Columbus Crew vs FC Cincinnati MLS Parlay 8/25/2019
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Gyasi Zardes and the Columbus Crew (7-6-14, 11th in the Eastern Conference) go to Nippert Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet FC Cincinnati (5-3-18, 12th in the Eastern Conference). The probable starting goaltenders are Eloy Room for the Columbus Crew and Spencer Richey for FC Cincinnati. The line on this game has the Columbus Crew priced at +138 and FCC is at +191. The over/under has been set at 3.
The Columbus Crew step onto the field holding a record of 7 wins, 6 draws, and 14 losses which puts them at 11th in the Eastern Conference. Thus far in the season, they have racked up a total of 28 goals which has them at 11th in the conference and 22nd in MLS. This means that if they are going to get away with the victory in this match, they are going to want to put the pressure on the opposition. Their goal differential is -12, which puts them at 22nd in MLS. The Columbus Crew will need to make sure they're making the right passes out there because they have a total of 21 assists which has them at 22nd in MLS and 11th in the conference. in respect to shots on target, they have a total of 89 which has them at 12th in the conference and 24th in MLS. As a unit, Columbus currently has a total of 324 fouls which has them averaging 12 fouls per contest. They have a total of 27 points for the 2019 season and they are averaging a crowd of 14,384.
Gyasi Zardes is one of the standout players to watch for the Crew. The forward from the United States has participated in 22 games this season and has played a total of 1,947 mins. Up to now, the 27-year-old has racked up 9 goals and has had an assist on 2 goals. He is currently averaging 89 minutes per game. Zardes has been a starter in 22 games this season and has committed 19 fouls over the course of that period. In respect of shots on target, Zardes has a total of 18 which puts him at 42nd in professional soccer and 8th in the East among forwards. Pedro Santos is another scorer to watch out for on the team from Columbus. The 30-year-old from Portugal has scored 9 goals so far in 2019 which places him at 4th in the East among midfielders and 24th among all qualified players in MLS. He has played 2,181 mins and averages 84 minutes per game which places him at 119th in MLS. For the year, he has 17 shots on target which places him at 15th in the East among midfielders.
The man protecting the net for the Crew is Eloy Room from the Netherlands. He is 29 years old and has played 450 mins defending the goal this season. Room is conceding 1.60 goals per 90 mins which has him ranked 16th among East goalies and 27th in Major League Soccer among goalies. During this season, he has allowed 8 goals. He has a save percentage of .500 which has him ranked 25th among East goalies.
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FC Cincinnati comes into this matchup with a mark of 5 wins, 3 draws, and 18 losses which is good for 12th in the Eastern Conference. So far this season, they have converted a total of 24 goals which ranks 12th in the Eastern Conference and 24th in MLS. This means that if they are going to win in this matchup, they will want to put some goals in the back of the net. Their goal differential is -35, which is good for 24th in MLS. FC Cincinnati will look to get teammates more involved in this matchup because they currently have a total of 18 assists which ranks 23rd in MLS and 12th in the Eastern Conference. in respect to shots on target, they currently have a total of 94 which ranks 11th in the Eastern Conference and 23rd in MLS. As a team, Cincinnati has earned a total of 296 fouls which means they are averaging 11.38 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 18 points for 2019 and they have an average crowd of 27,657.
Allan Cruz is a top player to watch for FCC. The defender from Costa Rica has taken part in 18 contests for the year and has played 1,409 minutes. During that time, the 22-year-old has scored 5 goals and has assisted on 0 goals. He holds an average of 78 minutes per game. Cruz has started 17 contests for the year and has racked up 15 fouls during that period. As to shots on target, Cruz has produced 15 which is 59th in professional soccer and 1st in the Eastern Conference among defenders. Kekuta Manneh is another guy to watch out for on the squad from Cincinnati. The 24-year-old from Gambia has connected on 3 goals for the season which has him sitting in 21st in the East among forwards and 98th among all qualified players in MLS. He has totaled 1,288 mins and is averaging 54 mins per game which has him sitting in 356th in MLS. For the season, he has earned 7 shots on target which has him sitting in 26th in the East among forwards.
The man looking after the goal for FCC is Spencer Richey from the United States. He is 26 years old and has played 1,710 mins protecting the goal this year. Richey is giving up 2.37 goals per 90 mins which ranks him 24th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 41st in Major League Soccer. Over the course of the 2019 campaign, he's allowed 45 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .579 which ranks him 17th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Columbus (+138)
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