RB Leipzig vs VfB Stuttgart Prediction, 8/20/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: RB Leipzig vs VfB Stuttgart
Date: Friday, August 20, 2021
Location: Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: RB Leipzig (-263) VfB Stuttgart (+460)
Red Bull Arena is the venue where Yussuf Poulsen and RB Leipzig (0-0-1, 14th in Bundesliga) will take on VfB Stuttgart (1-0-0, 1st in Bundesliga) on Friday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Peter Gulacsi for RB Leipzig and Florian Muller for VfB Stuttgart. The moneyline on this contest has RB Leipzig priced at -263 and the Swambians are at +460. The over/under has been set at 3.5.
RB Leipzig faced FSV Mainz 05 in their most recent game and took a loss by a score of 1-0. RB Leipzig attempted 17 dribbles in this match and converted 7 of those attempts for a rate of 41.2%. In regard to passing, they had a 86.8% passes received rate by connecting on 548 of the 631 pass targets in their last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, RB Leipzig wrapped this game up at a 15.4% clip by putting 2 shots on target out of 13 shots.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, RB Leipzig wrapped this game up at a 15.4% clip by putting 2 shots on target out of 13 shots.
Yussuf Poulsen is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for RB Leipzig. He has 32 assists while earning 26 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Poulsen has been a starter in 180 contests during his pro soccer career and has 0.34 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Denmark has totaled 62 goals in 16,389 professional minutes played.
Another guy who should impact this match is Marcel Sabitzer, the forward born in Austria. He has assisted on a goal 50 times so far in his career while he has scored 77 goals. Sabitzer has accumulated 22,467 minutes in 257 starting assignments and has been handed 49 yellow cards. He has an average of 0.31 goals per 90 for his career.
The man defending the goal for RB Leipzig will be Peter Gulacsi. Gulacsi has defended the goal for a total of 25,956 mins and is sitting with 814 stops thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.15 (331 goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of 72.3. The keeper hailing from Hungary has had 1,135 shots attempted at him in 290 starting assignments. Gulacsi (158-58-74 mark in his career) has accumulated 91 shutouts, which gives him a 31.4% clean sheet percentage.
When they last played, VfB Stuttgart walked away with a victory by a final of 5-1 against SpVgg Greuther Furth. VfB Stuttgart finished with a 61.1% successful dribble rate by completing 11 out of the 18 dribbles they pursued. They finished the match by completing 616 of the 665 passes they attempted for a percentage of 92.6%. VfB Stuttgart connected on 15 shots on target out of the team's 32 shots tried earning them a 46.9% clip when they last took the field. VfB Stuttgart has 5 goals and 5 assists this season.
Erik Thommy will be someone to watch for VfB Stuttgart. The midfielder representing Germany has been on the pitch for 7,994 mins while scoring 18 goals. He has 8 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 18 times. He has an average of 0.20 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 88 contests in his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Sasa Kalajdzic, the midfielder born in Austria. He has earned 28 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 11 times. Kalajdzic has been given a total of 5 yellow card warnings in 4,097 professional minutes played (45 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.62.
Florian Muller is expected to look after the goal for VfB Stuttgart. Muller has tallied 19 shutouts while defending 455 shots tried against him in 8,415 career mins. He is the owner of a save % of 69.2 and his clean sheet rate sits at 20.4%. He has conceded 1.58 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 31-18-44. So far in his career, Muller has given up 148 goals and has racked up 315 stops in 93 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take RB Leipzig (-263)
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