Union Berlin vs VfL Wolfsburg Prediction, 1/9/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Union Berlin vs VfL Wolfsburg
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Location: Stadion An der Alten Försterei in Berlin, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Union Berlin (+160) VfL Wolfsburg (+160)
Taiwo Awoniyi and Union Berlin (6-6-2, 5th in Bundesliga) play VfL Wolfsburg (6-6-2, 6th in Bundesliga) at Stadion An der Alten Försterei on Saturday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Andreas Luthe for Union Berlin and Koen Casteels for VfL Wolfsburg. Union Berlin are at +160 while the Wolves are at +160. The total has been set at 2.5.
Union Berlin faced off with Werder Bremen in their last match and earned the victory with a final of 2-0. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 74.7% rate by converting 301 out of their 403 passing attempts in their last outing. Union Berlin attempted 5 dribbles in this matchup and converted 2 of the dribbles for a rate of 40.0%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Union Berlin walked away from the pitch at a 22.2% rate by putting 2 shots on target of 9 total shots. Union Berlin is averaging 2.07 goals per 90 (29 goals in total) and have accounted for 22 assists in all contests this year.
Taiwo Awoniyi is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Union Berlin. He has 8 assists while earning 9 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Awoniyi has started 72 contests in his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.33 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Nigeria has recorded 25 goals in 6,728 minutes. Another player who could decide the outcome is Marius Bulter, the midfielder hailing from Germany. Bulter has been on the field for 5,105 minutes in 57 starting assignments and has been given 5 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 5 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 12 total goals. He currently averages 0.21 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Union Berlin is Andreas Luthe. Luthe (71-54-74 record in his career) has recorded 59 shutouts, which gives him a 29.6% clean sheet percentage. The keeper born in Germany has had 860 shots tried against him in 199 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.32 (262 goals surrendered) and his save percentage is .697. Luthe has defended the goal for a total of 17,819 mins and has tallied 599 stops so far in his career.
In their last game, VfL Wolfsburg took a defeat with a final score of 2-0 against Borussia Dortmund. They wrapped up this match by completing 295 of the 385 attempted passes earning a rate of 76.6%. VfL Wolfsburg ended the game with a 45.5% successful dribble percentage by completing 5 out of the 11 dribbles they attempted. VfL Wolfsburg converted 5 shots tried out of 21 shots tried which had them at a 23.8% rate in their last outing. With a total of 20 goals and 16 assists in all their matches, VfL Wolfsburg averages 1.43 goals and 1.14 assists per 90.
Wout Weghorst should provide solid play for VfL Wolfsburg. The forward representing the Netherlands has totaled 19,930 mins while scoring 112 goals. He has 39 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 25 times. He scores 0.51 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 215 matches so far in his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Maximilian Arnold, the midfielder hailing from Germany. Arnold has been handed a total of 53 yellow cards in 18,002 mins (204 starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.14. He has accumulated 29 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 25 times.
Koen Casteels is expected to look after the goal for VfL Wolfsburg. Casteels has racked up 42 clean sheets and has defended 785 shots tried against him in 15,814 career minutes. He has earned a save % of .673 and his clean sheet rate sits at 23.9%. He has surrendered 1.55 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 58-55-63. In his career, Casteels has conceded 273 goals and has earned 529 saves in 176 starts.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Union Berlin (+160)
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