Borussia Dortmund hosting Augsburg on Monday night is the last of the Bundesliga’s fixtures for game day 24 and, following the results on Saturday and Sunday, Borussia have the opportunity to strengthen their grip on second place. On 40 points they are level with Schalke, and just a point ahead of Frankfurt, so Champions League qualification by finishing in the top four, while likely, is far from guaranteed.
Their case is helped by the fact that they have the league’s second-best attack, with 48 goals, though a relatively weak defensive record has meant that they are 20 points off Bayern Munich, who recorded a goalless draw with Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
Borussia Dortmund have been in great form recently – before drawing with Atlanta in the Europa League and advancing 4-3 on aggregate, they had won four in a row. Meanwhile, they have not lost a Bundesliga game since early December and the form of Michy Batshuayi, who is on loan from Chelsea, has been particularly impressive and the Belgian has five goals in as many appearances.
Augsburg certainly have the ability to be tricky opponents, however, and after finishing 13th last season they are targeting the top-half in this. In 10th, avoiding defeat on Monday night would see them into at least eighth place, and as high as seventh due to their superior goal difference when compared to Borussia Monchengladbach.
However, they head to the Westfalenstadion in poor form and have lost their last two. In fact, they have won just twice in 2018 and this season has generally been inconsistent. With 29 goals conceded, though, Augsburg have the same defensive record as Monday’s opponents and they will be looking to frustrate their hosts.
Tipbet is the website to bet on for this fixture and there are plenty of markets to choose from. Augbsurg are not given much chance of winning in the odds, though punters that think they can spring a shock can get them at 8.00.
Dortmund’s attacking quality sees them at 1.40 to get their 12th Bundesliga win of the season. The home team are also 2.15 to score three or more times. Other markets for registered Tipbet customers to bet on include the correct goalscorers.