Bayer Leverkusen vs VfL Wolfsburg Prediction, 1/23/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bayer Leverkusen vs VfL Wolfsburg
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Bayer Leverkusen (-114) VfL Wolfsburg (+297)
Renato Steffen and VfL Wolfsburg (7-8-2, 5th in Bundesliga) go to BayArena on Saturday where they'll take on Bayer Leverkusen (9-5-3, 3rd in Bundesliga). The starting goaltenders are Lukas Hradecky for Bayer Leverkusen and Koen Casteels for VfL Wolfsburg. Bayer Leverkusen are at -114 while the Wolves are at +297. The total opens at 3.
Bayer Leverkusen played Borussia Dortmund in their last match and walked away with a win by a score of 2-1. In regard to passing, they had a 84.6% received passes rate by connecting on 433 of the 512 pass targets last match. Bayer Leverkusen attempted 35 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 20 of the tries for a percentage of 57.1%. Regarding shot accuracy, Bayer Leverkusen finished at a 56.5% clip by putting 13 shots on target out of 23 total shots. Bayer Leverkusen averages 1.82 g/90 (31 total goals) and have earned 25 assists in all matches for the year.
Patrik Schick is a guy who should impact this matchup for Bayer Leverkusen. Schick has been given a starting assignment in 86 contests in his career and he accounts for 0.43 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Czech Republic has 38 goals scored in 7,957 mins. He has 10 assists while tallying 13 yellow cards thus far in his career. One more guy who should impact this match is Lucas Alario, the forward representing Argentina. He has assisted on a goal 14 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 58 goals. Alario has been on the pitch for 9,197 mins during 98 starts and has been given 19 yellow card warnings. He scores 0.57 goals per 90 for his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Bayer Leverkusen is Lukas Hradecky. Hradecky has seen the pitch for a total of 27,179 minutes and is sitting with 850 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.25 (376 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .699. The goalkeeper hailing from Slovakia has faced 1,214 shots tried against him in 302 starting assignments. Hradecky (125-77-99 mark in his career) has accumulated 93 shutouts, which leaves him with a 30.8% clean sheet percentage.
For their last match, VfL Wolfsburg went home victorious with a score of 2-0 against FSV Mainz 05. They wrapped up this contest by completing 420 out of their 526 pass attempts earning a percentage of 79.8%. VfL Wolfsburg had a 47.6% successful dribble rate by completing 10 out of the 21 dribbles they tried. VfL Wolfsburg landed 2 shots on target out of 9 shots tried earning them a 22.2% rate in their last match. With 26 goals and 20 assists in all their games, VfL Wolfsburg is averaging 1.53 goals and 1.18 assists per 90 minutes.
Renato Steffen should provide a lift for VfL Wolfsburg. He averages 0.29 G/90 and has been a starter in 175 outings so far in his career. The forward hailing from Switzerland has played 15,040 mins and has scored 49 goals. He has accumulated 53 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped on a goal 35 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Wout Weghorst, the forward born in the Netherlands. He has accounted for 115 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 25 times. Weghorst has been given a total of 41 yellow card cautions in 20,196 mins played (218 starts). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.51.
Koen Casteels will look after the goal for VfL Wolfsburg. Casteels has racked up 43 clean sheets while he has seen 799 shots against him in 16,084 mins throughout his career. He is the owner of a save % of .673 and his clean sheet rate is currently 24.0%. He has conceded 1.55 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 59-57-63. During his professional soccer career, Casteels has given up 277 goals and has tallied 539 saves in 179 starts.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Bayer Leverkusen (-114)
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