzed-up and ready to play at the Allianz Arena next Saturday afternoon.
Predicted Line-Up: Gikiewicz – Gumny, Oxford, Gouweleeuw), Iago – Hahn, Moravek, Khedira, Vargas – Richter, Niederlechner
If the power of the first place wasn’t enough motive, Bayern Munich is heading into this game with an emotional factor driving their performance. Set with the heart rendering aim to play a spectacular game as a tribute to their long-standing manager Hansi Flick, Bayern is prepared to dominate. The odds, for one, certainly reflect that with Bayern Munich coming in at 1.11, a draw getting 9.25, and Augsburg getting a whopping 14. With odds as strong as that, it does not take a genius to figure that Bayern Munich has all but conquered that game. Should you place your bets on Augsburg, and they win, that would be one triumphant win for both!
With Bayern Munich hosting its Bavarian rival Augsburg, there are two primary stakes stemming from this match. Lewandowski holds the opportunity to become the most successful top scorer in one season if he nets the goal. The second is that should they win, the Bayern players would be offering a warm farewell to Hansi Flick. While Bayern has won 1-0 over Augsburg in January, we cannot overlook the rage that Augsburg holds to prove their worth. However, the odds do favour Bayern and a smart move would involve placing your bets on Bayern and Robert Lewandowski.