Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction, 12/18/2020 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
Location: Stadion An der Alten Försterei in Berlin, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Union Berlin (+322) Borussia Dortmund (-112)
Marco Reus and Borussia Dortmund (7-1-4, 4th in Bundesliga) head to Stadion An der Alten Försterei on Friday where they'll meet Union Berlin (4-6-2, 6th in Bundesliga). The goaltenders protecting the net are Andreas Luthe for Union Berlin and Roman Burki for Borussia Dortmund. Union Berlin are at +322 while the Black and Yellow are at -112. The O/U is set at 2.75.
Union Berlin stepped onto the pitch against VfB Stuttgart in their most recent match and wrapped it up with a draw by a score of 2-2. Union Berlin tried 11 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 7 of those attempts for a rate of 63.6%. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 76.9% rate by connecting on 236 of the 307 passing targets in their last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, Union Berlin finished the game at a 35.7% rate by landing 5 SoT of 14 shots. Union Berlin has an average of 2.08 goals per 90 (25 total goals) and have earned 18 assists in all competitions for the season.
Taiwo Awoniyi is a player who should impact this matchup for Union Berlin. Awoniyi has been in the starting lineup in 70 games so far in his career and he accounts for 0.32 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Nigeria has tallied 23 goals in 6,561 mins played. He has accounted for 7 assists while earning 9 yellow cards during his soccer career. Another guy who should impact this match is Marius Bulter, the midfielder born in Germany. Bulter has 5,040 mins in 56 starting assignments and has been given 4 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 5 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 12 goals. He has an average of 0.21 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Union Berlin is Andreas Luthe. Luthe (69-54-74 mark in his career) has 58 shutouts, which gives him a 29.4% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Germany has seen 855 shots tried against him in 197 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.33 (261 goals surrendered) and his save % is .696. Luthe has played for a total of 17,639 minutes and is sitting with 595 saves so far in his career.
When they last played, Borussia Dortmund earned three points by winning 2-1 against Werder Bremen. Borussia Dortmund ended the game with a 63.2% successful dribble percentage by converting 12 of the 19 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by converting 506 out of their 585 passing tries for a percentage of 86.5%. Borussia Dortmund landed 8 shots attempted out of 14 shots attempted which gave them a 57.1% clip in their last match. With 25 goals and 19 assists in all competitions, Borussia Dortmund averages 2.08 goals and 1.58 assists per 90.
Marco Reus should provide solid play for Borussia Dortmund. The forward representing Germany has been on the pitch for 24,750 professional minutes and has scored 134 goals. He has collected 37 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 67 times. He averages 0.49 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 287 matches in his career. You should also keep an eye on Jadon Sancho, the forward hailing from England. Sancho has been given 4 yellow card cautions in 6,241 mins played (68 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.43. He has earned 30 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 37 different times.
Roman Burki will reside in front of the goal for Borussia Dortmund. Burki has racked up 101 shutouts and defended 1,290 shots against him in 27,993 mins throughout his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of .702 and his clean sheet rate sits at 32.5%. He has conceded 1.28 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 154-73-85. In his pro soccer career, Burki has given up 398 goals and has earned 906 stops in 311 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Union Berlin (+322)
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