VfB Stuttgart vs FSV Mainz 05 Prediction, 1/29/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: VfB Stuttgart vs FSV Mainz 05
Date: Friday, January 29, 2021
Location: Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: VfB Stuttgart (-152) FSV Mainz 05 (+390)
Robin Quaison and FSV Mainz 05 (2-4-12, 17th in Bundesliga) are headed to Mercedes-Benz Arena on Friday where they'll meet VfB Stuttgart (5-7-6, 10th in Bundesliga). The men protecting the net will be Gregor Kobel for VfB Stuttgart and Robin Zentner for FSV Mainz 05. FSV Mainz 05 are at at +390 while the Swambians are at -152. The total is set at 3.
VfB Stuttgart took the field against SC Freiburg in their most recent game and went home with a loss by a final score of 2-1. In sharing the ball, they earned a 86.1% received passes rate by connecting on 433 out of their 503 pass targets in their last outing. VfB Stuttgart tried 24 dribbles in this game and completed 18 of those dribbles for a percentage of 75.0%. Regarding shot accuracy, VfB Stuttgart finished at a 34.8% clip by landing 8 shots on target out of 23 total shots. VfB Stuttgart has an average of 0.72 goals per 90 minutes (13 total goals) and have tallied 10 assists in all competitions this season.
Gonzalo Castro is a guy who can be a difference maker for VfB Stuttgart. He has totaled 67 assists while earning 86 yellow card warnings in his career. Castro has been in the starting lineup in 375 matchups during his career while scoring 0.11 goals per 90 mins. The defender hailing from Germany has totaled 39 goals scored in 32,392 mins. One more guy who could decide who wins is Sasa Kalajdzic, the midfielder who represents Austria. He has helped on a goal 9 times so far in his career while he has scored 17 goals. Kalajdzic has 2,744 mins during 30 starts and has been handed a total of 5 yellow cards. He sports an average of 0.56 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for VfB Stuttgart will be Gregor Kobel. Kobel has seen the field for a total of 5,821 mins and is sitting with 173 saves during his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.69 (109 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .636. The goalkeeper born in Switzerland has had 272 shots attempted against him in 66 starts. Kobel (26-14-26 mark during his soccer career) has totaled 15 clean sheets, which has earned him a 22.7% clean sheet percentage.
The last time they took the pitch, FSV Mainz 05 got the victory with a final of 3-2 against RB Leipzig. They finished the contest by converting 188 of the 274 passing tries for a rate of 68.6%. FSV Mainz 05 had a 63.2% successful dribble rate by connecting on 12 out of the 19 dribbles they attempted. FSV Mainz 05 landed 4 shots on goal out of their 9 shots attempted which had them at a 44.4% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 18 goals and 12 assists in all their contests, FSV Mainz 05 sports an average of 1.00 goal and 0.67 assists per 90 min.
Robin Quaison will need to provide a lift for FSV Mainz 05. He is currently averaging 0.26 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 160 games so far in his pro soccer career. The forward representing Sweden has played 14,429 mins while scoring 41 goals. He has tallied 24 yellow card cautions during his career and has helped on a goal 14 times. You should also keep an eye on Jean-Paul Boetius, the forward hailing from the Netherlands. Boetius has been handed 25 yellow cards in 14,300 mins played (164 starts). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.24. He has earned 38 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 38 different times.
Robin Zentner will be looking after the net for FSV Mainz 05. So far in his pro soccer career, Zentner has allowed 171 goals and has earned 371 saves in 111 starts. He has conceded 1.55 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 29-30-52. He holds a save percentage of .695 and his shutout rate is currently 22.5%. Zentner has totaled 25 clean sheets and has defended 531 shots attempted against him in 9,945 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take VfB Stuttgart (-152)
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