Augsburg - Derby fever is building in Bavaria this week as FC Augsburg prepare to entertain neighbours and top-flight newcomers FC Ingolstadt 04 on Saturday (kick-off 15:30 CEST).
After victory in their maiden Bundesliga match, Ingolstadt were brought back down to earth with a bang last weekend, as they were dispatched 4-0 by Borussia Dortmund. Augsburg were pegged back late on by Eintracht Frankfurt on Matchday 2 but having lost at home on the opening weekend of the season, will consider this an ideal opportunity to secure a first victory at the WWK Arena. bundesliga.com previews the action...
- Ingolstadt could become only the second newly-promoted side to win their first two away matches. The first was Fortuna Düsseldorf in 1996/97.
- In four Bundesliga 2 encounters, Augsburg took ten of a possible 12 points against Ingolstadt, as well as knocking them out of the DFB Cup in 2009/10.
- Augsburg's Caiuby switched from Ingolstadt in 2014, having scored 21 goals in 104 matches for FCI.
- Ingolstadt's Elias Kachunga scored his first competitive goal of 2015 against Augsburg (in a 2-1 win for SC Paderborn 07).
Possible line-up: Hitz - Verhaegh, Hong, Klavan, Max - Baier - Esswein, Kohr, Altintop, Werner - Bobadilla
Absentees: Moravek (fitness), Parker (knee), Trochowski (knee)
Possible line-up: Özcan - Levels, Matip, Hübner, Suttner - Groß, Roger, Morales - Hartmann, Hinterseer, Leckie
Absentees:Danilo (toe), Engel (hip)