Bayer Leverkusen vs RB Leipzig Prediction, 4/17/2022 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bayer Leverkusen vs RB Leipzig
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022
Location: BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: Bayer Leverkusen (+145) RB Leipzig (+165)
Andre Silva and RB Leipzig (15-6-8, 4th in Bundesliga) travel to BayArena on Sunday where they'll take on Bayer Leverkusen (15-7-7, 3rd in Bundesliga). The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Lukas Hradecky for Bayer Leverkusen and Peter Gulacsi for RB Leipzig. RB Leipzig are at at +165 while the Company's Eleven are at +145. The over/under is set at 3.
Bayer Leverkusen took the field against VfL Bochum in their last matchup and earned a one point draw by a score of 0-0. In the passing game, they earned a 88.3% passes received rate by connecting on 461 out of their 522 targeted passes last match. Bayer Leverkusen attempted 16 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 10 of the attempts for a percentage of 62.5%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Bayer Leverkusen walked away from the pitch at a 22.2% clip by putting 2 shots on target of 9 total shots. Bayer Leverkusen has an average of 2.17 goals per 90 min (63 goals in total) and are sitting with 48 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Moussa Diaby is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Bayer Leverkusen. Diaby has started 84 matches so far in his career while scoring 0.27 goals per 90 mins. The forward from France has earned 23 goals in 7,691 minutes played. He has accounted for 31 assists while accumulating 18 yellow card cautions so far in his career.
Another player who should impact this match is Patrik Schick, the forward representing Czech Republic. He has assisted on a goal 11 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 62 total goals. Schick has earned 10,656 minutes in 117 starts and has been handed a total of 16 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.52 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Bayer Leverkusen is Lukas Hradecky. Hradecky has defended the goal for 30,734 mins and has tallied 979 stops so far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.25 (428 total goals given up) and his save % is 70.2. The goalie hailing from Slovakia has faced 1,394 shots sent his way in 342 starting assignments. Hradecky (143-88-110 record in his career) has 103 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 30.1% clean sheet percentage.
In their last game, RB Leipzig earned three points by winning 3-0 against 1899 Hoffenheim. RB Leipzig had a 68.2% successful dribble rate by connecting on 15 of the 22 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 453 out of their 504 pass attempts earning a percentage of 89.9%. RB Leipzig converted 4 shots on target out of their 11 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 36.4% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 64 goals and 48 assists in all their contests, RB Leipzig averages 2.21 goals and 1.66 assists per 90.
Andre Silva should provide a spark for RB Leipzig. He is currently averaging 0.58 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 133 contests so far in his career. The forward from Portugal has totaled 12,149 minutes and he has scored 78 goals. He has collected 11 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 19 times. You should also watch out for Christopher Nkunku, the midfielder who represents France. Nkunku has been handed 8 yellow cards in 8,677 mins (95 career starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.37. He has accounted for 36 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 33 times.
Peter Gulacsi will look after the goal for RB Leipzig. Gulacsi has accumulated 99 shutouts and defended 1,221 shots against him in 28,386 career minutes. He holds a save percentage of 72.3 and his shutout rate is 31.2%. He has conceded 1.14 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 173-64-80. In his pro soccer career, Gulacsi has allowed 358 goals and has racked up 877 saves in 317 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take RB Leipzig (+165)
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