RB Leipzig vs Werder Bremen Prediction, 12/12/2020 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: RB Leipzig vs Werder Bremen
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: RB Leipzig (-286) Werder Bremen (+700)
Red Bull Arena is the site where Emil Forsberg and RB Leipzig (6-3-1, 3rd in Bundesliga) will take on Werder Bremen (2-5-3, 13th in Bundesliga) on Saturday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Peter Gulacsi for RB Leipzig and Jiri Pavlenka for Werder Bremen. RB Leipzig are at -286 while the Green-Whites are at +700. The over/under is set at 3.
RB Leipzig took the field against Bayern Munich in their most recent game and wrapped it up with a draw by a score of 3-3. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 78.2% received passes percentage by connecting on 323 out of their 413 pass targets last game. RB Leipzig tried 5 dribbles in this match and were successful in 4 of the tries for a percentage of 80.0%. Concerning shot accuracy, RB Leipzig finished the game at a 57.1% rate by putting 4 shots on target out of 7 shots. RB Leipzig sports an average of 2.00 goals per 90 min (20 total goals) and have accounted for 15 assists in all games for this campaign.
Emil Forsberg is a player who should be able to impact this match for RB Leipzig. Forsberg has started 244 games so far in his career and accounts for 0.32 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder who is from Sweden has 73 goals scored in 20,421 minutes played. He has totaled 58 assists while tallying 13 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Yussuf Poulsen, the forward who represents Denmark. Poulsen has been on the pitch for 15,430 mins in 170 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 26 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 29 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 60 goals. He averages 0.35 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for RB Leipzig will be Peter Gulacsi. Gulacsi (145-53-68 record in his career) has 79 shutouts, which leaves him with a 29.7% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Hungary has had 1,083 shots tried at him in 266 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.17 (309 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of .728. Gulacsi has seen the field for a total of 23,796 minutes and has 782 stops so far in his pro soccer career.
When they last played, Werder Bremen took a loss by a final score of 2-1 against VfB Stuttgart. They finished this game by converting 447 out of their 556 attempted passes earning a rate of 80.4%. Werder Bremen finished the match with a 63.2% successful dribble rate by completing 12 out of the 19 dribbles they tried. Werder Bremen landed 2 SoT out of their 12 shots attempted which gave them a 16.7% clip when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 13 goals and 10 assists for all their games, Werder Bremen averages 1.30 goals and 1.00 assist per 90.
Maximilian Eggestein should provide a spark for Werder Bremen. He scores 0.10 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 139 matches during his pro soccer career. The midfielder from Germany has totaled 12,396 mins and has scored 14 goals. He has accumulated 20 yellow cards in his career and has assisted on a goal 10 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Davie Selke, the forward representing Germany. Selke has been handed a total of 28 yellow cards in 9,609 professional minutes (96 starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his pro soccer career is 0.37. He has scored 39 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 11 different times.
Jiri Pavlenka is expected to look after the goal for Werder Bremen. Pavlenka has accumulated 52 shutouts while defending 967 shots against him in 19,021 career minutes. He has a save % of .710 and his shutout rate is 24.3%. He has surrendered 1.36 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 72-66-75. So far in his career, Pavlenka has allowed 288 goals while earning 688 saves in 214 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take RB Leipzig (-286)
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