RB Leipzig vs FC Schalke 04 Prediction, 10/3/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: RB Leipzig vs FC Schalke 04
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Location: Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: RB Leipzig (-182) FC Schalke 04 (+375)
Suat Serdar and FC Schalke 04 (0-0-2, 18th in Bundesliga) are headed to Red Bull Arena on Saturday where they'll take on RB Leipzig (1-1-0, 4th in Bundesliga). The expected starting goalkeepers will be Peter Gulacsi for RB Leipzig and Ralf Fahrmann for FC Schalke 04. FC Schalke 04 are at at +375 while the Red Bulls are at -182. The total opens at 3.25.
RB Leipzig as a team have 4 goals on the year, which ranks 8th in Bundesliga. They have attempted 28 shots at their opponents goal with 10 of them being on target, which is a 35.7% SOT percentage. RB Leipzig controls possession for 57% of matches while dribbling successfully 61% of the time (9th in the Bundesliga). They have received 999 passes on 1,144 tries so far this year, which makes their receiving percentage 87.3%.
Emil Forsberg is a guy who should impact this matchup for RB Leipzig. Forsberg has been a starter in 239 outings during his career and he scores 0.32 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder born in Sweden has totaled 72 goals scored in 19,999 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 57 assists while accumulating 13 yellow card cautions in his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Yussuf Poulsen, the forward who is from Denmark. He has assisted on a goal 29 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 58 goals. Poulsen has earned 15,151 minutes during 168 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 26 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.34 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for RB Leipzig will be Peter Gulacsi. Gulacsi (140-51-67 mark during his soccer career) has tallied 76 clean sheets, which gives him a 29.5% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from Hungary has had 1,061 shots tried at him in 258 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.18 (302 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .729. Gulacsi has seen the pitch for a total of 23,076 minutes and has earned 768 stops so far in his career.
The Royal Blue have successfully dribbled 59.5% of the time this year while tallying 1 goal. They hold a receiving percentage of 85.2% and they control possession of the ball 51% of the time. FC Schalke 04 has accumulated 847 targets on the year (11th in Bundesliga) to go along with 722 completed passes. They have completed 22.7% of their shots on target out of 22 total shots.
Suat Serdar is a player who should be able to impact this game for FC Schalke 04. He has totaled 1 assist while tallying 14 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. Serdar has had a starting assignment in 74 contests during his soccer career and has 0.15 G/90. The midfielder from Germany has recorded 11 goals scored in 6,552 mins played. One more player who should impact this match is Amine Harit, the forward born in France. Harit has been on the pitch for 7,489 minutes in 83 career starts and has been handed a total of 11 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 9 times thus far in his career while scoring 11 total goals. He scores 0.13 goals per 90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for FC Schalke 04 will be Ralf Fahrmann. Fahrmann (81-44-72 record in his career) has earned 53 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 26.9% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper from Germany has faced 911 shots attempted against him in 197 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.33 (260 goals conceded) and he holds a save % of .730. Fahrmann has defended the goal for a total of 17,627 minutes and has earned 660 saves thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take RB Leipzig (-182)
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