FC Augsburg vs 1. FC Koln Prediction, 4/23/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Augsburg vs 1. FC Koln
Date: Friday, April 23, 2021
Location: WWK Arena in Augsburg, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: FC Augsburg (+180) 1. FC Koln (+153)
WWK Arena is the site where Andre Hahn and FC Augsburg (9-6-15, 12th in Bundesliga) will take on 1. FC Koln (6-8-16, 17th in Bundesliga) on Friday. The men protecting the net are Rafal Gikiewicz for FC Augsburg and Timo Horn for 1. FC Koln. The moneyline on this contest has FC Augsburg coming in at +180 and the Billy Goats are at +153. The O/U opens at 2.5.
FC Augsburg took the field against Eintracht Frankfurt in their last game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-0. In the passing game, they ended with a 83.8% passes received rate by connecting on 310 out of their 370 pass targets last match. FC Augsburg tried 24 dribbles in this game and completed 11 of those dribbles for a rate of 45.8%. In terms of shooting accuracy, FC Augsburg walked away from the pitch at a 28.6% clip by hitting 4 SoT out of 14 total shots. FC Augsburg has an average of 0.93 goals per 90 (28 total goals) and have 20 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Andre Hahn is a player who can be a difference maker for FC Augsburg. He has accounted for 27 assists while earning 49 yellow cards so far in his career. Hahn has been given a starting assignment in 196 games so far in his career and has 0.24 G/90. The forward who is from Germany has totaled 48 goals scored in 17,749 minutes played. One more guy who could decide who wins is Daniel Caligiuri, the defender representing Germany. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 41 times in his career while he has scored 45 goals. Caligiuri has played 23,241 mins in 257 starts and has earned himself 51 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.17 goals per 90 during his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for FC Augsburg will be Rafal Gikiewicz. Gikiewicz (79-53-75 record in his career) has earned 64 shutouts, which has earned him a 31.1% clean sheet percentage. The keeper hailing from Poland has had 855 shots sent his way in 206 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.24 (256 goals given up) and he is the owner of a save % of 71.7. Gikiewicz has played for a total of 18,556 minutes and has tallied 614 stops during his soccer career.
In their last game, 1. FC Koln walked away with a victory by a final of 2-1 against RB Leipzig. 1. FC Koln ended the game with a 71.4% successful dribble rate by connecting on 5 out of the 7 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 188 out of their 279 passes they attempted for a percentage of 67.4%. 1. FC Koln connected on 3 shots on target out of their 5 shots attempted earning them a 60.0% rate in their last game. Having accumulated 28 goals and 18 assists in all their contests, 1. FC Koln is averaging 0.93 goals and 0.60 assists per 90 minutes.
Ondrej Duda will need to be on top of his game for 1. FC Koln. He is averaging 0.22 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 130 contests so far in his career. The midfielder from Slovakia has played 11,098 minutes while earning 27 goals. He has accounted for 35 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 24 times. You should also keep an eye on Ellyes Skhiri, the midfielder representing France. Skhiri has been given 25 yellow cards in 15,527 professional minutes played (177 starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.09. He has 16 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 8 times.
Timo Horn will be residing in front of the net for 1. FC Koln. During his pro soccer career, Horn has allowed 391 goals and has racked up 846 saves in 282 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.39 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 100-80-103. He is the owner of a save % of 69.7 and his shutout rate is 27.7%. Horn has racked up 78 shutouts while defending 1,216 shots against him in 25,329 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take FC Augsburg (+180)
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