New York City FC vs Philadelphia Union MLS Betting Tips 10/6/2019
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Talen Energy Stadium
Talen Energy Stadium is the site where Kacper Przybylko and the Philadelphia Union (16-7-10, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) will play New York City FC (17-10-6, 1st in the Eastern Conference) on Sunday. The probable starting goaltenders are Sean Johnson for New York City FC and Andre Blake for the Philadelphia Union. The Zolos are priced at -118 while NYCFC is at +250. The over/under is set at 3.
New York City FC comes into this game holding a record of 17 victories, 10 draws, and 6 losses putting them at 1st in the Eastern Conference. During the year thus far, they have earned a total of 61 goals which is 1st in the conference and 2nd in the league. Their goal differential is +20, putting them at 2nd in the league. New York City FC will want to make it a priority to get the ball to teammates as they have earned a total of 41 assists, which is 4th in the league and 2nd in the conference. In terms of shots on target, they have earned a total of 193 which is 1st in the conference and 3rd in the league. As a team, New York City currently has a total of 462 fouls which has them averaging 14 fouls per contest. They have earned a total of 61 points for the season and they are averaging an attendance of 21,107.
Ismael Tajouri-Shradi is one of the best players for NYCFC. The midfielder from Libya has competed in 141 contests over the course of his pro soccer career and has played 7,875 minutes. During that period of time, the 24-year-old has connected on 28 goals and has assisted on 19 goals. He has a career average of 55.9 mins per game. Shradi has been a starter in 141 contests in the time he has played pro soccer and has a total of 66 fouls over the course of that period. In the matter of shots on target, Shradi has produced 66 over the course of his pro soccer career which places him at 139th when compared to active players and 37th in the Eastern Conference among midfielders. Alexander Ring is another guy to keep an eye on for the squad from New York City. The 27-year-old from Finland has racked up 17 goals in his career which ranks him 37th in the East among midfielders and 149th out of active players in MLS. He has totaled 15,950 mins in his career which ranks him 18th among active midfielders and is averaging 76.0 mins per game which ranks him 186th in MLS. Over the course of his professional soccer career, he has a total of 77 shots on target which ranks him 29th in the East among active midfielders.
Protecting the net for NYCFC is Sean Johnson from the United States. He is 29 years old and has racked up 2,520 mins defending the net this season. Johnson is surrendering 1.25 goals per 90 minutes which has him placed 6th among East goalies and 10th in Major League Soccer. During the 2019 season, he has allowed 35 goals. He has a save % of .679 which has him placed 8th among East goalies.
The Philadelphia Union will be the team on the other side of the pitch and for the year they have 16 wins, 7 draws, and 10 defeats. When talking about goal differential, they are currently ranked 3rd in the East and 5th in the league with +9. They currently have a total of 56 goals for this year which is good for 2nd in the East. Philadelphia has a save percentage as a team of .634 which has them 21st in the league, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have an average crowd of 17,022 ranking them 8th in the East.
One of the stars for the Zolos is Kacper Przybylko. The 25 year-old has drilled 43 balls into the back of the net in the time he has played pro soccer. He is sitting at 23rd among active forwards in the Eastern Conference in assists with 13 and has produced 143 shots on target in the time he has played pro soccer. He has played a total of 9,825 mins and averages 62.6 minutes per appearance in the time he has played pro soccer. Another good player on this team is Marco Fabián. The midfielder from Mexico has racked up 66 goals in his professional soccer career which has him ranking 4th in the East among active midfielders. He also has committed 293 fouls.
In net for the Zolos is Andre Blake who is having a rough season by surrendering 1.59 goals per 90 mins and that places him 19th among East goalies and 34th in MLS. In the 2,214 mins he's been on the field this season, he's allowed 39 goals. He holds a save % of .602 which has him sitting 17th among East goalies and 35th in MLS.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take New York City (+250) and over 2.5 total goals
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