Minnows Augsburg are still searching for their first points of the season after losing their two opening games, and the match against fellow strugglers Wolfsburg could be a perfect opportunity for a win.
The Wolves are completely out of confidence following the 4-0 home defeat to Hannover, but they can take some heart from the fact they have won both away games this term.
Augsburg somehow managed to survive their first Bundesliga campaign, but not too many people believe they can repeat the feat.
The club have signed no less than nine new players in the summer transfer window, but they have yet to see the results of the heavy summer recruitment.
Augsburg desperately need a win after the home defeat to Fortuna Dusseldorf was followed by the loss at Schalke, and home win pays 2.80 (9/5) at BetVictor.
The hosts will be severely weakened in this match seeing that Simon Jentzsch, Ronny Philp, Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker, Koo Ja-Cheol, Knowledge Musona, Dawda Bah and Sascha Molders are all sidelined through injury.
Probable starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Amsif – Verhaegh, Sankoh, S. Langkamp, Ostrzolek – Baier, Ottl – Petrzela, Moravek, Sio – Bance.
Despite the piles of cash the club continue to pump into the squad, Wolfsburg just cannot seem to realize their potential and this is becoming very frustrating for the owners and fans alike.
The Wolves may have finished previous league campaign in 8th place, but it is important to note they were no less than nine points behind European places.
The Volkswagen Arena outfit splashed the cash on Olic, Pogatetz, Pilar, Dost, Naldo and Fagner this summer, while playmaker Diego returned from his loan spell at Atletico Madrid.
The away win over Stuttgart at the start of the season hinted that the team could be returning to the right track, but Felix Magath’s side were quickly grounded with a 4-0 home defeat to Hannover.
Despite the shocking result, Wolves appear to be favourites to win this match, with Stan James paying 2.60 (8/5) on away win.
Robin Knoche is banned after he was sent off against Hannover, while Vaclav Pilar and Patrick Helmes remain long-term casualties.
Probable starting line-up (4-3-1-2): Benaglio – Fagner, Naldo, Pogatetz, Rodriguez – Trasch, Josue, Schafer – Diego – Dost, Olic.