RB Leipzig vs 1899 Hoffenheim Prediction, 4/16/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: RB Leipzig vs 1899 Hoffenheim
Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Location: Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: RB Leipzig (-225) 1899 Hoffenheim (+550)
Red Bull Arena is the venue where Christopher Nkunku and RB Leipzig (18-6-4, 2nd in Bundesliga) will play 1899 Hoffenheim (8-6-13, 12th in Bundesliga) on Friday. The goalies who are expected to start are Peter Gulacsi for RB Leipzig and Oliver Baumann for 1899 Hoffenheim. 1899 Hoffenheim are at at +550 while the Red Bulls are at -225. The total has been set at 2.75.
RB Leipzig faced Werder Bremen in their last match and notched a win by a score of 4-1. RB Leipzig attempted 10 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 5 of the tries for a percentage of 50.0%. In sharing the ball, they ended the game with a 86.0% received passes rate by converting 570 of the 663 targeted passes in their last match. Regarding shot accuracy, RB Leipzig finished the game at a 50.0% rate by hitting 4 SoT out of 8 shots. RB Leipzig is averaging 1.82 goals per 90 minutes (51 total goals) and have racked up 38 assists in all matches this year.
Christopher Nkunku is a guy who should be able to impact this game for RB Leipzig. Nkunku has started 64 outings in his career and he scores 0.29 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder hailing from France has accumulated 19 goals scored in 5,961 minutes. He has totaled 20 assists while accumulating 6 yellow cards in his career. Someone else who should impact this game is Marcel Sabitzer, the forward born in Austria. Sabitzer has accumulated 22,080 mins in 253 career starting assignments and has earned himself 46 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 49 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 76 total goals. He is averaging 0.31 G/90 so far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for RB Leipzig is Peter Gulacsi. Gulacsi has seen the field for 25,416 minutes and has tallied 809 stops in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.14 (323 total goals allowed) and his save % is 72.7. The keeper born in Hungary has faced 1,122 shots sent his way in 284 career starting assignments. Gulacsi (157-56-71 mark in his professional soccer career) has earned 89 clean sheets, which has earned him a 31.3% clean sheet rate.
For their last game, 1899 Hoffenheim took a loss by a score of 2-1 against FC Augsburg. 1899 Hoffenheim ended the game with a 46.2% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 6 of the 13 dribbles they attempted. They finished the contest by completing 631 out of their 741 attempted passes for a rate of 85.2%. 1899 Hoffenheim converted 5 shots on target out of 15 shots attempted which gave them a 33.3% clip in their last game. Having earned a total of 40 goals and 29 assists in all competitions, 1899 Hoffenheim sports an average of 1.48 goals and 1.07 assists per 90 minutes.
Andrej Kramaric should provide a lift for 1899 Hoffenheim. The forward born in Croatia has earned 20,635 professional minutes and has earned 145 goals. He has collected 17 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 45 times. He is averaging 0.63 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 224 games so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Moanes Dabour, the forward representing Israel. Dabour has been handed 39 yellow card cautions in 15,618 professional minutes played (177 career starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.58. He has scored 100 goals during his career while helping a teammate on a goal 36 times.
Oliver Baumann will reside in front of the goal for 1899 Hoffenheim. Baumann has earned 87 clean sheets and has defended 1,778 shots against him in 31,950 mins in his career. He sports a save % of 71.1 and his clean sheet rate sits at 24.5%. He has surrendered 1.50 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 130-99-126. During his pro soccer career, Baumann has conceded 534 goals while earning 1,268 saves in 355 starts.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take RB Leipzig (-225)
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