Chicago Fire vs FC Cincinnati Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 8/25/2020
Game: Chicago Fire vs FC Cincinnati
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-125) Cincinnati (+300)
Allan Cruz and the Chicago Fire (1-1-4, 11th in the Eastern Conference) play FC Cincinnati (2-1-3, 8th in the Eastern Conference) at Soldier Field on Tuesday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Bobby Shuttleworth for the Chicago Fire and Przemyslaw Tyton for FC Cincinnati. FCC is priced at +300 while the Fire are at -125. The O/U is set at 2.75.
Chicago has controlled possession for 47.5% of matches while dribbling successfully 73.9% of the time (1st in MLS). They have tried 82 shots with 23 being on target, which calculates to a 28.0% shots on target percentage. The Fire have collected 4 goals this season, which is 22nd in MLS. They have received 2,140 passes from teammates on 2,541 attempts so far this season, making their receiving percentage 84.2%.
Przemyslaw Frankowski is a guy who should impact this matchup for the Fire. Frankowski has had a starting assignment in 167 contests during his career and has 0.19 goals per 90 minutes. The defender who was born in Poland has earned 31 goals (65th among active MLS players) in 14,742 minutes played. He has accounted for 20 assists while accumulating 19 yellow card cautions in his MLS career. Another player who should impact this match is Fabian Herbers, the midfielder who hails from Germany. He has assisted on a goal 12 times during his MLS career while scoring 15 goals. Herbers has been on the field for 4,986 minutes in 56 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 18 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.27 goals per 90 in his MLS career (94th among active MLS players).
The guy who will defend the goal for Chicago is Bobby Shuttleworth. Shuttleworth (70-39-87 record in his MLS career) has earned 44 clean sheets, which gives him a 22.7% clean sheet rate. The keeper from the United States has had 904 shots attempted against him in 194 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.58 (309 goals allowed) and he holds a save % of .663. Shuttleworth has seen the pitch for a total of 17,570 minutes and has tallied 599 saves during his MLS career.
FCC have had success dribbling 51% of the time for the year while accumulating 5 goals. They hold a receiving percentage of 86.8% and they have controlled possession of the ball 46.2% of the time. Cincinnati has tallied 2,670 pass targets on the year (12th in MLS) to go along with 2,317 completed passes. They have completed 33.9% of their shots on target out of 56 shots.
Allan Cruz should be able to be counted on for Cincinnati. The midfielder from Costa Rica has been on the pitch for 1,987 professional minutes while scoring 8 goals (196th among active MLS players). He has totaled 6 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 0 times. He has an average of 0.36 G/90 and has been a starter in 9 outings thus far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Haris Medunjanin, the midfielder who hails from Bosnia. He has totaled 30 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 35 times. Medunjanin has been handed 34 yellow card cautions in 20,584 professional minutes played (228 career starts). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.13 (167th among active players).
Przemyslaw Tyton will be looking after the goal for FCC. Thus far in his career, Tyton has allowed 314 goals while he has accounted for 585 saves in 187 starts. He has conceded 1.67 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 66-43-75. He is the owner of a save % of .651 and his shutout rate is currently at 20.9%. Tyton has earned 39 clean sheets while he has defended 898 shots tried against him in 16,886 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cincinnati (+300)
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