FSV Mainz 05 vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction, 5/16/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FSV Mainz 05 vs Borussia Dortmund
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Opel Arena in Mainz, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: FSV Mainz 05 (+386) Borussia Dortmund (-157)
Erling Haaland and Borussia Dortmund (18-4-10, 4th in Bundesliga) travel to Opel Arena on Sunday where they'll take on FSV Mainz 05 (9-9-14, 12th in Bundesliga). The goalkeepers protecting the net are Robin Zentner for FSV Mainz 05 and Marwin Hitz for Borussia Dortmund. Borussia Dortmund are at at -157 while the O-Fives are at +386. The O/U opens at 3.25.
FSV Mainz 05 took the field against Eintracht Frankfurt in their last match and earned a one point draw by a score of 1-1. FSV Mainz 05 tried 18 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 8 of those dribbles for a rate of 44.4%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 75.9% passes received rate by completing 176 out of their 232 passing targets last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, FSV Mainz 05 walked away from the pitch at a 50.0% rate by putting 3 shots on target of 6 total shots. FSV Mainz 05 sports an average of 1.09 goals per 90 (35 goals in total) and have 21 assists in all competitions this season.
Jean-Paul Boetius is a player who should impact this matchup for FSV Mainz 05. He has totaled 40 assists while earning 26 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. Boetius has been given a starting assignment in 170 matchups so far in his career and he has earned 0.23 goals per 90 mins. The forward from the Netherlands has earned 39 goals scored in 14,960 professional minutes. One more guy who could decide who wins is Robin Quaison, the forward representing Sweden. He has assisted on a goal 14 times so far in his career while scoring 43 goals. Quaison has 14,644 mins during 163 starts and has been given a total of 24 yellow cards. He sports an average of 0.26 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for FSV Mainz 05 will be Robin Zentner. Zentner has seen the field for 11,205 minutes and has earned 402 stops so far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.48 (184 total goals conceded) and he has a save % of 69.7. The goalie hailing from Germany has had 575 shots tried at him in 125 starting assignments. Zentner (36-35-54 record during his career) has earned 29 clean sheets, which gives him a 23.2% clean sheet rate.
For their last outing, Borussia Dortmund earned three points by winning 3-2 against RB Leipzig. They wrapped up this contest by completing 360 out of their 416 passing attempts for a rate of 86.5%. Borussia Dortmund had a 61.1% successful dribble rate by completing 11 of the 18 dribbles they pursued. Borussia Dortmund connected on 4 shots on target out of their 15 shots attempted which gave them a 26.7% rate in their last match. With a total of 68 goals and 53 assists in all competitions, Borussia Dortmund has an average of 2.12 goals and 1.66 assists per 90.
Erling Haaland will need to be on top of his game for Borussia Dortmund. The forward hailing from England has accumulated 6,342 mins and he has scored 69 goals. He has 8 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 16 times. He currently averages 0.98 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 68 outings so far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Marco Reus, the forward hailing from Germany. Reus has been handed a total of 37 yellow cards in 26,219 mins played (305 career starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.47. He has totaled 137 goals during his soccer career while assisting on a goal 72 different times.
Marwin Hitz will be residing in front of the goal for Borussia Dortmund. Hitz has recorded 56 shutouts while defending 824 shots against him in 15,645 mins in his career. He has earned a save percentage of 73.2 and his clean sheet rate sits at 32.2%. He has conceded 1.31 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 70-42-63. In his career, Hitz has allowed 228 goals and has 598 stops in 174 starts.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Borussia Dortmund (-157)
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