RB Leipzig vs Union Berlin Prediction, 1/20/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: RB Leipzig vs Union Berlin
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Location: Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: RB Leipzig (-233) Union Berlin (+736)
Emil Forsberg and RB Leipzig (9-5-2, 2nd in Bundesliga) host Union Berlin (7-7-2, 5th in Bundesliga) at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday. The men protecting the net will be Peter Gulacsi for RB Leipzig and Andreas Luthe for Union Berlin. The line on this matchup has RB Leipzig coming in at -233 and the Iron Ones are at +736. The total is set at 2.75.
RB Leipzig faced off with VfL Wolfsburg in their last matchup and got the draw with a final of 2-2. RB Leipzig attempted 9 dribbles in this game and completed 5 of those attempts for a rate of 55.6%. In sharing the ball, they ended the game with a 78.8% received passes percentage by converting 416 out of their 528 pass targets in their last game. In regard to shooting accuracy, RB Leipzig finished at a 66.7% clip by putting 8 shots on target out of 12 total shots. RB Leipzig averages 1.69 goals per 90 (27 goals in total) and are sitting with 18 assists in all contests this year.
Emil Forsberg is a guy who can be a difference maker for RB Leipzig. He has accounted for 59 assists while accumulating 13 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Forsberg has been a starter in 248 games in his career and scores 0.32 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder hailing from Sweden has 73 goals scored in 20,707 minutes played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Yussuf Poulsen, the forward hailing from Denmark. He has assisted on a goal 30 times during his soccer career while he has scored 61 total goals. Poulsen has totaled 15,768 minutes in 174 starting assignments and has been handed 26 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.35 goals per 90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for RB Leipzig is Peter Gulacsi. Gulacsi (148-55-69 record during his soccer career) has accumulated 83 clean sheets, which gives him a 30.5% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper from Hungary has had 1,098 shots tried against him in 272 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.16 (314 goals given up) and he has earned a save percentage of .727. Gulacsi has seen the pitch for a total of 24,336 minutes and has earned 791 stops during his pro soccer career.
For their last game, Union Berlin took home the win by a final score of 1-0 against Bayer Leverkusen. Union Berlin finished with a 55.6% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 10 of the 18 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by completing 268 of the 386 passes they attempted earning a rate of 69.4%. Union Berlin converted 3 shots on target out of their 11 shots tried giving them a 27.3% clip in their last game. With 32 goals and 24 assists in all matches, Union Berlin sports an average of 2.00 goals and 1.50 assists per 90.
Taiwo Awoniyi will be counted on for Union Berlin. The forward born in Nigeria has been on the pitch for 6,879 minutes and has earned 25 goals. He has earned 9 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped on a goal 8 times. He has an average of 0.33 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 74 outings thus far in his career. You should also watch out for Marius Bulter, the midfielder hailing from Germany. He has scored 12 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 5 different times. Bulter has been given a total of 5 yellow card cautions in 5,133 mins played (57 starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.21.
Andreas Luthe will be residing in front of the net for Union Berlin. So far in his career, Luthe has allowed 264 goals and has totaled 605 saves in 201 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.32 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 72-55-74. He holds a save % of .698 and his clean sheet rate sits at 29.9%. Luthe has 60 shutouts and defended 867 shots tried against him in 17,999 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Union Berlin (+736)
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