RB Leipzig vs 1. FC Koln Prediction, 12/19/2020 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: RB Leipzig vs 1. FC Koln
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: RB Leipzig (-286) 1. FC Koln (+750)
Red Bull Arena is the site where Emil Forsberg and RB Leipzig (8-3-1, 3rd in Bundesliga) will play 1. FC Koln (2-4-6, 15th in Bundesliga) on Saturday. The goalies who are expected to start are Peter Gulacsi for RB Leipzig and Timo Horn for 1. FC Koln. 1. FC Koln are at at +750 while the Red Bulls are at -286. The over/under has been set at 3.
RB Leipzig faced 1899 Hoffenheim in their last match and earned the victory with a final of 1-0. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 83.2% passes received percentage by converting 454 out of their 546 passing attempts last match. RB Leipzig tried 25 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 13 of the dribbles for a percentage of 52.0%. Regarding shot accuracy, RB Leipzig finished the game at a 75.0% rate by putting 3 shots on target out of 4 total shots. RB Leipzig is averaging 1.92 goals per 90 minutes (23 goals in total) and are sitting with 17 assists in all matches this season.
Emil Forsberg is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for RB Leipzig. He has totaled 58 assists while accumulating 13 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Forsberg has been in the starting lineup in 245 outings in his career and he has earned 0.32 G/90. The midfielder who is from Sweden has racked up 73 goals in 20,485 mins. Someone else who should impact this match is Yussuf Poulsen, the forward representing Denmark. Poulsen has totaled 15,610 mins in 172 career starts and has been handed 26 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 30 times so far in his career while scoring 61 goals. He currently averages 0.35 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for RB Leipzig is Peter Gulacsi. Gulacsi (147-53-68 record during his career) has accumulated 81 shutouts, which gives him a 30.2% clean sheet rate. The keeper born in Hungary has faced 1,087 shots attempted against him in 268 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.16 (309 total goals given up) and he holds a save % of .729. Gulacsi has seen the pitch for a total of 23,976 mins and has accumulated 786 stops so far in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, 1. FC Koln earned three points by winning 1-0 against FSV Mainz 05. 1. FC Koln finished the match with a 45.5% successful dribble percentage by completing 5 of the 11 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by converting 287 of the 376 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 76.3%. 1. FC Koln had 1 shot on goal out of their 7 shots attempted giving them a 14.3% clip in their last game. Having accumulated 12 goals and 9 assists in all their contests, 1. FC Koln is averaging 1.00 goal and 0.75 assists per 90 minutes.
Dominick Drexler will need to be on top of his game for 1. FC Koln. He is averaging 0.26 goals per 90 and has started 234 games so far in his career. The forward hailing from Germany has totaled 20,595 professional minutes and has scored 60 goals. He has totaled 43 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 51 times. You should also watch out for Sebastian Andersson, the forward representing Sweden. He has accumulated 91 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 23 times. Andersson has been given a total of 20 yellow cards in 19,888 mins (213 starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.41.
Timo Horn will reside in front of the net for 1. FC Koln. During his career, Horn has surrendered 358 goals and has accounted for 790 saves in 264 starts. He has conceded 1.36 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 96-76-93. He has earned a save % of .701 and his clean sheet rate is currently 28.8%. Horn has totaled 76 shutouts while defending 1,130 shots attempted against him in 23,709 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take RB Leipzig (-286)
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