FC Schalke 04 vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction, 12/6/2020 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Schalke 04 vs Bayer Leverkusen
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: FC Schalke 04 (+375) Bayer Leverkusen (-167)
Amine Harit and FC Schalke 04 (0-3-6, 18th in Bundesliga) play Bayer Leverkusen (5-4-0, 3rd in Bundesliga) at Veltins-Arena on Sunday. The goalies expected to start will be Frederik Ronnow for FC Schalke 04 and Lukas Hradecky for Bayer Leverkusen. Bayer Leverkusen are at at -167 while the Royal Blue are at +375. The over/under opens at 2.5.
FC Schalke 04 took the field against Monchengladbach in their most recent match and took a loss by a final of 4-1. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 85.9% received passes rate by completing 353 of the 411 targeted passes last match. FC Schalke 04 attempted 23 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 11 of those tries for a rate of 47.8%. Regarding shot accuracy, FC Schalke 04 finished at a 15.4% rate by hitting 2 shots on target of 13 shots. FC Schalke 04 has an average of 0.56 goals per 90 (5 total goals) and have 3 assists in all competitions this year.
Amine Harit is a guy who can be a difference maker for FC Schalke 04. He has accounted for 10 assists while tallying 12 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Harit has started 87 games so far in his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.13 goals per 90 mins. The forward from France has 11 goals scored in 7,807 mins played. Someone else who should impact this game is Suat Serdar, the midfielder who represents Germany. Serdar has been on the field for 6,739 mins during 77 career starts and has earned himself a total of 14 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 1 time so far in his career while scoring 11 goals. He has an average of 0.15 goals per 90 during his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for FC Schalke 04 will be Frederik Ronnow. Ronnow (81-43-52 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 60 clean sheets, which has earned him a 33.9% clean sheet percentage. The keeper from Denmark has faced 727 shots tried at him in 177 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.20 (212 total goals given up) and he has earned a save % of .726. Ronnow has defended the goal for 15,962 minutes and is sitting with 521 saves in his pro soccer career.
In their last outing, Bayer Leverkusen weren't able to secure a win with a final of 0-0 against Hertha BSC. Bayer Leverkusen finished the match with a 64.7% successful dribble percentage by converting 11 out of the 17 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 461 of the 547 attempted passes for a percentage of 84.3%. Bayer Leverkusen landed 2 shots on goal out of their 16 shots attempted giving them a 12.5% clip when they last took the field. Having accumulated 16 goals and 13 assists in all competitions, Bayer Leverkusen averages 1.78 goals and 1.44 assists per 90 minutes.
Patrik Schick will need to provide a lift for Bayer Leverkusen. The forward representing Czech Republic has totaled 7,385 professional minutes while scoring 34 goals. He has accounted for 12 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped on a goal 9 times. He scores 0.41 G/90 and has started 79 games so far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Kerem Demirbay, the midfielder representing Germany. He has totaled 27 goals during his career while helping a teammate on a goal 33 times. Demirbay has been handed 42 yellow cards in 12,751 professional minutes played (145 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average thus far in his career is 0.19.
Lukas Hradecky will look after the goal for Bayer Leverkusen. In his career, Hradecky has given up 368 goals while earning 836 saves in 294 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.25 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 121-76-96. He has a save percentage of .701 and his clean sheet rate sits at 31.0%. Hradecky has tallied 91 clean sheets while seeing 1,193 shots tried against him in 26,459 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Bayer Leverkusen (-167)
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