VfL Wolfsburg vs FC Schalke 04 Prediction, 3/13/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: VfL Wolfsburg vs FC Schalke 04
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Location: Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: VfL Wolfsburg (-225) FC Schalke 04 (+525)
Amine Harit and FC Schalke 04 (1-7-16, 18th in Bundesliga) head to Volkswagen Arena on Saturday where they'll take on VfL Wolfsburg (12-9-3, 3rd in Bundesliga). The expected starting goalies will be Koen Casteels for VfL Wolfsburg and Frederik Ronnow for FC Schalke 04. VfL Wolfsburg are at -225 while the Royal Blue are at +525. The over/under opens at 2.5.
VfL Wolfsburg stepped onto the pitch against 1899 Hoffenheim in their last match and ended up losing by a score of 2-1. VfL Wolfsburg attempted 16 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 11 of the attempts for a rate of 68.8%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 80.1% received passes percentage by converting 487 of the 608 pass attempts in their last outing. In relation to shooting accuracy, VfL Wolfsburg finished the game at a 31.6% clip by landing 6 SoT of 19 shots. VfL Wolfsburg is averaging 1.54 goals per 90 (37 goals in total) and have accounted for 29 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Wout Weghorst is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for VfL Wolfsburg. He has 27 assists while earning 41 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Weghorst has been a starter in 225 outings during his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.51 goals per 90. The forward born in the Netherlands has earned 118 goals in 20,800 mins. One more player who could decide who wins is Renato Steffen, the forward who represents Switzerland. Steffen has totaled 15,552 minutes in 182 career starts and has been handed 54 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 37 times in his career and he has scored 51 goals. He currently averages 0.30 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man protecting the net for VfL Wolfsburg will be Koen Casteels. Casteels (64-58-64 record in his career) has recorded 49 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 26.3% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper born in Belgium has seen 816 shots attempted against him in 186 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.50 (279 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save % of 67.8. Casteels has defended the goal for 16,714 mins and has earned 554 saves thus far in his career.
When they last played, FC Schalke 04 went home with a draw by a final score of 0-0 against FSV Mainz 05. FC Schalke 04 earned a 38.9% successful dribble percentage by completing 7 out of the 18 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by completing 304 out of their 400 passing tries earning a percentage of 76.0%. FC Schalke 04 converted 2 shots on goal out of 2 shots attempted earning them a 100.0% clip in their last outing. Having accumulated 15 goals and 12 assists in all their contests, FC Schalke 04 averages 0.62 goals and 0.50 assists per 90.
Amine Harit should provide a lift for FC Schalke 04. The forward hailing from France has totaled 8,724 mins while scoring 12 goals. He has totaled 14 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 14 times. He currently averages 0.12 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 98 matches so far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Benito Raman, the forward hailing from Belgium. Raman has been handed a total of 33 yellow card warnings in 12,890 mins (146 starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.36. He has totaled 51 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 16 times.
Frederik Ronnow will be looking after the goal for FC Schalke 04. So far in his career, Ronnow has given up 212 goals and has tallied 523 saves in 178 starting assignments. He has given up 1.19 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 81-44-52. He is the owner of a save % of 72.7 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 34.3%. Ronnow has totaled 61 shutouts while seeing 729 shots tried against him in 16,052 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take FC Schalke 04 (+525) and under 2.5 goals
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