The 2015/16 Bundesliga campaign is drawing to a close, but with seven rounds of matches remaining, all 18 teams still have plenty to play for as they look to get the most out of one of the most exciting seasons in the history of Germany’s top flight.
But how are things shaping up heading into the final stretch and how good are each side's chances of reaching their targets? bundesliga.com puts FC Augsburg under the spotlight.
Story so far
- Despite not spending a single matchday of the Rückrunde in the relegation places, Die Fuggerstädter are nonetheless looking over their shoulder at the bottom three, with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Eintracht Frankfurt only below them on goal difference.
- Augsburg have struggled since the turn of the year. Their only win in 2016 was a 1-0 victory over bottom club Hannover 96 on Matchday 22.
- Markus Weinzierl's side have picked up just eight points from their last ten matches. Only basement boys Hannover have a worse record.
Still to play for
- League survival is still feasible. Although the Bavarians are 15th with only goal-difference as a buffer on the relegation zone, their form has been respectable, picking up points against Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bayer 04 Leverkusen and SV Darmstadt 98 in recent weeks.
- The 2-2 draw against SV Darmstadt 98 on Matchday 26 showed that Augsburg are more than capable of digging deep. FCA were trailing by two goals before Markus Feulner and Alfred Finnbogason levelled the game, the latter with another last-minute penalty.
- Three of Augsburg's remaining six games are against 1. FC Köln, VfB Stuttgart and Hamburger SV, teams marginally better off in the league standings. Win those and Augsburg could climb into mid-table.
Potential saviour: Alfred Finnbogason
- Signed on loan from Real Socidedad de Futbol in the winter transfer window, the Iceland international has scored three goals in seven games in 2016.
- After an unhappy loan spell at Olympiacos FC in the first half of the season, Finnbogason is once again playing with a smile on his face, and has been involved in four goals in his last five games.