Hertha BSC vs RB Leipzig Prediction, 2/21/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hertha BSC vs RB Leipzig
Date: Sunday, February 21, 2021
Location: Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Hertha BSC (+375) RB Leipzig (-143)
Krzysztof Piatek and Hertha BSC (4-6-11, 15th in Bundesliga) host RB Leipzig (13-5-3, 2nd in Bundesliga) at Olympiastadion on Sunday. The expected starting goalies will be Alexander Schwolow for Hertha BSC and Peter Gulacsi for RB Leipzig. RB Leipzig are at at -143 while the Old Lady are at +375. The total is set at 2.5.
Hertha BSC took the field against VfB Stuttgart in their last matchup and finished with a draw with a score of 1-1. Hertha BSC tried 20 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 11 of those dribbles for a rate of 55.0%. In the passing game, they had a 84.3% passes received rate by converting 370 of the 439 passing targets in their last outing. Regarding shot accuracy, Hertha BSC ended this match at a 10.0% rate by putting 1 shot on target of 10 total shots. Hertha BSC has an average of 1.19 goals per 90 (25 total goals) and are sitting with 18 assists in all games for this campaign.
Krzysztof Piatek is a player who can be a difference maker for Hertha BSC. He has 10 assists while accumulating 27 yellow cards so far in his career. Piatek has had a starting assignment in 151 contests thus far in his career and scores 0.49 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Poland has earned 74 goals in 13,588 minutes played. One more guy who could decide who wins is Dodi Lukebakio, the forward hailing from Belgium. Lukebakio has been on the field for 7,349 mins in 81 starts and has been handed a total of 14 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 17 times thus far in his career while he has scored 24 total goals. He is averaging 0.29 goals per 90 during his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Hertha BSC is Alexander Schwolow. Schwolow (84-54-74 record during his soccer career) has tallied 55 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 25.8% clean sheet rate. The keeper from Germany has seen 959 shots tried at him in 213 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.50 (317 goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of 69.3. Schwolow has seen the pitch for 19,037 mins and has 662 stops in his career.
In their last game, RB Leipzig took home the win by a final score of 2-1 against FC Augsburg. RB Leipzig had a 62.5% successful dribble percentage by completing 10 out of the 16 dribbles they pursued. They finished the match by connecting on 498 out of their 581 passes they tried earning a rate of 85.7%. RB Leipzig connected on 5 shots on goal out of their 15 shots tried earning them a 33.3% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 36 goals and 23 assists in all their matches, RB Leipzig sports an average of 1.71 goals and 1.10 assists per 90 min.
Yussuf Poulsen will need to provide a lift for RB Leipzig. The forward from Denmark has been on the pitch for 15,907 minutes and has scored 61 goals. He has accounted for 26 yellow cards in his career and has assisted on a goal 31 times. He scores 0.35 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 175 games in his career. Make sure to watch out for Angelino, the defender who represents Spain. Angelino has been given 17 yellow card warnings in 11,644 professional minutes (128 career starting assignments). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.07. He has earned 9 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 27 different times.
Peter Gulacsi will look after the net for RB Leipzig. During his career, Gulacsi has allowed 318 goals and has accounted for 798 stops in 277 starts. He has given up 1.15 goals per 90 and he has a record of 152-55-70. He holds a save percentage of 72.7 and his shutout rate is 31.0%. Gulacsi has earned 86 clean sheets and has defended 1,108 shots attempted against him in 24,786 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take RB Leipzig (-143)
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