Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen Prediction, 4/18/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Borussia Dortmund (-250) Werder Bremen (+700)
Signal Iduna Park is the site where Marco Reus and Borussia Dortmund (14-4-10, 5th in Bundesliga) will play Werder Bremen (7-9-12, 13th in Bundesliga) on Sunday. The men protecting the net will be Roman Burki for Borussia Dortmund and Jiri Pavlenka for Werder Bremen. The line on this game has Borussia Dortmund coming in at -250 and the Green-Whites are at +700. The over/under is set at 3.5.
Borussia Dortmund took the field against VfB Stuttgart in their last game and went home with a win by a final score of 3-2. In the passing game, they earned a 87.5% received passes rate by connecting on 448 out of their 512 pass attempts last match. Borussia Dortmund attempted 14 dribbles in this outing and completed 4 of the tries for a rate of 28.6%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Borussia Dortmund walked away from the pitch at a 41.2% clip by putting 7 shots on target of 17 total shots. Borussia Dortmund has an average of 2.04 goals per 90 min (57 goals in total) and have tallied 46 assists in all games for this campaign.
Marco Reus is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Borussia Dortmund. He has totaled 72 assists while accumulating 37 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Reus has had a starting assignment in 301 matches so far in his pro soccer career and tallies 0.47 goals per 90. The forward from Germany has recorded 135 goals in 25,872 minutes played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Erling Haaland, the forward hailing from England. He has helped on a goal 16 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 65 total goals. Haaland has played 6,075 minutes in 65 starting assignments and has been handed 8 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.96 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Borussia Dortmund is Roman Burki. Burki has seen the field for 28,533 minutes and has tallied 933 stops during his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.29 (408 total goals given up) and he holds a save percentage of 70.2. The keeper hailing from Switzerland has had 1,327 shots attempted at him in 317 career starting assignments. Burki (156-74-88 mark in his career) has earned 102 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 32.2% clean sheet percentage.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Werder Bremen took a defeat with a final score of 4-1 against RB Leipzig. Werder Bremen earned a 75.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 6 of the 8 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by connecting on 301 out of their 383 attempted passes earning a rate of 78.6%. Werder Bremen landed 1 shot on goal out of their 10 shots tried earning them a 10.0% clip in their last outing. With a total of 31 goals and 21 assists in all their contests, Werder Bremen has an average of 1.11 goals and 0.75 assists per 90 min.
Kevin Mohwald should provide a spark for Werder Bremen. The midfielder born in Germany has been on the pitch for 16,240 professional minutes and has earned 32 goals. He has accumulated 44 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 27 times. He has an average of 0.18 goals per 90 and has started 181 outings in his career. You should also keep an eye on Leonardo Bittencourt, the forward born in Germany. He has totaled 29 goals in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 31 different times. Bittencourt has earned himself 44 yellow cards in 15,047 minutes played (177 starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.17.
Jiri Pavlenka will look after the net for Werder Bremen. Pavlenka has earned 56 shutouts while defending 1,040 shots attempted against him in 20,641 minutes throughout his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of 70.7 and his shutout rate is currently 24.1%. He has conceded 1.37 goals per 90 while holding a record of 77-70-84. Thus far in his career, Pavlenka has given up 314 goals and has tallied 738 saves in 232 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Werder Bremen (+700)
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