SC Freiburg vs FC Augsburg Prediction, 9/26/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SC Freiburg vs FC Augsburg
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Location: Schwarzwald-Stadion in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: SC Freiburg (-118) FC Augsburg (+290)
Daniel Caligiuri and FC Augsburg (1-2-2, 11th in Bundesliga) head to Schwarzwald-Stadion on Sunday where they'll take on SC Freiburg (2-3-0, 6th in Bundesliga). The expected starting goalies will be Mark Flekken for SC Freiburg and Rafal Gikiewicz for FC Augsburg. FC Augsburg are at at +290 while the Breisgau Brazilians are at -118. The over/under opens at 2.5.
SC Freiburg faced FSV Mainz 05 in their last match and got the draw with a final of 0-0. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 75.0% received passes rate by connecting on 309 out of their 412 pass targets in their last game. SC Freiburg attempted 17 dribbles in this contest and converted 8 of the tries for a rate of 47.1%.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, SC Freiburg ended this match at a 10.0% rate by landing 1 SoT of 10 total shots. SC Freiburg is averaging 1.00 goal per 90 (5 goals in total) and have accounted for 3 assists In all contests this season.
Lucas Holer is a player who should be able to impact this game for SC Freiburg. Holer has been a starter in 170 outings in his career and he accounts for 0.31 goals per 90. The forward hailing from Germany has totaled 52 goals scored in 15,213 minutes played. He has 16 assists while tallying 21 yellow card cautions during his soccer career.
Someone else who should impact this game is Nils Petersen, the forward representing Germany. He has helped a teammate on a goal 29 times so far in his career while scoring 143 total goals. Petersen has earned 21,494 minutes in 221 career starting assignments and has been given 17 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.60 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for SC Freiburg will be Mark Flekken. Flekken (39-32-32 record during his career) has accounted for 33 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 31.7% clean sheet percentage. The goalie hailing from Netherlands has had 485 shots sent his way in 104 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.38 (143 goals conceded) and his save percentage is 72.4. Flekken has seen the field for 9,299 minutes and has earned 343 stops during his soccer career.
When they last took the field, FC Augsburg got the victory with a final of 1-0 against Monchengladbach. FC Augsburg earned a 65.0% successful dribble rate by completing 13 of the 20 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by converting 180 of the 270 passes they attempted for a rate of 66.7%. FC Augsburg converted 1 SoT out of their 6 shots attempted which had them at a 16.7% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 2 goals and 1 assist for all their games, FC Augsburg averages 0.40 goals and 0.20 assists per 90 min.
Daniel Caligiuri will need to provide a lift for FC Augsburg. He is currently averaging 0.17 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 262 games so far in his pro soccer career. The defender from Germany has earned 23,688 mins and has scored 46 goals. He has collected 51 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 41 times. Make sure to watch out for Andre Hahn, the forward who is from Germany. Hahn has been given a total of 51 yellow card cautions in 18,480 mins (205 starting assignments). His G/90 average during his career is 0.24. He has totaled 49 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 28 different times.
Rafal Gikiewicz will be looking after the net for FC Augsburg. Gikiewicz has recorded 68 shutouts while seeing 907 shots against him in 19,366 minutes throughout his career. He has a save % of 71.3 and his shutout rate is 31.6%. He has allowed 1.27 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 81-55-80. During his career, Gikiewicz has conceded 274 goals and has racked up 649 saves in 215 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take FC Augsburg (+290)
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