Atlanta United FC vs New York Red Bulls Prediction, 10/10/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta United FC vs New York Red Bulls
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+133) New York (+212)
Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the site where Florian Valot and the New York Red Bulls (6-2-8, 7th in the Eastern Conference) will take on Atlanta United (5-3-8, 9th in the Eastern Conference) on Saturday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Brad Guzan for Atlanta United and David Jensen for the New York Red Bulls. The Red Bulls are priced at +212 while the 5 Stripes are at +133. The total opens at 2.75.
The 5 Stripes as a team have 17 goals this year, which ranks them 20th in the league. They have launched 151 shots at their opponents goal with 60 of them being on target, which is a 39.7% SOT percentage. Atlanta has controlled possession of the ball for 56.3% of the time while dribbling successfully 62.6% of the time (6th in Major League Soccer). Their players have caught 7,392 passes from teammates on 8,261 targets this season, making their receiving percentage 89.5%.
Jeff Larentowicz is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Atlanta. He has accounted for 17 assists while accumulating 69 yellow cards during his career. Larentowicz has been given a starting assignment in 395 matches in his career and he tallies 0.11 goals per 90 mins. The defender who was born in the United States has 42 goals in 35,377 professional minutes. Someone else who should impact this game is Jon Gallagher, the midfielder who was born in Ireland. Gallagher has earned 4,826 minutes during 52 career starting assignments and has earned himself 3 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 6 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 11 total goals. He averages 0.21 G/90 during his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Atlanta is Brad Guzan. Guzan has seen the pitch for a total of 30,868 mins and has tallied 1,099 saves during his MLS career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.44 (494 total goals allowed) and his save percentage is .695. The goalkeeper from the United States has faced 1,583 shots sent his way in 342 career starts. Guzan (115-80-148 record in his career) has totaled 92 shutouts, which leaves him with a 26.9% shutout rate.
New York has accumulated 6,525 targets for the campaign (19th in MLS) and they have 5,208 successful received passes. They have a receiving percentage of 79.8% and they have controlled possession of the ball 45.9% of the time. The Red Bulls have successfully dribbled 54.8% of the time on the year while tallying 19 goals. They have been able to connect on 34.3% of their shots on target out of 172 total shots.
Florian Valot should be able to be counted on for New York. He is averaging 0.26 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 281 contests in his pro soccer career. The midfielder who is from France has totaled 5,581 professional minutes and he has scored 16 goals. He has tallied 5 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 20 times. Be sure to watch out for Daniel Royer, the forward who is from Austria. He has scored 59 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 28 different times. Royer has earned himself 20 yellow card warnings in 17,052 professional minutes played (195 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his MLS career is 0.31.
David Jensen will look after the net for the NY Red Bulls. Jensen has accumulated 52 shutouts while he has defended 610 shots tried against him in 16,247 career minutes. He holds a save percentage of .675 and his clean sheet rate sits at 28.9%. He has allowed 1.41 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 79-34-67. So far in his career, Jensen has allowed 254 goals while he has totaled 408 saves in 180 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York (+212)
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