Atlanta United FC vs Orlando City SC Prediction, 10/7/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta United FC vs Orlando City SC
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
TV: FOX Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+145) Orlando (+195)
Jeff Larentowicz and Atlanta United (5-2-8, 8th in the Eastern Conference) play Orlando City (8-5-2, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Wednesday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Brad Guzan for Atlanta United and Pedro Gallese for Orlando City. The odds on this game have Atlanta United priced at +145 and the Lions are at +195. The over/under has been set at 2.75.
The 5 Stripes as a team have scored 17 goals for the campaign, which is 18th in the league. They have attempted 142 shots at the opposition with 57 being on target, which comes out to a 40.1% SOT percentage. Atlanta has been able to control possession for 56.6% of matches while successfully dribbling 63.2% of the time (6th in Major League Soccer). They have caught 6,915 passes on 7,730 targets for the season, which makes their receiving percentage 89.5%.
Jeff Larentowicz is a player who should be able to impact this game for Atlanta United FC. He has accounted for 17 assists while tallying 69 yellow card warnings during his career. Larentowicz has been given a starting assignment in 394 contests in his MLS career while scoring 0.11 goals per 90 minutes. The defender who is from the United States has 42 goals scored in 35,287 mins played. Jon Gallagher is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Atlanta United FC. He has totaled 6 assists while accumulating 3 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Gallagher has been a starter in 51 matchups in his MLS career while he scores 0.21 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder who represents Ireland has recorded 11 goals scored in 4,761 professional minutes.
The guy who will defend the goal for Atlanta will be Brad Guzan. Guzan (115-79-148 mark in his career) has accumulated 91 shutouts, which leaves him with a 26.7% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from the United States has faced 1,577 shots tried against him in 341 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.44 (494 goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of .694. Guzan has played for a total of 30,778 mins and has tallied 1,093 stops so far in his pro soccer career.
Orlando has tallied 6,827 pass targets on the season (9th in the league) with 6,009 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 88.0% and they have controlled possession of the ball 51.5% of the time. The Lions have successfully dribbled 58.9% of the time for the year while scoring 27 goals. They have completed 37% of their shots on target on 173 shots.
Nani is a player who should be able to impact this game for Orlando City SC. Nani has been a starter in 281 games in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.29 G/90. The forward who is from Cape Verde has racked up 80 goals scored in 25,119 minutes played. He has accounted for 84 assists while tallying 50 yellow cards in his MLS career. Chris Mueller is a player who should impact this matchup for Orlando City SC. He has 12 assists while accumulating 3 yellow card warnings during his MLS career. Mueller has been in the starting lineup in 50 matchups during his MLS career and tallies 0.31 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who represents the United States has 15 goals in 4,411 minutes played.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Orlando City will be Pedro Gallese. Gallese has defended the goal for 11,811 minutes and is sitting with 136 saves in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.58 (137 total goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .675. The keeper from Peru has had 209 shots sent his way in 133 starting assignments. Gallese (45-35-51 mark in his MLS career) has accumulated 27 clean sheets, which gives him a 20.3% shutout rate.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Orlando (+195)
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