VfB Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig Prediction, 1/2/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: VfB Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021
Location: Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: VfB Stuttgart (+270) RB Leipzig (-133)
Yussuf Poulsen and RB Leipzig (8-4-1, 3rd in Bundesliga) go to Mercedes-Benz Arena on Saturday where they'll meet VfB Stuttgart (4-6-3, 7th in Bundesliga). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Gregor Kobel for VfB Stuttgart and Peter Gulacsi for RB Leipzig. VfB Stuttgart are at +270 while the Red Bulls are at -133. The O/U is set at 2.5.
VfB Stuttgart faced off with VfL Wolfsburg in their last game and went home with a loss by a final score of 1-0. VfB Stuttgart attempted 14 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 9 of the tries for a rate of 64.3%. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 79.3% received passes percentage by completing 395 out of their 498 passing attempts in their last game. Regarding shot accuracy, VfB Stuttgart walked away from the pitch at a 61.5% rate by landing 8 shots on target of 13 shots. VfB Stuttgart has an average of 2.00 goals per 90 min (26 goals in total) and have accumulated 18 assists In all contests for this campaign.
Sasa Kalajdzic is a player who should impact this matchup for VfB Stuttgart. Kalajdzic has started 28 matches during his pro soccer career and scores 0.60 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder who is from Austria has accumulated 17 goals scored in 2,534 mins played. He has totaled 9 assists while accumulating 5 yellow card warnings thus far in his career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Silas Wamangituka, the forward born in Congo. Wamangituka has been on the pitch for 5,068 mins in 55 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 9 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 11 times so far in his career while he has scored 25 goals. He is averaging 0.44 G/90 during his soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for VfB Stuttgart will be Gregor Kobel. Kobel has seen the pitch for a total of 5,371 mins and has earned 158 saves during his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.68 (100 total goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .635. The goalkeeper hailing from Switzerland has had 249 shots attempted against him in 61 starting assignments. Kobel (25-13-23 record during his soccer career) has totaled 15 clean sheets, which gives him a 24.6% shutout rate.
In their last game, RB Leipzig were able to avoid a loss with a score of 0-0 against 1. FC Koln. RB Leipzig earned a 35.7% successful dribble rate by converting 5 of the 14 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 600 out of their 695 attempted passes for a rate of 86.3%. RB Leipzig landed 10 shots attempted out of 20 shots attempted which gave them a 50.0% rate in their last game. Having accumulated 23 goals and 17 assists in all matches, RB Leipzig averages 1.77 goals and 1.31 assists per 90 minutes.
Yussuf Poulsen will need to provide a spark for RB Leipzig. He currently averages 0.35 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 173 outings thus far in his career. The forward from Denmark has been on the pitch for 15,655 professional minutes while scoring 61 goals. He has collected 26 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 30 times. Make sure to watch out for Emil Forsberg, the midfielder hailing from Sweden. Forsberg has been handed 13 yellow cards in 20,530 professional minutes (245 career starts). His G/90 average during his career is 0.32. He has totaled 73 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 58 times.
Peter Gulacsi will be residing in front of the net for RB Leipzig. Gulacsi has accumulated 82 shutouts while defending 1,089 shots against him in 24,066 minutes throughout his career. He has a save % of .729 and his clean sheet rate is 30.5%. He has conceded 1.16 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 147-54-68. During his professional soccer career, Gulacsi has surrendered 309 goals and has racked up 788 saves in 269 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take VfB Stuttgart (+270)
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