Union Berlin vs Werder Bremen Prediction, 4/24/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Union Berlin vs Werder Bremen
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Stadion An der Alten Försterei in Berlin, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Union Berlin (-112) Werder Bremen (+311)
Maximilian Eggestein and Werder Bremen (7-9-14, 14th in Bundesliga) travel to Stadion An der Alten Försterei on Saturday where they'll take on Union Berlin (10-13-7, 8th in Bundesliga). The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Andreas Luthe for Union Berlin and Jiri Pavlenka for Werder Bremen. The line on this game has Union Berlin priced at -112 and the Green-Whites are at +311. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Union Berlin stepped onto the pitch against VfB Stuttgart in their last matchup and took home the win by a score of 2-1. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 78.0% received passes rate by connecting on 337 out of their 432 passing attempts in their last game. Union Berlin tried 8 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 6 of the tries for a rate of 75.0%. Concerning shot accuracy, Union Berlin finished the game at a 44.4% rate by hitting 4 shots on target out of 9 shots. Union Berlin averages 1.47 goals per 90 (44 total goals) and are sitting with 34 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Max Kruse is a player who can be a difference maker for Union Berlin. He has totaled 79 assists while earning 18 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Kruse has been a starter in 321 outings in his career and he accounts for 0.35 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Germany has earned 111 goals in 28,364 professional minutes played. One more player who should impact this match is Marius Bulter, the midfielder representing Germany. He has helped a teammate on a goal 5 times during his soccer career while he has scored 12 goals. Bulter has been on the field for 5,526 mins during 60 starts and has been given a total of 5 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.20 goals per 90 mins during his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Union Berlin will be Andreas Luthe. Luthe (74-59-79 record during his soccer career) has accumulated 61 clean sheets, which gives him a 28.8% shutout rate. The goalie from Germany has faced 905 shots attempted at him in 212 starts. His GA/90 is 1.33 (280 goals surrendered) and he has earned a save percentage of 69.6. Luthe has played for 18,967 minutes and has accumulated 632 saves during his career.
When they last took the field, Werder Bremen went home defeated by a final of 1-0 against FSV Mainz 05. Werder Bremen ended the game with a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 6 of the 12 dribbles they attempted. They finished the contest by converting 527 out of their 668 passes they attempted earning a rate of 78.9%. Werder Bremen landed 3 shots on target out of the team's 20 shots attempted which had them at a 15.0% clip in their last outing. With 32 goals and 22 assists in all their contests, Werder Bremen is averaging 1.07 goals and 0.73 assists per 90 min.
Maximilian Eggestein should provide a lift for Werder Bremen. He scores 0.09 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 158 matches thus far in his career. The midfielder from Germany has earned 14,079 professional minutes and he has scored 14 goals. He has collected 23 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 15 times. Make sure to watch out for Leonardo Bittencourt, the forward representing Germany. Bittencourt has been handed a total of 44 yellow card warnings in 15,079 minutes (178 career starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.17. He has tallied 29 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 31 times.
Jiri Pavlenka is expected to look after the net for Werder Bremen. In his career, Pavlenka has conceded 319 goals and has accounted for 746 saves in 234 starts. He has allowed 1.38 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 77-70-86. He has a save % of 70.6 and his shutout rate is currently at 23.9%. Pavlenka has accumulated 56 shutouts while seeing 1,052 shots against him in 20,821 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Werder Bremen (+311)
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