VfL Wolfsburg vs Union Berlin Prediction, 5/8/2021 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: VfL Wolfsburg vs Union Berlin
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: VfL Wolfsburg (-125) Union Berlin (+320)
Wout Weghorst and VfL Wolfsburg (16-9-6, 3rd in Bundesliga) play Union Berlin (11-13-7, 8th in Bundesliga) at Volkswagen Arena on Saturday. The starting goalies are Koen Casteels for VfL Wolfsburg and Andreas Luthe for Union Berlin. The moneyline on this matchup has VfL Wolfsburg coming in at -125 and the Iron Ones are at +320. The total has been set at 2.5.
VfL Wolfsburg faced off with Borussia Dortmund in their last matchup and went home with a loss by a final score of 2-0. VfL Wolfsburg attempted 15 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 8 of those tries for a rate of 53.3%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished with a 84.6% received passes rate by connecting on 400 out of their 473 pass attempts in their last outing. Regarding shot accuracy, VfL Wolfsburg walked away from the pitch at a 9.5% clip by landing 2 shots on target of 21 total shots. VfL Wolfsburg sports an average of 1.61 g/90 (50 total goals) and have racked up 41 assists in all games this season.
Wout Weghorst is a player who should be able to impact this game for VfL Wolfsburg. He has accounted for 31 assists while tallying 41 yellow card cautions during his career. Weghorst has had a starting assignment in 232 matches so far in his career while he scores 0.52 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing the Netherlands has tallied 123 goals in 21,420 minutes played. One more player who could decide who wins is Ridle Baku, the midfielder who represents Germany. Baku has been on the field for 6,110 minutes in 69 starting assignments and has been given a total of 7 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 7 times so far in his career while scoring 9 total goals. He is averaging 0.13 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for VfL Wolfsburg is Koen Casteels. Casteels has played for 17,344 minutes and has 567 stops thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.50 (290 goals surrendered) and his save percentage is 67.4. The goalkeeper from Belgium has faced 840 shots tried against him in 193 career starts. Casteels (68-58-67 record in his career) has totaled 51 shutouts, which has earned him a 26.4% shutout rate.
For their last match, Union Berlin walked away with a victory by a final of 3-1 against Werder Bremen. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 427 of the 454 passes they tried for a percentage of 94.1%. Union Berlin finished the match with a 45.5% successful dribble percentage by completing 5 out of the 11 dribbles they tried. Union Berlin converted 6 shots on target out of 16 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 37.5% rate in their last match. With 47 goals and 37 assists in all competitions, Union Berlin averages 1.52 goals and 1.19 assists per 90 min.
Max Kruse will be counted on for Union Berlin. The forward hailing from Germany has been on the field for 28,409 minutes while scoring 111 goals. He has tallied 18 yellow cards in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 79 times. He has an average of 0.35 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 322 outings thus far in his career. Be sure to watch out for Marius Bulter, the midfielder representing Germany. Bulter has been handed 5 yellow card warnings in 5,526 professional minutes played (60 starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.20. He has 12 goals during his career while helping on a goal 5 different times.
Andreas Luthe will reside in front of the net for Union Berlin. Luthe has tallied 61 clean sheets while seeing 911 shots attempted against him in 19,057 minutes throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of 69.7 and his clean sheet rate is 28.6%. He has surrendered 1.33 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 75-59-79. During his pro soccer career, Luthe has surrendered 281 goals and has racked up 636 stops in 213 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Union Berlin (+320) and under the total goals
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