FC Augsburg vs VfL Wolfsburg Prediction, 2/6/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Augsburg vs VfL Wolfsburg
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: WWK Arena in Augsburg, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: FC Augsburg (+320) VfL Wolfsburg (-111)
Renato Steffen and VfL Wolfsburg (9-8-2, 3rd in Bundesliga) are headed to WWK Arena on Saturday where they'll take on FC Augsburg (6-4-9, 13th in Bundesliga). The starting goaltenders will be Rafal Gikiewicz for FC Augsburg and Koen Casteels for VfL Wolfsburg. VfL Wolfsburg are at at -111 while the Residents of the Fugger City are at +320. The O/U opens at 2.5.
FC Augsburg stepped onto the pitch against Borussia Dortmund in their most recent game and went home with a loss by a final score of 3-1. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 76.9% passes received rate by completing 287 of the 373 passing attempts in their last match. FC Augsburg attempted 19 dribbles in this outing and converted 12 of the tries for a percentage of 63.2%. Regarding shot accuracy, FC Augsburg ended this match at a 16.7% clip by putting 1 shot on target of 6 shots. FC Augsburg averages 1.00 goal per 90 (19 total goals) and have accounted for 14 assists in all contests this season.
Daniel Caligiuri is a guy who should be able to impact this game for FC Augsburg. He has totaled 39 assists while accumulating 50 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Caligiuri has been a starter in 247 matchups in his career and scores 0.18 goals per 90. The defender from Germany has recorded 44 goals scored in 22,422 minutes played. Another guy who should impact this match is Ruben Vargas, the forward hailing from Switzerland. He has assisted on a goal 11 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 18 total goals. Vargas has totaled 6,615 mins during 77 starts and has earned himself 21 yellow card warnings. He is currently averaging 0.24 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for FC Augsburg will be Rafal Gikiewicz. Gikiewicz has defended the goal for a total of 17,566 mins and has tallied 577 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.24 (242 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of .714. The keeper born in Poland has seen 805 shots tried at him in 195 starts. Gikiewicz (76-51-69 record in his career) has accumulated 62 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 31.8% shutout rate.
In their last outing, VfL Wolfsburg got the victory with a final of 3-0 against SC Freiburg. They wrapped up this match by converting 300 of the 377 pass attempts earning a rate of 79.6%. VfL Wolfsburg had a 85.7% successful dribble rate by completing 6 of the 7 dribbles they pursued. VfL Wolfsburg converted 5 shots on goal out of their 12 shots tried giving them a 41.7% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 30 goals and 23 assists for all their games, VfL Wolfsburg averages 1.58 goals and 1.21 assists per 90 minutes.
Renato Steffen should provide a lift for VfL Wolfsburg. He scores 0.29 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 177 outings during his soccer career. The forward born in Switzerland has been on the pitch for 15,168 minutes while he has scored 49 goals. He has tallied 53 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped on a goal 37 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Wout Weghorst, the forward representing the Netherlands. He has scored 116 goals thus far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 25 times. Weghorst has been given a total of 41 yellow card warnings in 20,364 mins (220 career starting assignments). His G/90 average during his career is 0.51.
Koen Casteels is expected to look after the net for VfL Wolfsburg. So far in his career, Casteels has given up 277 goals while earning 544 saves in 181 starts. He has given up 1.53 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 61-57-63. He sports a save percentage of .675 and his shutout rate is currently at 24.9%. Casteels has accumulated 45 clean sheets while he has seen 804 shots tried against him in 16,264 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take FC Augsburg (+320)
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