Wolfsburg and Augsburg are back in action on Saturday as Bundesliga football returns.
With the 2019/20 season restarting this weekend, all eyes are going to be on the German top flight –
and Wolfsburg are going to be looking to form a robust start as they bid for Europa League football.
Oliver Glasner’s side are some extent off the highest six, and face an Augsburg team who need a result as they nerviously look over the shoulders with five points separating them from the relegation playoff spot.
The Bundesliga will become the primary big league to return amid the coronavirus pandemic this weekend,
with a full set of fixtures ending a shutdown which has lasted for quite two months.
It is almost business as was common with all matches happening behind closed doors, but Augsburg and Wolfsburg still have work to try to to regardless
when they bully off at the WWK Arena, almost exactly one year on from Wolfsburg beating an equivalent opponents 8-1.
That was a welcome return to make , winning more matches therein six-game run than that they had in their previous 12 league outings before that,
but they still have work to try to to to urge themselves back to the ecu picture.
Oliver Glasner’s side sit seventh, one point adrift of the ultimate Europa League spot,
which is realistically the ceiling of their ambition for the rest of the campaign with fifth place comfortably clear.
With sixth-placed Schalke returning to action against rivals Borussia Dortmund,
Wolfsburg would see any positive end in this match as an excellent chance to leapfrog them within the table.
FC Augsburg vs Wolfsburg Team News
One positive of the Bundesliga being suspended is that the majority niggles or relatively minor injury problems are given time to clear up.
However, there are still absentees for Saturday’s match, most notably Wolfsburg top scorer Wout Weghorst.
The striker’s fifth yellow card of the season last outing rules him out of this match through suspension,
meaning that Admir Mehmedi and Daniel Ginczek could lead on the road for the visitors.
Augsburg, meanwhile, are missing the injured Simon Asta but otherwise should have a full squad to choice from for his or her first match under the new manager.
Top-scorer Florian Niederlechner is predicted to steer the road ,
while left-back Philipp Max will aim to continue his fine form ahead of goal this season having netted seven times.
Wolfsburg manager Oliver Glasner confirmed that William, Ignacio Camacho and Josuha Guilavogui,
Yannick Gerhardt all picked up injuries in an indoor game during training and can all be missing. Wolfsburg also will be without top goalscorer,
Wout Weghorst, after he picked up his fifth yellow card last outing . He has scored 11 times within the Bundesliga this season.
FC Augsburg vs Wolfsburg Line Up
Augsburg possible starting lineup:
Luthe; Jedvaj, Gouweleeuw, Uduokhai, Max; Gruezo, Baier; Richter, Lowen, Vargas; Niederlechner
Wolfsburg possible starting lineup:
Casteels; Mbabu, Knoche, Brooks, Roussillon; Steffen, Arnold, Schlager, Brekalo; Mehmedi, Ginczek
Date, kick-off time and venue
The match kicks off at 2:30pm BST at the Augsburg Arena on Saturday May 16, 2020.
Live stream, TV channel and how to watch
BT Sport will be showing every game live on TV and online this weekend.
Augsburg vs Wolfsburg will be shown on BT Sport Extra 1HD, with coverage from 2:30pm.
All the highlights from the game will also be shown during BT’s Bundesliga Goals Show, which starts at 2:30pm on BT Sport Extra 3HD.
BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.