RB Leipzig vs VfL Bochum Prediction, 10/2/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: RB Leipzig vs VfL Bochum
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: RB Leipzig (-300) VfL Bochum (+750)
Yussuf Poulsen and RB Leipzig (2-1-3, 10th in Bundesliga) host VfL Bochum (1-1-4, 17th in Bundesliga) at Red Bull Arena on Saturday. The goalies who are expected to start are Peter Gulacsi for RB Leipzig and Manuel Riemann for VfL Bochum. VfL Bochum are at at +750 while the Red Bulls are at -300. The over/under opens at 2.5.
RB Leipzig stepped onto the pitch against Hertha BSC in their most recent game and walked away with a win by a score of 6-0. In the passing game, they earned a 88.3% received passes rate by converting 476 out of their 539 passing attempts in their last outing. RB Leipzig attempted 12 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 7 of those attempts for a percentage of 58.3%.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, RB Leipzig walked away from the pitch at a 47.1% clip by hitting 8 shots on target of 17 total shots. RB Leipzig is averaging 2.00 goals per 90 minutes (12 total goals) and have accumulated 7 assists in all competitions this season.
Yussuf Poulsen is a player who should be able to impact this match for RB Leipzig. Poulsen has been in the starting lineup in 181 contests during his pro soccer career and scores 0.34 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Denmark has earned 63 goals scored in 16,539 minutes. He has 32 assists while earning 26 yellow cards in his career.
Someone else who should impact this game is Andre Silva, the forward representing Portugal. Silva has been on the pitch for 10,770 mins in 118 career starting assignments and has been handed 10 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 18 times so far in his career while scoring 69 goals. He currently averages 0.58 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who will protect the net for RB Leipzig is Peter Gulacsi. Gulacsi (160-59-76 mark in his professional soccer career) has accounted for 93 shutouts, which gives him a 31.5% clean sheet percentage. The goalie hailing from Hungary has seen 1,155 shots attempted against him in 295 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.15 (337 goals allowed) and his save percentage is 72.4. Gulacsi has played for 26,406 minutes and has earned 829 stops in his career.
In their last outing, VfL Bochum earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 0-0 against VfB Stuttgart. VfL Bochum earned a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 5 out of the 10 dribbles they pursued. They finished this game by converting 273 of the 356 passing attempts for a rate of 76.7%. VfL Bochum converted 4 shots on target out of the team's 15 shots attempted which had them at a 26.7% clip when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 4 goals and 3 assists in all their matches, VfL Bochum averages 0.67 goals and 0.50 assists per 90 minutes.
Sebastian Polter should provide a lift for VfL Bochum. He is currently averaging 0.42 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 161 matches during his pro soccer career. The forward born in Germany has played 15,174 mins and has earned 71 goals. He has accumulated 29 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 22 times. You should also watch out for Anthony Losilla, the midfielder representing France. He has earned 22 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 20 different times. Losilla has earned himself a total of 83 yellow card warnings in 31,527 minutes (356 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.06.
Manuel Riemann is expected to look after the net for VfL Bochum. So far in his career, Riemann has surrendered 397 goals and has totaled 1,038 saves in 333 starting assignments. He has given up 1.20 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 131-100-102. He holds a save % of 73.3 and his shutout rate sits at 34.8%. Riemann has 116 clean sheets while defending 1,414 shots attempted against him in 29,742 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take VfL Bochum (+750)
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