bundesliga.com has the lowdown on this clash at the SGL Arena...
Despite both teams surpassing their own expectations this term to reside in the upper reaches of the table, they have also publicly stated in recent weeks that their objective is the same as at the season's outset: to avoid relegation. With that in mind, each will be going all out for victory to squirrel away more points and ensure their safety.
The hosts have a lengthy injury list to contend with, as Marwin Hitz (knee), Jeong-Ho Hong (foot), Christoph Janker (suspension), Alexander Esswein (muscle tear), Jan Moravek (cruciate ligament), Tim Matavz (fitness) and Sascha Mölders (ankle) are all absent. Abdul Rahman Baba (r.) is on duty.
The treatment room is far emptier in Frankfurt, who are only missing Constant Djakpa (rehabilitation), Paraguayan striker Nelson Valdez (r., cruciate ligament) and Luca Waldschmidt (fitness).
FC Bayern loanee may only be 19 and he may only have joined Augsburg in January but he already looks right at home in central midfield. Composed in possession and unafraid to get stuck into tackles, Höjbjerg was outstanding against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday and will look to dictate the play here too.
may not have found the net thus far in 2015 but he is still the Bundesliga's leading scorer on 13 goals. The 32-year-old carries an enviable aerial threat due to his 6'4" frame and his elusiveness and fearsome shot mean Augsburg will have to constantly be on their guard.
Markus Weinzierl, (Augsburg coach): "Frankfurt have got excellent attacking players. I'm sure it'll be an attractive game. We're looking forward to it."
Thomas Schaaf, (Frankfurt coach): "We're still too inconsistent, which is due to the big changes in our squad. But we're improving."
Life could not really get much better for Augsburg at present. Weinzierl's charges have won both of their Rückrunde matches so far and are fourth in the table on 33 points. Frankfurt are nine points adrift in ninth but will be buoyed by a strong performance to hold VfL Wolfsburg to a 1-1 draw on Tuesday, after a 4-1 hammering in Freiburg on Matchday 18.
These two have only met five times in the Bundesliga to date, with Augsburg boasting by far the better record. The Bavarians are unbeaten in the four most recent encounters, winning three and drawing one. Furthermore, the Fuggerstädter have won both home fixtures against Frankfurt.
Augsburg: Manninger - Verhaegh, Callsen-Bracker, Klavan, Feulner - Baier - Bobadilla, Höjbjerg, Altintop, Werner - Ji
Frankfurt: Trapp - Chandler, Zambrano, Russ, Oczipka - Aigner, Stendera, Hasebe, Inui - Meier, Seferovic