FSV Mainz 05 vs VfL Wolfsburg Prediction, 1/19/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FSV Mainz 05 vs VfL Wolfsburg
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Location: Opel Arena in Mainz, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: FSV Mainz 05 (+341) VfL Wolfsburg (-128)
Robin Quaison and FSV Mainz 05 (1-4-11, 17th in Bundesliga) host VfL Wolfsburg (6-8-2, 6th in Bundesliga) at Opel Arena on Tuesday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Robin Zentner for FSV Mainz 05 and Koen Casteels for VfL Wolfsburg. The line on this game has FSV Mainz 05 priced at +341 and the Wolves are at -128. The total has been set at 2.75.
FSV Mainz 05 faced off with Borussia Dortmund in their last matchup and got the draw with a final of 1-1. FSV Mainz 05 attempted 13 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 9 of the attempts for a rate of 69.2%. In regard to passing, they ended with a 70.3% rate by completing 208 out of their 296 targeted passes in their last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, FSV Mainz 05 walked away from the pitch at a 33.3% clip by landing 3 SoT of 9 total shots. FSV Mainz 05 is averaging 0.94 g/90 (15 total goals) and have 10 assists in all matches for the season.
Robin Quaison is a guy who should be able to impact this game for FSV Mainz 05. Quaison has been given a starting assignment in 159 matchups in his career and he has earned 0.26 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Sweden has accumulated 41 goals in 14,354 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 14 assists while accumulating 24 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. One more player who should impact this match is Jean-Paul Boetius, the forward who is from the Netherlands. He has assisted on a goal 38 times so far in his career while he has scored 38 goals. Boetius has accumulated 14,239 minutes in 163 starting assignments and has been given 24 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.24 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for FSV Mainz 05 is Robin Zentner. Zentner (28-30-51 record in his career) has recorded 25 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 22.9% clean sheet rate. The goalie from Germany has had 524 shots attempted against him in 109 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.54 (167 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .698. Zentner has played for 9,765 minutes and has earned 369 saves so far in his career.
When they last took the field, VfL Wolfsburg weren't able to secure a win with a final of 2-2 against RB Leipzig. VfL Wolfsburg finished the match with a 57.9% successful dribble percentage by completing 11 of the 19 dribbles they pursued. They finished this game by completing 359 of the 487 pass attempts for a percentage of 73.7%. VfL Wolfsburg converted 2 shots on target out of the team's 10 shots attempted which gave them a 20.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 24 goals and 19 assists in all matches, VfL Wolfsburg averages 1.50 goals and 1.19 assists per 90 min.
Wout Weghorst will need to provide a lift for VfL Wolfsburg. The forward from the Netherlands has been on the pitch for 20,110 mins and he has scored 114 goals. He has 41 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 25 times. He is averaging 0.51 G/90 and has started 217 outings so far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Renato Steffen, the forward born in Switzerland. He has collected 49 goals during his career while helping on a goal 35 different times. Steffen has earned himself a total of 53 yellow card cautions in 14,950 minutes played (174 starting assignments). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.29.
Koen Casteels is expected to look after the goal for VfL Wolfsburg. Casteels has racked up 42 clean sheets while defending 799 shots against him in 15,994 minutes in his career. He holds a save percentage of .673 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 23.6%. He has allowed 1.56 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 58-57-63. In his career, Casteels has conceded 277 goals and has earned 539 stops in 178 starts.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take VfL Wolfsburg (-128) and under 2.75 goals
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