FSV Mainz 05 vs RB Leipzig Prediction, 1/23/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FSV Mainz 05 vs RB Leipzig
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: Opel Arena in Mainz, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: FSV Mainz 05 (+471) RB Leipzig (-181)
Jean-Paul Boetius and FSV Mainz 05 (1-4-12, 17th in Bundesliga) play RB Leipzig (10-5-2, 2nd in Bundesliga) at Opel Arena on Saturday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Robin Zentner for FSV Mainz 05 and Peter Gulacsi for RB Leipzig. The moneyline on this matchup has FSV Mainz 05 coming in at +471 and the Red Bulls are at -181. The O/U is set at 3.
FSV Mainz 05 stepped onto the pitch against VfL Wolfsburg in their most recent game and ended up losing by a score of 2-0. FSV Mainz 05 attempted 12 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 6 of those tries for a rate of 50.0%. In sharing the ball, they ended the game with a 72.9% received passes percentage by completing 191 of the 262 pass attempts in their last outing. In regard to shooting accuracy, FSV Mainz 05 walked away from the pitch at a 0% rate by hitting 0 shots on target out of 8 total shots. FSV Mainz 05 is averaging 0.88 goals per 90 (15 goals in total) and have accounted for 10 assists in all matches this year.
Jean-Paul Boetius is a player who should be able to impact this match for FSV Mainz 05. He has totaled 38 assists while tallying 25 yellow cards in his career. Boetius has been in the starting lineup in 164 matchups during his career while he scores 0.24 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing the Netherlands has 38 goals scored in 14,300 minutes played. Someone else who should impact this match is Robin Quaison, the forward representing Sweden. He has helped on a goal 14 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 41 goals. Quaison has totaled 14,363 minutes in 159 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 24 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.26 G/90 for his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for FSV Mainz 05 will be Robin Zentner. Zentner has been on the pitch for a total of 9,855 minutes and has tallied 369 saves thus far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.54 (169 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .696. The keeper from Germany has seen 526 shots attempted at him in 110 starting assignments. Zentner (28-30-52 mark in his career) has accounted for 25 clean sheets, which has earned him a 22.7% shutout rate.
In their last game, RB Leipzig walked away with a victory by a final of 1-0 against Union Berlin. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 736 of the 802 attempted passes earning a rate of 91.8%. RB Leipzig earned a 76.9% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 10 of the 13 dribbles they attempted. RB Leipzig landed 5 shots on target out of 16 shots tried which gave them a 31.3% clip in their last game. With a total of 28 goals and 19 assists for all their games, RB Leipzig has an average of 1.65 goals and 1.12 assists per 90.
Yussuf Poulsen will need to provide a spark for RB Leipzig. He is averaging 0.35 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 174 games so far in his career. The forward representing Denmark has totaled 15,772 mins while scoring 61 goals. He has collected 26 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 30 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Emil Forsberg, the midfielder hailing from Sweden. He has accumulated 74 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 59 times. Forsberg has been given a total of 13 yellow cards in 20,738 minutes (248 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his soccer career is 0.32.
Peter Gulacsi is expected to look after the net for RB Leipzig. Gulacsi has tallied 84 clean sheets and has defended 1,099 shots tried against him in 24,426 minutes throughout his career. He has a save percentage of .727 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 30.8%. He has given up 1.16 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 149-55-69. During his professional soccer career, Gulacsi has conceded 314 goals and has earned 792 saves in 273 starts.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take FSV Mainz 05 (+471)
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