FC Augsburg vs Werder Bremen Prediction, 3/4/2023 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Augsburg vs Werder Bremen
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Location: WWK Arena in Augsburg, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: FC Augsburg (+133) Werder Bremen (+194)
The Green-Whites (9-3-10) are en route to WWK Arena on Saturday where they will go up against the Residents of the Fugger City (7-3-12). FC Augsburg are priced at +133 and Werder Bremen are at +194. The over/under is 2.5. The goalies expected to start will be Rafal Gikiewicz for FC Augsburg and Jiri Pavlenka for Werder Bremen.
Augsburg has a total of 90 saves and they hold a save rate of 70.8 so far this season. The team's differential on goals is -12 by way of 26 goals put in the net as well as 38 goals allowed. On the season, this club sports an average of 1.09 points per match (24 pts) and they also rank 16th in the league with 17 assists. The Residents of The Fugger City are ranked 15th in the matter of xG with 24.4, and the team's expected goals against are coming in at 35.4. FC Augsburg has accounted for 66 yellow card warnings so far this year and 2 red cards. Football Club Augsburg has allowed 38 goals while allowing 1.73 goals per 90 min, and opposing clubs are sitting with 130 shots on target on them. They have recorded 5 clean sheets, which has them sitting at a % of 22.7 on the year.
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Werder has totaled 34 goals and the team's expected goals so far this year is currently at 24.9. The team's goals against per 90 minutes is 1.86 in addition to 77 saves, and they have compiled 4 shut outs. So far this year, Bremen has a save rate of 65.8 (117 SoT against), and they also have a rank of 9th in the league with 30 pts. Werder Bremen is 12th concerning goals surrendered with 41, and their goal difference is coming in at -7. Bremen has tallied a clean sheet % of 18.2 over the course of the season in addition to 42 yellow card cautions. The Green-Whites hold an average of 1.4 points per contest while having 23 assists and 1 red card.
The man who will protect the net for FC Augsburg is Rafal Gikiewicz. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.34 (351 goals given up) and he has a save percentage of .708. Gikiewicz (97-62-104 record during his soccer career) has recorded 79 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 30.2% shutout rate. Gikiewicz has seen the pitch for 23,596 minutes and has earned 808 saves during his career. The goalkeeper from Poland has faced 1,141 shots tried against him in 262 career starts.
Jiri Pavlenka will reside in front of the goal for Werder Bremen. Pavlenka has totaled 66 shutouts while defending 1,277 shots tried against him in 25,169 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save % of .705 and his clean sheet rate is currently 23.3%. He has surrendered 1.41 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 100-80-102. In his pro soccer career, Pavlenka has conceded 394 goals and has racked up 900 stops in 283 starts.
Mergim Berisha is one man who should impact this matchup for FC Augsburg. Berisha has been in the starting lineup in 96 matchups during his soccer career and he scores 0.49 G/90. The forward from Germany has racked up 46 goals in 8,523 minutes. He has accounted for 24 assists while earning 21 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career.
Werder Bremen features a difference maker in Niclas Fullkrug, who defenders will be preparing for in this game. The forward from Germany has played 17,093 minutes while scoring 94 goals. He is averaging 0.49 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 182 matches in his career. He has earned 18 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 27 times.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Werder Bremen (+194)
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