SC Freiburg vs 1. FC Koln Prediction, 1/9/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SC Freiburg vs 1. FC Koln
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Location: Schwarzwald-Stadion in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: SC Freiburg (+115) 1. FC Koln (+230)
Schwarzwald-Stadion is the site where Nils Petersen and SC Freiburg (5-5-4, 9th in Bundesliga) will take on 1. FC Koln (2-5-7, 15th in Bundesliga) on Saturday. The goalies protecting the net are Florian Muller for SC Freiburg and Timo Horn for 1. FC Koln. SC Freiburg are at +115 while the Billy Goats are at +230. The over/under opens at 2.5.
SC Freiburg stepped onto the pitch against 1899 Hoffenheim in their last matchup and went home with a win by a final score of 3-1. In the passing game, they had a 70.1% rate by completing 218 of the 311 passing attempts in their last game. SC Freiburg attempted 23 dribbles in this outing and converted 13 of the attempts for a rate of 56.5%. In regard to shooting accuracy, SC Freiburg finished the game at a 50.0% rate by hitting 4 shots on target of 8 total shots. SC Freiburg sports an average of 1.57 goals per 90 min (22 goals in total) and have 15 assists In all contests for this campaign.
Nils Petersen is a guy who should be able to impact this game for SC Freiburg. Petersen has had a starting assignment in 216 games in his career while he scores 0.60 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Germany has recorded 140 goals scored in 20,846 minutes played. He has totaled 29 assists while tallying 17 yellow cards in his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Lucas Holer, the forward representing Germany. Holer has been on the pitch for 13,715 mins in 154 starts and has been given 18 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 13 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 48 goals. He currently averages 0.31 G/90 so far in his career.
The man protecting the net for SC Freiburg will be Florian Muller. Muller (24-15-36 mark in his professional soccer career) has earned 15 shutouts, which leaves him with a 20.0% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper hailing from Germany has had 364 shots tried at him in 75 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.66 (125 total goals surrendered) and he has a save % of .679. Muller has seen the pitch for 6,795 minutes and has 245 saves in his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the field, 1. FC Koln took a defeat with a final score of 1-0 against FC Augsburg. They finished the contest by connecting on 315 out of their 412 passing tries for a percentage of 76.5%. 1. FC Koln ended the game with a 68.4% successful dribble rate by completing 13 of the 19 dribbles they pursued. 1. FC Koln connected on 2 shots attempted out of their 12 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 16.7% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 12 goals and 9 assists for all their games, 1. FC Koln averages 0.86 goals and 0.64 assists per 90.
Dominick Drexler will be counted on for 1. FC Koln. The forward who is from Germany has been on the field for 20,675 mins while earning 60 goals. He has accounted for 43 yellow card warnings during his career and has assisted on a goal 51 times. He is currently averaging 0.26 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 235 games so far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Ellyes Skhiri, the midfielder born in France. He has 14 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 7 different times. Skhiri has been given a total of 23 yellow cards in 14,099 professional minutes played (161 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.09.
Timo Horn will look after the net for 1. FC Koln. Horn has accumulated 77 shutouts and has seen 1,141 shots tried against him in 23,889 career minutes. He sports a save percentage of .703 and his shutout rate is currently 28.9%. He has allowed 1.35 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 96-77-94. In his career, Horn has surrendered 359 goals and has accumulated 800 stops in 266 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take SC Freiburg (+115)
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