VfL Wolfsburg vs 1. FC Koln Prediction, 4/3/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: VfL Wolfsburg vs 1. FC Koln
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Location: Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: VfL Wolfsburg (-189) 1. FC Koln (+380)
Dominick Drexler and 1. FC Koln (5-8-13, 16th in Bundesliga) go to Volkswagen Arena on Saturday where they'll meet VfL Wolfsburg (14-9-3, 3rd in Bundesliga). The goalies protecting the net will be Koen Casteels for VfL Wolfsburg and Timo Horn for 1. FC Koln. 1. FC Koln are at at +380 while the Wolves are at -189. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
VfL Wolfsburg stepped onto the pitch against Werder Bremen in their most recent game and notched a win by a score of 2-1. In the passing game, they ended the game with a 74.6% passes received rate by connecting on 373 of the 500 targeted passes in their last match. VfL Wolfsburg attempted 14 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 9 of the tries for a rate of 64.3%. In terms of shooting accuracy, VfL Wolfsburg finished at a 18.8% rate by hitting 3 shots on target of 16 shots. VfL Wolfsburg is averaging 1.62 goals per 90 (42 total goals) and have accumulated 34 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Wout Weghorst is a player who can be a difference maker for VfL Wolfsburg. He has accounted for 29 assists while earning 41 yellow cards so far in his career. Weghorst has had a starting assignment in 227 outings during his career and scores 0.51 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from the Netherlands has totaled 120 goals scored in 20,973 professional minutes played. One more player who could decide who wins is Ridle Baku, the midfielder representing Germany. He has helped a teammate on a goal 6 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 8 total goals. Baku has been on the field for 5,696 mins during 64 starts and has earned himself 7 yellow card cautions. He averages 0.13 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The guy defending the goal for VfL Wolfsburg will be Koen Casteels. Casteels has seen the field for 16,894 mins and has tallied 558 saves during his soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.49 (280 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of 67.8. The goalkeeper from Belgium has faced 821 shots sent his way in 188 starts. Casteels (66-58-64 mark in his career) has totaled 50 clean sheets, which gives him a 26.6% shutout percentage.
In their last outing, 1. FC Koln were able to avoid a loss with a score of 2-2 against Borussia Dortmund. They wrapped up this outing by completing 378 out of their 446 passes they tried earning a rate of 84.8%. 1. FC Koln ended the game with a 73.3% successful dribble rate by connecting on 11 of the 15 dribbles they pursued. 1. FC Koln landed 1 shot on target out of their 9 shots tried which had them at a 11.1% rate in their last game. With a total of 24 goals and 15 assists for all their games, 1. FC Koln averages 0.92 goals and 0.58 assists per 90 min.
Dominick Drexler should provide a lift for 1. FC Koln. The forward from Germany has accumulated 21,147 mins while scoring 60 goals. He has accumulated 44 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 52 times. He currently averages 0.26 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 239 outings during his career. You should also watch out for Ellyes Skhiri, the midfielder representing France. He has earned 15 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 8 different times. Skhiri has been given 25 yellow card cautions in 15,179 minutes played (173 starting assignments). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.09.
Timo Horn is expected to look after the net for 1. FC Koln. Horn has tallied 78 clean sheets and has defended 1,195 shots against him in 24,969 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save % of 69.9 and his shutout rate is currently at 28.1%. He has given up 1.38 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 99-80-100. So far in his pro soccer career, Horn has conceded 383 goals and has earned 833 stops in 278 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take VfL Wolfsburg (-189)
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