FC Schalke 04 vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction, 2/20/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Schalke 04 vs Borussia Dortmund
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Location: Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: FC Schalke 04 (+580) Borussia Dortmund (-312)
Veltins-Arena is the venue where Benito Raman and FC Schalke 04 (1-6-14, 18th in Bundesliga) will take on Borussia Dortmund (10-3-8, 6th in Bundesliga) on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers are Ralf Fahrmann for FC Schalke 04 and Marwin Hitz for Borussia Dortmund. Borussia Dortmund are at at -312 while the Royal Blue are at +580. The total has been set at 3.5.
FC Schalke 04 stepped onto the pitch against Union Berlin in their most recent game and wrapped it up with a draw by a score of 0-0. In sharing the ball, they ended the game with a 84.1% passes received rate by converting 485 of the 577 targeted passes in their last game. FC Schalke 04 attempted 31 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 16 of the attempts for a rate of 51.6%. Concerning shot accuracy, FC Schalke 04 finished at a 20.0% rate by hitting 1 SoT of 5 total shots. FC Schalke 04 has an average of 0.67 goals per 90 min (14 goals in total) and have earned 11 assists in all matches for the year.
Benito Raman is a guy who can be a difference maker for FC Schalke 04. He has totaled 16 assists while accumulating 33 yellow cards in his career. Raman has had a starting assignment in 145 games in his career and tallies 0.36 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Belgium has totaled 51 goals in 12,759 minutes. Someone else who should impact this match is Amine Harit, the forward hailing from France. Harit has totaled 8,544 minutes in 96 starts and has been given 14 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 14 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 12 goals. He scores 0.13 G/90 during his soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for FC Schalke 04 will be Ralf Fahrmann. Fahrmann has been on the pitch for 18,662 minutes and has accumulated 709 saves during his soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.37 (284 goals allowed) and he has a save % of 72.5. The keeper born in Germany has had 982 shots sent his way in 209 career starts. Fahrmann (82-47-80 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 55 shutouts, which leaves him with a 26.3% shutout percentage.
For their last match, Borussia Dortmund weren't able to secure a win with a final of 2-2 against 1899 Hoffenheim. Borussia Dortmund finished the match with a 68.2% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 15 of the 22 dribbles they attempted. They finished the contest by connecting on 410 out of their 509 pass attempts for a rate of 80.6%. Borussia Dortmund connected on 3 shots on target out of the team's 7 shots attempted which gave them a 42.9% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having a total of 40 goals and 32 assists in all their contests, Borussia Dortmund is averaging 1.90 goals and 1.52 assists per 90 minutes.
Jadon Sancho will need to be on top of his game for Borussia Dortmund. He is averaging 0.44 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 77 matches during his soccer career. The forward from England has been on the field for 7,028 mins while earning 34 goals. He has totaled 4 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 41 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Marco Reus, the forward who is from Germany. Reus has been given 37 yellow card warnings in 25,411 professional minutes (295 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.47. He has earned 134 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 70 different times.
Marwin Hitz will be looking after the goal for Borussia Dortmund. In his career, Hitz has surrendered 217 goals and has tallied 581 stops in 163 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.33 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 62-41-61. He is the owner of a save % of 73.4 and his clean sheet rate sits at 31.3%. Hitz has tallied 51 clean sheets while he has seen 797 shots attempted against him in 14,700 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Borussia Dortmund (-312)
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