Bayer Leverkusen vs Werder Bremen Prediction, 1/9/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bayer Leverkusen vs Werder Bremen
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Location: BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Bayer Leverkusen (-278) Werder Bremen (+480)
Lucas Alario and Bayer Leverkusen (8-4-2, 3rd in Bundesliga) play Werder Bremen (3-5-6, 14th in Bundesliga) at BayArena on Saturday. The expected starting goalies will be Lukas Hradecky for Bayer Leverkusen and Jiri Pavlenka for Werder Bremen. The moneyline on this matchup has Bayer Leverkusen priced at -278 and the Green-Whites are at +480. The over/under opens at 3.5.
Bayer Leverkusen took the field against Eintracht Frankfurt in their most recent game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1. Bayer Leverkusen attempted 19 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 13 of the dribbles for a rate of 68.4%. In regard to passing, they ended the game with a 84.9% received passes percentage by converting 550 of the 648 targeted passes in their last match. Concerning shot accuracy, Bayer Leverkusen finished the game at a 28.6% clip by landing 2 shots on target of 7 total shots. Bayer Leverkusen sports an average of 2.00 g/90 (28 goals in total) and have earned 22 assists in all contests this year.
Lucas Alario is a guy who should impact this matchup for Bayer Leverkusen. He has accounted for 13 assists while accumulating 19 yellow cards so far in his career. Alario has had a starting assignment in 97 matches so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.57 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Argentina has tallied 58 goals in 9,079 mins played. Another guy who should impact this match is Patrik Schick, the forward hailing from Czech Republic. Schick has totaled 7,776 minutes during 84 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 12 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 10 times so far in his career while he has scored 37 total goals. He is averaging 0.43 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man defending the goal for Bayer Leverkusen will be Lukas Hradecky. Hradecky (124-76-98 mark in his career) has accounted for 93 clean sheets, which gives him a 31.1% shutout percentage. The goalie hailing from Slovakia has faced 1,208 shots attempted at him in 299 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.25 (373 goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .700. Hradecky has seen the pitch for a total of 26,909 mins and has 847 saves in his pro soccer career.
When they last took the field, Werder Bremen took a defeat with a final score of 2-0 against Union Berlin. Werder Bremen finished with a 33.3% successful dribble rate by completing 5 out of the 15 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by converting 450 of the 575 passing attempts for a percentage of 78.3%. Werder Bremen landed 2 shots attempted out of the team's 11 shots attempted earning them a 18.2% rate in their last outing. With a total of 15 goals and 12 assists in all competitions, Werder Bremen is averaging 1.07 goals and 0.86 assists per 90.
Maximilian Eggestein will need to provide a spark for Werder Bremen. The midfielder representing Germany has earned 12,756 mins while he has scored 14 goals. He has accounted for 21 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 11 times. He averages 0.10 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 143 games in his pro soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Leonardo Bittencourt, the forward representing Germany. He has 28 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 30 different times. Bittencourt has been handed a total of 42 yellow cards in 14,628 mins played (173 career starts). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.17.
Jiri Pavlenka will be looking after the goal for Werder Bremen. Pavlenka has racked up 53 clean sheets while he has seen 983 shots attempted against him in 19,381 career minutes. He is the owner of a save percentage of .710 and his shutout rate sits at 24.3%. He has surrendered 1.37 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 73-66-78. In his pro soccer career, Pavlenka has conceded 294 goals and has racked up 699 saves in 218 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Werder Bremen (+480)
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