Chicago Fire vs D.C. United Prediction, 10/11/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Fire vs D.C. United
Date: Sunday, October 11, 2020
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-162) D.C. (+460)
Soldier Field is the venue where Julian Gressel and D.C. United (2-5-9, 14th in the Eastern Conference) will take on the Chicago Fire (4-4-8, 11th in the Eastern Conference) on Sunday. The starting goaltenders will be Bobby Shuttleworth for the Chicago Fire and Bill Hamid for D.C. United. The Black-and-Red are priced at +460 while the Fire are at -162. The total opens at 3.
Chicago has controlled possession of the ball for 50.3% of contests while they have success at dribbling 64.7% of the time (4th in the league). They have tried 218 shots at the goal with 69 on target, which comes out to a 31.7% shots on target percentage. The Fire as a team have accumulated 20 goals for the season, which is currently 16th in the league. Their players have caught 5,788 passes on 6,659 attempts for the campaign, which makes their receiving percentage 86.9%.
Fabian Herbers is a player who should be able to impact this match for Chicago. He has totaled 13 assists while accumulating 20 yellow card warnings during his career. Herbers has been a starter in 65 matches during his career and tallies 0.31 goals per 90. The forward from Germany has recorded 19 goals scored in 5,597 minutes played. One more player who could decide who wins is Robert Beric, the forward who was born in Slovenia. He has helped a teammate on a goal 15 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 73 goals. Beric has been on the field for 11,965 minutes during 135 starting assignments and has been handed 17 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.55 goals per 90 mins so far in his MLS career.
The guy protecting the net for Chicago is Bobby Shuttleworth. Shuttleworth (73-42-90 record in his career) has accumulated 48 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 23.6% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper from the United States has seen 941 shots sent his way in 203 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.57 (320 goals allowed) and he holds a save % of .675. Shuttleworth has seen the field for a total of 18,380 minutes and has accumulated 624 saves in his career.
D.C. has 6,650 targets for the year (17th in the league) to go along with 5,749 successful received passes. They have a receiving percentage of 86.5% while controlling possession of the ball 45.6% of the time. The Black-and-Red have successfully dribbled 60.1% of the time this year while scoring 12 goals. They have completed 33.8% of their shots on target on 130 total shots.
Julian Gressel will need to provide a spark for D.C.. The defender who was born in Germany has earned 8,858 minutes while he has scored 16 goals. He has tallied 11 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted on a goal 33 times. He scores 0.16 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 235 games during his pro soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Federico Higuain, the forward who is from Argentina. Higuain has been given a total of 34 yellow cards in 17,385 professional minutes played (195 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his MLS career is 0.30. He has earned 58 goals thus far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 50 different times.
Bill Hamid will reside in front of the net for D.C.. During his MLS career, Hamid has conceded 307 goals while he has accounted for 862 saves in 244 starts. He has given up 1.27 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 88-64-89. He holds a save percentage of .744 and his shutout rate is currently 28.3%. Hamid has totaled 69 clean sheets while seeing 1,166 shots attempted against him in 21,759 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (-162)
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