Bayer Leverkusen vs RB Leipzig Prediction, 8/19/2023 Bundesliga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Bayer Leverkusen vs RB Leipzig
Date: Saturday, August 19, 2023
Location: BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany
TV: SlingTV Orange
Odds/Point Spread: Bayer Leverkusen (+146) RB Leipzig (+179)
The Red Bulls (19-6-8 last year) are headed to BayArena on Saturday where they will play the Company's Eleven (14-8-11 last season). The Company's Eleven are priced at +146 and RB Leipzig are at +179. The over/under is set at 2.75. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Lukas Hradecky for Bayer Leverkusen and Janis Blaswich for RB Leipzig.
Bayer Leverkusen conceded 46 goals while surrendering 1.39 goals per 90 min, and opposing clubs compiled 141 shots on target on them. They compiled 9 clean sheets, giving them a percentage of 27.3 last year. Bayer Leverkusen earned 70 yellow card warnings last year and 6 red cards. The Company's Eleven sat at 4th concerning expected goals with 50.6, and their expected goals against were 41.6. For the previous year, this squad were the owners of an average of 1.52 pts per contest (50 pts) and also were ranked 3rd in soccer with 44 assists. Their difference in goals sat at 11 by 57 goals compiled in addition to 46 goals relinquished. Bayer Leverkusen tallied 97 SVs and were the owners of a SV percentage of 72.3 in the previous season.
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The Red Bulls averaged 1.9 pts/match while tallying 36 assists and 2 red cards. RB Leipzig earned a clean sheet percentage of 30.3 during the previous year and also 67 yellow card warnings. RB Leipzig had a rank of 3rd when it comes to goals surrendered having 39, and the difference in goals was at 21. Last season, RB Leipzig had a save % of 68.6 (102 SoT against), and they also had a rank of 3rd in Bundesliga with 63 pts. The team's goals against per 90 min was 1.18 in addition to 63 saves, and they tallied 10 shut outs. RB Leipzig amassed 60 goals and the squad's goals expected last year was sitting at 60.0.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Bayer Leverkusen will be Lukas Hradecky. Hradecky has seen the pitch for a total of 34,063 minutes and has earned 1,087 stops in his career. His GA/90 is 1.26 (477 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save percentage of 70.7. The goalkeeper hailing from Finland has faced 1,559 shots attempted against him in 379 starts. Hradecky (160-96-122 record in his career) has 113 shutouts, which gives him a 29.8% clean sheet rate.
Janis Blaswich is expected to look after the net for RB Leipzig. In his career, Blaswich has surrendered 245 goals while totaling 551 saves in 197 starts. He has allowed 1.25 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 91-44-62. He sports a save % of 72.1 and his clean sheet rate sits at 30.5%. Blaswich has accumulated 60 shutouts while defending 796 shots against him in 17,671 mins throughout his career.
Victor Boniface is one footballer who can make a difference on the pitch for Bayer Leverkusen. Boniface has had a starting assignment in 43 matchups in his career and he accounts for 0.58 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Nigeria has totaled 20 goals in 4,035 professional minutes. He has accounted for 10 assists while tallying 10 yellow cards so far in his career.
RB Leipzig has a playmaker in Timo Werner, who defenders will be preparing for in this game. He sports an average of 0.47 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 244 matches thus far in his career. The forward representing Germany has totaled 21,470 mins while earning 111 goals. He has totaled 17 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 48 times.
Who will win tonight's Bundesliga game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take RB Leipzig (+179)
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