VfL Wolfsburg vs VfB Stuttgart Prediction, 12/20/2020 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: VfL Wolfsburg vs VfB Stuttgart
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: VfL Wolfsburg (+117) VfB Stuttgart (+235)
Wout Weghorst and VfL Wolfsburg (5-6-1, 5th in Bundesliga) host VfB Stuttgart (4-6-2, 7th in Bundesliga) at Volkswagen Arena on Sunday. The expected starting goalies will be Koen Casteels for VfL Wolfsburg and Gregor Kobel for VfB Stuttgart. VfL Wolfsburg are at +117 while the Swambians are at +235. The over/under has been set at 3.
VfL Wolfsburg faced off with Eintracht Frankfurt in their most recent match and took home the win by a score of 2-1. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 79.6% received passes rate by completing 378 out of their 475 passing attempts last game. VfL Wolfsburg tried 22 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 11 of those tries for a percentage of 50.0%. Regarding shot accuracy, VfL Wolfsburg walked away from the pitch at a 35.3% clip by putting 6 shots on target of 17 total shots. VfL Wolfsburg is averaging 1.58 goals per 90 (19 total goals) and are sitting with 16 assists in all games for the season.
Wout Weghorst is a player who can be a difference maker for VfL Wolfsburg. Weghorst has started 213 matchups in his career while scoring 0.51 G/90. The forward born in the Netherlands has earned 112 goals scored in 19,750 mins played. He has totaled 25 assists while accumulating 39 yellow card warnings in his career. One more player who should impact this match is Maximilian Arnold, the midfielder hailing from Germany. Arnold has been on the field for 17,912 mins during 203 starts and has been handed 53 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 25 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 29 total goals. He scores 0.15 goals per 90 mins during his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for VfL Wolfsburg is Koen Casteels. Casteels has played for a total of 15,634 minutes and is sitting with 522 stops thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.56 (271 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save % of .671. The goalkeeper from Belgium has faced 776 shots attempted at him in 174 starts. Casteels (57-55-62 mark in his professional soccer career) has 41 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 23.6% clean sheet percentage.
The last time they took the pitch, VfB Stuttgart went home with a draw by a final score of 2-2 against Union Berlin. VfB Stuttgart finished with a 63.6% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 7 out of the 11 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by connecting on 430 out of their 499 attempted passes for a percentage of 86.2%. VfB Stuttgart converted 5 shots tried out of the team's 13 shots tried giving them a 38.5% clip in their last game. Having accumulated 26 goals and 18 assists in all their contests, VfB Stuttgart averages 2.17 goals and 1.50 assists per 90.
Silas Wamangituka should provide a lift for VfB Stuttgart. He has an average of 0.45 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 54 matches so far in his pro soccer career. The forward born in Congo has earned 5,009 professional minutes while scoring 25 goals. He has earned 9 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 11 times. You should also keep an eye on Sasa Kalajdzic, the midfielder representing Austria. He has 17 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 9 different times. Kalajdzic has been handed a total of 5 yellow card cautions in 2,516 mins (28 starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.61.
Gregor Kobel will be residing in front of the goal for VfB Stuttgart. In his career, Kobel has allowed 99 goals and has tallied 153 stops in 60 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.69 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 25-13-22. He has a save % of .630 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 25.0%. Kobel has recorded 15 shutouts while seeing 243 shots against him in 5,281 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take VfB Stuttgart (+235)
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