New England Revolution vs Atlanta United FC MLS Picks & Predictions 10/19/2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Juan Fernando Caicedo and the New England Revolution (11-12-11, 7th in the Eastern Conference) travel to Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on Atlanta United (18-4-12, 2nd in the Eastern Conference). The goalkeepers expected to start are Matt Turner for the New England Revolution and Brad Guzan for Atlanta United. The 5 Stripes are priced at -250 while the Revolution are at +450. The over/under opens at 3.25.
The New England Revolution come into this matchup holding a record of 11 victories, 12 draws, and 11 losses ranking them 7th in the Eastern Conference. So far this season, they have scored a total of 49 goals which has them ranked at 7th in the conference and 15th in MLS. Their goal differential is -7, ranking them 17th in MLS. The New England Revolution will look to get teammates more involved in this matchup because they have a total of 38 assists, which has them ranked at 7th in MLS and 4th in the conference. in respect to shots on target, they have a total of 144 which has them ranked at 7th in the conference and 18th in MLS. As a group, New England has earned a total of 443 fouls which has them averaging 13.03 fouls per contest. They have a total of 45 points for this year and they are averaging an attendance of 16,737.
Juan Fernando Caicedo is one of the top players to keep an eye on for the Revolution. The forward from Colombia has participated in 27 contests in the time he has played pro soccer and has played 1,067 minutes. During that period of time, the 29-year-old has scored 5 goals and has assisted on 2 goals. For his career he is averaging 39.5 mins per game. Caicedo has started 27 contests over the course of his professional soccer career and has a total of 15 fouls over the course of that period. When looking at shots on target, Caicedo has totaled 10 in the time he's played professional soccer which has him ranked 372nd among all players still active and 46th in the Eastern Conference among forwards. Carles Gil is another scorer to keep an eye on for the team from New England. The 26-year-old from Spain has a total of 19 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which has him ranked 33rd in the East among midfielders and 140th out of active players in MLS. He has played 12,584 mins in his career which is 34th among active midfielders and holds an average of 68.0 mins per appearance which places him at 297th in Major League Soccer. In his pro soccer career, he has a total of 62 shots on target which puts him at 38th in the Eastern Conference among active midfielders.
The man in net for the Revolution is Matt Turner from the United States. He is 24 years old and has racked up 1,765 minutes in net for the season. Turner is conceding 1.38 goals per 90 mins which has him ranked 11th among East goaltenders and 18th in Major League Soccer among goaltenders. During this year, he's given up 27 goals. His save percentage is .765 which has him ranked 4th among East goaltenders.
Atlanta United FC is the team on the other side of the pitch and for the campaign they have 18 victories, 4 draws, and 12 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they are sitting 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the league with +15. They have compiled a total of 55 goals for this year which is good for 4th in the Eastern Conference. Atlanta has a save % as a team of .679 which has them ranked 11th in the league, If good team save percentage. They are averaging an attendance of 52,510 which puts them at 1st in the Eastern Conference.
One of the players to keep an eye on for the 5 Stripes is Eric Remedi. The 23 year-old has delivered 0 balls into the back of the net over the course of his career. He is placed at 100th among active midfielders in the Eastern Conference in assists with 1 and has produced 4 shots on target over the course of his career. He has played a total of 3,149 mins and is averaging 76.8 mins per game over the course of his career. Another one of the great players on this team is Julian Gressel. The midfielder from Germany has a total of 15 goals in his professional soccer career which has him ranking 40th in the Eastern Conference among active midfielders. He also has committed 102 fouls.
In goal for the 5 Stripes is Brad Guzan who is having an ok year by giving up 1.26 goals per 90 mins and that has him 16th in the East and 30th among goaltenders in MLS. In the 3,060 minutes he has been on the field this season, he has allowed 43 goals. He has a save % of .679 which has him placed 10th in the East and 20th among goaltenders in MLS.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New England (+450)
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