Borussia Dortmund vs Zenit Prediction, 10/28/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Borussia Dortmund vs Zenit
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Location: Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Borussia Dortmund (-185) Zenit (+370)
Signal Iduna Park is the site where Marco Reus and Borussia Dortmund (0-0-1 in Champions League) will take on Zenit (0-0-1 in Champions League) on Wednesday. The goalies expected to start will be Roman Burki for Borussia Dortmund and Mikhail Kerzhakov for Zenit. Borussia Dortmund are at -185 while Zenit are at +370. The over/under opens at 3.
Borussia Dortmund played Schalke 04 in their last matchup and took home the win by a score of 3 - 0. Borussia Dortmund attempted 34 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 24 of the tries for a rate of 70.6%. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 94.6% passes received rate by connecting on 758 out of their 801 pass targets in their last game. Regarding shot accuracy, Borussia Dortmund wrapped this game up at a 41.2% rate by landing 7 shots on target of 17 shots. Borussia Dortmund averages 2.20 g/90 (11 total goals) and have tallied 9 assists in all contests for this campaign.
Marco Reus is a player who should be able to impact this game for Borussia Dortmund. He has 66 assists while accumulating 36 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. Reus has been given a starting assignment in 281 contests during his pro soccer career and he scores 0.49 G/90. The forward from Germany has recorded 132 goals in 24,240 mins. Someone else who should impact this match is Erling Haaland, the forward playing for Norway. He has helped a teammate on a goal 13 times thus far in his career and he has scored 49 goals. Haaland has been on the field for 4,502 mins during 47 starts and has earned himself 7 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.98 G/90 for his pro soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Borussia Dortmund is Roman Burki. Burki (151-72-82 record during his soccer career) has recorded 100 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 32.9% shutout rate. The keeper representing Borussia Dortmund has had 1,261 shots tried against him in 304 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.26 (384 goals surrendered) and his save percentage is .704. Burki has defended the goal for a total of 27,363 minutes and has tallied 889 saves so far in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Zenit took a loss by a final score of 2 - 1 against Rubin Kazan. Zenit connected on 2 SoT out of their 8 shots attempted giving them a 25.0% clip in their last outing. Having a total of 25 goals and 20 assists in all their matches, Zenit averages 2.08 goals and 1.67 assists per 90.
Sardar Azmoun will need to provide a lift for Zenit. He currently averages 0.52 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 125 games so far in his career. The forward representing Iran has been on the field for 11,227 mins and has scored 65 goals. He has totaled 34 yellow cards during his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 26 times. You should also keep an eye on Artem Dzyuba, the forward taking the field for Zenit. Dzyuba has been given 30 yellow cards in 25,100 minutes played (282 starts). His goals per 90 min average during his soccer career is 0.44. He has tallied 123 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 65 times.
Mikhail Kerzhakov is expected to look after the goal for Zenit. Kerzhakov has accumulated 30 shutouts and has seen 460 shots attempted against him in 9,382 career mins. He has a save percentage of .741 and his clean sheet rate sits at 29.1%. He has surrendered 1.17 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 38-26-41. In his career, Kerzhakov has allowed 122 goals while totaling 340 saves in 103 starts.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Zenit (+370)
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