VfL Wolfsburg vs 1. FC Koln Prediction, 9/3/2022 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: VfL Wolfsburg vs 1. FC Koln
Date: Saturday, September 3, 2022
Location: Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg, Germany
Odds/Point Spread: VfL Wolfsburg (+218) 1. FC Koln (+130)
The Billy Goats (1-3-0) are traveling to Volkswagen Arena on Saturday where they will play the Wolves (0-2-2). VfL Wolfsburg opens at +218 and 1. FC Koln are at +130. The over/under is 2.75. The expected starting goaltenders are Koen Casteels for VfL Wolfsburg and Marvin Schwabe for 1. FC Koln.
The Wolves have a ranking of 15th in relation to expected goals with 3.7, and the expected goals against are coming in at 6.8. VfL Wolfsburg has conceded 6 goals while relinquishing 1.50 goals per 90 min, and the opposition have earned 20 SoT on them. Their differential on goals is at -4 by way of 2 goals compiled as well as 6 goals allowed. They have accumulated 1 clean sheet, which puts them at a percentage of 25.0 this year. Wolfsburg has earned 15 saves and they also are the owners of a save rate of 75.0 so far this year. VfL Wolfsburg has tallied 7 yellow cards this year. For the year, the team is averaging 0.50 pts/match (2 points) and also are 18th in the league with 1 assist.
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The Billy Goats average 1.5 pts per match while accounting for 3 assists. Koln has accumulated a clean sheet rate of 25.0 this year as well as 7 yellow cards. 1. FC Koln ranks 7th in relation to goals surrendered with 4, and their goal differential is 2. This year, Koln has a save rate of 73.3 (15 SoT against), and they also are ranked 8th in the league with 6 pts. Their goals against per 90 minutes is at 1.00 with 11 saves, and they have tallied 1 clean sheet. FC Koln has accumulated 6 goals and the squad's xG this season is at 5.6.
The guy defending the goal for VfL Wolfsburg will be Koen Casteels. Casteels (80-67-80 mark in his professional soccer career) has tallied 63 shutouts, which leaves him with a 27.8% clean sheet rate. The goalie from Belgium has had 975 shots tried against him in 227 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.49 (338 goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of .676. Casteels has been on the field for 20,404 mins and is sitting with 659 stops during his career.
Marvin Schwabe will be residing in front of the net for 1. FC Koln. So far in his career, Schwabe has given up 235 goals and has racked up 558 saves in 224 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.05 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 95-58-71. He has earned a save percentage of .714 and his clean sheet rate is currently 28.6%. Schwabe has racked up 64 shutouts while defending 782 shots against him in 20,176 mins in his career.
Lukas Nmecha is one guy who should impact this matchup for VfL Wolfsburg. Nmecha has had a starting assignment in 81 games so far in his pro soccer career and scores 0.31 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Germany has 26 goals in 7,496 professional minutes. He has 8 assists while accumulating 13 yellow card cautions so far in his career.
1. FC Koln features Florian Dietz, who can change the course of a fixture. He has totaled 5 yellow card warnings during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 2 times. The forward born in Germany has been on the field for 1,677 mins while he has scored 2 goals. He currently averages 0.11 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 14 contests so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take VfL Wolfsburg (+218)
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