Borussia Dortmund vs FC Augsburg Prediction, 1/30/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Borussia Dortmund vs FC Augsburg
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Borussia Dortmund (-385) FC Augsburg (+660)
Marco Reus and Borussia Dortmund (9-2-7, 7th in Bundesliga) play FC Augsburg (6-4-8, 12th in Bundesliga) at Signal Iduna Park on Saturday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Roman Burki for Borussia Dortmund and Rafal Gikiewicz for FC Augsburg. Borussia Dortmund are at -385 while the Residents of the Fugger City are at +660. The over/under has been set at 3.5.
Borussia Dortmund took the field against Monchengladbach in their last match and ended up losing by a score of 4-2. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 87.8% received passes rate by completing 556 out of their 633 targeted passes last contest. Borussia Dortmund tried 17 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 14 of the tries for a percentage of 82.4%. Concerning shot accuracy, Borussia Dortmund finished at a 40.0% rate by putting 6 shots on target of 15 shots. Borussia Dortmund sports an average of 1.94 goals per 90 min (35 total goals) and have accumulated 28 assists in all competitions for the year.
Marco Reus is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Borussia Dortmund. He has totaled 69 assists while tallying 37 yellow cards thus far in his career. Reus has had a starting assignment in 293 games so far in his career and he accounts for 0.48 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Germany has 134 goals scored in 25,237 professional minutes played. Another guy who should impact this match is Jadon Sancho, the forward born in England. Sancho has been on the pitch for 6,758 minutes during 74 career starting assignments and has been given 4 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 41 times during his career while scoring 32 goals. He has an average of 0.43 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Borussia Dortmund will be Roman Burki. Burki has defended the goal for a total of 28,533 mins and has 933 stops thus far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.29 (408 goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .702. The goalkeeper born in Switzerland has had 1,327 shots sent his way in 317 starts. Burki (156-74-88 mark in his career) has earned 102 clean sheets, which has earned him a 32.2% clean sheet percentage.
In their last game, FC Augsburg went home victorious with a score of 2-1 against Union Berlin. FC Augsburg 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 converting 248 of the 333 passing tries for a rate of 74.5%. FC Augsburg had 4 shots on goal out of their 8 shots attempted earning them a 50.0% rate in their last game. Having earned a total of 18 goals and 13 assists in all competitions, FC Augsburg averages 1.00 goal and 0.72 assists per 90 min.
Ruben Vargas will be counted on for FC Augsburg. The forward hailing from Switzerland has played 6,589 professional minutes and has scored 18 goals. He has totaled 21 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 11 times. He scores 0.25 goals per 90 minutes and has started 77 contests in his career. You should also keep an eye on Daniel Caligiuri, the defender representing Germany. He has earned 44 goals in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 39 different times. Caligiuri has been given a total of 50 yellow card cautions in 22,332 mins played (246 career starting assignments). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.18.
Rafal Gikiewicz is expected to look after the net for FC Augsburg. Gikiewicz has racked up 62 clean sheets and has defended 800 shots tried against him in 17,476 career mins. He holds a save percentage of .716 and his clean sheet rate is currently 32.0%. He has surrendered 1.23 goals per 90 and he has a record of 76-51-68. So far in his career, Gikiewicz has given up 239 goals and has earned 574 saves in 194 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Borussia Dortmund (-385)
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