VfL Wolfsburg vs Monchengladbach Prediction, 10/2/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: VfL Wolfsburg vs Monchengladbach
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: VfL Wolfsburg (+105) Monchengladbach (+235)
Wout Weghorst and VfL Wolfsburg (4-1-1, 3rd in Bundesliga) host Monchengladbach (2-1-3, 11th in Bundesliga) at Volkswagen Arena on Saturday. The expected starting goalies will be Koen Casteels for VfL Wolfsburg and Yann Sommer for Monchengladbach. The line on this matchup has VfL Wolfsburg priced at +105 and the Foals are at +235. The over/under opens at 2.5.
VfL Wolfsburg took the field against 1899 Hoffenheim in their last game and took a loss by a score of 3-1. VfL Wolfsburg attempted 14 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 8 of those attempts for a percentage of 57.1%. When discussing the passing game, they had a 83.6% passes received rate by converting 373 of the 446 pass attempts in their last outing.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, VfL Wolfsburg finished the game at a 23.1% rate by landing 3 shots on target out of 13 shots. VfL Wolfsburg is averaging 1.33 goals per 90 minutes (8 goals in total) and have earned 5 assists in all matches for the season.
Wout Weghorst is a guy who should be able to impact this game for VfL Wolfsburg. He has accounted for 33 assists while tallying 42 yellow card warnings in his career. Weghorst has been a starter in 241 contests during his career while scoring 0.51 G/90. The forward born in the Netherlands has earned 126 goals in 22,230 professional minutes played.
One more guy who should impact this match is Ridle Baku, the midfielder representing Germany. Baku has totaled 6,809 minutes in 77 starts and has been handed a total of 9 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 10 times so far in his career and he has scored 11 total goals. He averages 0.15 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for VfL Wolfsburg will be Koen Casteels. Casteels has played for 18,064 minutes and has earned 582 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.48 (297 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 67.6. The goalkeeper hailing from Belgium has seen 860 shots tried at him in 201 starts. Casteels (73-60-68 record in his career) has 55 clean sheets, which has earned him a 27.4% shutout percentage.
In their last outing, Monchengladbach took home the win by a final score of 1-0 against Borussia Dortmund. Monchengladbach had a 68.8% successful dribble rate by converting 11 of the 16 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by completing 491 of the 559 passing tries for a percentage of 87.8%. Monchengladbach had 3 shots on target out of their 15 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 20.0% rate in their last game. With a total of 6 goals and 4 assists in all their contests, Monchengladbach is averaging 1.00 goal and 0.67 assists per 90 minutes.
Alassane Plea should be someone to watch for Monchengladbach. He is averaging 0.37 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 191 games during his pro soccer career. The forward born in France has played 16,755 mins and has earned 68 goals. He has 24 yellow cards in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 32 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Lars Stindl, the forward hailing from Germany. Stindl has been handed 77 yellow card cautions in 28,084 professional minutes (314 starts). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.27. He has tallied 84 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 51 different times.
Yann Sommer will look after the net for Monchengladbach. Sommer has accumulated 115 shutouts while defending 1,701 shots tried against him in 35,505 career minutes. He sports a save % of 73.4 and his shutout rate is currently 29.0%. He has given up 1.19 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 193-91-107. During his career, Sommer has surrendered 470 goals while tallying 1,242 stops in 397 starts.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take VfL Wolfsburg (+105)
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