New England Revolution vs New York City FC Expert MLS Picks 9/7/2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Héber and New York City FC (14-8-5, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) play the New England Revolution (10-9-9, 6th in the Eastern Conference) at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, September 7, 2019. The goalkeepers expected to start are Matt Turner for the New England Revolution and Sean Johnson for New York City FC. The line on this matchup has the New England Revolution priced at +480 and NYCFC is at -235. The over/under has been set at 2.75.
The New England Revolution head into this matchup holding a mark of 10 victories, 9 draws, and 9 defeats which puts them at 6th in the Eastern Conference. So far this year, they have earned a total of 41 goals which has them sitting at 7th in the conference and 13th in the league. Their goal differential is -6, which puts them at 18th in the league. The New England Revolution will need to make sure they're making the right passes out there as they currently have a total of 32 assists which has them sitting at 5th in the league and 3rd in the conference. In terms of shots on target, they currently have a total of 119 which has them sitting at 7th in the conference and 16th in the league. As a group, New England has collected a total of 370 fouls which means they are averaging 13.21 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 39 points for 2019 and they have an average attendance of 15,444.
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Carles Gil is one of the top players to keep an eye on for the Revolution. The midfielder from Spain has participated in 28 games this year and has played a total of 2,515 mins. During that period of time, the 26-year-old has connected on 9 goals and has had an assist on 10 goals. He is averaging 90 minutes per appearance. Gil has been a starter in 28 games this year and has committed 14 fouls during that period. In the matter of shots on target, Gil has earned 21 which has him sitting in 36th in pro soccer and 10th in the Eastern Conference among midfielders. Teal Bunbury is another guy to keep an eye on for the squad from New England. The 28-year-old from the United States has netted 5 goals for the year which is 14th in the East among forwards and 63rd among all players in professional soccer. He has played 1,906 mins and is averaging 71 mins per game. For the season, he has earned 16 shots on target which is 13th in the East among forwards.
In goal for the Revolution is Matt Turner from the United States. He is 24 years old and has racked up 1,315 minutes in net for the season. Turner is conceding an average of 1.30 goals per 90 mins which has him sitting 7th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 12th among goaltenders in MLS. During this year, he's given up 19 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .759 which has him sitting 3rd among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
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New York City FC will be standing on the other sideline and for the current year they have 14 wins, 8 draws, and 5 defeats. When it comes to goal differential, they currently sit 1st in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in MLS with +17. They have compiled a total of 51 goals for this season which is 2nd in the Eastern Conference. New York City has a save % as a team of .657 which is good for 14th in MLS, which tells us scoring chances could present themselves. They are averaging an attendance of 21,027 which is good for 5th in the Eastern Conference.
One of the guys to remember for NYCFC is Héber. The 27 year-old has drilled 14 balls into the back of the net. He is placed at 12th among forwards in the Eastern Conference in assists with 3 and has 24 shots on target so far this season. He has played a total of 1,459 minutes and holds an average of 73 minutes per appearance. Another player to keep an eye on for this squad Valentin Castellanos. The midfielder from Argentina has tallied 10 goals so far this year which is 3rd in the East among midfielders. He also has a total of 34 fouls.
In goal for NYCFC is Sean Johnson who is having a marginal year by surrendering 1.26 goals per 90 mins and that places him 13th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 24th among goaltenders in MLS. In the 2,070 minutes he has been on the field this year, he has given up 29 goals. He has a save % of .659 which has him placed 10th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 24th among goaltenders in MLS.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take New York City (-235)
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