Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig Prediction, 5/8/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Borussia Dortmund (+155) RB Leipzig (+155)
Signal Iduna Park is the venue where Marco Reus and Borussia Dortmund (17-4-10, 5th in Bundesliga) will play RB Leipzig (19-7-5, 2nd in Bundesliga) on Saturday. The goalies who are expected to start are Marwin Hitz for Borussia Dortmund and Peter Gulacsi for RB Leipzig. Borussia Dortmund are at +155 while the Red Bulls are at +155. The total has been set at 3.
Borussia Dortmund played VfL Wolfsburg in their last matchup and earned the victory with a final of 2-0. Borussia Dortmund attempted 38 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 22 of those attempts for a percentage of 57.9%. In sharing the ball, they earned a 79.8% received passes rate by completing 364 of the 456 pass attempts last contest. Regarding shot accuracy, Borussia Dortmund finished at a 37.5% clip by putting 3 shots on target out of 8 total shots. Borussia Dortmund averages 2.10 g/90 (65 total goals) and have accumulated 50 assists in all competitions for the year.
Marco Reus is a guy who should impact this matchup for Borussia Dortmund. Reus has been a starter in 304 matches so far in his pro soccer career and scores 0.47 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Germany has accumulated 136 goals in 26,129 mins. He has 72 assists while earning 37 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Erling Haaland, the forward representing England. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 16 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 69 goals. Haaland has been on the field for 6,342 minutes during 68 starting assignments and has been handed 8 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.98 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Borussia Dortmund will be Marwin Hitz. Hitz has seen the field for a total of 15,600 minutes and is sitting with 596 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.32 (228 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 73.1. The goalkeeper from Switzerland has had 822 shots tried at him in 173 career starts. Hitz (69-42-63 mark in his career) has earned 56 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 32.4% clean sheet rate.
In their last game, RB Leipzig went home victorious with a score of 2-0 against VfB Stuttgart. They wrapped up this outing by converting 643 of the 698 passing tries for a percentage of 92.1%. RB Leipzig ended the game with a 47.1% successful dribble rate by completing 8 out of the 17 dribbles they tried. RB Leipzig had 10 shots on target out of their 24 shots attempted which gave them a 41.7% rate in their last match. Having earned a total of 54 goals and 40 assists in all competitions, RB Leipzig has an average of 1.74 goals and 1.29 assists per 90 min.
Yussuf Poulsen will be someone to watch for RB Leipzig. He is currently averaging 0.34 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 179 games during his career. The forward hailing from Denmark has been on the pitch for 16,262 minutes and he has scored 62 goals. He has accumulated 26 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 32 times. Be sure to watch out for Marcel Sabitzer, the forward hailing from Austria. He has earned 76 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 49 times. Sabitzer has been given 46 yellow card warnings in 22,170 mins played (254 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.31.
Peter Gulacsi will reside in front of the net for RB Leipzig. So far in his career, Gulacsi has allowed 325 goals while tallying 810 stops in 287 starts. He has conceded 1.14 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 158-57-72. He has earned a save percentage of 72.6 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 31.7%. Gulacsi has racked up 91 clean sheets while defending 1,125 shots attempted against him in 25,686 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take RB Leipzig (+155)
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