Bayer Leverkusen vs 1. FC Koln Prediction, 4/17/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bayer Leverkusen vs 1. FC Koln
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Bayer Leverkusen (-200) 1. FC Koln (+550)
Lucas Alario and Bayer Leverkusen (12-7-8, 6th in Bundesliga) host 1. FC Koln (5-8-15, 17th in Bundesliga) at BayArena on Saturday. The starting goalies are Lukas Hradecky for Bayer Leverkusen and Timo Horn for 1. FC Koln. 1. FC Koln are at at +550 while the Company's Eleven are at -200. The total is set at 2.5.
Bayer Leverkusen faced off with FC Schalke 04 in their last game and walked away with a win by a score of 2-1. In the passing game, they earned a 89.5% passes received percentage by completing 685 out of their 765 pass attempts last match. Bayer Leverkusen tried 27 dribbles in this contest and completed 15 of those tries for a percentage of 55.6%. Concerning shot accuracy, Bayer Leverkusen finished the game at a 37.5% rate by putting 3 shots on target of 8 total shots. Bayer Leverkusen averages 1.63 goals per 90 minutes (44 goals in total) and have accounted for 35 assists in all contests for the season.
Lucas Alario is a player who should impact this matchup for Bayer Leverkusen. He has 15 assists while earning 20 yellow card cautions during his soccer career. Alario has been in the starting lineup in 102 matchups during his soccer career while he scores 0.56 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Argentina has earned 60 goals scored in 9,637 professional minutes played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Patrik Schick, the forward hailing from Czech Republic. Schick has totaled 8,515 mins during 91 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 15 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 10 times so far in his career and he has scored 42 goals. He is averaging 0.44 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Bayer Leverkusen is Lukas Hradecky. Hradecky (127-78-101 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 93 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 30.3% shutout rate. The keeper born in Slovakia has had 1,229 shots attempted against him in 307 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.24 (381 total goals allowed) and his save percentage is 69.9. Hradecky has been on the pitch for 27,584 minutes and is sitting with 860 stops in his pro soccer career.
When they last took the field, 1. FC Koln walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-2 against FSV Mainz 05. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 462 out of their 523 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 88.3%. 1. FC Koln ended the game with a 62.5% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 5 of the 8 dribbles they attempted. 1. FC Koln converted 4 shots on goal out of 23 shots attempted which gave them a 17.4% clip when they last took the field. Having a total of 26 goals and 16 assists in all competitions, 1. FC Koln has an average of 0.93 goals and 0.57 assists per 90 minutes.
Ondrej Duda should be someone to watch for 1. FC Koln. He currently averages 0.22 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 129 games so far in his career. The midfielder who is from Slovakia has been on the pitch for 11,008 mins while scoring 27 goals. He has accounted for 35 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 23 times. Be sure to watch out for Ellyes Skhiri, the midfielder representing France. He has earned 16 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 8 times. Skhiri has been handed 25 yellow card cautions in 15,359 professional minutes played (175 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his pro soccer career is 0.09.
Timo Horn will reside in front of the net for 1. FC Koln. In his career, Horn has given up 387 goals and has 839 stops in 280 starts. He has given up 1.38 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 99-80-102. He sports a save percentage of 69.8 and his clean sheet rate is 27.9%. Horn has totaled 78 shutouts and has seen 1,205 shots against him in 25,149 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Bayer Leverkusen (-200)
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