Werder Bremen vs FC Augsburg Prediction, 1/16/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Werder Bremen vs FC Augsburg
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Location: Weser Stadium in Bremen, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Werder Bremen (+130) FC Augsburg (+210)
Daniel Caligiuri and FC Augsburg (5-4-6, 11th in Bundesliga) travel to Weser Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet Werder Bremen (3-6-6, 13th in Bundesliga). The men protecting the net will be Jiri Pavlenka for Werder Bremen and Rafal Gikiewicz for FC Augsburg. Werder Bremen are at +130 while the Residents of the Fugger City are at +210. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Werder Bremen took the field against Bayer Leverkusen in their last game and got the draw with a final of 1-1. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 68.1% passes received percentage by converting 169 of the 248 passing attempts last game. Werder Bremen attempted 5 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 1 of those tries for a rate of 20.0%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Werder Bremen finished the game at a 50.0% rate by hitting 1 shot on target of 2 total shots. Werder Bremen has an average of 1.07 goals per 90 (16 goals in total) and have accumulated 13 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Leonardo Bittencourt is a player who can be a difference maker for Werder Bremen. He has accounted for 30 assists while accumulating 42 yellow card warnings in his career. Bittencourt has been a starter in 173 contests during his soccer career and he scores 0.17 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Germany has racked up 28 goals scored in 14,628 minutes played. Another player who should impact this match is Maximilian Eggestein, the midfielder hailing from Germany. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 11 times so far in his career while he has scored 14 total goals. Eggestein has been on the field for 12,846 minutes in 144 career starts and has been given 21 yellow card warnings. He scores 0.10 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Werder Bremen will be Jiri Pavlenka. Pavlenka has played for a total of 19,471 mins and is sitting with 701 saves in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.36 (295 total goals surrendered) and he has a save percentage of .710. The keeper hailing from Czech Republic has seen 986 shots attempted against him in 219 career starts. Pavlenka (73-67-78 record in his career) has tallied 53 shutouts, which has earned him a 24.2% clean sheet percentage.
When they last stepped on the pitch, FC Augsburg took a loss by a final score of 4-1 against VfB Stuttgart. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 329 out of their 403 passes they tried for a percentage of 81.6%. FC Augsburg finished with a 60.0% successful dribble rate by completing 12 out of the 20 dribbles they attempted. FC Augsburg landed 3 shots on target out of 12 shots tried earning them a 25.0% clip in their last game. With 16 goals and 12 assists in all competitions, FC Augsburg averages 1.07 goals and 0.80 assists per 90 min.
Daniel Caligiuri should be someone to watch for FC Augsburg. He is averaging 0.18 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 243 games so far in his pro soccer career. The defender from Germany has accumulated 22,095 mins while he has scored 44 goals. He has totaled 49 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 39 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Ruben Vargas, the forward who is from Switzerland. He has scored 18 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 11 different times. Vargas has been handed a total of 21 yellow card cautions in 6,445 professional minutes (75 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.25.
Rafal Gikiewicz will look after the net for FC Augsburg. Gikiewicz has recorded 62 clean sheets while seeing 788 shots against him in 17,206 minutes in his career. He holds a save percentage of .716 and his clean sheet rate sits at 32.5%. He has given up 1.23 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 75-51-66. So far in his pro soccer career, Gikiewicz has allowed 235 goals while tallying 565 saves in 191 starts.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take FC Augsburg (+210)
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