VfL Wolfsburg vs RB Leipzig Prediction, 1/16/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: VfL Wolfsburg vs RB Leipzig
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Location: Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: VfL Wolfsburg (+265) RB Leipzig (+100)
Volkswagen Arena is the venue where Maximilian Arnold and VfL Wolfsburg (6-7-2, 6th in Bundesliga) will take on RB Leipzig (9-4-2, 2nd in Bundesliga) on Saturday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Koen Casteels for VfL Wolfsburg and Peter Gulacsi for RB Leipzig. RB Leipzig are at at +100 while the Wolves are at +265. The O/U is set at 3.
VfL Wolfsburg faced Union Berlin in their last match and finished with a draw with a score of 2-2. In the passing game, they ended the game with a 85.0% received passes rate by converting 402 out of their 473 targeted passes last match. VfL Wolfsburg tried 17 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 10 of the tries for a rate of 58.8%. Concerning shot accuracy, VfL Wolfsburg ended this match at a 44.4% rate by putting 4 shots on target out of 9 total shots. VfL Wolfsburg is averaging 1.47 g/90 (22 total goals) and have accumulated 17 assists in all games this year.
Maximilian Arnold is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for VfL Wolfsburg. Arnold has been in the starting lineup in 205 contests thus far in his career and he tallies 0.14 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder representing Germany has tallied 29 goals scored in 18,051 minutes played. He has totaled 26 assists while earning 53 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Someone else who should impact this game is Wout Weghorst, the forward who is from the Netherlands. Weghorst has been on the field for 20,020 minutes in 216 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 40 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 25 times during his career while he has scored 113 goals. He currently averages 0.51 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for VfL Wolfsburg is Koen Casteels. Casteels has seen the pitch for 15,904 minutes and has accumulated 533 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.56 (275 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .673. The goalkeeper born in Belgium has seen 791 shots tried at him in 177 career starts. Casteels (58-56-63 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 42 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 23.7% clean sheet percentage.
In their last game, RB Leipzig took a defeat with a final score of 3-1 against Borussia Dortmund. RB Leipzig finished with a 54.5% successful dribble percentage by completing 12 of the 22 dribbles they pursued. They finished the contest by completing 495 of the 617 passes they tried for a rate of 80.2%. RB Leipzig converted 4 shots on target out of 12 shots attempted which had them at a 33.3% rate when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 25 goals and 17 assists in all their matches, RB Leipzig averages 1.67 goals and 1.13 assists per 90 min.
Yussuf Poulsen should be someone to watch for RB Leipzig. He scores 0.35 goals per 90 minutes and has started 174 matches during his career. The forward from Denmark has totaled 15,767 mins and has scored 61 goals. He has 26 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 30 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Emil Forsberg, the midfielder representing Sweden. He has earned 73 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 58 different times. Forsberg has been handed 13 yellow card cautions in 20,662 professional minutes played (247 starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.32.
Peter Gulacsi will reside in front of the goal for RB Leipzig. Thus far in his career, Gulacsi has conceded 312 goals and has accounted for 791 stops in 271 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.16 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 148-54-69. He holds a save percentage of .728 and his clean sheet rate sits at 30.6%. Gulacsi has totaled 83 shutouts and defended 1,096 shots against him in 24,246 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take VfL Wolfsburg (+265)
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