VfB Stuttgart vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction, 4/10/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: VfB Stuttgart vs Borussia Dortmund
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Location: Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: VfB Stuttgart (+350) Borussia Dortmund (-179)
Mercedes-Benz Arena is the venue where Sasa Kalajdzic and VfB Stuttgart (10-9-8, 8th in Bundesliga) will take on Borussia Dortmund (13-4-10, 5th in Bundesliga) on Saturday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Gregor Kobel for VfB Stuttgart and Roman Burki for Borussia Dortmund. Borussia Dortmund are at at -179 while the Swambians are at +350. The O/U has been set at 3.25.
VfB Stuttgart faced Bayern Munich in their most recent game and took a loss by a score of 4-0. In the passing game, they finished with a 89.4% rate by completing 548 out of their 613 passing targets in their last outing. VfB Stuttgart tried 18 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 13 of those attempts for a rate of 72.2%. In terms of shooting accuracy, VfB Stuttgart finished at a 38.5% rate by hitting 5 SoT out of 13 total shots. VfB Stuttgart sports an average of 1.70 goals per 90 (46 total goals) and have accounted for 35 assists In all contests for the year.
Sasa Kalajdzic is a guy who should be able to impact this game for VfB Stuttgart. Kalajdzic has started 38 outings during his pro soccer career and scores 0.64 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder hailing from Austria has recorded 25 goals in 3,503 mins. He has accounted for 9 assists while accumulating 5 yellow card cautions in his career. Someone else who should impact this match is Gonzalo Castro, the defender representing Germany. Castro has totaled 32,792 minutes during 381 career starts and has been handed 88 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 68 times thus far in his career while he has scored 39 goals. He is currently averaging 0.11 goals per 90 mins during his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for VfB Stuttgart is Gregor Kobel. Kobel (31-16-28 mark in his professional soccer career) has tallied 19 clean sheets, which gives him a 25.3% shutout percentage. The goalie born in Switzerland has had 313 shots attempted against him in 75 career starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.64 (121 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of 64.5. Kobel has seen the pitch for 6,631 minutes and has earned 201 saves thus far in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Borussia Dortmund took a loss by a score of 2-1 against Eintracht Frankfurt. They finished the contest by connecting on 454 out of their 558 passes they tried for a rate of 81.4%. Borussia Dortmund ended the game with a 50.0% successful dribble rate by completing 15 out of the 30 dribbles they tried. Borussia Dortmund connected on 5 shots on target out of their 19 shots tried giving them a 26.3% rate in their last game. With a total of 54 goals and 43 assists in all their matches, Borussia Dortmund averages 2.00 goals and 1.59 assists per 90.
Erling Haaland will be someone to watch for Borussia Dortmund. He is averaging 0.98 G/90 and has been a starter in 64 matches during his career. The forward representing England has been on the pitch for 5,985 professional minutes while scoring 65 goals. He has accumulated 8 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 15 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Marco Reus, the forward hailing from Germany. He has tallied 134 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 72 different times. Reus has been handed 37 yellow card warnings in 25,806 professional minutes played (300 starting assignments). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.47.
Roman Burki will be looking after the goal for Borussia Dortmund. Burki has totaled 102 shutouts while defending 1,327 shots against him in 28,533 mins in his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of 70.2 and his shutout rate is currently 32.2%. He has allowed 1.29 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 156-74-88. In his career, Burki has allowed 408 goals while totaling 933 saves in 317 starts.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Borussia Dortmund (-179)
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