Union Berlin vs RB Leipzig Prediction, 5/22/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Union Berlin vs RB Leipzig
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: Stadion An der Alten Försterei in Berlin, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Union Berlin (+240) RB Leipzig (+100)
Stadion An der Alten Försterei is the site where Max Kruse and Union Berlin (11-14-8, 7th in Bundesliga) will play RB Leipzig (19-8-6, 2nd in Bundesliga) on Saturday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Andreas Luthe for Union Berlin and Peter Gulacsi for RB Leipzig. Union Berlin are at +240 while the Red Bulls are at +100. The O/U has been set at 3.25.
Union Berlin stepped onto the pitch against Bayer Leverkusen in their last matchup and got the draw with a final of 1-1. Union Berlin tried 5 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 5 of the attempts for a rate of 100.0%. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 84.7% passes received rate by connecting on 443 of the 523 pass targets last match. In regard to shooting accuracy, Union Berlin finished at a 46.2% rate by putting 6 shots on target of 13 shots. Union Berlin averages 1.45 g/90 (48 total goals) and have racked up 37 assists in all matches this season.
Max Kruse is a guy who can be a difference maker for Union Berlin. Kruse has been given a starting assignment in 323 matches so far in his career and he scores 0.35 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Germany has totaled 111 goals scored in 28,522 minutes played. He has totaled 79 assists while earning 18 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Another player who should impact this match is Marius Bulter, the midfielder representing Germany. Bulter has been on the pitch for 5,574 mins in 60 starts and has been given 5 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 5 times in his career and he has scored 12 goals. He is averaging 0.19 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Union Berlin is Andreas Luthe. Luthe has seen the pitch for a total of 19,237 mins and has 643 saves so far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.33 (285 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save percentage of 69.7. The goalkeeper hailing from Germany has had 923 shots tried at him in 215 career starting assignments. Luthe (75-60-80 record during his soccer career) has accounted for 61 clean sheets, which has earned him a 28.4% clean sheet percentage.
In their last game, RB Leipzig went home defeated by a final of 3-2 against Borussia Dortmund. RB Leipzig earned a 50.0% successful dribble rate by converting 9 out of the 18 dribbles they attempted. They finished the contest by completing 476 of the 539 passes they tried for a rate of 88.3%. RB Leipzig converted 8 shots on goal out of the team's 14 shots attempted earning them a 57.1% rate when they last took the field. Having accumulated 58 goals and 43 assists in all matches, RB Leipzig averages 1.76 goals and 1.30 assists per 90 minutes.
Yussuf Poulsen will need to be on top of his game for RB Leipzig. He has an average of 0.34 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 180 matches during his pro soccer career. The forward born in Denmark has accumulated 16,352 minutes while earning 62 goals. He has collected 26 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 32 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Marcel Sabitzer, the forward born in Austria. He has accounted for 77 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 50 different times. Sabitzer has been handed a total of 47 yellow card warnings in 22,350 minutes played (256 career starting assignments). His G/90 average during his career is 0.31.
Peter Gulacsi will be residing in front of the net for RB Leipzig. Gulacsi has totaled 91 clean sheets while seeing 1,134 shots attempted against him in 25,866 minutes in his career. He sports a save percentage of 72.4 and his shutout rate is 31.5%. He has given up 1.15 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 158-58-73. In his pro soccer career, Gulacsi has allowed 330 goals while earning 814 saves in 289 starts.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Union Berlin (+240)
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