Columbus Crew vs FC Cincinnati Prediction, 9/6/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Crew vs FC Cincinnati
Date: Sunday, September 6, 2020
Location: MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Columbus (-200) Cincinnati (+475)
MAPFRE Stadium is the venue where Haris Medunjanin and FC Cincinnati (2-3-4, 11th in the Eastern Conference) will play the Columbus Crew (6-2-1, 1st in the Eastern Conference) on Sunday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Eloy Room for the Columbus Crew and Przemyslaw Tyton for FC Cincinnati. The Crew are priced at -200 while FCC is at +475. The total is set at 3.
Columbus controls possession for 53.7% of the time while they dribble successfully 77.5% of the time (1st in MLS). They have attempted 87 shots at their opponents goal with 36 of them being on target, which calculates to a 41.4% shots on target percentage. The Crew as a team have earned 13 goals for the campaign, which is 8th in the league. Their players have been on the receiving end of 3,922 passes on 4,497 targets on the campaign, earning them a receiving percentage of 87.2%.
Gyasi Zardes is a player who should impact this matchup for the Crew. Zardes has been a starter in 187 outings during his MLS career and accounts for 0.38 goals per 90. The forward who is from the United States has totaled 72 goals scored (18th among active MLS players) in 16,858 mins. He has accounted for 19 assists while accumulating 11 yellow cards so far in his MLS career. Someone else who should impact this game is Fanendo Adi, the forward who hails from Nigeria. Adi has 12,001 minutes during 133 career starting assignments and has been given 18 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 10 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 63 goals. He has an average of 0.47 goals per 90 minutes in his pro soccer career (28th among active players).
The man defending the goal for Columbus is Eloy Room. Room has been on the field for a total of 16,511 minutes and is sitting with 640 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.37 (252 goals conceded) and his save percentage is .721. The goalkeeper from Curacao has faced 888 shots attempted against him in 181 career starting assignments. Room (72-48-63 record in his career) has recorded 41 shutouts, which leaves him with a 22.7% shutout percentage.
Cincinnati has 3,917 targets for the campaign (9th in the league) with 3,376 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 86.2% and they control possession of the ball 46.2% of the time. FCC have successfully dribbled 56.7% of the time for the season while earning 5 goals. They have connected on 32.5% of their shots on target on 77 total shots.
Haris Medunjanin should be able to be counted on for Cincinnati. The midfielder who represents Bosnia has been on the field for 20,688 professional minutes while scoring 30 goals (71st among active MLS players). He has accounted for 34 yellow cards during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 35 times. He is averaging 0.13 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 178 games in his pro soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Yuya Kubo, the midfielder from Japan. Kubo has earned himself 15 yellow cards in 11,786 professional minutes played (128 starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.39 (48th among active players). He has accumulated 51 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 15 different times.
Przemyslaw Tyton will look after the goal for FCC. So far in his MLS career, Tyton has allowed 318 goals while he has tallied 593 saves in 190 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.67 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 66-45-76. He holds a save % of .652 and his clean sheet rate is currently 21.6%. Tyton has totaled 41 shutouts while seeing 909 shots tried against him in 17,156 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cincinnati (+475)
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