FC Schalke 04 vs FSV Mainz 05 Prediction, 3/5/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Schalke 04 vs FSV Mainz 05
Date: Friday, March 5, 2021
Location: Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: FC Schalke 04 (+180) FSV Mainz 05 (+170)
Jean-Paul Boetius and FSV Mainz 05 (4-5-14, 17th in Bundesliga) travel to Veltins-Arena on Friday where they'll take on FC Schalke 04 (1-6-16, 18th in Bundesliga). The goalies who are expected to start are Michael Langer for FC Schalke 04 and Robin Zentner for FSV Mainz 05. FSV Mainz 05 are at at +170 while the Royal Blue are at +180. The total has been set at 2.5.
FC Schalke 04 faced VfB Stuttgart in their most recent match and went home with a loss by a final score of 5-1. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 82.0% received passes rate by connecting on 368 of the 449 passing attempts last match. FC Schalke 04 tried 20 dribbles in this game and were successful in 15 of the dribbles for a percentage of 75.0%. In terms of shooting accuracy, FC Schalke 04 finished at a 40.0% rate by hitting 4 SoT of 10 total shots. FC Schalke 04 is averaging 0.65 goals per 90 (15 total goals) and are sitting with 12 assists in all matches this season.
Benito Raman is a guy who can be a difference maker for FC Schalke 04. He has accounted for 16 assists while accumulating 33 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Raman has been given a starting assignment in 145 matches so far in his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.36 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Belgium has accumulated 51 goals scored in 12,801 mins played. One more guy who could decide who wins is Amine Harit, the forward hailing from France. Harit has been on the field for 8,724 minutes during 98 career starting assignments and has been handed 14 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 14 times in his career while scoring 12 goals. He currently averages 0.12 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for FC Schalke 04 will be Michael Langer. Langer has defended the goal for a total of 9,034 mins and has accumulated 302 saves thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.66 (167 goals surrendered) and he has earned a save percentage of 64.3. The goalkeeper hailing from Austria has faced 468 shots attempted at him in 100 starts. Langer (40-22-38 mark during his career) has accumulated 23 shutouts, which leaves him with a 23.0% shutout rate.
For their last outing, FSV Mainz 05 took a loss by a score of 1-0 against FC Augsburg. FSV Mainz 05 finished the match with a 40.0% successful dribble rate by converting 4 of the 10 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this contest by converting 393 of the 503 pass attempts earning a rate of 78.1%. FSV Mainz 05 had 6 shots on target out of their 11 shots attempted which had them at a 54.5% rate in their last outing. Having tallied 23 goals and 14 assists in all competitions, FSV Mainz 05 averages 1.00 goal and 0.61 assists per 90 minutes.
Jean-Paul Boetius will need to be on top of his game for FSV Mainz 05. He currently averages 0.24 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 164 contests during his soccer career. The forward born in the Netherlands has been on the field for 14,369 minutes while he has scored 38 goals. He has tallied 25 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 38 times. Make sure to watch out for Karim Onisiwo, the forward hailing from Austria. Onisiwo has earned himself 12 yellow card cautions in 7,206 professional minutes (71 career starts). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.21. He has scored 17 goals thus far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 10 times.
Robin Zentner will be residing in front of the goal for FSV Mainz 05. Zentner has racked up 26 clean sheets and has defended 549 shots against him in 10,395 mins in his career. He has earned a save % of 69.4 and his clean sheet rate sits at 22.4%. He has allowed 1.53 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 31-31-54. So far in his career, Zentner has surrendered 177 goals while earning 383 saves in 116 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take FC Schalke 04 (+180)
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