Harry Kane Scores for Bayern on Bundesliga Debut
Bayern Munich, who have won the Bundesliga 11 times running, kicked off their title defense in style. They picked up a 4-0 win at Werder Bremen as Harry Kane scored on his Bundesliga debut. Now, Bayern returns home to host Augsburg, who drew 4-4 in their season opener, in a Bavarian derby match. This fixture has produced some exciting matches over the past few seasons, and this one may be no exception. We’ll preview the Bayern Munich vs Augsburg odds for Sunday’s match.
Recent meetings on the Bundesliga schedule between Bayern Munich vs Augsburg have been relatively even. Both teams have won twice over the last four meetings in the league. However, in all competitions, Bayern has scored five goals in three of the last six fixtures.
The match at the Allianz Arena last season finished in a 5-3 win for Bayern as Benjamin Pavard, who is set to leave the club this week, scored twice. Augsburg won the reverse fixture 1-0, and Bayern also picked up a 5-2 win over Augsburg in the DFB-Pokal last October.
Bayern Open up Season in Style
Bayern Munich bounced back from their 3-0 DFL-Supercup defeat at the hands of RB Leipzig and took down Werder Bremen 4-0 last Friday. The Bavarians put on a show in the first match of the new Bundesliga season, as Leroy Sane scored twice and Harry Kane got a Bundesliga debut goal.
In Kane, Bayern finally seem to have their Robert Lewandowski replacement. Kane scored 30 goals in the Premier League last season and is certainly a threat to put up 30 in the Bundesliga as well. The former Tottenham man ended his stay in North London without a major trophy, but Bayern Munich are favorites to finish in first place in the Bundesliga standings again.
After embarrassingly losing at home a couple of weekends ago to RB Leipzig, expect Bayern Munich to perform better on Sunday. Last season, they lost just one league match at the Allianz and scored over three goals per game. With Kane surrounded by Sane, Jamal Musiala, and Kingsley Coman, there should be plenty of opportunities to go around. Plus, the Bayern Munich vs Augsburg odds price the hosts as big favorites.
Augsburg Involved in Wild Eight-Goal Draw
FC Augsburg nearly finished in the relegation zone last season, as they only managed one point more than 16th-placed Stuttgart. Defense was an issue for the Bavarian club last season, as they conceded 63 goals in just 34 matches. Their defense was again stretched in their season opener as they conceded four times.
Borussia Monchengladbach went up 3-1 on Saturday vs. Augsburg in the first half, but the hosts scored twice before the halftime whistle. Augsburg managed to take the lead 20 minutes before the final whistle, but Monchengladbach equalized deep into stoppage time. Augsburg showed a lot of resilience to turn around a two-goal deficit, but defense remains an issue.
They haven’t exactly invested in their back line this Summer, as they only brought in Patric Pfeiffer on a free transfer. There’s still time left before the transfer window closes, but heading to Bayern Munich on Sunday will be one of the toughest tests of the season. Augsburg did add some attacking weapons in the offseason, as they brought in Phillip Tietz and Sven Michel. Michel only made two starts for Union Berlin last season but led their Bundesliga stats with 0.55 goals per 90 minutes.
Match Analysis & Odds
Bayern Munich entered this match as massive three-goal favorites, but none of the last 13 meetings have finished with more than a three-goal margin. There’s a decent chance this game is quite open, as a couple of last season’s fixtures were. In three meetings last, in all competitions, these teams averaged 5.3 goals per game. Here, under 4, 4.5 goals show -120 odds, though.
Bayern alone have averaged over four goals per game in the last four meetings at the Allianz Arena. Here, the Bayern Munich vs Augsburg odds list Bayern as -1300 favorites. Bayern -3 also displays -110 odds for this one, as Augsburg +3 is at -120 odds. Bettors thinking Augsburg could pull off the upset here will be pleased to know that Augsburg stands at +2200 moneyline odds.
FC Augsburg +3 displays -120 odds, and it’s certainly not the worst bet on the odds board this weekend. They’ve rarely lost to Bayern by three or more goals in the Bundesliga and have the offensive prowess to put up a fight. Another Augsburg draw comes in at +1200 odds for Sunday’s match.Follow us on Twitter