RB Leipzig vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction, 1/30/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: RB Leipzig vs Bayer Leverkusen
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: RB Leipzig (-125) Bayer Leverkusen (+310)
Red Bull Arena is the venue where Emil Forsberg and RB Leipzig (10-5-3, 2nd in Bundesliga) will play Bayer Leverkusen (9-5-4, 3rd in Bundesliga) on Saturday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Peter Gulacsi for RB Leipzig and Lukas Hradecky for Bayer Leverkusen. The line on this game has RB Leipzig coming in at -125 and the Company's Eleven are at +310. The O/U opens at 2.5.
RB Leipzig played FSV Mainz 05 in their last match and took a loss by a score of 3-2. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 83.0% received passes percentage by connecting on 512 out of their 617 pass targets in their last outing. RB Leipzig attempted 11 dribbles in this outing and completed 7 of those attempts for a percentage of 63.6%. In relation to shooting accuracy, RB Leipzig ended this match at a 38.5% clip by putting 5 shots on target of 13 total shots. RB Leipzig is averaging 1.67 goals per 90 (30 goals in total) and are sitting with 19 assists In all contests for the season.
Emil Forsberg is a guy who should impact this matchup for RB Leipzig. He has totaled 59 assists while tallying 13 yellow card warnings in his career. Forsberg has been given a starting assignment in 249 games during his soccer career and tallies 0.32 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder born in Sweden has racked up 74 goals in 20,798 mins played. One more player who should impact this match is Yussuf Poulsen, the forward born in Denmark. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 30 times so far in his career and he has scored 61 total goals. Poulsen has earned 15,772 mins in 174 career starts and has been given a total of 26 yellow card warnings. He has an average of 0.35 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The guy protecting the net for RB Leipzig will be Peter Gulacsi. Gulacsi (149-55-70 mark in his career) has earned 84 shutouts, which has earned him a 30.7% shutout percentage. The keeper from Hungary has had 1,103 shots attempted against him in 274 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.16 (317 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save % of .725. Gulacsi has played for a total of 24,516 mins and has earned 793 stops so far in his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the field, Bayer Leverkusen walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 1-0 against VfL Wolfsburg. They wrapped up this outing by completing 542 of the 663 passes they attempted for a rate of 81.7%. Bayer Leverkusen ended the game with a 48.1% successful dribble rate by completing 13 of the 27 dribbles they tried. Bayer Leverkusen had 3 shots on target out of their 10 shots tried giving them a 30.0% clip in their last game. Having earned a total of 31 goals and 25 assists in all competitions, Bayer Leverkusen has an average of 1.72 goals and 1.39 assists per 90 min.
Lucas Alario should be someone to watch for Bayer Leverkusen. The forward from Argentina has been on the field for 9,287 mins while scoring 58 goals. He has tallied 20 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 14 times. He currently averages 0.56 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 99 matches so far in his pro soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Patrik Schick, the forward representing Czech Republic. Schick has earned himself 13 yellow card warnings in 7,957 professional minutes played (86 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.43. He has 38 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 10 times.
Lukas Hradecky is expected to look after the goal for Bayer Leverkusen. Hradecky has earned 93 clean sheets and has defended 1,218 shots tried against him in 27,269 minutes in his career. He holds a save % of .700 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 30.7%. He has allowed 1.24 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 125-77-100. In his career, Hradecky has allowed 377 goals and has totaled 853 saves in 303 starts.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take RB Leipzig (-125)
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