Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich Prediction, 12/19/2020 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bayer Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Bayer Leverkusen (+357) Bayern Munich (-137)
Lucas Alario and Bayer Leverkusen (8-4-0, 1st in Bundesliga) play Bayern Munich (8-3-1, 2nd in Bundesliga) at BayArena on Saturday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Lukas Hradecky for Bayer Leverkusen and Manuel Neuer for Bayern Munich. The line on this matchup has Bayer Leverkusen priced at +357 and the Reds are at -137. The over/under opens at 3.5.
Bayer Leverkusen stepped onto the pitch against 1899 Hoffenheim in their last match and earned the victory with a final of 4-1. Bayer Leverkusen tried 19 dribbles in this matchup and completed 12 of the tries for a rate of 63.2%. When discussing the passing game, they finished with a 87.4% passes received percentage by completing 543 of the 621 pass targets in their last game. In relation to shooting accuracy, Bayer Leverkusen finished the game at a 46.7% clip by hitting 7 SoT of 15 shots. Bayer Leverkusen has an average of 2.17 g/90 (26 goals in total) and have accumulated 20 assists in all competitions for the year.
Lucas Alario is a player who can be a difference maker for Bayer Leverkusen. He has totaled 13 assists while earning 19 yellow card cautions in his career. Alario has been in the starting lineup in 97 outings during his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.58 G/90. The forward born in Argentina has earned 58 goals in 9,047 mins. Another player who should impact this match is Patrik Schick, the forward who represents Czech Republic. Schick has played 7,605 mins in 82 starting assignments and has been given a total of 12 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 10 times in his career while scoring 36 goals. He currently averages 0.43 goals per 90 mins during his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Bayer Leverkusen will be Lukas Hradecky. Hradecky (124-76-96 record during his soccer career) has earned 93 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 31.3% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Slovakia has seen 1,200 shots attempted at him in 297 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.24 (369 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .702. Hradecky has seen the field for 26,729 mins and has accumulated 842 saves so far in his career.
The last time they took the field, Bayern Munich finished locked up with a final of 1-1 against Union Berlin. They wrapped up this outing by completing 586 out of their 716 passes they tried earning a rate of 81.8%. Bayern Munich had a 76.5% successful dribble rate by completing 13 of the 17 dribbles they pursued. Bayern Munich landed 2 shots attempted out of their 11 shots attempted earning them a 18.2% rate when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 37 goals and 31 assists for all their games, Bayern Munich has an average of 3.08 goals and 2.58 assists per 90 minutes.
Serge Gnabry will need to be on top of his game for Bayern Munich. The forward representing Germany has been on the field for 8,620 minutes and has scored 48 goals. He has 4 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 21 times. He sports an average of 0.50 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 104 games thus far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Robert Lewandowski, the forward representing Poland. He has 283 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 57 different times. Lewandowski has earned himself 37 yellow card warnings in 31,496 minutes played (350 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average thus far in his career is 0.81.
Manuel Neuer will be residing in front of the goal for Bayern Munich. In his pro soccer career, Neuer has surrendered 333 goals and has 1,121 saves in 416 starts. He has allowed 0.80 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 259-59-64. He has earned a save percentage of .775 and his shutout rate is currently at 46.9%. Neuer has tallied 195 clean sheets while seeing 1,446 shots attempted against him in 37,393 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Bayer Leverkusen (+357)
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