D.C. United vs New York Red Bulls MLS Picks & Predictions 9/29/2019
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Red Bull Arena
Luciano Acosta and D.C. United (13-9-10, 4th in the Eastern Conference) are headed to Red Bull Arena on Sunday where they'll take on the New York Red Bulls (14-5-13, 5th in the Eastern Conference). The probable starting goaltenders are Bill Hamid for D.C. United and Luis Robles for the New York Red Bulls. The Black-and-Red are priced at +420 while the Red Bulls are at -190. The over/under has been set at 3.
D.C. United comes into this match with a mark of 13 victories, 9 draws, and 10 losses which puts them at 4th in the Eastern Conference. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 41 goals which has them sitting at 8th in the East and 18th in MLS. Their goal differential is +4, which puts them at 9th in MLS. D.C. United will need to make sure they're making the right passes out there as they have a total of 25 assists, which has them sitting at 21st in MLS and 10th in the East. In connection with shots on target, they have a total of 125 which has them sitting at 8th in the East and 19th in MLS. As a team, D.C. currently has a total of 365 fouls which has them averaging 11.41 fouls per contest. They have a total of 48 points for this year and they are averaging a crowd of 17,682.
Luciano Acosta is one of the standout players to keep an eye on for D.C. The forward from Argentina has taken part in 29 games this season and has played 2,085 minutes. Up to now, the 24-year-old has netted 6 goals and has assisted on 1 goal. So far this year he is averaging 72 mins per appearance. Acosta has been a starter in 22 games this season and has committed 36 fouls over the course of that time. Regarding shots on target, Acosta has earned 18 which has him sitting in 54th in MLS and 12th in the East among forwards. Wayne Rooney is another scorer to watch out for on the squad from D.C.. The 33-year-old from England has scored 11 goals so far this season which puts him at 1st in the East among midfielders and 17th among all qualified players in professional soccer. He has totaled 2,229 minutes and averages 83 mins per game. For the season, he has produced 27 shots on target which puts him at 5th in the East among midfielders.
Protecting the goal for D.C is Bill Hamid from the United States. He is 28 years old and has totaled 2,790 mins in net this year. Hamid is surrendering 1.19 goals per 90 minutes which has him sitting 3rd among Eastern Conference goalies and 6th in Major League Soccer among goalies. During this season, he has given up 37 goals. His save percentage is .770 which has him sitting 3rd among Eastern Conference goalies.
The New York Red Bulls will be looking to add points to their total and for the 2019 season they sit with 14 wins, 5 draws, and 13 losses. With reference to goal differential, they are ranked 4th in the East and 6th in MLS with +5. They currently have a total of 49 goals for this season which is good for 5th in the East. New York has a team save percentage of .655 which is good for 16th in MLS, which means there should be some chances to score. They have an average attendance of 17,103 which is good for 7th in the East.
One of the scorers to remember for the Red Bulls is Daniel Royer. The 28 year-old has delivered 11 balls past the goalie. He is ranked 11th among midfielders in the East in assists with 6 and has 37 shots on target so far this year. He has played a total of 2,168 mins and holds an average of 75 mins per appearance. Another dangerous player on this squad is Kaku. The midfielder from Paraguay has tallied 5 goals so far this year which has him ranking 16th in the Eastern Conference among midfielders. He also has committed 8 fouls.
In goal for the Red Bulls is Luis Robles who is having a tough year by giving up 1.52 goals per 90 minutes and that has him ranked 14th in the East and 25th in MLS among goaltenders. In the 2,790 mins he has been on the field in 2019, he's surrendered 47 goals. He has a save % of .649 which has him sitting 12th in the East and 28th in MLS among goaltenders.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (-190)
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