Borussia Dortmund vs VfL Wolfsburg Prediction, 1/3/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Borussia Dortmund vs VfL Wolfsburg
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021
Location: Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Borussia Dortmund (-175) VfL Wolfsburg (+400)
Signal Iduna Park is the site where Jadon Sancho and Borussia Dortmund (7-1-5, 5th in Bundesliga) will take on VfL Wolfsburg (6-6-1, 4th in Bundesliga) on Sunday. The starting goaltenders will be Roman Burki for Borussia Dortmund and Koen Casteels for VfL Wolfsburg. The odds on this game have Borussia Dortmund priced at -175 and the Wolves are at +400. The over/under is set at 3.5.
Borussia Dortmund played Union Berlin in their last matchup and took a loss by a final of 2-1. When discussing the passing game, they finished with a 86.0% received passes rate by connecting on 634 of the 737 pass targets in their last outing. Borussia Dortmund attempted 25 dribbles in this matchup and completed 15 of those dribbles for a rate of 60.0%. Concerning shot accuracy, Borussia Dortmund wrapped this game up at a 21.1% rate by putting 4 shots on target of 19 total shots. Borussia Dortmund averages 2.00 goals per 90 min (26 goals in total) and have accounted for 20 assists in all matches this season.
Jadon Sancho is a guy who can be a difference maker for Borussia Dortmund. He has totaled 37 assists while tallying 4 yellow card cautions during his career. Sancho has started 69 contests during his soccer career and has 0.43 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing England has tallied 30 goals in 6,331 mins played. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Marco Reus, the forward who is from Germany. Reus has played 24,821 minutes in 288 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 37 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 67 times during his soccer career while scoring 134 goals. He scores 0.49 goals per 90 for his career.
The guy defending the goal for Borussia Dortmund will be Roman Burki. Burki (154-73-86 record in his career) has tallied 101 clean sheets, which has earned him a 32.4% shutout rate. The keeper hailing from Switzerland has seen 1,295 shots sent in his direction in 312 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.28 (400 total goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of .701. Burki has seen the pitch for 28,083 mins and has earned 909 saves in his pro soccer career.
When they last played, VfL Wolfsburg earned three points by winning 1-0 against VfB Stuttgart. They finished this game by completing 368 out of their 464 passes they tried for a rate of 79.3%. VfL Wolfsburg finished the match with a 75.0% successful dribble rate by completing 6 out of the 8 dribbles they attempted. VfL Wolfsburg had 11 shots tried out of their 20 shots tried which had them at a 55.0% clip in their last game. Having earned a total of 20 goals and 16 assists in all matches, VfL Wolfsburg averages 1.54 goals and 1.23 assists per 90 minutes.
Maximilian Arnold will need to provide a lift for VfL Wolfsburg. He sports an average of 0.15 goals per 90 mins and has started 203 games in his pro soccer career. The midfielder from Germany has totaled 17,912 professional minutes and has scored 29 goals. He has 53 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 25 times. Make sure to watch out for Wout Weghorst, the forward hailing from the Netherlands. He has scored 112 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 25 different times. Weghorst has been given 39 yellow cards in 19,840 mins played (214 career starts). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.51.
Koen Casteels will reside in front of the net for VfL Wolfsburg. During his professional soccer career, Casteels has given up 271 goals while totaling 524 saves in 175 starts. He has given up 1.55 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 58-55-62. He holds a save percentage of .672 and his shutout rate sits at 24.0%. Casteels has totaled 42 shutouts and defended 778 shots attempted against him in 15,724 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take VfL Wolfsburg (+400)
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