Union Berlin vs FC Schalke 04 Prediction, 2/13/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Union Berlin vs FC Schalke 04
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: Stadion An der Alten Försterei in Berlin, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Union Berlin (-133) FC Schalke 04 (+375)
Taiwo Awoniyi and Union Berlin (7-8-5, 9th in Bundesliga) host FC Schalke 04 (1-5-14, 18th in Bundesliga) at Stadion An der Alten Försterei on Saturday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Andreas Luthe for Union Berlin and Frederik Ronnow for FC Schalke 04. The odds on this game have Union Berlin coming in at -133 and the Royal Blue are at +375. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Union Berlin faced FSV Mainz 05 in their most recent match and went home with a loss by a final score of 1-0. Union Berlin tried 7 dribbles in this match and completed 4 of the tries for a rate of 57.1%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 79.3% passes received rate by converting 399 out of their 503 pass targets last contest. In relation to shooting accuracy, Union Berlin finished the game at a 40.0% clip by putting 4 shots on target of 10 shots. Union Berlin averages 1.70 goals per 90 minutes (34 goals in total) and are sitting with 26 assists in all games for this campaign.
Taiwo Awoniyi is a guy who can be a difference maker for Union Berlin. He has accounted for 9 assists while tallying 9 yellow cards thus far in his career. Awoniyi has had a starting assignment in 78 contests during his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.31 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Nigeria has accumulated 25 goals scored in 7,178 mins played. Another player who should impact this match is Marius Bulter, the midfielder representing Germany. Bulter has totaled 5,205 mins during 57 starts and has been handed 5 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 5 times in his career while he has scored 12 total goals. He averages 0.21 goals per 90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Union Berlin is Andreas Luthe. Luthe (72-56-77 record in his career) has tallied 60 clean sheets, which gives him a 29.3% clean sheet rate. The goalie hailing from Germany has had 882 shots sent his way in 205 career starts. His GA/90 is 1.32 (269 goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .698. Luthe has played for 18,337 minutes and has accumulated 616 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the field, FC Schalke 04 went home defeated by a final of 3-0 against RB Leipzig. They finished the contest by connecting on 242 of the 314 passing attempts earning a percentage of 77.1%. FC Schalke 04 had a 75.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 6 out of the 8 dribbles they pursued. FC Schalke 04 landed 1 shot on target out of 3 shots attempted which had them at a 33.3% rate in their last match. With a total of 14 goals and 11 assists in all their contests, FC Schalke 04 averages 0.70 goals and 0.55 assists per 90 minutes.
Mark Uth should provide solid play for FC Schalke 04. He is averaging 0.40 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 160 games during his career. The forward hailing from Germany has been on the field for 13,839 minutes while scoring 61 goals. He has tallied 33 yellow cards during his soccer career and has helped on a goal 30 times. You should also keep an eye on Benito Raman, the forward representing Belgium. Raman has been given a total of 33 yellow cards in 12,732 mins (145 starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.36. He has tallied 51 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 16 times.
Frederik Ronnow will be looking after the goal for FC Schalke 04. During his professional soccer career, Ronnow has conceded 212 goals while tallying 521 saves in 177 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.20 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 81-43-52. He has a save percentage of .726 and his clean sheet rate is 33.9%. Ronnow has recorded 60 clean sheets while he has seen 727 shots attempted against him in 15,962 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take FC Schalke 04 (+375)
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