Montreal Impact vs LA Galaxy MLS Point Spread Picks 9/21/2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Dignity Health Sports Park
Jonathan dos Santos and the LA Galaxy (14-3-13, 5th in the Western Conference) host the Montreal Impact (11-4-16, 8th in the Eastern Conference) at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday, September 21, 2019. The probable starting goalies are Evan Bush for the Montreal Impact and David Bingham for the LA Galaxy. The odds on this contest have the Montreal Impact coming in at +420 and the Galaxy are at -205. The over/under has been set at 3.25.
The Montreal Impact step onto the pitch with a mark of 11 wins, 4 draws, and 16 losses ranking them 8th in the Eastern Conference. So far this season, they have converted a total of 39 goals which has them sitting at 9th in the conference and 19th in the league. Their goal differential is -15, ranking them 22nd in the league. The Montreal Impact will look to get teammates more involved in this matchup because they have a total of 26 assists, which has them sitting at 19th in the league and 8th in the conference. When talking about shots on target, they have a total of 113 which has them sitting at 10th in the conference and 22nd in the league. As a group, Montreal has obtained a total of 370 fouls which means they have an average of 11.94 fouls per game. They have a total of 37 points for the season and they have an average crowd of 16,288.
Orji Okwonkwo is one of the top players to keep an eye on for the Impact. The forward from Nigeria has appeared in 25 contests for the season and has played a total of 1,589 minutes. During that period of time, the 21-year-old has scored 7 goals. He currently holds an average of 64 minutes per game. Okwonkwo has started 22 contests for the season and has committed 29 fouls during that period. When discussing shots on target, Okwonkwo has produced 14 which places him at 74th in the league and 14th in the Eastern Conference among forwards. Saphir Taïder is another guy to watch out for on the team from Montreal. The 26-year-old from Algeria has scored 9 goals so far this year which places him at 6th in the East among midfielders and 30th among all players in Major League Soccer. He has played 2,458 mins and is averaging 85 mins per appearance. For the season, he has a total of 22 shots on target which places him at 10th in the East among midfielders.
Protecting the goal for the Impact is Evan Bush from the United States. He is 32 years old and has totaled 2,790 mins protecting the net this season. Bush is giving up an average of 1.84 goals per 90 mins which ranks him 21st in the Eastern Conference and 36th among goalies in MLS. During the 2019 campaign, he's surrendered 57 goals. He's earned a save % of .568 which ranks him 21st in the Eastern Conference.
The LA Galaxy will be on the other side of the pitch and for the year they have 14 victories, 3 draws, and 13 defeats. in respect to goal differential, they are currently ranked 8th in the conference and 15th in the league with 0. They currently have a total of 49 goals for 2019 which is good for 3rd in the conference. LA has a save % as a team of .731 which is good for 2nd in the league, meaning chances to score may be scarce. They are averaging a crowd of 22,873 which is good for 3rd in the conference.
One of the players to remember for the Galaxy is Jonathan dos Santos. The 28 year-old has driven 2 balls past the goalkeeper. He is 28th among midfielders in the Western Conference in assists with 2 and has totaled 5 shots on target so far in 2019. He has played a total of 2,186 minutes and averages 87 minutes per game. Another good player on this squad is Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The forward from Sweden has netted 26 goals this year which has him ranked 2nd in the West among forwards. He also has committed 46 fouls.
In goal for the Galaxy is David Bingham
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Montreal (+420)
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