FC Augsburg vs Werder Bremen Prediction, 5/15/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Augsburg vs Werder Bremen
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Location: WWK Arena in Augsburg, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: FC Augsburg (+150) Werder Bremen (+146)
Daniel Caligiuri and FC Augsburg (9-6-17, 13th in Bundesliga) play Werder Bremen (7-10-15, 15th in Bundesliga) at WWK Arena on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers will be Rafal Gikiewicz for FC Augsburg and Jiri Pavlenka for Werder Bremen. The odds on this matchup have FC Augsburg coming in at +150 and the Green-Whites are at +146. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
FC Augsburg took the field against VfB Stuttgart in their most recent match and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1. When discussing the passing game, they ended up with a 74.0% passes received percentage by completing 284 of the 384 targeted passes last match. FC Augsburg tried 15 dribbles in this contest and converted 10 of those attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. Concerning shot accuracy, FC Augsburg walked away from the pitch at a 42.9% rate by hitting 9 shots on target out of 21 total shots. FC Augsburg sports an average of 0.97 goals per 90 minutes (31 goals in total) and have earned 21 assists in all competitions this year.
Daniel Caligiuri is a guy who should impact this matchup for FC Augsburg. He has 41 assists while accumulating 51 yellow card warnings in his career. Caligiuri has been a starter in 258 contests in his career while he scores 0.17 goals per 90 mins. The defender born in Germany has recorded 45 goals in 23,350 mins played. One more player who could decide who wins is Andre Hahn, the forward born in Germany. Hahn has been on the pitch for 17,921 mins in 198 starts and has been handed a total of 49 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 27 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 48 goals. He currently averages 0.24 G/90 thus far in his career.
The man defending the goal for FC Augsburg is Rafal Gikiewicz. Gikiewicz (79-53-77 mark in his career) has earned 64 clean sheets, which has earned him a 30.8% shutout rate. The goalkeeper hailing from Poland has had 867 shots tried against him in 208 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.25 (261 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 71.5. Gikiewicz has been on the pitch for 18,736 minutes and has earned 621 saves so far in his career.
When they last took the field, Werder Bremen earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 0-0 against Bayer Leverkusen. Werder Bremen earned a 58.3% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 7 of the 12 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 287 of the 369 attempted passes earning a rate of 77.8%. Werder Bremen landed 1 shot on target out of the team's 12 shots tried giving them a 8.3% clip in their last outing. Having tallied 33 goals and 23 assists for all their matches, Werder Bremen is averaging 1.03 goals and 0.72 assists per 90 min.
Josh Sargent will be someone to watch for Werder Bremen. He is currently averaging 0.25 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 44 contests in his career. The forward representing the United States has totaled 3,978 mins while scoring 11 goals. He has totaled 10 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 4 times. You should also keep an eye on Maximilian Eggestein, the midfielder born in Germany. He has accumulated 14 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 15 different times. Eggestein has been handed 23 yellow card warnings in 14,259 mins (160 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his career is 0.09.
Jiri Pavlenka will reside in front of the goal for Werder Bremen. Pavlenka has totaled 57 clean sheets while seeing 1,062 shots against him in 21,001 mins throughout his career. He holds a save percentage of 70.6 and his clean sheet rate sits at 24.2%. He has surrendered 1.38 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 77-71-87. So far in his pro soccer career, Pavlenka has conceded 322 goals and has earned 753 stops in 236 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Werder Bremen (+146) and under the total goals
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