1899 Hoffenheim vs FC Schalke 04 Prediction, 5/8/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: 1899 Hoffenheim vs FC Schalke 04
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: PreZero Arena in Sinsheim, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: 1899 Hoffenheim (-188) FC Schalke 04 (+475)
Amine Harit and FC Schalke 04 (2-7-21, 18th in Bundesliga) head to PreZero Arena on Saturday where they'll take on 1899 Hoffenheim (9-9-13, 11th in Bundesliga). The goalkeepers protecting the net are Oliver Baumann for 1899 Hoffenheim and Frederik Ronnow for FC Schalke 04. FC Schalke 04 are at at +475 while the Kraichgauer are at -188. The O/U has been set at 3.5.
1899 Hoffenheim took the field against SC Freiburg in their most recent game and finished with a draw with a score of 1-1. 1899 Hoffenheim tried 9 dribbles in this game and were successful in 6 of the tries for a rate of 66.7%. In sharing the ball, they earned a 87.6% passes received percentage by converting 425 out of their 485 pass attempts last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, 1899 Hoffenheim walked away from the pitch at a 23.5% rate by hitting 4 shots on target of 17 shots. 1899 Hoffenheim is averaging 1.42 goals per 90 (44 total goals) and have accounted for 32 assists in all competitions this season.
Andrej Kramaric is a guy who can be a difference maker for 1899 Hoffenheim. Kramaric has been given a starting assignment in 227 matches during his pro soccer career while scoring 0.64 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Croatia has totaled 148 goals scored in 20,956 mins. He has accounted for 45 assists while accumulating 17 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. One more player who should impact this match is Moanes Dabour, the forward who represents Israel. He has assisted on a goal 36 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 100 goals. Dabour has been on the field for 15,618 mins in 177 career starts and has earned himself 39 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.58 G/90 for his career.
The guy defending the goal for 1899 Hoffenheim is Oliver Baumann. Baumann (131-102-126 mark in his professional soccer career) has accounted for 89 shutouts, which gives him a 24.8% clean sheet percentage. The goalie hailing from Germany has seen 1,791 shots attempted at him in 359 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.50 (537 total goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of 71.2. Baumann has seen the field for a total of 32,310 minutes and is sitting with 1,279 saves during his career.
In their last game, FC Schalke 04 went home defeated by a final of 1-0 against Arminia Bielefeld. FC Schalke 04 earned a 56.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 9 of the 16 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by converting 314 out of their 408 passing tries for a rate of 77.0%. FC Schalke 04 had 1 shot on goal out of 5 shots tried giving them a 20.0% clip in their last match. Having accumulated 17 goals and 14 assists in all their matches, FC Schalke 04 averages 0.57 goals and 0.47 assists per 90 min.
Amine Harit should provide a lift for FC Schalke 04. He scores 0.12 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 103 games so far in his career. The forward representing France has been on the field for 9,170 mins while scoring 12 goals. He has collected 14 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted on a goal 14 times. Be sure to watch out for Benito Raman, the forward hailing from Belgium. Raman has been given a total of 33 yellow cards in 13,024 mins (148 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his pro soccer career is 0.35. He has scored 51 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 16 times.
Frederik Ronnow will be residing in front of the goal for FC Schalke 04. Ronnow has tallied 61 clean sheets while he has seen 746 shots against him in 16,322 minutes throughout his career. He sports a save % of 72.0 and his shutout rate sits at 33.7%. He has conceded 1.22 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 81-44-55. Thus far in his career, Ronnow has allowed 222 goals while tallying 532 stops in 181 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take 1899 Hoffenheim (-188)
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