Bayern Munich vs 1. FC Koln Prediction, 8/22/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bayern Munich vs 1. FC Koln
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Location: Allianz Arena in München, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Bayern Munich (-1429) 1. FC Koln (+1400)
Allianz Arena is the site where Robert Lewandowski and Bayern Munich (0-1-0, 7th in Bundesliga) will play 1. FC Koln (1-0-0, 4th in Bundesliga) on Sunday. The starting goaltenders are Manuel Neuer for Bayern Munich and Timo Horn for 1. FC Koln. The moneyline on this game has Bayern Munich coming in at -1429 and the Billy Goats are at +1400. The over/under is set at 3.5.
Bayern Munich took the field against Monchengladbach in their most recent match and earned a one point draw by a score of 1-1. Bayern Munich attempted 37 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 17 of those attempts for a percentage of 45.9%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 86.4% received passes rate by completing 564 of the 653 passing attempts in their last outing.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Bayern Munich wrapped this game up at a 42.9% rate by landing 9 SoT out of 21 total shots. Bayern Munich has 1 goal and 1 assist so far this season.
Robert Lewandowski is a guy who should impact this matchup for Bayern Munich. He has 60 assists while earning 39 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. Lewandowski has been given a starting assignment in 369 matches thus far in his career and has 0.84 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Poland has tallied 310 goals in 33,138 mins played.
One more player who could decide who wins is Thomas Muller, the forward hailing from Germany. Muller has totaled 28,757 mins in 331 starts and has been handed 23 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 135 times during his soccer career and he has scored 129 total goals. He scores 0.40 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The man protecting the net for Bayern Munich is Manuel Neuer. Neuer (275-62-67 record in his career) has recorded 202 shutouts, which gives him a 46.1% shutout percentage. The keeper from Germany has seen 1,525 shots sent his way in 438 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.82 (358 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 77.0. Neuer has seen the field for 39,373 minutes and has 1,174 saves in his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the field, 1. FC Koln walked away with a victory by a final of 3-1 against Hertha BSC. 1. FC Koln finished the match with a 52.4% successful dribble percentage by completing 11 out of the 21 dribbles they tried. They finished the contest by converting 391 of the 459 passes they tried earning a percentage of 85.2%. 1. FC Koln converted 5 shots on target out of 14 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 35.7% rate when they last took the field. Having accumulated 3 goals and 3 assists in all their contests, 1. FC Koln is averaging 3.00 goals and 3.00 assists per 90 min.
Ondrej Duda should provide a spark for 1. FC Koln. He is currently averaging 0.23 G/90 and has started 134 matches during his soccer career. The midfielder from Slovakia has been on the pitch for 11,481 professional minutes while scoring 29 goals. He has accounted for 36 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 24 times. Make sure to watch out for Ellyes Skhiri, the midfielder representing France. He has scored 16 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 9 times. Skhiri has been handed a total of 27 yellow card warnings in 15,872 mins (181 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his soccer career is 0.09.
Timo Horn will look after the goal for 1. FC Koln. So far in his pro soccer career, Horn has conceded 398 goals and has 856 saves in 287 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.39 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 103-81-104. He holds a save % of 69.6 and his clean sheet rate is 27.9%. Horn has racked up 80 shutouts and defended 1,233 shots against him in 25,779 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take 1. FC Koln (+1400)
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