VfB Stuttgart vs SC Freiburg Prediction, 8/28/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: VfB Stuttgart vs SC Freiburg
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: VfB Stuttgart (+105) SC Freiburg (+245)
Erik Thommy and VfB Stuttgart (1-0-1, 10th in Bundesliga) play SC Freiburg (1-1-0, 5th in Bundesliga) at Mercedes-Benz Arena on Saturday. The goalies expected to start will be Florian Muller for VfB Stuttgart and Mark Flekken for SC Freiburg. SC Freiburg are at at +245 while the Swambians are at +105. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
VfB Stuttgart played RB Leipzig in their last match and ended up losing by a score of 4-0. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 80.2% passes received rate by connecting on 356 out of their 444 passing attempts last contest. VfB Stuttgart attempted 13 dribbles in this matchup and completed 8 of those attempts for a percentage of 61.5%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, VfB Stuttgart wrapped this game up at a 45.5% rate by putting 5 shots on target of 11 total shots. VfB Stuttgart averages 2.50 g/90 (5 total goals) and are sitting with 5 assists in all games this season.
Erik Thommy is a guy who can be a difference maker for VfB Stuttgart. He has 18 assists while accumulating 8 yellow cards thus far in his career. Thommy has been given a starting assignment in 88 matchups thus far in his career and he scores 0.20 goals per 90. The midfielder from Germany has earned 18 goals in 8,004 professional minutes played.
Another player who should impact this match is Wataru Endo, the defender representing Japan. He has helped a teammate on a goal 9 times thus far in his career while he has scored 17 total goals. Endo has played 15,371 minutes in 169 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 19 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.10 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for VfB Stuttgart is Florian Muller. Muller has seen the field for 8,505 minutes and has accumulated 322 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.61 (152 total goals given up) and he holds a save percentage of 69.2. The keeper from Germany has seen 465 shots attempted against him in 94 starting assignments. Muller (31-18-45 record in his career) has accounted for 19 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 20.2% clean sheet rate.
When they last stepped on the pitch, SC Freiburg went home victorious with a score of 2-1 against Borussia Dortmund. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 157 out of their 198 passes they tried earning a rate of 79.3%. SC Freiburg finished with a 55.6% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 5 of the 9 dribbles they pursued. SC Freiburg landed 4 shots on target out of 8 shots attempted earning them a 50.0% rate when they last took the field. Having accumulated 2 goals and 1 assist in all their contests, SC Freiburg has an average of 1.00 goal and 0.50 assists per 90.
Nils Petersen should provide solid play for SC Freiburg. The forward from Germany has accumulated 21,384 professional minutes while scoring 143 goals. He has 17 yellow card cautions during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 29 times. He currently averages 0.60 goals per 90 mins and has started 220 matches so far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Lucas Holer, the forward born in Germany. He has collected 51 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 16 times. Holer has been given a total of 21 yellow card warnings in 14,977 professional minutes (167 starts). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.31.
Mark Flekken will be residing in front of the goal for SC Freiburg. Flekken has tallied 32 clean sheets and has defended 470 shots attempted against him in 9,029 minutes in his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of 72.1 and his clean sheet rate sits at 31.7%. He has surrendered 1.40 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 38-30-32. So far in his career, Flekken has conceded 140 goals and has totaled 331 stops in 101 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take SC Freiburg (+245)
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