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RB Leipzig vs. Union Berlin 5/22/2021 Fußball-Bundesliga Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

RB Leipzig visits Union Berlin on 5/22/2021.

RB Leipzig meets Union Berlin in a Fußball-Bundesliga match. RB Leipzig with a record of 19.0-8.0-6.0 this season comes into this game with a 8.0-4.0-4.0 record on the road. Union Berlin is 11.0-14.0-8.0 this season and is 7.0-8.0-1.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for RB Leipzig and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. In their previous match, RB Leipzig came out with a draw and will look to chalk up a tally in the win column. Facing a hostile crowd or lack thereof (in person, but there will be virtual fans “present”) due to ongoing pandemic may be part of a winning recipe.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Union Berlin and it is an opportunity to get rolling. Union Berlin played to a draw in their last match. It is not a loss, but getting a home win is paramount. There are expectations that come with improved performance on a familiar pitch.

The RB Leipzig Roster

The Players to Watch for the RB Leipzig

Dani Olmo MF,FW

As a shooter, Dani Olmo had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Dani Olmo had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Dani Olmo has 24 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Dani Olmo has 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Dani Olmo has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Dani Olmo has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

Dayot Upamecano DF

As a shooter, Dayot Upamecano had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Dayot Upamecano had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Dayot Upamecano had 24 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Dayot Upamecano has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Dayot Upamecano has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Dayot Upamecano has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

Angeliño DF,FW

As a shooter, Angeliño had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Angeliño had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Angeliño has 24 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his RB Leipzig teammates, Angeliño had 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Angeliño has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Angeliño has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

Willi Orban DF

As a shooter, Willi Orban had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Willi Orban has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Willi Orban had 25 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his RB Leipzig teammates, Willi Orban had 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Willi Orban has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Willi Orban has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

Kevin Kampl MF

Kevin Kampl has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Kevin Kampl has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Kevin Kampl has 20 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his RB Leipzig teammates, Kevin Kampl had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Kevin Kampl has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Kevin Kampl has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

Marcel Sabitzer MF

Marcel Sabitzer has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Marcel Sabitzer had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Marcel Sabitzer had 21 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Marcel Sabitzer has 8 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Marcel Sabitzer has 4 Yellow Cards this season. Marcel Sabitzer has 4 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

Tyler Adams DF,MF

Tyler Adams has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Tyler Adams has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Tyler Adams has 20 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Tyler Adams has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Tyler Adams has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Tyler Adams has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

Nordi Mukiele DF

As a shooter, Nordi Mukiele had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Nordi Mukiele had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Nordi Mukiele has 18 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Nordi Mukiele has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Nordi Mukiele has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Nordi Mukiele has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

The Union Berlin Roster

The Players to Watch for the Union Berlin

Marvin Friedrich DF

Marvin Friedrich has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Marvin Friedrich had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Marvin Friedrich had 33 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Union Berlin teammates, Marvin Friedrich had 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Marvin Friedrich has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Marvin Friedrich has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

Robin Knoche DF

As a shooter, Robin Knoche had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Robin Knoche has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Robin Knoche had 32 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Union Berlin teammates, Robin Knoche had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Robin Knoche has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Robin Knoche has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

Robert Andrich MF

Robert Andrich has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Robert Andrich has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Robert Andrich has 28 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Union Berlin teammates, Robert Andrich had 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Robert Andrich has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Robert Andrich has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

Christopher Trimmel DF

Christopher Trimmel has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Christopher Trimmel had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Christopher Trimmel had 27 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Christopher Trimmel has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Christopher Trimmel has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Christopher Trimmel has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

Christopher Lenz DF

Christopher Lenz has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Christopher Lenz had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Christopher Lenz has 24 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Christopher Lenz has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Christopher Lenz has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Christopher Lenz has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

Marcus Ingvartsen MF,FW

As a shooter, Marcus Ingvartsen had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Marcus Ingvartsen had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Marcus Ingvartsen had 21 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Union Berlin teammates, Marcus Ingvartsen had 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Marcus Ingvartsen has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Marcus Ingvartsen has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

Grischa Prömel MF

As a shooter, Grischa Prömel had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Grischa Prömel had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Grischa Prömel has 20 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Grischa Prömel has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Grischa Prömel has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Grischa Prömel has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

Max Kruse FW,MF

As a shooter, Max Kruse had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Max Kruse has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Max Kruse had 17 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Max Kruse has 10 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Max Kruse has 5 Yellow Cards this season. Max Kruse has 6 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Fußball-Bundesliga action.

RB Leipzig Team Stats

The RB Leipzig Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, RB Leipzig was able to score 1.52 goals. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, RB Leipzig was able to score 1.30 goals off assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, RB Leipzig was able to score on 0.28 of their shots on target. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

RB Leipzig attempted 5.48 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, RB Leipzig is able to get 35.3% of their shots to be on goal(target). Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

RB Leipzig Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, RB Leipzig was able to hold opponents to 0.88 goals. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 2.33 shots were saved by RB Leipzig goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. RB Leipzig truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 64.9% of shots on target were saved by RB Leipzig goalkeepers. The struggles are real when it comes to defending shots on target. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 45.5% of games resulted in a clean sheet for RB Leipzig. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.







RB Leipzig Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, RB Leipzig had 12.55 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts RB Leipzig in the top 74 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, RB Leipzig had 11.09 interceptions. This puts RB Leipzig in the top 65 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, RB Leipzig commits 13.0 fouls. This puts RB Leipzig in the top 44 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. RB Leipzig drew 11.88 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts RB Leipzig in the top 65 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, RB Leipzig committed an offside 2.36 times. This puts RB Leipzig in the top 90 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Union Berlin Team Stats

The Union Berlin Offensive Stats and Metrics

Union Berlin scored 1.30 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Union Berlin was able to score 1.12 goals off assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Union Berlin was able to score on 0.33 of their shots on target. This offense creates high quality shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Union Berlin attempts 3.94 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Union Berlin is able to get 34.4% of their shots to be on goal(target). Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Union Berlin Defensive Stats and Metrics

Union Berlin gave up 1.15 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. There is nothing remarkable about their defensive effort. This is a generally average defense. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 3.64 shots were saved by Union Berlin goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 68.3% of shots on target were saved by Union Berlin goalkeepers. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 21.2% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Union Berlin. The idea of them having a clean sheet is a bit of a long shot compared to other teams in the league.

Union Berlin Utility Stats

Union Berlin tried 11.52 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Union Berlin is in the top 83 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Union Berlin has successfully intercepted 12.79 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts Union Berlin in the top 25 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Union Berlin commits 12.73 fouls. This puts Union Berlin in the top 39 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Union Berlin drew 11.24 fouls. Union Berlin is in the top 74 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Union Berlin had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 2.55 times per 90 minutes of action. Union Berlin is in the top 96 percentile in offside calls against them.

RB Leipzig vs. Union Berlin Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: RB Leipzig 3 Union Berlin 1

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