Hertha BSC vs 1. FC Koln Prediction, 5/15/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hertha BSC vs 1. FC Koln
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Location: Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Hertha BSC (-110) 1. FC Koln (+285)
Krzysztof Piatek and Hertha BSC (7-10-14, 14th in Bundesliga) play 1. FC Koln (7-8-17, 17th in Bundesliga) at Olympiastadion on Saturday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Alexander Schwolow for Hertha BSC and Timo Horn for 1. FC Koln. The moneyline on this matchup has Hertha BSC coming in at -110 and the Billy Goats are at +285. The total opens at 2.5.
Hertha BSC played Arminia Bielefeld in their last match and wrapped up with a draw by a score of 0-0. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 84.6% passes received rate by connecting on 501 out of their 592 targeted passes in their last match. Hertha BSC attempted 17 dribbles in this matchup and converted 9 of those tries for a percentage of 52.9%. Regarding shot accuracy, Hertha BSC finished at a 36.4% rate by putting 4 shots on target of 11 total shots. Hertha BSC sports an average of 1.19 goals per 90 minutes (37 goals in total) and have accounted for 26 assists in all matches this year.
Krzysztof Piatek is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Hertha BSC. He has accounted for 10 assists while accumulating 27 yellow card cautions during his soccer career. Piatek has been in the starting lineup in 156 games during his soccer career and scores 0.49 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Poland has totaled 76 goals scored in 14,086 mins played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Dodi Lukebakio, the forward hailing from Belgium. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 19 times in his career and he has scored 26 total goals. Lukebakio has accumulated 7,660 mins in 85 starts and has been given a total of 15 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.31 G/90 for his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Hertha BSC will be Alexander Schwolow. Schwolow has seen the field for a total of 19,487 minutes and has earned 684 saves in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.48 (321 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 69.8. The goalie born in Germany has had 984 shots attempted against him in 218 career starting assignments. Schwolow (85-58-74 mark during his soccer career) has totaled 57 clean sheets, which has earned him a 26.1% shutout rate.
The last time they took the field, 1. FC Koln walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 4-1 against SC Freiburg. They finished the match by connecting on 331 of the 397 attempted passes for a rate of 83.4%. 1. FC Koln earned a 100.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 6 of the 6 dribbles they tried. 1. FC Koln landed 2 shots on target out of the team's 17 shots attempted which gave them a 11.8% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 32 goals and 22 assists for all their games, 1. FC Koln sports an average of 1.00 goal and 0.69 assists per 90.
Ellyes Skhiri should provide solid play for 1. FC Koln. He scores 0.09 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 179 matches in his pro soccer career. The midfielder born in France has accumulated 15,692 professional minutes while earning 16 goals. He has accumulated 25 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 9 times. You should also keep an eye on Ondrej Duda, the midfielder who represents Slovakia. Duda has earned himself a total of 36 yellow cards in 11,278 mins played (132 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.23. He has earned 29 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 24 different times.
Timo Horn will look after the goal for 1. FC Koln. Horn has tallied 78 shutouts and defended 1,225 shots against him in 25,509 minutes in his career. He has earned a save percentage of 69.5 and his clean sheet rate sits at 27.5%. He has given up 1.40 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 101-80-104. So far in his career, Horn has conceded 397 goals and has accumulated 849 saves in 284 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Hertha BSC (-110)
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