VfB Stuttgart vs Union Berlin Prediction, 12/15/2020 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: VfB Stuttgart vs Union Berlin
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Location: Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: VfB Stuttgart (+130) Union Berlin (+188)
Mercedes-Benz Arena is the site where Sasa Kalajdzic and VfB Stuttgart (4-5-2, 7th in Bundesliga) will take on Union Berlin (4-5-2, 6th in Bundesliga) on Tuesday. The goalies who are expected to start are Gregor Kobel for VfB Stuttgart and Andreas Luthe for Union Berlin. VfB Stuttgart are at +130 while the Iron Ones are at +188. The total is set at 3.
VfB Stuttgart took the field against Borussia Dortmund in their last game and went home with a win by a final score of 5-1. VfB Stuttgart attempted 19 dribbles in this game and completed 9 of the tries for a percentage of 47.4%. When talking about passing the ball, they had a 82.5% received passes percentage by completing 240 of the 291 pass targets in their last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, VfB Stuttgart finished at a 50.0% rate by putting 9 shots on target of 18 total shots. VfB Stuttgart is averaging 2.18 goals per 90 min (24 goals in total) and have accounted for 16 assists in all matches for the season.
Sasa Kalajdzic is a guy who should be able to impact this match for VfB Stuttgart. He has 9 assists while accumulating 5 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. Kalajdzic has had a starting assignment in 28 contests so far in his pro soccer career and scores 0.54 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder born in Austria has tallied 15 goals scored in 2,505 mins. Someone else who should impact this match is Silas Wamangituka, the forward hailing from Congo. He has assisted on a goal 11 times so far in his career while scoring 25 goals. Wamangituka has totaled 4,919 minutes in 53 career starts and has earned himself a total of 9 yellow card warnings. He is currently averaging 0.46 G/90 so far in his career.
The man protecting the net for VfB Stuttgart will be Gregor Kobel. Kobel has defended the goal for a total of 5,191 mins and has earned 150 stops so far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.68 (97 total goals allowed) and his save % is .630. The goalie hailing from Switzerland has seen 238 shots sent in his direction in 59 starting assignments. Kobel (25-12-22 record during his career) has 15 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 25.4% shutout rate.
The last time they took the pitch, Union Berlin weren't able to secure a win with a final of 1-1 against Bayern Munich. Union Berlin earned a 72.7% successful dribble rate by connecting on 8 out of the 11 dribbles they pursued. They finished the match by connecting on 251 out of their 345 passes they attempted for a percentage of 72.8%. Union Berlin converted 5 shots attempted out of their 12 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 41.7% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having tallied 23 goals and 16 assists for all their matches, Union Berlin has an average of 2.09 goals and 1.45 assists per 90 minutes.
Marius Bulter should be someone to watch for Union Berlin. The midfielder representing Germany has 5,010 minutes while he has scored 12 goals. He has 4 yellow cards in his career and has assisted on a goal 5 times. He has an average of 0.22 G/90 and has started 56 outings so far in his career. Be sure to watch out for Taiwo Awoniyi, the forward hailing from Nigeria. He has accounted for 22 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 7 times. Awoniyi has been handed a total of 9 yellow cards in 6,471 professional minutes played (69 career starts). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.31.
Andreas Luthe will look after the goal for Union Berlin. Luthe has racked up 58 shutouts while seeing 850 shots against him in 17,549 minutes throughout his career. He is the owner of a save % of .696 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 29.6%. He has given up 1.33 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 69-53-74. In his career, Luthe has conceded 259 goals and has accounted for 592 saves in 196 starts.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take VfB Stuttgart (+130)
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