FC Schalke 04 vs 1. FC Koln Prediction, 1/20/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Schalke 04 vs 1. FC Koln
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Location: Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: FC Schalke 04 (+174) 1. FC Koln (+170)
Dominick Drexler and 1. FC Koln (2-6-8, 16th in Bundesliga) go to Veltins-Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet FC Schalke 04 (1-4-11, 18th in Bundesliga). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Frederik Ronnow for FC Schalke 04 and Timo Horn for 1. FC Koln. 1. FC Koln are at at +170 while the Royal Blue are at +174. The over/under opens at 2.5.
FC Schalke 04 faced Eintracht Frankfurt in their most recent match and took a loss by a final of 3-1. In the passing game, they earned a 71.9% rate by connecting on 230 out of their 320 pass attempts in their last match. FC Schalke 04 tried 22 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 8 of those attempts for a rate of 36.4%. Concerning shot accuracy, FC Schalke 04 wrapped this game up at a 25.0% clip by putting 1 shot on target out of 4 shots. FC Schalke 04 sports an average of 0.75 goals per 90 min (12 total goals) and have accounted for 9 assists in all matches for the year.
Suat Serdar is a guy who should be able to impact this game for FC Schalke 04. Serdar has been a starter in 84 matches during his soccer career while he scores 0.13 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder from Germany has tallied 11 goals in 7,369 mins played. He has accounted for 2 assists while earning 16 yellow card warnings in his career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Benito Raman, the forward hailing from Belgium. He has helped a teammate on a goal 16 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 51 total goals. Raman has played 12,539 mins in 143 starting assignments and has been given 33 yellow cards. He scores 0.37 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for FC Schalke 04 will be Frederik Ronnow. Ronnow (81-43-52 record in his career) has totaled 60 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 33.9% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Denmark has had 727 shots tried at him in 177 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.20 (212 total goals given up) and he is the owner of a save % of .726. Ronnow has been on the pitch for 15,962 mins and has earned 521 stops in his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the pitch, 1. FC Koln finished locked up with a final of 0-0 against Hertha BSC. 1. FC Koln finished with a 52.6% successful dribble percentage by completing 10 of the 19 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this contest by completing 351 out of their 442 passing attempts for a rate of 79.4%. 1. FC Koln had 1 SoT out of 7 shots attempted which had them at a 14.3% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 12 goals and 9 assists for all their games, 1. FC Koln is averaging 0.75 goals and 0.56 assists per 90 minutes.
Dominick Drexler will need to be on top of his game for 1. FC Koln. He scores 0.26 goals per 90 mins and has started 236 matches during his soccer career. The forward representing Germany has earned 20,764 minutes while scoring 60 goals. He has 43 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 51 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Ellyes Skhiri, the midfielder representing France. Skhiri has earned himself 23 yellow cards in 14,279 minutes played (163 career starts). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.09. He has earned 14 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 7 different times.
Timo Horn will look after the net for 1. FC Koln. Horn has recorded 78 clean sheets while defending 1,150 shots against him in 24,069 minutes in his career. He sports a save percentage of .701 and his clean sheet rate is 29.1%. He has conceded 1.36 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 96-78-95. In his career, Horn has given up 364 goals and has 804 saves in 268 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take FC Schalke 04 (+174)
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