FC Cincinnati vs Columbus Crew Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 7/11/2020
Game: FC Cincinnati vs Columbus Crew
Date: Saturday, July 11, 2020
Location: ESPN Sports Complex in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+320) Columbus (-139)
Allan Cruz and FC Cincinnati (0-0-2, 11th in the Eastern Conference) are headed to ESPN Sports Complex on Saturday where they'll take on the Columbus Crew (1-1-0, 5th in the Eastern Conference). The goalies protecting the net are Spencer Richey for FC Cincinnati and Eloy Room for the Columbus Crew. The Crew are priced at -139 while FCC is at +320. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
FC Cincinnati steps onto the field with a record of 0 victories, 0 draws, and 2 losses which puts them at 11th. So far this season, they have earned a total of 3 goals which has them at 7th in the Eastern Conference and 13th in MLS. Their goal differential is -2, which puts them at 22nd in MLS. FC Cincinnati currently have a total of 2 assists, which has them at 11th in MLS and 7th in the Eastern Conference. In terms of shots on target, they currently have a total of 9 which has them at 6th in the Eastern Conference and 12th in MLS. As a unit, Cincinnati has earned a total of 22 fouls which has them averaging 11 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 0 points for this season.
Allan Cruz is a great player to watch for FCC. The defender from Costa Rica has competed in 22 contests in the time he's played professional soccer and has played 1,744 minutes. Over the course of that time, the 22-year-old has scored 7 goals and has assisted on 0 goals. For his career he is averaging 79.3 minutes per game. Cruz has started 22 contests in the time he's played pro soccer and has racked up 18 fouls over the course of that period. In discussing shots on target, Cruz has a total of 21 in his professional soccer career which has him sitting in 276th when compared to active players and 25th in the East among defenders. Frankie Amaya is another scorer to keep an eye on for the team from Cincinnati. The 18-year-old from the United States has netted 0 goals in his professional soccer career which puts him at 53rd in the Eastern Conference among forwards and 467th among all players still active in Major League Soccer. He has played 1,324 minutes in the time he's played professional soccer which places him at 44th among active forwards and averages 63.0 minutes per game which has him ranked 353rd in the league. Over the course of his pro soccer career, he has connected on 5 shots on target which ranks him 49th in the Eastern Conference among active forwards.
The goaltender for FCC is Spencer Richey from the United States. He is 26 years old and has totaled 6,930 minutes minding the goal in his career. Richey has surrendered 1.70 goals per 90 mins which puts him at 25th in the East and 43rd out of all active goalies. During his time playing professional soccer, he has surrendered 131 goals. He has a career save percentage of .662 which puts him at 21st out of all active professional goalies in the East.
The Columbus Crew is the team on the other side of the pitch and for the 2019 campaign they sit with 1 victory, 1 draw, and 0 losses. When it comes to goal differential, they sit 5th in the Eastern Conference and 9th in MLS with +1. They currently have a total of 2 goals for this season which ranks 9th in the Eastern Conference. Columbus has a save percentage as a team of 1.000 which currently has them ranked 1st in MLS, which means they are a tough group to score against.
One of the stars for the Crew is Gyasi Zardes. The 27 year-old has put 67 balls past the goaltender over the course of his professional soccer career. He sits at 16th among active forwards in the East in assists with 18 and has produced 157 shots on target over the course of his professional soccer career. He has totaled 16,148 mins and averages 83.7 minutes per game over the course of his professional soccer career. Another dangerous player on this team is Artur. The midfielder from Brazil has scored 0 goals over the course of his career which has him ranking 108th in the Eastern Conference among active midfielders. He also has racked up 129 fouls.
For the Crew to earn the win, Room will need to be solid in goal. In net for the Crew is Eloy Room who has had a bad career by surrendering 1.41 goals per 90 minutes and that places him 17th in the East out of active goalies and 29th in MLS. In the 15,971 minutes he has played over the course of his career, he has surrendered 251 goals. He has a career save percentage of .714 which has him sitting 5th among East goaltenders and 12th out of active goalies in MLS.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Columbus (-139)
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