Werder Bremen vs Union Berlin Prediction, 1/2/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Werder Bremen vs Union Berlin
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021
Location: Weser Stadium in Bremen, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Werder Bremen (+145) Union Berlin (+150)
Leonardo Bittencourt and Werder Bremen (3-5-5, 13th in Bundesliga) host Union Berlin (5-6-2, 6th in Bundesliga) at Weser Stadium on Saturday. The men protecting the net are Jiri Pavlenka for Werder Bremen and Andreas Luthe for Union Berlin. The line on this contest has Werder Bremen priced at +145 and the Iron Ones are at +150. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Werder Bremen took the field against FSV Mainz 05 in their last game and earned the victory with a final of 1-0. Werder Bremen attempted 12 dribbles in this outing and completed 6 of the attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended the game with a 86.4% passes received rate by connecting on 509 of the 589 targeted passes in their last outing. In regard to shooting accuracy, Werder Bremen finished at a 53.3% rate by putting 8 shots on target of 15 total shots. Werder Bremen sports an average of 1.15 goals per 90 min (15 total goals) and have accounted for 12 assists in all matches this season.
Leonardo Bittencourt is a guy who should impact this matchup for Werder Bremen. Bittencourt has started 172 games thus far in his career and he scores 0.17 G/90. The forward from Germany has recorded 28 goals in 14,583 professional minutes played. He has totaled 30 assists while tallying 42 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Maximilian Eggestein, the midfielder born in Germany. Eggestein has accumulated 12,666 mins during 142 career starts and has earned himself a total of 21 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 11 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 14 goals. He averages 0.10 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man defending the goal for Werder Bremen will be Jiri Pavlenka. Pavlenka has played for 19,291 minutes and is sitting with 699 stops thus far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.36 (292 total goals surrendered) and his save % is .712. The goalkeeper from Czech Republic has had 981 shots tried at him in 217 starting assignments. Pavlenka (73-66-77 record during his career) has accumulated 53 clean sheets, which gives him a 24.4% clean sheet percentage.
For their last game, Union Berlin walked away with a victory by a final of 2-1 against Borussia Dortmund. Union Berlin earned a 16.7% successful dribble rate by connecting on 2 of the 12 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by completing 202 out of their 311 attempted passes earning a percentage of 65.0%. Union Berlin connected on 4 shots tried out of their 19 shots tried which gave them a 21.1% clip in their last outing. Having tallied 27 goals and 20 assists in all their contests, Union Berlin sports an average of 2.08 goals and 1.54 assists per 90 minutes.
Marius Bulter should provide a spark for Union Berlin. The midfielder born in Germany has been on the pitch for 5,105 mins while earning 12 goals. He has 5 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 5 times. He currently averages 0.21 G/90 and has been a starter in 57 games in his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Taiwo Awoniyi, the forward hailing from Nigeria. Awoniyi has been handed a total of 9 yellow card cautions in 6,646 mins (71 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.33. He has collected 24 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 7 times.
Andreas Luthe will be looking after the goal for Union Berlin. Luthe has recorded 58 shutouts while defending 858 shots against him in 17,729 career mins. He holds a save % of .696 and his shutout rate is currently 29.3%. He has given up 1.33 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 70-54-74. During his pro soccer career, Luthe has conceded 262 goals and has tallied 597 saves in 198 starts.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Werder Bremen (+145)
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