Toronto FC vs FC Cincinnati MLS Picks 9/7/2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Emmanuel Ledesma and FC Cincinnati (5-3-20, 12th in the Eastern Conference) play Toronto FC (10-8-10, 7th in the Eastern Conference) at Nippert Stadium on Saturday, September 7, 2019. The expected starting goalies are Quentin Westberg for Toronto FC and Przemyslaw Tyton for FC Cincinnati. FCC is priced at +195 while TFC is at +107. The over/under has been set at 3.
Toronto FC steps onto the field with a mark of 10 victories, 8 draws, and 10 losses which puts them at 7th in the Eastern Conference. During the year thus far, they have converted a total of 44 goals which has them sitting at 4th in the Eastern Conference and 7th in MLS. Their goal differential is -1, which puts them at 14th in MLS. Toronto FC will look to share the ball with their teammates to get the opposition out of place because they have earned a total of 31 assists which has them sitting at 6th in MLS and 4th in the Eastern Conference. With reference to shots on target, they have earned a total of 142 which has them sitting at 5th in the Eastern Conference and 9th in MLS. As a team, Toronto has earned a total of 276 fouls which means they have an average of 9.86 fouls per contest. They have earned a total of 38 points for the year and they are averaging an attendance of 25,154.
Alejandro Pozuelo is a great player to watch for TFC. The midfielder from Spain has played in 24 contests for the season and has played 2,002 mins. Over the course of that time, the 27-year-old has scored 9 goals and has had an assist on 5 goals. He is averaging 83 mins per appearance. Pozuelo has been a starter in 22 contests for the season and has racked up 26 fouls in the process. In terms of shots on target, Pozuelo has totaled 27 which places him at 15th in the league and 2nd in the East among midfielders. Jozy Altidore is another player to keep an eye on for the team from Toronto. The 29-year-old from the United States has racked up 10 goals for the season which is 7th in the East among forwards and 15th among all players in MLS. He has played 1,287 mins and averages 76 mins per appearance. For this season, he has 19 shots on target which is 11th in the East among forwards.
The goaltender for TFC is Quentin Westberg from the United States. He is 32 years old and has racked up 1,980 minutes defending the goal for the season. Westberg is giving up 1.59 goals per 90 minutes which puts him at 17th among East goalies and 26th in MLS among goaltenders. For the season, he has given up 35 goals. His save % is .628 which puts him at 16th among East goalies.
FC Cincinnati will be on the other side of the pitch and for the year they have 5 wins, 3 draws, and 20 losses. Regarding goal differential, they currently sit 12th in the conference and 24th in MLS with -39. They have earned a total of 26 goals for this year which has them ranked at 12th in the conference. Cincinnati has a save percentage as a team of .562 which has them 24th in MLS, which means scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They are averaging a crowd of 27,884 putting them at 2nd in the conference.
One of the top players for FCC is Emmanuel Ledesma. The 30 year-old has put 5 balls past the goalkeeper. He is ranked 28th among midfielders in the East in assists with 3 and has produced 9 shots on target so far this season. He has played a total of 1,272 mins and averages 64 minutes per appearance. Another solid player on this squad is Allan Cruz. The defender from Costa Rica has tallied 5 goals this year which has him sitting in 1st in the East among defenders. He also has totaled 17 fouls.
In net for FCC is Przemyslaw Tyton who is having a bad campaign by allowing 2.44 goals per 90 minutes and that has him ranked 22nd among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 40th in MLS. In the 810 mins he's been on the field in 2019, he's given up 22 goals. He's earned a save % of .522 which has him placed 24th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 42nd in MLS.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto (+107)
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