Monchengladbach vs VfL Wolfsburg Prediction, 10/17/2020 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Monchengladbach vs VfL Wolfsburg
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Location: Borussia-Park in Mönchengladbach, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Monchengladbach (-101) VfL Wolfsburg (+210)
Borussia-Park is the site where Jonas Hofmann and Monchengladbach (1-1-1, 11th in Bundesliga) will take on VfL Wolfsburg (0-3-0, 15th in Bundesliga) on Saturday. The starting goaltenders will be Yann Sommer for Monchengladbach and Koen Casteels for VfL Wolfsburg. Monchengladbach are at -101 while the Wolves are at +210. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Monchengladbach has controlled possession for 58% of games while they successfully dribble 60% of the time (7th in Bundesliga). They have launched 36 shots at the goal with 17 on target, which is a 47.2% shots on target percentage. Monchengladbach have accounted for 4 goals on the campaign, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their players have caught 1,646 passes from teammates on 1,722 tries this season, which gives them a receiving percentage of 95.6%.
Jonas Hofmann is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Monchengladbach. He has accounted for 27 assists while accumulating 13 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. Hofmann has been in the starting lineup in 125 matches in his career while scoring 0.17 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder hailing from Germany has earned 21 goals in 11,201 professional minutes played. Another player who should impact this match is Marcus Thuram, the forward born in Italy. He has helped on a goal 12 times thus far in his career while he has scored 24 goals. Thuram has 8,386 mins in 96 starts and has been given 13 yellow cards. He sports an average of 0.26 G/90 in his career.
The man defending the goal for Monchengladbach will be Yann Sommer. Sommer has seen the field for a total of 32,523 mins and has accumulated 1,149 stops during his soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.15 (416 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .742. The goalie from Switzerland has faced 1,559 shots attempted against him in 363 career starts. Sommer (180-82-95 record during his career) has recorded 108 clean sheets, which has earned him a 29.8% shutout percentage.
The Wolves have successfully dribbled 56.5% of the time this year while totaling 1 goal. They hold a receiving percentage of 85.1% and they have controlled possession of the ball 50.7% of the time. VfL Wolfsburg has 1,406 pass targets for the year (9th in Bundesliga) with 1,196 successful received passes. The have hit on 22.9% of their shots out of 35 total shots.
Renato Steffen should provide a spark for VfL Wolfsburg. The forward from Switzerland has 14,118 professional minutes while scoring 46 goals. He has tallied 51 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped on a goal 33 times. He is averaging 0.29 G/90 and has started 164 outings in his career. You should also keep an eye on Wout Weghorst, the forward representing the Netherlands. Weghorst has been given a total of 38 yellow cards in 18,943 mins (204 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.49. He has accounted for 103 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 24 different times.
Koen Casteels will be looking after the net for the Wolves. During his professional soccer career, Casteels has surrendered 259 goals while he has totaled 502 stops in 165 starts. He has allowed 1.57 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 52-52-61. He is the owner of a save percentage of .672 and his shutout rate is currently 24.2%. Casteels has 40 shutouts while defending 747 shots against him in 14,824 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Monchengladbach (-101)
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