Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen Prediction, 5/22/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Borussia Dortmund (-182) Bayer Leverkusen (+425)
Marco Reus and Borussia Dortmund (19-4-10, 3rd in Bundesliga) host Bayer Leverkusen (14-10-9, 6th in Bundesliga) at Signal Iduna Park on Saturday. The starting goalies will be Roman Burki for Borussia Dortmund and Lukas Hradecky for Bayer Leverkusen. The line on this matchup has Borussia Dortmund coming in at -182 and the Company's Eleven are at +425. The over/under opens at 3.5.
Borussia Dortmund faced off with FSV Mainz 05 in their last matchup and took home the win by a score of 3-1. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 90.3% passes received rate by completing 645 of the 714 pass attempts in their last outing. Borussia Dortmund attempted 21 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 10 of those attempts for a percentage of 47.6%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Borussia Dortmund finished at a 28.6% clip by landing 4 SoT out of 14 total shots. Borussia Dortmund has an average of 2.15 goals per 90 min (71 goals in total) and have racked up 56 assists in all competitions for the year.
Marco Reus is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Borussia Dortmund. Reus has been given a starting assignment in 306 matchups so far in his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.47 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Germany has accumulated 138 goals scored in 26,302 professional minutes played. He has 72 assists while accumulating 37 yellow card warnings thus far in his career. Another guy who should impact this match is Erling Haaland, the forward hailing from England. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 17 times in his career while he has scored 69 goals. Haaland has totaled 6,432 minutes in 69 starts and has been handed 8 yellow card warnings. He sports an average of 0.97 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Borussia Dortmund will be Roman Burki. Burki has played for 28,668 mins and is sitting with 942 stops so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.29 (411 total goals allowed) and his save percentage is 70.3. The goalkeeper hailing from Switzerland has seen 1,338 shots attempted against him in 318 starts. Burki (157-74-88 mark during his career) has totaled 102 shutouts, which gives him a 32.1% shutout percentage.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Bayer Leverkusen finished locked up with a final of 1-1 against Union Berlin. Bayer Leverkusen earned a 50.0% successful dribble rate by converting 6 of the 12 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by converting 441 out of their 528 passing tries earning a percentage of 83.5%. Bayer Leverkusen had 4 shots on target out of the team's 10 shots tried which had them sitting at a 40.0% rate in their last match. Having accumulated 51 goals and 41 assists for all their games, Bayer Leverkusen is averaging 1.55 goals and 1.24 assists per 90.
Moussa Diaby should provide solid play for Bayer Leverkusen. He is currently averaging 0.19 goals per 90 mins and has started 57 matches so far in his career. The forward from France has totaled 5,351 minutes and has scored 11 goals. He has 9 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 22 times. You should also watch out for Patrik Schick, the forward hailing from Czech Republic. He has earned 42 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 10 times. Schick has earned himself a total of 16 yellow card cautions in 8,977 professional minutes played (96 starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.42.
Lukas Hradecky is expected to look after the net for Bayer Leverkusen. Hradecky has tallied 96 shutouts while defending 1,251 shots tried against him in 28,124 career minutes. He has earned a save percentage of 70.1 and his clean sheet rate is 30.7%. He has surrendered 1.23 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 129-81-102. During his professional soccer career, Hradecky has surrendered 385 goals and has earned 878 saves in 313 starts.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Bayer Leverkusen (+425)
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