Toronto FC vs D.C. United Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 7/12/2020
Game: Toronto FC vs D.C. United
Date: Sunday, July 12, 2020
Location: ESPN Sports Complex in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-120) D.C. (+275)
ESPN Sports Complex is the venue where Julian Gressel and D.C. United (1-0-1, 6th in the Eastern Conference) will take on Toronto FC (1-1-0, 4th in the Eastern Conference) on Sunday. The expected starting goalies will be Quentin Westberg for Toronto FC and Bill Hamid for D.C. United. TFC is priced at -120 while the Black-and-Red are at +275. The O/U opens at 3.5.
Toronto FC comes into this matchup with a record of 1 win, 1 draw, and 0 losses ranking them 4th. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 3 goals which is 6th in the conference and 12th in the league. Their goal differential is +1, ranking them 8th in the league. Toronto FC have earned a total of 0 assists, which is 25th in the league and 13th in the conference. When looking at shots on target, they have earned a total of 12 which is 1st in the conference and 3rd in the league. As a unit, Toronto has obtained a total of 20 fouls which means they are averaging 10 fouls per game. They have earned a total of 4 points for this year.
Jozy Altidore is one of the players to keep an eye on for TFC. The forward from the United States has appeared in 305 contests over the course of his professional soccer career and has totaled 19,762 mins. Up to now, the 29-year-old has scored 113 goals and has assisted on 29 goals. He has a career average of 64.8 minutes per appearance. Altidore has been a starter in 305 contests in his pro soccer career and has committed 453 fouls over that period. In discussing shots on target, Altidore has 252 in the time he's played pro soccer which has him ranked 14th among all players still active and 5th in the Eastern Conference among forwards. Alejandro Pozuelo is another guy to keep an eye on for the team from Toronto. The 27-year-old from Spain has netted 36 goals in the time he's played pro soccer which has him ranked 19th in the Eastern Conference among midfielders and 72nd when compared to all players still active in pro soccer. He has played 15,846 mins in his pro soccer career which has him sitting in 21st among active midfielders and has an average of 71.4 minutes per appearance which has him ranking 244th in the league. In the time he's played professional soccer, he has connected on 108 shots on target which has him sitting in 21st in the East among active midfielders.
The goalie for TFC is Quentin Westberg from the United States. He is 32 years old and has played a total of 6,507 minutes protecting the net over the course of his career. Westberg has given up 1.30 goals per 90 mins which has him ranking 8th in the East and 15th out of all active goalies in MLS. For his career, he's surrendered 94 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .625 which has him ranking 25th out of all active professional goalies in the East.
D.C. United will be the team on the other side of the pitch and for the year they have 1 win, 0 draws, and 1 loss. When discussing goal differential, they are currently ranked 6th in the conference and 12th in MLS with 0. They have compiled a total of 3 goals for this season which has them at 5th in the conference. D.C. has a save percentage as a team of .750 which has them ranked 7th in MLS, which tells us scoring chances may be limited.
One of the scorers to remember for the 5 Stripes is Julian Gressel. The 25 year-old has drilled 15 balls past the goaltender in his professional soccer career. He sits at 14th among active midfielders in the Eastern Conference in assists with 32 and has produced 58 shots on target in his professional soccer career. He has totaled 7,681 minutes and holds an average of 78.4 minutes per appearance in his professional soccer career. Another solid player on this team is Junior Moreno. The midfielder from Venezuala has scored 0 goals in his professional soccer career which ranks him 104th in the Eastern Conference among active midfielders. He also has racked up 52 fouls.
For the Black-and-Red to go home with a victory, Hamid will look to keep the other team out of the goal. In goal for D.C is Bill Hamid who has had a marginal career by allowing 1.24 goals per 90 mins and that has him ranked 7th in the Eastern Conference among active goalies and 12th in pro soccer. In the 20,679 mins he has played over the course of his career, he has surrendered 285 goals. He has a career save % of .744 which has him ranked 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 4th among active goalies in pro soccer.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto (-120)
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