Bayer Leverkusen vs FC Schalke 04 Prediction, 4/3/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bayer Leverkusen vs FC Schalke 04
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Location: BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Bayer Leverkusen (-455) FC Schalke 04 (+880)
Lucas Alario and Bayer Leverkusen (11-7-8, 6th in Bundesliga) host FC Schalke 04 (1-7-18, 18th in Bundesliga) at BayArena on Saturday. The goalies protecting the net will be Lukas Hradecky for Bayer Leverkusen and Frederik Ronnow for FC Schalke 04. The odds on this game have Bayer Leverkusen priced at -455 and the Royal Blue are at +880. The total has been set at 3.5.
Bayer Leverkusen faced Hertha BSC in their most recent game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-0. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 90.0% passes received rate by completing 542 out of their 602 passing attempts in their last game. Bayer Leverkusen tried 24 dribbles in this match and were successful in 13 of the tries for a rate of 54.2%. Concerning shot accuracy, Bayer Leverkusen wrapped this game up at a 8.3% clip by hitting 1 SoT of 12 total shots. Bayer Leverkusen sports an average of 1.62 goals per 90 (42 total goals) and are sitting with 33 assists in all contests this year.
Lucas Alario is a player who can be a difference maker for Bayer Leverkusen. Alario has started 101 contests so far in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.55 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Argentina has recorded 59 goals scored in 9,571 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 15 assists while accumulating 20 yellow cards during his soccer career. One more player who could decide who wins is Patrik Schick, the forward born in Czech Republic. Schick has been on the pitch for 8,491 minutes in 91 starts and has been handed a total of 15 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 10 times in his career while he has scored 41 total goals. He currently averages 0.43 G/90 so far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Bayer Leverkusen will be Lukas Hradecky. Hradecky (126-78-101 record during his soccer career) has 93 shutouts, which has earned him a 30.4% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from Slovakia has faced 1,227 shots tried against him in 306 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.24 (380 goals given up) and he has earned a save % of 69.9. Hradecky has seen the pitch for 27,494 minutes and has accumulated 859 saves so far in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, FC Schalke 04 took a loss by a final score of 3-0 against Monchengladbach. They finished the match by completing 244 out of their 288 passes they tried for a percentage of 84.7%. FC Schalke 04 had a 53.8% successful dribble percentage by converting 7 out of the 13 dribbles they tried. FC Schalke 04 converted 1 shot on target out of 4 shots attempted which gave them a 25.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 15 goals and 12 assists in all competitions, FC Schalke 04 is averaging 0.58 goals and 0.46 assists per 90 min.
Amine Harit will need to be on top of his game for FC Schalke 04. He has an average of 0.12 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 99 contests during his pro soccer career. The forward representing France has totaled 8,835 professional minutes while scoring 12 goals. He has accounted for 14 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 14 times. You should also keep an eye on Benito Raman, the forward born in Belgium. He has scored 51 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 16 different times. Raman has been handed 33 yellow cards in 13,024 mins played (148 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.35.
Frederik Ronnow will reside in front of the goal for FC Schalke 04. In his career, Ronnow has given up 220 goals while totaling 531 saves in 180 starting assignments. He has given up 1.22 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 81-44-54. He holds a save percentage of 72.1 and his shutout rate is currently 33.9%. Ronnow has accumulated 61 clean sheets and has defended 743 shots against him in 16,232 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Bayer Leverkusen (-455)
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