RB Leipzig vs VfL Wolfsburg Prediction, 5/16/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: RB Leipzig vs VfL Wolfsburg
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: RB Leipzig (-167) VfL Wolfsburg (+450)
Ridle Baku and VfL Wolfsburg (17-9-6, 3rd in Bundesliga) head to Red Bull Arena on Sunday where they'll meet RB Leipzig (19-7-6, 2nd in Bundesliga). The starting goalkeepers will be Peter Gulacsi for RB Leipzig and Koen Casteels for VfL Wolfsburg. RB Leipzig are at -167 while the Wolves are at +450. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
RB Leipzig stepped onto the pitch against Borussia Dortmund in their last match and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-2. When talking about passing the ball, they ended the game with a 88.3% received passes percentage by converting 476 of the 539 passing attempts last game. RB Leipzig attempted 18 dribbles in this outing and converted 9 of those dribbles for a rate of 50.0%. In terms of shooting accuracy, RB Leipzig ended this match at a 57.1% clip by landing 8 SoT of 14 total shots. RB Leipzig is averaging 1.75 goals per 90 min (56 total goals) and have tallied 42 assists in all games for the year.
Marcel Sabitzer is a player who should be able to impact this match for RB Leipzig. He has accounted for 49 assists while tallying 46 yellow card cautions during his career. Sabitzer has started 255 contests in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.31 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Austria has earned 76 goals in 22,260 minutes played. Another player who should impact this match is Yussuf Poulsen, the forward who represents Denmark. He has assisted on a goal 32 times so far in his career and he has scored 62 goals. Poulsen has earned 16,262 mins in 179 starting assignments and has been given a total of 26 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.34 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who will protect the net for RB Leipzig is Peter Gulacsi. Gulacsi (158-57-73 mark in his professional soccer career) has accumulated 91 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 31.6% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper hailing from Hungary has had 1,129 shots attempted against him in 288 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.15 (328 goals given up) and he has a save % of 72.5. Gulacsi has seen the pitch for a total of 25,776 minutes and has 811 saves in his career.
The last time they took the field, VfL Wolfsburg got the victory with a final of 3-0 against Union Berlin. VfL Wolfsburg ended the game with a 58.3% successful dribble percentage by converting 7 of the 12 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 492 of the 577 attempted passes for a rate of 85.3%. VfL Wolfsburg had 8 shots on goal out of 17 shots attempted earning them a 47.1% clip in their last outing. Having accumulated 53 goals and 44 assists for all their matches, VfL Wolfsburg averages 1.66 goals and 1.37 assists per 90 min.
Ridle Baku will be counted on for VfL Wolfsburg. He has an average of 0.13 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 70 matches in his pro soccer career. The midfielder representing Germany has totaled 6,200 professional minutes while he has scored 9 goals. He has tallied 7 yellow card cautions during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 9 times. You should also keep an eye on Wout Weghorst, the forward representing the Netherlands. He has accumulated 123 goals during his career while helping on a goal 31 times. Weghorst has been given 41 yellow card cautions in 21,510 mins played (233 starts). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.51.
Koen Casteels will be residing in front of the net for VfL Wolfsburg. Casteels has tallied 52 clean sheets while he has seen 841 shots against him in 17,434 minutes throughout his career. He has earned a save % of 67.4 and his clean sheet rate sits at 26.8%. He has allowed 1.50 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 69-58-67. So far in his career, Casteels has given up 290 goals and has tallied 568 saves in 194 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take VfL Wolfsburg (+450)
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