Union Berlin vs VfL Wolfsburg Prediction, 10/16/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Union Berlin vs VfL Wolfsburg
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Stadion An der Alten Försterei in Berlin, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Union Berlin (+161) VfL Wolfsburg (+169)
Taiwo Awoniyi and Union Berlin (3-3-1, 7th in Bundesliga) host VfL Wolfsburg (4-1-2, 5th in Bundesliga) at Stadion An der Alten Försterei on Saturday. The goalies expected to start will be Andreas Luthe for Union Berlin and Koen Casteels for VfL Wolfsburg. VfL Wolfsburg are at at +169 while the Iron Ones are at +161. The O/U opens at 2.75.
Union Berlin took the field against FSV Mainz 05 in their most recent game and walked away with a win by a score of 2-1. Union Berlin tried 9 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 4 of the attempts for a rate of 44.4%. In the passing game, they had a 86.3% rate by connecting on 320 of the 371 passing targets in their last game.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Union Berlin wrapped this game up at a 12.5% rate by landing 2 SoT out of 16 total shots. Union Berlin has an average of 1.43 goals per 90 min (10 goals in total) and have accounted for 7 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Taiwo Awoniyi is a player who can be a difference maker for Union Berlin. Awoniyi has been given a starting assignment in 86 matches during his soccer career and he scores 0.35 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from Nigeria has totaled 30 goals in 7,818 mins played. He has totaled 9 assists while accumulating 9 yellow cards in his career.
Another guy who should impact this match is Max Kruse, the forward representing Germany. He has assisted on a goal 82 times thus far in his career and he has scored 113 total goals. Kruse has been on the pitch for 29,173 minutes during 331 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 19 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.35 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Union Berlin is Andreas Luthe. Luthe (79-63-81 mark during his soccer career) has recorded 63 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 28.3% shutout percentage. The keeper from Germany has seen 959 shots attempted at him in 223 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.33 (295 goals surrendered) and he holds a save % of 69.8. Luthe has seen the field for 19,957 mins and has tallied 670 stops so far in his pro soccer career.
For their last outing, VfL Wolfsburg took a defeat with a final score of 3-1 against Monchengladbach. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 373 of the 426 passes they attempted earning a rate of 87.6%. VfL Wolfsburg had a 45.8% successful dribble rate by connecting on 11 out of the 24 dribbles they attempted. VfL Wolfsburg converted 5 shots on target out of 12 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 41.7% rate in their last game. Having accumulated 9 goals and 5 assists in all competitions, VfL Wolfsburg averages 1.29 goals and 0.71 assists per 90 minutes.
Ridle Baku will need to provide a lift for VfL Wolfsburg. The midfielder from Germany has totaled 6,887 mins and has scored 11 goals. He has totaled 10 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 10 times. He sports an average of 0.14 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 78 matches during his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Wout Weghorst, the forward representing the Netherlands. Weghorst has been given a total of 43 yellow cards in 22,320 professional minutes played (242 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.51. He has scored 126 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 33 different times.
Koen Casteels will reside in front of the net for VfL Wolfsburg. Casteels has accumulated 55 shutouts and has seen 868 shots against him in 18,154 mins throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of 67.5 and his shutout rate sits at 27.2%. He has surrendered 1.49 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 73-60-69. During his career, Casteels has conceded 300 goals while tallying 587 stops in 202 starts.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take VfL Wolfsburg (+169)
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