VfL Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich Prediction, 4/17/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: VfL Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: VfL Wolfsburg (+350) Bayern Munich (-150)
Joshua Kimmich and Bayern Munich (20-5-3, 1st in Bundesliga) head to Volkswagen Arena on Saturday where they'll meet VfL Wolfsburg (15-9-4, 3rd in Bundesliga). The goalies protecting the net will be Koen Casteels for VfL Wolfsburg and Manuel Neuer for Bayern Munich. VfL Wolfsburg are at +350 while the Reds are at -150. The total is set at 3.25.
VfL Wolfsburg took the field against Eintracht Frankfurt in their most recent match and took a loss by a final of 4-3. VfL Wolfsburg attempted 15 dribbles in this contest and completed 8 of those tries for a rate of 53.3%. In regard to passing, they had a 80.0% rate by completing 363 out of their 454 pass attempts in their last outing. In terms of shooting accuracy, VfL Wolfsburg ended this match at a 35.0% rate by hitting 7 shots on target out of 20 total shots. VfL Wolfsburg has an average of 1.61 goals per 90 (45 total goals) and have accounted for 37 assists in all games this year.
Wout Weghorst is a guy who can be a difference maker for VfL Wolfsburg. He has 31 assists while tallying 41 yellow cards so far in his career. Weghorst has been a starter in 229 matchups during his career and he tallies 0.51 G/90. The forward from the Netherlands has earned 121 goals in 21,153 professional minutes played. One more player who could decide who wins is Ridle Baku, the midfielder who is from Germany. He has assisted on a goal 7 times in his career and he has scored 9 total goals. Baku has been on the pitch for 5,876 minutes in 66 starts and has been handed a total of 7 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.14 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for VfL Wolfsburg will be Koen Casteels. Casteels (67-58-65 record during his soccer career) has accumulated 51 clean sheets, which gives him a 26.8% clean sheet rate. The keeper hailing from Belgium has had 827 shots sent his way in 190 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.50 (284 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 67.6. Casteels has seen the field for 17,074 mins and has accumulated 560 stops during his pro soccer career.
For their last game, Bayern Munich were able to avoid a loss with a score of 1-1 against Union Berlin. Bayern Munich finished with a 75.0% successful dribble rate by completing 18 out of the 24 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 539 out of their 613 passes they tried earning a rate of 87.9%. Bayern Munich converted 2 shots on target out of the team's 14 shots tried which gave them a 14.3% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having tallied 80 goals and 64 assists in all their matches, Bayern Munich averages 2.86 goals and 2.29 assists per 90.
Joshua Kimmich should provide solid play for Bayern Munich. The defender from Germany has been on the field for 16,989 minutes and he has scored 18 goals. He has accounted for 31 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 45 times. He currently averages 0.10 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 189 games in his pro soccer career. You should also watch out for Thomas Muller, the forward born in Germany. He has earned 128 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 132 different times. Muller has been handed 23 yellow cards in 28,213 mins played (324 career starts). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.41.
Manuel Neuer will be looking after the goal for Bayern Munich. Neuer has accumulated 200 clean sheets while defending 1,504 shots against him in 38,833 mins throughout his career. He holds a save % of 77.1 and his shutout rate sits at 46.3%. He has conceded 0.81 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 271-61-66. In his pro soccer career, Neuer has given up 351 goals and has earned 1,161 saves in 432 starts.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Bayern Munich (-150)
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