In this week 18 match on Jan 23rd, Union Berlin and Augsburg will play a match in Augsburg in a meeting of these two Bundesliga teams. In Augsburg’s last match they recorded a 1-4 loss against Stuttgart. Nicolas Ivan Gonzalez struck first for Stuttgart in the 10th minute on a penalty shot, then Silla Wamangituka added another in the 29th minute on a feed from Borna Sosa. Augsburg is looking for direction having 3 win and 4 losses in their last 10 matches, while in their last match, Union Berlin recorded a 2-2 draw against Wolfsburg. Renato Steffen scored the first goal for Wolfsburg in the 10th minute, but Sheraldo Becker got the equalizer for Union Berlin in the 29th minute . With 19 points in their last 10 matches Union Berlin should be reasonably happy with their performance.
In their last match together, Augsburg won by a score of 3 to 1. Ruben Vargas struck first for Augsburg in the 41st minute on a feed from Raphael Framberger, then in the 75th minute, Christopher Lenz sent in a beautiful pass which was converted by Marius Bülter.
Taiwo Awoniyi has been the most effective weapon for Union Berlin lately. The Nigerian attacker has netted 3 goals in his last five matches. Augsburg is having problems scoring lately. Their top scorers, Jeffrey Gouweleeuw and Iago each only have 1 goal in their last 5
Augsburg will be without Marco Richter, André Hahn, Fredrik Jensen, Jeffrey Gouweleeuw, Noah Joel Sarenren Bazee, Raphael Framberger, Jan Morávek and Alfreð Finnbogason, while Urs Fischer’s squad will be without Christian Gentner, Anthony Ujah, Maurice Opfermann, Grischa Prömel, Joel Pohjanpalo, Nico Schlotterbeck and Max Kruse.