RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction, 1/9/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Location: Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: RB Leipzig (+120) Borussia Dortmund (+200)
Emil Forsberg and RB Leipzig (9-4-1, 2nd in Bundesliga) host Borussia Dortmund (8-1-5, 4th in Bundesliga) at Red Bull Arena on Saturday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Peter Gulacsi for RB Leipzig and Roman Burki for Borussia Dortmund. Borussia Dortmund are at at +200 while the Red Bulls are at +120. The total opens at 2.5.
RB Leipzig took the field against VfB Stuttgart in their last matchup and earned the victory with a final of 1-0. RB Leipzig attempted 11 dribbles in this contest and converted 5 of the attempts for a percentage of 45.5%. In regard to passing, they finished with a 83.6% rate by converting 511 out of their 611 passing targets in their last match. Concerning shot accuracy, RB Leipzig wrapped this game up at a 33.3% clip by putting 7 shots on target of 21 total shots. RB Leipzig sports an average of 1.71 goals per 90 min (24 total goals) and have 17 assists in all games for the season.
Emil Forsberg is a player who should be able to impact this match for RB Leipzig. He has totaled 58 assists while accumulating 13 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. Forsberg has been given a starting assignment in 246 matches in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.32 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder hailing from Sweden has earned 73 goals in 20,602 minutes played. Someone else who should impact this game is Yussuf Poulsen, the forward representing Denmark. He has helped on a goal 30 times so far in his career and he has scored 61 goals. Poulsen has 15,680 minutes in 173 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 26 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.35 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for RB Leipzig is Peter Gulacsi. Gulacsi (148-54-68 record during his soccer career) has earned 83 shutouts, which gives him a 30.7% shutout percentage. The keeper born in Hungary has seen 1,090 shots tried at him in 270 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.15 (309 goals allowed) and his save percentage is .729. Gulacsi has been on the field for a total of 24,156 mins and has accumulated 789 stops so far in his career.
For their last outing, Borussia Dortmund earned three points by winning 2-0 against VfL Wolfsburg. Borussia Dortmund earned a 57.7% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 15 of the 26 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 490 out of their 587 attempted passes for a percentage of 83.5%. Borussia Dortmund connected on 7 shots attempted out of their 14 shots attempted which had them at a 50.0% clip in their last outing. With a total of 28 goals and 22 assists in all competitions, Borussia Dortmund averages 2.00 goals and 1.57 assists per 90 minutes.
Marco Reus will need to provide a spark for Borussia Dortmund. He has an average of 0.48 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 289 matches thus far in his career. The forward born in Germany has accumulated 24,905 professional minutes and has scored 134 goals. He has 37 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 67 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Jadon Sancho, the forward who represents England. Sancho has been given a total of 4 yellow cards in 6,421 mins played (70 career starts). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.43. He has collected 31 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 38 different times.
Roman Burki will look after the net for Borussia Dortmund. In his career, Burki has conceded 400 goals while tallying 914 stops in 313 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.28 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 155-73-86. He has a save percentage of .702 and his clean sheet rate sits at 32.6%. Burki has recorded 102 shutouts and has seen 1,300 shots against him in 28,173 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take RB Leipzig (+120)
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