Bayer Leverkusen vs Union Berlin Prediction, 5/15/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bayer Leverkusen vs Union Berlin
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Location: BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Bayer Leverkusen (-143) Union Berlin (+285)
Patrik Schick and Bayer Leverkusen (14-9-9, 6th in Bundesliga) host Union Berlin (11-13-8, 8th in Bundesliga) at BayArena on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Lukas Hradecky for Bayer Leverkusen and Andreas Luthe for Union Berlin. The odds on this contest have Bayer Leverkusen priced at -143 and the Iron Ones are at +285. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Bayer Leverkusen faced Werder Bremen in their most recent match and wrapped it up with a draw by a score of 0-0. Bayer Leverkusen tried 21 dribbles in this contest and completed 15 of the tries for a rate of 71.4%. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 87.0% rate by connecting on 527 out of their 606 targeted passes in their last match. Concerning shot accuracy, Bayer Leverkusen finished at a 28.6% rate by hitting 4 SoT out of 14 total shots. Bayer Leverkusen is averaging 1.56 goals per 90 (50 goals in total) and have racked up 41 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Patrik Schick is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Bayer Leverkusen. He has 10 assists while accumulating 16 yellow cards in his career. Schick has had a starting assignment in 95 games during his soccer career and he tallies 0.43 G/90. The forward born in Czech Republic has 42 goals in 8,894 mins. One more guy who should impact this match is Moussa Diaby, the forward hailing from France. Diaby has played 5,261 minutes during 56 career starts and has been given 9 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 22 times during his career while scoring 11 total goals. He currently averages 0.19 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man defending the goal for Bayer Leverkusen is Lukas Hradecky. Hradecky has been on the field for 28,034 minutes and has tallied 873 saves so far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.23 (384 goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 70.0. The goalie hailing from Slovakia has had 1,245 shots attempted at him in 312 career starting assignments. Hradecky (129-80-102 record in his career) has earned 96 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 30.8% clean sheet percentage.
For their last match, Union Berlin took a loss by a score of 3-0 against VfL Wolfsburg. Union Berlin finished the match with a 40.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 6 out of the 15 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by completing 287 out of their 358 passes they tried for a percentage of 80.2%. Union Berlin had 1 shots on target out of the team's 9 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 11.1% clip in their last match. With a total of 47 goals and 37 assists in all matches, Union Berlin has an average of 1.47 goals and 1.16 assists per 90 min.
Marius Bulter will be someone to watch for Union Berlin. The midfielder from Germany has totaled 5,549 minutes while scoring 12 goals. He has earned 5 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped on a goal 5 times. He averages 0.19 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 60 games during his pro soccer career. You should also watch out for Max Kruse, the forward hailing from Germany. Kruse has been given a total of 18 yellow card cautions in 28,432 mins (322 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.35. He has accounted for 111 goals thus far in his career while assisting on a goal 79 times.
Andreas Luthe will look after the net for Union Berlin. Luthe has accumulated 61 clean sheets while defending 919 shots against him in 19,147 minutes in his career. He has earned a save % of 69.6 and his shutout rate is 28.5%. He has surrendered 1.33 goals per 90 and he has a record of 75-59-80. Thus far in his career, Luthe has given up 284 goals and has tallied 641 stops in 214 starts.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Union Berlin (+285)
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