New York City FC vs New England Revolution Expert MLS Picks 9/29/2019
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Gillette Stadium is the venue where Juan Fernando Caicedo and the New England Revolution (10-11-10, 7th in the Eastern Conference) will take on New York City FC (16-10-5, 1st in the Eastern Conference) on Sunday. The goalies expected to start are Sean Johnson for New York City FC and Matt Turner for the New England Revolution. The odds on this game have New York City FC priced at +150 and the Revolution are at +135. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
New York City FC comes into this match with a record of 16 victories, 10 draws, and 5 losses ranking them 1st in the Eastern Conference. During the year thus far, they have earned a total of 57 goals which puts them at 1st in the East and 2nd in MLS. Their goal differential is +19, ranking them 2nd in MLS. New York City FC will need to make sure they're making the right passes out there as they have compiled a total of 39 assists, which puts them at 3rd in MLS and 2nd in the East. With reference to shots on target, they have compiled a total of 179 which puts them at 1st in the East and 3rd in MLS. As a group, New York City has racked up a total of 431 fouls which means they are averaging 13.9 fouls per game. They have compiled a total of 58 points for the 2019 season and they have an average crowd of 20,908.
Ismael Tajouri-Shradi is one of the standout players to keep an eye on for NYCFC. The midfielder from Libya has appeared in 16 games in 2019 and has totaled 805 mins. During that period of time, the 24-year-old has a total of 4 goals and has assisted on 2 goals. He is currently averaging 50 mins per game. Shradi has been a starter in 9 games in 2019 and has racked up 10 fouls over the course of that time. As to shots on target, Shradi has connected on 8 which has him ranked 132nd in pro soccer and 31st in the East among midfielders. Alexander Ring is another player to keep an eye on for the squad from New York City. The 27-year-old from Finland has netted 4 goals for the year which is 18th in the East among midfielders and 90th among all players in the league. He has played a total of 2,610 mins and averages 90 mins per appearance. So far this season, he has a total of 15 shots on target which is 20th in the East among midfielders.
The man looking after the net for NYCFC is Sean Johnson from the United States. He is 29 years old and has played a total of 2,340 minutes defending the goal this season. Johnson is allowing an average of 1.23 goals per 90 minutes which has him ranked 6th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 10th among goalies in MLS. During the 2019 season, he has surrendered 32 goals. He holds a save % of .686 which has him ranked 8th among Eastern Conference goaltenders.
The New England Revolution is the team looking to add points to their total and for the 2019 season they sit with 10 victories, 11 draws, and 10 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they are ranked 9th in the conference and 18th in the league with -7. They currently have a total of 44 goals for this year which has them ranked at 7th in the conference. New England has a team save percentage of .694 which has them sitting 6th in the league, meaning they are a tough group to score against. They are averaging a crowd of 15,996 ranking them 10th in the conference.
One of the guys to keep an eye on for the Revolution is Juan Fernando Caicedo. The 29 year-old has guided 5 balls into the goal. He is placed at 20th among forwards in the Eastern Conference in assists with 2 and has produced 10 shots on target for the year. He has totaled 989 minutes and is averaging 40 minutes per game. Another solid player on this team is Carles Gil. The midfielder from Spain has scored 9 goals so far this year which has him ranked 6th in the Eastern Conference among midfielders. He also has totaled 14 fouls.
In goal for the Revolution is Matt Turner who is having an average year by allowing 1.36 goals per 90 mins and that ranks him 7th among Eastern Conference goalies and 14th among goalies in Major League Soccer. In the 1,585 mins he has played in 2019, he's surrendered 24 goals. He has a save percentage of .760 which has him sitting 4th among Eastern Conference goalies and 5th among goalies in Major League Soccer.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take New England (+135)
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