SC Freiburg vs FC Schalke 04 Prediction, 4/17/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SC Freiburg vs FC Schalke 04
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: Schwarzwald-Stadion in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: SC Freiburg (-267) FC Schalke 04 (+900)
Nils Petersen and SC Freiburg (10-7-11, 10th in Bundesliga) play FC Schalke 04 (2-7-19, 18th in Bundesliga) at Schwarzwald-Stadion on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers are Florian Muller for SC Freiburg and Frederik Ronnow for FC Schalke 04. The line on this matchup has SC Freiburg priced at -267 and the Royal Blue are at +900. The total is set at 2.75.
SC Freiburg faced off with Arminia Bielefeld in their most recent game and went home with a loss by a final score of 1-0. SC Freiburg attempted 9 dribbles in this game and converted 6 of the attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 79.9% received passes percentage by completing 437 of the 547 pass attempts in their last game. In relation to shooting accuracy, SC Freiburg ended this match at a 11.1% clip by putting 1 SoT out of 9 total shots. SC Freiburg has an average of 1.39 goals per 90 minutes (39 total goals) and have earned 25 assists in all competitions this year.
Nils Petersen is a player who should impact this matchup for SC Freiburg. Petersen has been given a starting assignment in 217 matchups thus far in his career and scores 0.60 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Germany has earned 142 goals in 21,142 mins played. He has 29 assists while tallying 17 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Someone else who should impact this match is Lucas Holer, the forward who is from Germany. Holer has 14,474 mins in 162 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 21 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 14 times during his soccer career while scoring 50 goals. He has an average of 0.31 G/90 for his career.
The guy defending the goal for SC Freiburg will be Florian Muller. Muller (29-17-43 record in his career) has accounted for 18 clean sheets, which has earned him a 20.2% shutout rate. The keeper hailing from Germany has faced 439 shots attempted against him in 89 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.60 (143 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 69.2. Muller has been on the pitch for 8,055 minutes and has earned 304 stops so far in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, FC Schalke 04 got the victory with a final of 1-0 against FC Augsburg. FC Schalke 04 finished the match with a 80.0% successful dribble rate by converting 12 out of the 15 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by converting 360 of the 435 passing attempts for a rate of 82.8%. FC Schalke 04 converted 2 shots on target out of the team's 7 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 28.6% rate when they last took the field. With a total of 17 goals and 14 assists in all their games, FC Schalke 04 has an average of 0.61 goals and 0.50 assists per 90.
Amine Harit should provide solid play for FC Schalke 04. He sports an average of 0.12 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 101 contests during his soccer career. The forward from France has totaled 9,008 professional minutes and has earned 12 goals. He has tallied 14 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 14 times. Make sure to watch out for Benito Raman, the forward born in Belgium. He has earned 51 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 16 times. Raman has been handed a total of 33 yellow card cautions in 13,024 mins (148 starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.35.
Frederik Ronnow will look after the net for FC Schalke 04. Ronnow has earned 61 shutouts and defended 746 shots tried against him in 16,322 minutes throughout his career. He has a save % of 72.0 and his shutout rate sits at 33.7%. He has conceded 1.22 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 81-44-55. In his pro soccer career, Ronnow has given up 222 goals and has accounted for 532 saves in 181 starts.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take SC Freiburg (-267)
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