Bayer Leverkusen vs FSV Mainz 05 Prediction, 2/13/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bayer Leverkusen vs FSV Mainz 05
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Bayer Leverkusen (-300) FSV Mainz 05 (+700)
BayArena is the venue where Lucas Alario and Bayer Leverkusen (10-5-5, 5th in Bundesliga) will play FSV Mainz 05 (3-4-13, 17th in Bundesliga) on Saturday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Lukas Hradecky for Bayer Leverkusen and Robin Zentner for FSV Mainz 05. The line on this game has Bayer Leverkusen coming in at -300 and the O-Fives are at +700. The O/U is set at 3.5.
Bayer Leverkusen faced off with VfB Stuttgart in their last matchup and notched a win by a score of 5-2. Bayer Leverkusen tried 21 dribbles in this matchup and completed 13 of the attempts for a rate of 61.9%. In sharing the ball, they had a 84.9% received passes percentage by completing 411 of the 484 passing targets in their last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, Bayer Leverkusen walked away from the pitch at a 50.0% rate by hitting 13 shots on target of 26 shots. Bayer Leverkusen averages 1.80 g/90 (36 goals in total) and have racked up 28 assists in all competitions for the year.
Lucas Alario is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Bayer Leverkusen. Alario has started 99 matchups so far in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.56 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Argentina has 58 goals scored in 9,297 minutes played. He has accounted for 14 assists while accumulating 20 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Patrik Schick, the forward representing Czech Republic. He has assisted on a goal 10 times in his career and he has scored 38 total goals. Schick has played 8,079 minutes in 87 starts and has earned himself 13 yellow card cautions. He is currently averaging 0.42 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for Bayer Leverkusen is Lukas Hradecky. Hradecky (126-77-101 record in his career) has recorded 93 shutouts, which has earned him a 30.5% clean sheet rate. The keeper born in Slovakia has faced 1,227 shots attempted against him in 305 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.25 (380 goals given up) and he holds a save percentage of .699. Hradecky has seen the pitch for 27,449 minutes and is sitting with 859 saves so far in his career.
For their last outing, FSV Mainz 05 got the victory with a final of 1-0 against Union Berlin. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 246 of the 358 passes they attempted earning a rate of 68.7%. FSV Mainz 05 finished with a 83.3% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 10 of the 12 dribbles they tried. FSV Mainz 05 had 4 shots on target out of their 10 shots attempted giving them a 40.0% clip in their last match. With a total of 19 goals and 12 assists in all competitions, FSV Mainz 05 is averaging 0.95 goals and 0.60 assists per 90 minutes.
Karim Onisiwo should provide a lift for FSV Mainz 05. The forward representing Austria has been on the field for 6,971 mins and has scored 16 goals. He has tallied 12 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 10 times. He sports an average of 0.21 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 68 contests so far in his pro soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Jean-Paul Boetius, the forward hailing from the Netherlands. Boetius has been given a total of 25 yellow card cautions in 14,316 minutes played (164 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his career is 0.24. He has accumulated 38 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 38 times.
Robin Zentner will reside in front of the goal for FSV Mainz 05. Zentner has racked up 26 clean sheets and has defended 539 shots against him in 10,125 career mins. He has a save percentage of .696 and his clean sheet rate is 23.0%. He has surrendered 1.54 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 30-30-53. In his career, Zentner has surrendered 173 goals while tallying 377 saves in 113 starts.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take FSV Mainz 05 (+700)
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