VfL Bochum vs Hertha BSC Prediction, 9/12/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: VfL Bochum vs Hertha BSC
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Location: Ruhrstadion in Bochum, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: VfL Bochum (+175) Hertha BSC (+160)
Anthony Losilla and VfL Bochum (1-0-2, 11th in Bundesliga) host Hertha BSC (0-0-3, 18th in Bundesliga) at Ruhrstadion on Sunday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Manuel Riemann for VfL Bochum and Alexander Schwolow for Hertha BSC. VfL Bochum are at +175 while the Old Lady are at +160. The over/under opens at 2.5.
VfL Bochum took the field against 1. FC Koln in their last matchup and went home with a loss by a final score of 2-1. VfL Bochum attempted 20 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 6 of the attempts for a rate of 30.0%. In the passing game, they ended with a 73.0% passes received rate by connecting on 138 out of their 189 pass targets last contest.
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Concerning shot accuracy, VfL Bochum walked away from the pitch at a 8.3% rate by hitting 1 shot on target out of 12 total shots. VfL Bochum is averaging 1.00 goal per 90 (3 total goals) and have accounted for 3 assists in all matches this year.
Anthony Losilla is a guy who should impact this matchup for VfL Bochum. Losilla has had a starting assignment in 353 contests during his soccer career and he scores 0.06 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder from France has totaled 22 goals in 31,292 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 20 assists while accumulating 83 yellow card cautions so far in his career.
One more player who could decide who wins is Simon Zoller, the forward born in Germany. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 24 times thus far in his career and he has scored 67 goals. Zoller has totaled 14,589 minutes during 162 starting assignments and has been handed 29 yellow card warnings. He is currently averaging 0.41 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for VfL Bochum will be Manuel Riemann. Riemann (131-99-100 mark during his soccer career) has recorded 115 clean sheets, which gives him a 34.8% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper hailing from Germany has had 1,393 shots tried against him in 330 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.18 (387 goals surrendered) and he has a save percentage of 73.7. Riemann has defended the goal for a total of 29,472 mins and is sitting with 1,026 stops in his career.
When they last took the field, Hertha BSC took a loss by a final score of 5-0 against Bayern Munich. Hertha BSC had a 54.5% successful dribble rate by converting 12 of the 22 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by converting 317 of the 387 attempted passes earning a percentage of 81.9%. Hertha BSC had 3 shots on target out of 7 shots attempted earning them a 42.9% rate in their last match.
Krzysztof Piatek should provide a spark for Hertha BSC. He is averaging 0.48 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 157 matches thus far in his career. The forward from Poland has totaled 14,143 minutes while scoring 76 goals. He has 27 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has helped on a goal 10 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Stevan Jovetic, the forward hailing from Montenegro. Jovetic has been given 26 yellow cards in 15,208 professional minutes played (168 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his soccer career is 0.44. He has accumulated 74 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 25 different times.
Alexander Schwolow will reside in front of the net for Hertha BSC. During his professional soccer career, Schwolow has allowed 334 goals and has 694 saves in 224 starts. He has given up 1.50 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 86-59-78. He has a save % of 69.2 and his clean sheet rate sits at 25.9%. Schwolow has accumulated 58 clean sheets and has defended 1,008 shots attempted against him in 20,027 career mins.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Hertha BSC (+160)
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