FC Augsburg vs Union Berlin Prediction, 1/23/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Augsburg vs Union Berlin
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: WWK Arena in Augsburg, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: FC Augsburg (+231) Union Berlin (+119)
Daniel Caligiuri and FC Augsburg (5-4-8, 12th in Bundesliga) host Union Berlin (7-7-3, 6th in Bundesliga) at WWK Arena on Saturday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Rafal Gikiewicz for FC Augsburg and Andreas Luthe for Union Berlin. FC Augsburg are at +231 while the Iron Ones are at +119. The O/U opens at 2.5.
FC Augsburg played Bayern Munich in their most recent game and took a loss by a score of 1-0. In the passing game, they ended the game with a 76.5% received passes rate by completing 273 out of their 357 pass targets in their last outing. FC Augsburg attempted 19 dribbles in this game and were successful in 9 of the attempts for a percentage of 47.4%. Regarding shot accuracy, FC Augsburg finished the game at a 0% clip by landing 0 shots on target out of 8 total shots. FC Augsburg has an average of 0.94 goals per 90 min (16 total goals) and have racked up 12 assists in all games this year.
Daniel Caligiuri is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for FC Augsburg. Caligiuri has been in the starting lineup in 245 matches thus far in his career and he accounts for 0.18 goals per 90 mins. The defender hailing from Germany has 44 goals scored in 22,242 mins. He has accounted for 39 assists while tallying 50 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Someone else who should impact this match is Ruben Vargas, the forward hailing from Switzerland. Vargas has been on the pitch for 6,589 mins in 77 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 21 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 11 times so far in his career while he has scored 18 goals. He scores 0.25 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for FC Augsburg will be Rafal Gikiewicz. Gikiewicz has seen the field for 17,386 minutes and has accumulated 571 stops during his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.23 (238 goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save % of .716. The goalie hailing from Poland has seen 796 shots sent his way in 193 starts. Gikiewicz (75-51-68 record in his career) has accumulated 62 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 32.1% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the pitch, Union Berlin took a loss by a final score of 1-0 against RB Leipzig. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 314 out of their 368 passes they tried for a percentage of 85.3%. Union Berlin ended the game with a 33.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 3 out of the 9 dribbles they pursued. Union Berlin converted 1 shot on goal out of 4 shots attempted which had them at a 25.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 32 goals and 24 assists in all competitions, Union Berlin averages 1.88 goals and 1.41 assists per 90 min.
Marius Bulter should be someone to watch for Union Berlin. He is averaging 0.21 G/90 and has started 57 games thus far in his career. The midfielder representing Germany has played 5,164 mins and he has scored 12 goals. He has 5 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 5 times. Make sure to watch out for Taiwo Awoniyi, the forward born in Nigeria. Awoniyi has been given a total of 9 yellow card cautions in 6,938 mins played (75 career starts). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.32. He has scored 25 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 8 times.
Andreas Luthe will be looking after the net for Union Berlin. Luthe has accumulated 60 clean sheets while seeing 872 shots attempted against him in 18,089 career minutes. He holds a save % of .698 and his clean sheet rate is 29.7%. He has surrendered 1.32 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 72-55-75. So far in his pro soccer career, Luthe has given up 265 goals and has accumulated 609 stops in 202 starts.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Union Berlin (+119) and under 2.5 goals
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