VfB Stuttgart vs VfL Wolfsburg Prediction, 4/21/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: VfB Stuttgart vs VfL Wolfsburg
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Location: Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: VfB Stuttgart (+200) VfL Wolfsburg (+120)
Ridle Baku and VfL Wolfsburg (15-9-5, 3rd in Bundesliga) head to Mercedes-Benz Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on VfB Stuttgart (10-9-10, 10th in Bundesliga). The goalies expected to start will be Gregor Kobel for VfB Stuttgart and Koen Casteels for VfL Wolfsburg. VfB Stuttgart are at +200 while the Wolves are at +120. The total has been set at 2.75.
VfB Stuttgart stepped onto the pitch against Union Berlin in their last match and took a loss by a final of 2-1. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 81.9% passes received percentage by completing 458 out of their 559 pass attempts in their last match. VfB Stuttgart tried 12 dribbles in this matchup and converted 8 of those tries for a rate of 66.7%. Regarding shot accuracy, VfB Stuttgart walked away from the pitch at a 22.2% clip by hitting 2 shots on target of 9 total shots. VfB Stuttgart has an average of 1.69 goals per 90 (49 goals in total) and have accounted for 38 assists in all games this season.
Sasa Kalajdzic is a guy who should be able to impact this game for VfB Stuttgart. Kalajdzic has been a starter in 40 contests during his soccer career and tallies 0.64 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder born in Austria has 26 goals in 3,683 mins played. He has totaled 10 assists while accumulating 5 yellow card cautions in his career. Someone else who should impact this match is Gonzalo Castro, the defender born in Germany. Castro has been on the pitch for 32,792 mins in 381 starts and has been given 88 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 68 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 39 goals. He sports an average of 0.11 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for VfB Stuttgart will be Gregor Kobel. Kobel has defended the goal for 6,811 minutes and has tallied 207 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.66 (126 goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 64.2. The goalkeeper from Switzerland has had 324 shots sent his way in 77 starts. Kobel (31-16-30 mark in his career) has 19 shutouts, which has earned him a 24.7% shutout percentage.
In their last game, VfL Wolfsburg took a loss by a final score of 3-2 against Bayern Munich. They finished the match by completing 399 of the 524 passing attempts earning a rate of 76.1%. VfL Wolfsburg earned a 46.2% successful dribble rate by completing 6 of the 13 dribbles they tried. VfL Wolfsburg landed 3 shots on target out of their 8 shots tried which had them at a 37.5% rate in their last game. With a total of 47 goals and 39 assists in all competitions, VfL Wolfsburg averages 1.62 goals and 1.34 assists per 90 minutes.
Ridle Baku should provide solid play for VfL Wolfsburg. He currently averages 0.14 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 67 games so far in his career. The midfielder representing Germany has been on the field for 5,930 minutes and he has scored 9 goals. He has accumulated 7 yellow cards in his career and has helped on a goal 7 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Wout Weghorst, the forward hailing from the Netherlands. Weghorst has earned himself a total of 41 yellow card warnings in 21,243 professional minutes played (230 career starting assignments). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.52. He has totaled 122 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 31 times.
Koen Casteels will reside in front of the net for VfL Wolfsburg. In his pro soccer career, Casteels has surrendered 287 goals while tallying 564 stops in 191 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.50 goals per 90 while holding a record of 67-58-66. He is the owner of a save % of 67.5 and his shutout rate sits at 26.7%. Casteels has earned 51 shutouts and defended 834 shots tried against him in 17,164 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take VfB Stuttgart (+200)
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