Bayer Leverkusen vs SC Freiburg Prediction, 2/28/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bayer Leverkusen vs SC Freiburg
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Location: BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Bayer Leverkusen (-154) SC Freiburg (+425)
Nils Petersen and SC Freiburg (8-7-7, 9th in Bundesliga) travel to BayArena on Sunday where they'll meet Bayer Leverkusen (10-7-5, 5th in Bundesliga). The starting goalies are Niklas Lomb for Bayer Leverkusen and Florian Muller for SC Freiburg. Bayer Leverkusen are at -154 while the Breisgau Brazilians are at +425. The over/under opens at 3.
Bayer Leverkusen took the field against FC Augsburg in their last matchup and earned a one point draw by a score of 1-1. Bayer Leverkusen tried 25 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 13 of the dribbles for a rate of 52.0%. In sharing the ball, they finished with a 86.9% passes received percentage by completing 622 of the 716 pass attempts last match. In terms of shooting accuracy, Bayer Leverkusen finished at a 30.0% clip by hitting 3 shots on target of 10 total shots. Bayer Leverkusen averages 1.77 goals per 90 minutes (39 goals in total) and have accumulated 31 assists in all games for this campaign.
Lucas Alario is a player who should be able to impact this game for Bayer Leverkusen. He has accounted for 14 assists while earning 20 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Alario has been in the starting lineup in 100 outings in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.57 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Argentina has earned 59 goals scored in 9,391 minutes played. One more guy who should impact this match is Patrik Schick, the forward hailing from Czech Republic. Schick has been on the pitch for 8,197 minutes during 88 starting assignments and has earned himself 14 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 10 times so far in his career while he has scored 39 goals. He scores 0.43 goals per 90 for his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Bayer Leverkusen is Niklas Lomb. Lomb (20-20-23 record in his career) has 21 clean sheets, which has earned him a 33.3% shutout percentage. The keeper hailing from Germany has seen 250 shots sent in his direction in 63 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.18 (74 goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 70.4. Lomb has played for a total of 5,629 mins and is sitting with 176 saves thus far in his career.
The last time they took the field, SC Freiburg took a loss by a score of 1-0 against Union Berlin. SC Freiburg finished the match with a 45.5% successful dribble percentage by completing 5 out of the 11 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 514 out of their 562 passes they tried earning a percentage of 91.5%. SC Freiburg converted 1 shot on goal out of 9 shots tried giving them a 11.1% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 34 goals and 21 assists in all matches, SC Freiburg is averaging 1.55 goals and 0.95 assists per 90 minutes.
Nils Petersen should provide solid play for SC Freiburg. He is averaging 0.61 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 217 outings so far in his career. The forward representing Germany has been on the pitch for 21,086 minutes while he has scored 142 goals. He has earned 17 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 29 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Lucas Holer, the forward hailing from Germany. He has 49 goals during his soccer career while helping on a goal 13 different times. Holer has been given a total of 20 yellow card cautions in 14,071 minutes (157 career starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.31.
Florian Muller will be residing in front of the goal for SC Freiburg. Muller has tallied 17 clean sheets while defending 404 shots attempted against him in 7,515 minutes throughout his career. He has a save % of 68.6 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 20.5%. He has given up 1.62 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 27-17-39. During his professional soccer career, Muller has surrendered 135 goals and has accumulated 276 stops in 83 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take SC Freiburg (+425)
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