VfL Wolfsburg vs RB Leipzig Prediction, 8/29/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: VfL Wolfsburg vs RB Leipzig
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2021
Location: Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: VfL Wolfsburg (+185) RB Leipzig (+145)
Yussuf Poulsen and RB Leipzig (1-0-1, 6th in Bundesliga) head to Volkswagen Arena on Sunday where they'll take on VfL Wolfsburg (2-0-0, 1st in Bundesliga). The goaltenders protecting the net are Koen Casteels for VfL Wolfsburg and Peter Gulacsi for RB Leipzig. The moneyline on this matchup has VfL Wolfsburg priced at +185 and the Red Bulls are at +145. The O/U opens at 2.5.
VfL Wolfsburg stepped onto the pitch against Hertha BSC in their last game and earned the victory with a final of 2-1. VfL Wolfsburg attempted 17 dribbles in this outing and completed 11 of the tries for a percentage of 64.7%. In the passing game, they earned a 86.0% passes received rate by converting 444 out of their 516 pass attempts in their last game.
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Regarding shot accuracy, VfL Wolfsburg finished the game at a 25.0% rate by putting 3 shots on target of 12 shots. VfL Wolfsburg averages 1.50 goals per 90 min (3 goals in total) and have accounted for 3 assists in all competitions for the season.
Wout Weghorst is a player who can be a difference maker for VfL Wolfsburg. He has accounted for 32 assists while earning 41 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Weghorst has started 237 games during his soccer career and he tallies 0.51 goals per 90 mins. The forward from the Netherlands has 124 goals scored in 21,870 minutes played.
Another player who should impact this match is Ridle Baku, the midfielder hailing from Germany. Baku has played 6,559 mins during 74 career starts and has been handed 8 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 10 times in his career and he has scored 10 total goals. He currently averages 0.14 goals per 90 for his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for VfL Wolfsburg is Koen Casteels. Casteels has defended the goal for 17,704 mins and has 575 stops in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.49 (293 total goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save % of 67.6. The goalie from Belgium has seen 849 shots sent in his direction in 197 career starts. Casteels (71-59-67 record in his career) has accumulated 53 shutouts, which gives him a 26.9% clean sheet rate.
In their last game, RB Leipzig went home victorious with a score of 4-0 against VfB Stuttgart. They wrapped up this contest by converting 419 of the 499 passes they attempted for a percentage of 84.0%. RB Leipzig ended the game with a 37.5% successful dribble rate by completing 6 of the 16 dribbles they attempted. RB Leipzig connected on 10 shots on target out of the team's 26 shots attempted giving them a 38.5% rate in their last game. Having accumulated 4 goals and 1 assist in all their matches, RB Leipzig averages 2.00 goals and 0.50 assists per 90.
Yussuf Poulsen should provide a lift for RB Leipzig. The forward born in Denmark has earned 16,398 professional minutes while scoring 62 goals. He has collected 26 yellow card cautions during his career and has helped on a goal 32 times. He averages 0.34 G/90 and has started 180 matches in his career. Make sure to watch out for Marcel Sabitzer, the forward representing Austria. Sabitzer has been handed a total of 49 yellow card warnings in 22,489 minutes (257 career starts). His goals per 90 min average during his career is 0.31. He has earned 77 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 50 different times.
Peter Gulacsi will be residing in front of the net for RB Leipzig. During his professional soccer career, Gulacsi has surrendered 331 goals and has accounted for 819 saves in 291 starts. He has surrendered 1.14 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 159-58-74. He has a save percentage of 72.5 and his clean sheet rate is 31.6%. Gulacsi has accumulated 92 clean sheets while he has seen 1,140 shots against him in 26,046 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take RB Leipzig (+145)
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