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In the final part of the German Bundesliga season, VfB Stuttgart still has to fight to secure a place in the best league in the country. The Stuttgart team must score points in a match against FC Augsburg to improve their situation in the table.

There are 4 series of games left by the end of the current Bundesliga season. The league enters its key phase. At the top of the table, there is a amazing fight for the German championship between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, and also for the place in the group stage of the Champions League.

But the situation at the bottom of the table is also interesting. Today we know that Hannover 96 (14 points) has practically no chance to stay in the 1. Bundesliga, and 1. FC Nuernberg (18 points) will have a very difficult task to do. However, VfB Stuttgart must be very careful with the team from Nuremberg. VfB currently has 18 points, which is 3 more than its neighbor from the table. If the season ended now, VfB would play in the Bundesliga playoffs, and FC Nuernberg would have fallen to the 2nd Bundesliga. But 3 points of difference is a distance that is easy to make up. That’s why VfB Stuttgart can’t afford to lose points because the rival isn’t asleep.

FC Augsburg has been running a difficult season. It has only 28 points and sits on the 14th place in the table and was in danger of relegation to the lower league once. Happily for the team, this risk has been moved away. Now FC Augsburg is likely to stay in the 1st Bundesliga. It’s also worth to mention that this team has several very good players, experienced even in their national teams. It’s young Dutch defender Jeffrey Gouweleeuw (worth around 12 million Euro), left defender Phillip Max (worth around 18 million Euro), Austrian striker Michael Gregoritsch (worth 16 million Euro) and striker from Iceland Alfred Finnbogason (10 goals this season, current market price: 15 million Euro).

In previous matches against FC Augusburg, VfB Stuttgart has proved that it knows how to handle this opponent. VfB remains unbeaten with FC Augsburg in 3 last games with this team. It may be the crucial fact before this game. And VfB needs to score even a single point in Augsburg, as the situation in the table is still far from comfortable.

– We’ll be prepared for the special nature of the game and the ferocious atmosphere on Saturday. It’s the duty of every individual to give their best for the club and that’s what the team will do – says Markus Weinzierl, the coach of VfB Stuttgart, quoted by the official website of the club.German Bundesliga, round #30, FC Augsburg – VfB Stuttgart, Saturday, April 20th, start: 3:30 pm CET. 

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