FSV Mainz 05 vs Werder Bremen Prediction, 12/19/2020 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FSV Mainz 05 vs Werder Bremen
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Opel Arena in Mainz, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: FSV Mainz 05 (+159) Werder Bremen (+183)
Maximilian Eggestein and Werder Bremen (2-5-5, 14th in Bundesliga) head to Opel Arena on Saturday where they'll take on FSV Mainz 05 (1-3-8, 17th in Bundesliga). The goalies who are expected to start are Robin Zentner for FSV Mainz 05 and Jiri Pavlenka for Werder Bremen. The moneyline on this contest has FSV Mainz 05 coming in at +159 and the Green-Whites are at +183. The total has been set at 2.75.
FSV Mainz 05 faced off with Hertha BSC in their last matchup and wrapped up with a draw by a score of 0-0. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 74.8% passes received percentage by converting 243 out of their 325 pass targets in their last outing. FSV Mainz 05 attempted 7 dribbles in this game and were successful in 6 of the tries for a rate of 85.7%. In terms of shooting accuracy, FSV Mainz 05 finished the game by hitting 0 SoT out of 5 shots. FSV Mainz 05 is averaging 1.00 goal per 90 (12 total goals) and have 7 assists in all matches this year.
Robin Quaison is a player who should be able to impact this match for FSV Mainz 05. Quaison has started 155 matchups thus far in his career and he has earned 0.26 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Sweden has earned 41 goals scored in 14,037 mins played. He has totaled 14 assists while earning 23 yellow cards so far in his career. One more player who should impact this match is Jean-Paul Boetius, the forward who is from the Netherlands. Boetius has been on the field for 13,925 mins in 159 starts and has been handed a total of 23 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 38 times thus far in his career while he has scored 38 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.25 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for FSV Mainz 05 is Robin Zentner. Zentner has defended the goal for 9,495 mins and has earned 351 saves so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.55 (163 goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of .690. The goalie hailing from Germany has had 504 shots attempted against him in 106 career starts. Zentner (28-29-49 mark during his career) has 25 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 23.6% clean sheet percentage.
For their last game, Werder Bremen took a defeat with a final score of 2-1 against Borussia Dortmund. Werder Bremen ended the game with a 35.7% successful dribble percentage by completing 5 out of the 14 dribbles they pursued. They finished the contest by converting 417 out of their 499 passes they tried for a rate of 83.6%. Werder Bremen converted 3 shots attempted out of their 6 shots attempted earning them a 50.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 14 goals and 11 assists in all their matches, Werder Bremen is averaging 1.17 goals and 0.92 assists per 90 minutes.
Maximilian Eggestein will be counted on for Werder Bremen. The midfielder from Germany has 12,576 professional minutes while scoring 14 goals. He has collected 20 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted on a goal 11 times. He scores 0.10 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 141 outings during his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Leonardo Bittencourt, the forward who represents Germany. He has accounted for 28 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 30 times. Bittencourt has been handed a total of 42 yellow card warnings in 14,583 mins (172 starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.17.
Jiri Pavlenka will look after the goal for Werder Bremen. Pavlenka has totaled 52 clean sheets and has defended 980 shots against him in 19,201 career mins. He sports a save % of .711 and his clean sheet rate is 24.1%. He has allowed 1.37 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 72-66-77. So far in his career, Pavlenka has conceded 292 goals and has accumulated 698 saves in 216 starts.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Werder Bremen (+183) and under 2.75 goals
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