Columbus Crew vs Montreal Impact Prediction, 10/7/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Crew vs Montreal Impact
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Location: MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH
TV: TVA Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Columbus (-139) Montreal (+393)
Saphir Taider and the Montreal Impact (5-2-8, 9th in the Eastern Conference) travel to MAPFRE Stadium on Wednesday where they'll take on the Columbus Crew (9-4-2, 1st in the Eastern Conference). The men protecting the net will be Eloy Room for the Columbus Crew and Clement Diop for the Montreal Impact. The Crew are priced at -139 while the Impact are at +393. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Columbus has been able to control possession for 52.5% of matches while they dribble successfully 68.5% of the time (1st in MLS). They have attempted 166 shots at the goal with 62 being on target, which comes out to a 37.3% shots on target percentage. The Crew as a team have scored 24 goals for the season, which is 8th in MLS. Their players have received 6,308 passes from teammates on 7,194 attempts for the year, making their receiving percentage 87.7%.
Lucas Zelarayan is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Columbus Crew. Zelarayan has started 112 matchups during his career and scores 0.30 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder who is from Argentina has recorded 33 goals scored in 9,877 mins played. He has totaled 23 assists while earning 6 yellow cards during his MLS career. Gyasi Zardes is a player who should be able to impact this game for Columbus Crew. Zardes has had a starting assignment in 192 matchups so far in his MLS career and he tallies 0.39 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from the United States has racked up 76 goals in 17,337 professional minutes. He has totaled 22 assists while tallying 12 yellow cards in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Columbus is Eloy Room. Room (75-50-64 mark in his MLS career) has accumulated 43 clean sheets, which gives him a 23.0% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper from the Netherlands has had 907 shots attempted at him in 187 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.37 (260 goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .724. Room has been on the field for 17,031 mins and has accumulated 652 saves so far in his MLS career.
The Impact have been able to dribble successfully 64.7% of the time this year while scoring 22 goals. They hold a receiving percentage of 87.9% while they maintain possession of the ball 48.1% of the time. Montreal has 6,623 pass targets this year (13th in MLS) with 5,821 successful received passes. They have completed 38.4% of their shots on target out of 138 total shots.
Saphir Taider is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Montreal Impact. Taider has been a starter in 215 matches thus far in his career and accounts for 0.15 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder who hails from France has earned 31 goals in 19,091 minutes played. He has 25 assists while accumulating 31 yellow card warnings so far in his MLS career. Romell Quioto is a player who should impact this matchup for Montreal Impact. Quioto has been in the starting lineup in 60 contests during his MLS career while he scores 0.35 goals per 90. The forward from Honduras has racked up 21 goals scored in 5,464 mins played. He has accounted for 15 assists while earning 13 yellow card cautions in his career.
The man who will protect the net for Montreal is Clement Diop. Diop (31-18-32 mark in his MLS career) has tallied 20 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 24.4% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from France has had 383 shots tried at him in 82 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.49 (122 total goals given up) and he has earned a save % of .695. Diop has seen the field for 7,380 mins and has accumulated 264 stops so far in his pro soccer career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Montreal (+393) and under 2.75 goals
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