Bayern Munich vs VfL Wolfsburg Prediction, 12/16/2020 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bayern Munich vs VfL Wolfsburg
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Allianz Arena in München, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Bayern Munich (-500) VfL Wolfsburg (+1000)
Renato Steffen and VfL Wolfsburg (5-6-0, 4th in Bundesliga) head to Allianz Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet Bayern Munich (7-3-1, 2nd in Bundesliga). The starting goaltenders are Manuel Neuer for Bayern Munich and Koen Casteels for VfL Wolfsburg. The line on this game has Bayern Munich coming in at -500 and the Wolves are at +1000. The total has been set at 3.75.
Bayern Munich stepped onto the pitch against Union Berlin in their last match and walked away with a draw with a final of 1-1. Bayern Munich tried 17 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 13 of the attempts for a percentage of 76.5%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 81.8% passes received percentage by connecting on 586 of the 716 passing targets last game. In regard to shooting accuracy, Bayern Munich ended this match at a 41.7% clip by putting 5 shots on target of 12 shots. Bayern Munich averages 3.18 goals per 90 (35 total goals) and are sitting with 29 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Robert Lewandowski is a player who should be able to impact this game for Bayern Munich. He has accounted for 57 assists while tallying 37 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. Lewandowski has been given a starting assignment in 349 contests so far in his pro soccer career and scores 0.81 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Poland has earned 281 goals scored in 31,406 mins. Another player who should impact this match is Serge Gnabry, the forward who is from Germany. He has assisted on a goal 21 times so far in his career while he has scored 48 goals. Gnabry has been on the field for 8,551 minutes in 103 starts and has been handed a total of 3 yellow cards. He scores 0.51 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Bayern Munich will be Manuel Neuer. Neuer (258-59-64 record during his career) has accounted for 195 shutouts, which leaves him with a 47.0% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper born in Germany has had 1,440 shots attempted against him in 415 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.80 (332 goals allowed) and his save % is .774. Neuer has played for a total of 37,303 mins and has earned 1,116 saves thus far in his career.
For their last match, VfL Wolfsburg took home the win by a final score of 2-1 against Eintracht Frankfurt. They finished this game by converting 378 of the 475 passes they tried for a rate of 79.6%. VfL Wolfsburg finished with a 50.0% successful dribble rate by completing 11 out of the 22 dribbles they tried. VfL Wolfsburg landed 8 shots attempted out of the team's 17 shots attempted which had them at a 47.1% clip in their last match. With a total of 18 goals and 15 assists in all their games, VfL Wolfsburg averages 1.64 goals and 1.36 assists per 90 minutes.
Renato Steffen will need to provide a lift for VfL Wolfsburg. He is averaging 0.29 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 170 matches in his pro soccer career. The forward from Switzerland has been on the pitch for 14,600 professional minutes while scoring 47 goals. He has totaled 51 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 35 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Wout Weghorst, the forward who is from the Netherlands. He has accounted for 112 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 25 different times. Weghorst has been given a total of 39 yellow cards in 19,660 mins played (212 career starts). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.51.
Koen Casteels will look after the goal for VfL Wolfsburg. So far in his pro soccer career, Casteels has given up 269 goals and has racked up 522 stops in 173 starts. He has given up 1.56 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 57-55-61. He has earned a save % of .673 and his clean sheet rate sits at 23.7%. Casteels has totaled 41 clean sheets while he has seen 774 shots against him in 15,544 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Bayern Munich (-500)
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