Prediction ( Over 2.5)
Leipzig will be looking to extend their winning run in the Bundesliga to three games when they take on Augsburg at Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls recorded a routine 3-0 win over Schalke 04 at the weekend, with the team keeping their title hopes alive. Leipzig are eager to melt Bayern Munchen’s advantage in the Bundesliga standings, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Augsburg.
The Bavarians suffered yet another dip in form, with the team losing to both Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg in the previous two league fixtures. Since Leipzig have turned their Red Bull Arena into a real fortress, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. When the two teams met in the DFB Pokal in December Leipzig rolled over Augsburg 3-0, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts.
prediction (away team or draw)
Al Ahly and Palmeiras face each other at Education City Stadium in the FIFA Club World Cup third place playoff. Al Ahly failed to claim a major scalp in the semis, with the team losing (0-2) to Bayern Munchen, and bookies see them as underdogs in Thursday’s clash as well. Since defender Ali Maaloul suffered an injury in the defeat to FCB, we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the nominal hosts.
Palmeiras, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Tigres. The Copa Libertadores winners are eager to give fans some cheer, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Al Ahly. Considering that the Egyptians will be without Ali Maaloul in the third place playoff, we are tempted to put our money on Abel Ferreira’s charges.
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