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AUG vs KOL Dream11 Tips for Augsburg vs Koln Bundesliga Fixtures 23 April

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AUG vs KOL Dream11: Koln travels to Augsburg’s WWK Arena for what will be a crucial fixture in their Bundesliga campaign. Schalke 04’s relegation was confirmed with just 2 wins all season and Koln seem to be next in line. They are in 17th place, 4 points from safety and with just 6 wins all season but they did surprise the odds and beat RB Leipzig last weekend. Augsburg seems to be putting distance between them and the relegation-threatened sides but this game can be the turning point for them in many ways. They are without a win in their last 3 games and are coming off the back of a 2-0 defeat to Frankfurt.

Date: 24th April, Saturday
Kick-Off: 12 midnight (IST)
Venue: WWK Arena, Augsburg

Bundesliga Table: Augsburg is in 12th place with Koln in 17th.

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Recent Form
Augsburg: WWLDL
Koln: DLLLW

Head-to-Head (last 5 meetings):
Augsburg – 2
Draw – 3
Koln – 0

AUG vs KOL Today Match Prediction Details

Augsburg News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Noah-Joel Sarenren-Bazee has caught what looks like the flu and will be given a rest for this game.
• Tim Civeja continues to be sidelined with a groin injury.
• Felix Uduokhai picked up his 5th booking of the season and will be suspended for this game.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• Augsburg should start with a defence of Raphael Framberger, Jeffrey Gouweleeuw, Reece Oxford and Iago.
• Tobias Strobl and Rani Khedira will form the midfield pivot with Daniel Caligiuri, Marco Richter and Ruben Vargas in attacking midfield.
• Andre Hahn should spearhead the attack.

Augsburg Starting XI (likely)

Rafal Gikiewicz (GK)
Raphael Framberger
Jeffrey Gouweleeuw
Reece Oxford
Iago
Tobias Strobl
Rani Khedira
Daniel Caligiuri
Marco Richter
Ruben Vargas
Andre Hahn

Koln News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Kingsley Ehizibue picked up his 5th yellow card of the season against RB Leipzig and will be suspended for this game.
• Ismail Jakobs and Jan Thielmann continue to remain sidelined with injuries.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• Benno Schmitz will have to replace the suspended Ehizibue in that right-back spot.
• Florian Kainz could come back in attacking midfield as Ondrej Duda could drop back to the number 10 spot.
• Sebastian Andersson is likely to lead the line, in a lone-striker role.

Koln Starting XI (likely)

Timo Horn (GK)
Benno Schmitz
Sebastiaan Bornauw
Rafael Czichos
Jannes-Killian Horn
Ellyes Skhiri
Jonas Hector
Marius Wolf
Ondrej Duda
Florian Kainz
Sebastian Andersson

Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Andre Hahn – Andre Hahn has been Augsburg’s best player by far with 7 goals and 2 assists so far this season. He has gone 3 games without a goal contribution after a run of 3 goals and 2 assists in 5 games including the second goal in a great win against Hoffenheim.

Ondrej Duda – The Slovakian has been enjoying life of late with 5 goals and 4 assists for a struggling Koln side. He has been in good form as well with a goal and assist in his last 2 games, including an assist for the winner against RB Leipzig. He has also created 40 chances, completed 43 dribbles (73%) and has 30 accurate crosses (30%).

Differential Pick

Daniel Caligiuri – The German international has been one of Augsburg’s better players with 5 goals and 4 assists so far. He has created 49 chances and succeeded in an impressive 55 attempted dribbles at a high completion rate of 72%. He has also whipped in 30 accurate crosses at a 27% accuracy and won 44 tackles (67%) successfully. Caligiuri will look to link up with the likes of Ruben Vargan and Andre Hahn to secure the win against Koln

AUG vs KOL Dream 11 Teams

Goalkeeper – Gikiewicz
Defenders – Schmitz, Czichos, Framberger, Iago
Midfielders – Hector, Duda (VC), Caligiuri
Forwards – Hahn (C), Vargas, Andersson

Likely Winner:

This would’ve been a win for Augsburg, albeit not easy, earlier but Koln’s result against RB Leipzig has changed the dynamics completely. Koln will go into this game believing they can get all 3 points from the AUG vs KOL Today Match Prediction. As the season draws to a close, all games are must-wins if Koln wishes to escape relegation. Augsburg will feel safe at the moment as they are 8 points clear of the relegation zone but they can not take that for granted and will want to push for a top-half finish.

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