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RB Leipzig vs FC Augsburg

Competition – German Bundesliga

Stadium – Red Bull Arena

Date: 12th February 2021

Kick-off time – 19:30 GMT

Red Bull Leipzig are back in action this Friday when they welcome Augsburg to the Red Bull Arena in the first match of Round 21 of this season’s Bundesliga campaign.

Julian Nagelsmann’s side saw their title bid stutter in January as they dropped seven points in January to leave them eight points behind leaders Bayern Munich. However, they have started this month in better fashion with impressive wins over Bochum in the DFB Pokal and Schalke in the Bundesliga.

The hosts head into this tie with three wins from their last three games. In that period, they scored eight times and did not concede a single goal. They remain the leagues tightest defence despite their recent wobble as they have conceded 17 times in 20 games.

They will look to make it four wins from four and reduce the gap on their rivals Bayern Munich who are presently away for the World Club Cup.

Augsburg are 13th in the table after 20 games, but have the opportunity to climb further up the table with a positive result here.

However, their form suggests that a positive result is unlikely as they have lost four of their last five league games (W1), while conceding nine times and scoring just three times.

They remain one of the league’s lowest-scoring sides with just 20 goals to their name all season—only the bottom-three clubs have scored less.

With struggling Mainz and Bielefeld grinding out results in recent times, Heiko Herrlich will be wary of entering a relegation fight at this point in the season, and will look to arrest a worrying slump in this tie.

The last five meetings between both sides have produced five wins for Leipzig, making it harder for the visitors to imagine a win in this game.

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German Bundesliga Table

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