Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction, 9/11/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Dortmund
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Bayer Leverkusen (+225) Borussia Dortmund (+105)
Erling Haaland and Borussia Dortmund (2-0-1, 5th in Bundesliga) travel to BayArena on Saturday where they'll take on Bayer Leverkusen (2-1-0, 2nd in Bundesliga). The men protecting the net will be Lukas Hradecky for Bayer Leverkusen and Gregor Kobel for Borussia Dortmund. The odds on this game have Bayer Leverkusen coming in at +225 and the Black and Yellow are at +105. The total opens at 3.5.
Bayer Leverkusen stepped onto the pitch against FC Augsburg in their most recent match and notched a win by a score of 4-1. Bayer Leverkusen tried 20 dribbles in this outing and converted 15 of those attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 89.8% rate by connecting on 483 out of their 538 passing targets last match.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Bayer Leverkusen finished at a 35.7% rate by putting 5 shots on target of 14 total shots. Bayer Leverkusen averages 2.00 g/90 (6 goals in total) and have accounted for 6 assists in all competitions this year.
Patrik Schick is a player who should impact this matchup for Bayer Leverkusen. Schick has had a starting assignment in 99 games thus far in his career and has 0.43 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Czech Republic has tallied 44 goals scored in 9,260 mins. He has totaled 10 assists while accumulating 16 yellow card warnings in his career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Moussa Diaby, the forward representing France. Diaby has been on the field for 5,632 mins during 60 career starts and has been given 11 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 23 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 13 goals. He averages 0.21 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Bayer Leverkusen is Lukas Hradecky. Hradecky (131-82-103 mark in his career) has accounted for 97 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 30.6% shutout percentage. The keeper hailing from Slovakia has had 1,268 shots attempted at him in 317 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.23 (390 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of 70.1. Hradecky has played for 28,484 minutes and has accumulated 890 saves during his soccer career.
The last time they took the field, Borussia Dortmund went home victorious with a score of 3-2 against 1899 Hoffenheim. Borussia Dortmund ended the game with a 55.6% successful dribble percentage by completing 10 out of the 18 dribbles they pursued. They finished this game by connecting on 509 of the 563 passes they tried for a rate of 90.4%. Borussia Dortmund landed 13 shots on target out of their 24 shots tried which had them at a 54.2% rate in their last outing. Having accumulated 8 goals and 6 assists in all competitions, Borussia Dortmund averages 2.67 goals and 2.00 assists per 90 minutes.
Erling Haaland should provide solid play for Borussia Dortmund. The forward representing England has been on the pitch for 6,792 professional minutes while scoring 74 goals. He has 8 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 20 times. He averages 0.98 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 73 matches so far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Marco Reus, the forward representing Germany. Reus has been given 37 yellow cards in 26,630 professional minutes (310 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his soccer career is 0.47. He has scored 140 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 74 different times.
Gregor Kobel will look after the goal for Borussia Dortmund. In his career, Kobel has conceded 140 goals while earning 228 stops in 84 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.69 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 34-16-34. He has a save % of 64.0 and his shutout rate is currently at 22.6%. Kobel has racked up 19 shutouts and has seen 356 shots attempted against him in 7,441 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Bayer Leverkusen (+225)
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