Hertha BSC vs FC Schalke 04 Prediction, 1/2/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hertha BSC vs FC Schalke 04
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021
Location: Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Hertha BSC (-152) FC Schalke 04 (+330)
Benito Raman and FC Schalke 04 (0-4-9, 18th in Bundesliga) are headed to Olympiastadion on Saturday where they'll meet Hertha BSC (3-4-6, 14th in Bundesliga). The men protecting the net will be Alexander Schwolow for Hertha BSC and Frederik Ronnow for FC Schalke 04. The line on this contest has Hertha BSC priced at -152 and the Royal Blue are at +330. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Hertha BSC faced SC Freiburg in their most recent game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 4-1. In sharing the ball, they earned a 84.6% rate by converting 433 out of their 512 targeted passes last contest. Hertha BSC attempted 15 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 12 of the attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Hertha BSC wrapped this game up at a 33.3% clip by hitting 3 SoT out of 9 shots. Hertha BSC averages 1.46 goals per 90 minutes (19 goals in total) and have accounted for 13 assists in all games this season.
Matheus Cunha is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Hertha BSC. Cunha has had a starting assignment in 32 games in his career and scores 0.43 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Brazil has earned 14 goals in 2,909 professional minutes played. He has totaled 3 assists while tallying 10 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Dodi Lukebakio, the forward who represents Belgium. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 17 times so far in his career and he has scored 24 total goals. Lukebakio has accumulated 6,838 mins in 75 career starting assignments and has earned himself 13 yellow card cautions. He is currently averaging 0.32 G/90 during his soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Hertha BSC is Alexander Schwolow. Schwolow (83-53-71 record in his career) has tallied 53 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 25.5% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper hailing from Germany has had 942 shots attempted at him in 208 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.50 (309 total goals surrendered) and he holds a save percentage of .695. Schwolow has defended the goal for a total of 18,587 mins and has 652 saves during his soccer career.
The last time they took the field, FC Schalke 04 walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 1-0 against Arminia Bielefeld. FC Schalke 04 earned a 66.7% successful dribble rate by connecting on 12 of the 18 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by converting 271 of the 360 passes they attempted for a percentage of 75.3%. FC Schalke 04 converted 10 shots tried out of 12 shots tried which had them sitting at a 83.3% clip in their last game. Having accumulated 7 goals and 4 assists in all their games, FC Schalke 04 has an average of 0.54 goals and 0.31 assists per 90 minutes.
Benito Raman will need to provide a lift for FC Schalke 04. The forward representing Belgium has earned 12,456 mins while scoring 51 goals. He has totaled 33 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 16 times. He is averaging 0.37 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 142 matches so far in his pro soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Suat Serdar, the midfielder hailing from Germany. He has totaled 11 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 2 different times. Serdar has been handed a total of 16 yellow cards in 7,099 mins played (81 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his soccer career is 0.14.
Frederik Ronnow will look after the net for FC Schalke 04. In his career, Ronnow has given up 212 goals and has totaled 521 saves in 177 starting assignments. He has given up 1.20 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 81-43-52. He is the owner of a save percentage of .726 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 33.9%. Ronnow has totaled 60 shutouts and has seen 727 shots against him in 15,962 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take FC Schalke 04 (+330)
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