RB Leipzig vs Hertha BSC Prediction, 10/24/2020 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: RB Leipzig vs Hertha BSC
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: RB Leipzig (-238) Hertha BSC (+475)
Emil Forsberg and RB Leipzig (3-1-0, 1st in Bundesliga) host Hertha BSC (1-0-3, 15th in Bundesliga) at Red Bull Arena on Saturday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Peter Gulacsi for RB Leipzig and Alexander Schwolow for Hertha BSC. RB Leipzig are at -238 while the Old Lady are at +475. The total has been set at 3.5.
RB Leipzig has been able to control possession for 62.3% of matches while they have success at dribbling 60.8% of the time (5th in the Bundesliga). They have attempted 64 shots at their opponents goal with 22 on target, which calculates to a 34.4% shots on target percentage. RB Leipzig as a team have scored 9 goals for the year, which is 2nd in Bundesliga. Their players have caught 2,186 passes on 2,491 attempts for the season, earning them a receiving percentage of 87.8%.
Emil Forsberg is a player who can be a difference maker for RB Leipzig. Forsberg has started 241 games in his career and accounts for 0.32 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder hailing from Sweden has totaled 72 goals in 20,135 minutes. He has totaled 57 assists while earning 13 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Yussuf Poulsen, the forward hailing from Denmark. He has helped on a goal 29 times in his career while scoring 59 goals. Poulsen has played 15,176 minutes in 168 career starting assignments and has been given 26 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.35 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The guy protecting the net for RB Leipzig is Peter Gulacsi. Gulacsi has seen the field for a total of 23,256 mins and has accumulated 771 stops during his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.17 (302 total goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of .729. The goalkeeper from Hungary has seen 1,064 shots attempted at him in 260 starting assignments. Gulacsi (142-51-67 mark in his career) has accumulated 78 shutouts, which leaves him with a 30.0% shutout percentage.
Hertha BSC has totaled 1,840 pass targets for the year (8th in the league) with 1,569 successful received passes. They hold a receiving percentage of 85.3% while controlling possession of the ball 52% of the time. The Old Lady have successfully dribbled 54.7% of the time for the year while scoring 7 goals. They have connected on 42% of their shots on target on 50 shots.
Dodi Lukebakio will need to provide a lift for Hertha BSC. The forward who is from Belgium has earned 6,174 professional minutes while he has scored 22 goals. He has collected 13 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 14 times. He averages 0.32 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 67 games so far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Matheus Cunha, the forward hailing from Brazil. He has earned 10 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 2 times. Cunha has earned himself 6 yellow card cautions in 2,236 mins (24 career starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.40.
Alexander Schwolow will reside in front of the net for the Old Lady. In his pro soccer career, Schwolow has allowed 295 goals while he has accounted for 630 stops in 199 starts. He has allowed 1.49 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 81-49-68. He is the owner of a save percentage of .697 and his clean sheet rate sits at 25.1%. Schwolow has accumulated 50 shutouts while seeing 908 shots tried against him in 17,777 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take RB Leipzig (-238)
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