Chicago Fire vs New York Red Bulls Prediction, 10/24/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Fire vs New York Red Bulls
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-116) New York (+240)
Fabian Herbers and the Chicago Fire (5-5-8, 10th in the Eastern Conference) play the New York Red Bulls (7-4-8, 7th in the Eastern Conference) at Soldier Field on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net are Bobby Shuttleworth for the Chicago Fire and Ryan Meara for the New York Red Bulls. The Red Bulls are priced at +240 while the Fire are at -116. The over/under is set at 2.75.
Chicago has controlled possession for 50.5% of matches while successfully dribbling 64.3% of the time (4th in the league). They have launched 233 shots at their opponents with 74 of them being on target, which calculates to a 31.8% SOT percentage. The Fire have scored 24 goals on the season, which is 13th in the league. Their players have caught 6,982 passes on 8,025 tries for the season, which makes their receiving percentage 87.0%.
Fabian Herbers is a player who should be able to impact this match for Chicago. Herbers has started 67 games in his pro soccer career and scores 0.30 G/90. The forward from Germany has earned 19 goals in 5,730 mins played. He has accounted for 13 assists while tallying 20 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. Another player who should impact this match is Robert Beric, the forward who was born in Slovenia. He has helped a teammate on a goal 15 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 74 goals. Beric has earned 12,145 mins in 137 starts and has been handed a total of 17 yellow cards. He is currently averaging 0.55 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Chicago is Bobby Shuttleworth. Shuttleworth has seen the pitch for 18,560 minutes and has accumulated 632 stops during his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.57 (323 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save % of .675. The keeper from the United States has seen 951 shots sent in his direction in 205 starts. Shuttleworth (74-43-90 record during his career) has earned 48 shutouts, which leaves him with a 23.4% shutout percentage.
The Red Bulls have successfully dribbled 54.8% of the time this season while totaling 22 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 80.1% while they control possession of the ball 46.4% of the time. New York has totaled 7,858 targets so far this year (18th in MLS) with 6,298 completed passes. They have completed 34% of their SOT on 203 shots.
Florian Valot will need to be on top of his game for New York. He is averaging 0.25 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 67 matches so far in his professional soccer career. The midfielder who is from France has totaled 5,785 minutes and he has scored 16 goals. He has earned 6 yellow card cautions in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 20 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Daniel Royer, the forward who is from Austria. He has accounted for 59 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 28 different times. Royer has been given 20 yellow cards in 17,243 mins (197 career starts). His goals per 90 min average in his professional soccer career is 0.31.
Ryan Meara will look after the goal for the Red Bulls. During his pro soccer career, Meara has allowed 67 goals while he has earned 180 stops in 62 starts. He has allowed 1.10 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 32-16-14. He has a save % of .735 and his shutout rate is currently 33.9%. Meara has totaled 21 shutouts while defending 245 shots tried against him in 5,472 career mins.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (-116)
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