Chicago Fire vs New England Revolution Prediction, 9/6/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Fire vs New England Revolution
Date: Sunday, September 6, 2020
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Boston
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+200) New England (+130)
Robert Beric and the New England Revolution (2-5-2, 8th in the Eastern Conference) head to Soldier Field on Sunday where they'll meet the Chicago Fire (2-2-5, 12th in the Eastern Conference). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Bobby Shuttleworth for the Chicago Fire and Matt Turner for the New England Revolution. The Fire are priced at +200 while the Revolution are at +130. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Chicago has controlled possession of the ball for 47.8% of contests while dribbling successfully 64% of the time (5th in the league). They have attempted 119 shots at the opposition with 36 of them being on target, which means they have a 30.3% SOT percentage. The Fire have collected 8 goals on the year, which is 17th in MLS. They have received 3,273 passes on 3,789 tries on the campaign, making their receiving percentage 86.4%.
Robert Beric is a guy who should impact this matchup for the Fire. He has accounted for 14 assists while accumulating 17 yellow cards during his MLS career. Beric has started 129 contests in his career and has 0.53 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Slovenia has earned 68 goals (20th among active players) in 11,450 mins played. One more guy who should impact this match is Przemyslaw Frankowski, the midfielder who was born in Poland. He has assisted on a goal 20 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 31 goals. Frankowski has totaled 14,972 minutes in 170 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 20 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.19 goals per 90 mins in his pro soccer career (138th among active players).
The man protecting the net for Chicago is Bobby Shuttleworth. Shuttleworth (71-40-87 record during his career) has accumulated 46 shutouts, which gives him a 23.5% clean sheet percentage. The keeper from the United States has faced 908 shots attempted at him in 196 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.57 (309 goals surrendered) and his save % is .664. Shuttleworth has been on the field for 17,750 minutes and is sitting with 603 saves thus far in his career.
The Revolution have been able to dribble successfully 61.2% of the time for the season while tallying 7 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 84.4% while they control possession of the ball 46.7% of the time. New England has accumulated 3,573 targets this year (17th in MLS) with 3,014 successful received passes. They have connected on 27.1% of their shots on target out of 133 total shots.
Gustavo Bou will be someone to watch for New England. He scores 0.50 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 178 matches in his MLS career. The midfielder who hails from Argentina has been on the pitch for 11,245 professional minutes while he has scored 63 goals (23rd among active players). He has 17 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 22 times. You should also watch out for Diego Fagundez, the midfielder from Uruguay. He has totaled 52 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 37 times. Fagundez has been given 25 yellow card warnings in 16,340 professional minutes played (181 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his MLS career is 0.29 (89th among active players).
Matt Turner will be residing in front of the goal for the Revolution. Turner has totaled 20 shutouts while defending 372 shots against him in 7,345 minutes throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of .745 and his clean sheet rate sits at 24.4%. He has surrendered 1.26 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 25-30-27. In his pro soccer career, Turner has conceded 103 goals while tallying 277 saves in 82 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (+200)
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