Did you know that…
…FCA are TSG's favourite foe?
Hoffenheim have won 14 of their 23 Bundesliga matches against FC Augsburg; TSG have not racked up that many victories against any other opponent in the top flight. Their recent record is good too, with Hoffenheim winning eight of the past 10 meetings.
…the WWK Arena has been a happy hunting ground of late?
The high win ratio is also reflected in TSG's away record: Hoffenheim have won on six of their last seven visits to Augsburg, who have not suffered more home defeats to any other team during that timeframe.
…11 players in the current TSG squad have previously scored against Augsburg?
The players in the TSG team are particularly prolific against Augsburg, with 11 members of the current squad having previously netted against FCA – seven of them in a TSG shirt. Ihlas Bebou and Andrej Kramarić have each scored four times for Hoffenheim against Augsburg.
…Hoffenheim absolutely must thwart counter-attacks?
TSG have conceded eight goals from counter-attacks in the Bundesliga this season – a league high. But Augsburg have not proven to be especially effective via switch-play so far, with Enrico Maassen's team only registering two shots from counters – without scoring a goal.
…Augsburg are more reliant on tackling than passing?
No team in the Bundesliga has played fewer passes than FC Augsburg, who also have the league's lowest pass completion rate. Augsburg prefer to get stuck into tackles: only Hertha BSC (113) have contested more challenges per match than FCA (112).