VfL Wolfsburg vs Hertha BSC Prediction, 2/27/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: VfL Wolfsburg vs Hertha BSC
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: VfL Wolfsburg (-118) Hertha BSC (+333)
Volkswagen Arena is the site where Wout Weghorst and VfL Wolfsburg (11-9-2, 3rd in Bundesliga) will play Hertha BSC (4-6-12, 15th in Bundesliga) on Saturday. The goalies who are expected to start are Koen Casteels for VfL Wolfsburg and Alexander Schwolow for Hertha BSC. The moneyline on this matchup has VfL Wolfsburg coming in at -118 and the Old Lady are at +333. The O/U is set at 2.75.
VfL Wolfsburg faced Arminia Bielefeld in their most recent game and took home the win by a score of 3-0. VfL Wolfsburg tried 14 dribbles in this game and converted 10 of the attempts for a percentage of 71.4%. When discussing the passing game, they ended the game with a 81.5% received passes rate by connecting on 442 out of their 542 targeted passes in their last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, VfL Wolfsburg wrapped this game up at a 50.0% rate by putting 6 SoT of 12 shots. VfL Wolfsburg averages 1.59 goals per 90 min (35 goals in total) and are sitting with 27 assists in all matches this year.
Wout Weghorst is a guy who should be able to impact this game for VfL Wolfsburg. Weghorst has been in the starting lineup in 223 matches so far in his career and accounts for 0.51 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from the Netherlands has earned 117 goals scored in 20,625 professional minutes. He has 27 assists while tallying 41 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. One more player who could decide who wins is Renato Steffen, the forward representing Switzerland. He has assisted on a goal 37 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 51 total goals. Steffen has been on the pitch for 15,397 minutes in 180 career starts and has been given 53 yellow cards. He has an average of 0.30 goals per 90 for his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for VfL Wolfsburg will be Koen Casteels. Casteels (63-58-63 record in his career) has recorded 48 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 26.1% clean sheet rate. The goalie from Belgium has seen 810 shots sent his way in 184 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.51 (277 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 67.8. Casteels has defended the goal for 16,534 minutes and has accumulated 550 stops in his career.
When they last played, Hertha BSC took a defeat with a final score of 3-0 against RB Leipzig. Hertha BSC earned a 73.7% successful dribble rate by completing 14 out of the 19 dribbles they pursued. They finished the contest by converting 365 out of their 465 passing attempts earning a percentage of 78.5%. Hertha BSC converted 4 shots on target out of the team's 9 shots attempted which had them at a 44.4% clip in their last outing. Having earned a total of 25 goals and 18 assists in all their games, Hertha BSC has an average of 1.14 goals and 0.82 assists per 90 minutes.
Dodi Lukebakio should provide solid play for Hertha BSC. He sports an average of 0.29 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 82 games in his pro soccer career. The forward from Belgium has earned 7,408 minutes while scoring 24 goals. He has tallied 14 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 17 times. Be sure to watch out for Krzysztof Piatek, the forward representing Poland. He has earned 74 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 10 times. Piatek has earned himself 27 yellow card cautions in 13,671 mins (152 starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his pro soccer career is 0.49.
Alexander Schwolow is expected to look after the net for Hertha BSC. In his pro soccer career, Schwolow has given up 317 goals while earning 662 saves in 213 starts. He has given up 1.50 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 84-54-74. He sports a save percentage of 69.3 and his shutout rate is 25.8%. Schwolow has tallied 55 shutouts while defending 959 shots against him in 19,037 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take VfL Wolfsburg (-118)
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