Hertha BSC vs VfL Wolfsburg Prediction, 8/21/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hertha BSC vs VfL Wolfsburg
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Hertha BSC (+155) VfL Wolfsburg (+144)
Wout Weghorst and VfL Wolfsburg (1-0-0, 5th in Bundesliga) go to Olympiastadion on Saturday where they'll meet Hertha BSC (0-0-1, 15th in Bundesliga). The men protecting the net are Alexander Schwolow for Hertha BSC and Koen Casteels for VfL Wolfsburg. The moneyline on this matchup has Hertha BSC coming in at +155 and the Wolves are at +144. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Hertha BSC took the field against 1. FC Koln in their most recent game and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-1. Hertha BSC tried 19 dribbles in this outing and completed 9 of those attempts for a rate of 47.4%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 78.0% passes received percentage by connecting on 252 of the 323 passing targets in their last match.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Hertha BSC walked away from the pitch at a 41.7% rate by landing 5 SoT out of 12 shots. Hertha BSC is averaging 1.00 goal per 90 (1 goal in total) and have accumulated 1 assist this year.
Dodi Lukebakio is a player who should be able to impact this game for Hertha BSC. Lukebakio has been a starter in 85 contests during his soccer career and tallies 0.30 goals per 90. The forward from Belgium has racked up 26 goals scored in 7,762 minutes played. He has accounted for 19 assists while earning 17 yellow cards during his career.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Matheus Cunha, the forward hailing from Brazil. Cunha has totaled 4,089 minutes in 46 starts and has been handed a total of 13 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 6 times in his career while scoring 15 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.33 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man protecting the net for Hertha BSC will be Alexander Schwolow. Schwolow has seen the pitch for a total of 19,847 mins and has accumulated 692 saves in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.48 (327 goals given up) and he has earned a save % of 69.6. The goalie born in Germany has had 998 shots tried against him in 222 career starts. Schwolow (86-59-76 mark during his career) has tallied 58 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 26.1% shutout percentage.
When they last played, VfL Wolfsburg walked away with a victory by a final of 1-0 against VfL Bochum. They finished this game by completing 491 of the 545 pass attempts for a percentage of 90.1%. VfL Wolfsburg finished with a 64.7% successful dribble percentage by converting 11 out of the 17 dribbles they attempted. VfL Wolfsburg converted 7 shots on goal out of the team's 18 shots attempted which gave them a 38.9% clip in their last match. VfL Wolfsburg has a total of 1 goal and 1 assist this year
Wout Weghorst will need to provide a spark for VfL Wolfsburg. He averages 0.51 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 236 matches in his career. The forward hailing from the Netherlands has played 21,780 minutes and has earned 124 goals. He has accumulated 41 yellow card cautions during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 32 times. Make sure to watch out for Ridle Baku, the midfielder born in Germany. Baku has been handed a total of 8 yellow cards in 6,469 mins played (73 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.13. He has earned 9 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 10 times.
Koen Casteels will look after the net for VfL Wolfsburg. Casteels has totaled 53 clean sheets and has defended 845 shots against him in 17,614 minutes throughout his career. He has a save % of 67.5 and his clean sheet rate is currently 27.0%. He has surrendered 1.49 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 70-59-67. In his career, Casteels has surrendered 292 goals and has accounted for 571 stops in 196 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Hertha BSC (+155)
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