New York City FC vs FC Dallas MLS Betting Tips 9/22/2019
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Dominique Badji and FC Dallas (12-7-11, 8th in the Western Conference) host New York City FC (16-9-5, 1st in the Eastern Conference) at Toyota Stadium on Sunday, September 22, 2019. The goalies expected to start are Sean Johnson for New York City FC and Jesse Gonzalez for FC Dallas. FCD is priced at -104 while NYCFC is at +215. The total is set at 3.25.
New York City FC comes into this match with a mark of 16 victories, 9 draws, and 5 losses which puts them at 1st in the Eastern Conference. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 56 goals which has them at 1st in the East and 2nd in MLS. Their goal differential is +19, which puts them at 2nd in MLS. New York City FC will want to move the ball around the pitch and get the ball to their scorers because they currently have a total of 38 assists, which has them at 3rd in MLS and 2nd in the East. in respect to shots on target, they currently have a total of 175 which has them at 1st in the East and 3rd in MLS. As a unit, New York City has racked up a total of 417 fouls which means they are averaging 13.9 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 57 points for the 2019 season and they are averaging an attendance of 20,908.
Valentin Castellanos is one of the players to keep an eye on for NYCFC. The midfielder from Argentina has engaged in 27 contests so far in 2019 and has played a total of 1,784 mins. During that period of time, the 20-year-old has netted 10 goals and has had an assist on 4 goals. He is averaging 66 mins per game. Castellanos has started 20 contests so far in 2019 and has racked up 42 fouls in that time. As to shots on target, Castellanos has totaled 29 which is 14th in MLS and 3rd in the Eastern Conference among midfielders. Alexander Ring is another guy to watch out for on the team from New York City. The 27-year-old from Finland has a total of 4 goals in 2019 which places him at 18th in the East among midfielders and 88th among all players in pro soccer. He has played a total of 2,520 mins and has an average of 90 mins per game. For the season, he has earned 15 shots on target which places him at 20th in the East among midfielders.
Protecting the net for NYCFC is Sean Johnson from the United States. He is 29 years old and has totaled 2,250 minutes minding the net for the season. Johnson is surrendering 1.24 goals per 90 mins which has him sitting 6th among Eastern Conference goalies and 9th in MLS among goaltenders. Over the course of the 2019 campaign, he's surrendered 31 goals. He holds a save percentage of .680 which has him sitting 8th among Eastern Conference goalies.
FC Dallas will be on the other side of the pitch and for the 2019 season they sit with 12 wins, 7 draws, and 11 losses. When it comes to goal differential, they are ranked 3rd in the conference and 7th in MLS with +5. They have earned a total of 44 goals for this season which is 7th in the conference. Dallas has a team save % of .647 which currently has them ranked 17th in MLS, meaning there should be some chances to score. They are averaging a crowd of 14,802 ranking them 11th in the conference.
One of the guys to remember for FCD is Dominique Badji. The 26 year-old has guided 6 balls into the back of the goal. He is placed at 16th among forwards in the Western Conference in assists with 3 and has 19 shots on target in 2019. He has played a total of 1,812 minutes and has an average of 72 mins per game. Another player to keep an eye on for this squad Jesus Ferreira. The forward from Colombia has tallied 7 goals so far in 2019 which has him ranked 16th in the West among forwards. He also has committed 22 fouls.
In net for FCD is Jesse Gonzalez
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take New York City (+215) and over 2.5 total goals
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