Columbus Crew vs New England Revolution Prediction, 12/6/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Crew vs New England Revolution
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Columbus (-125) New England (+333)
Gyasi Zardes and the Columbus Crew (12-5-6, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) play the New England Revolution (8-8-7, 8th in the Eastern Conference) at MAPFRE Stadium on Sunday in the Eastern Conference Finals. The starting goaltenders are Eloy Room for the Columbus Crew and Matt Turner for the New England Revolution. The odds on this game have the Columbus Crew priced at -125 and the Revolution are at +333. The total opens at 2.5.
The Columbus Crew have collected 34 goals for the year, which ranks them 8th in the league. They have attempted 243 shots at their opponents goal with 88 on target, which means they have a 36.2% shots on target percentage. Columbus has controlled possession for 52.2% of games while they successfully dribble 66.5% of the time (1st in the league). Their players have caught 9,388 passes from teammates on 10,800 tries on the campaign, which gives them a receiving percentage of 86.9%.
Gyasi Zardes is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Columbus. Zardes has had a starting assignment in 198 matches in his pro soccer career and scores 0.40 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from the United States has 79 goals in 17,851 mins played. He has 22 assists while earning 12 yellow cards during his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Pedro Santos, the forward who represents Portugal. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 36 times so far in his career and he has scored 41 total goals. Santos has accumulated 14,747 minutes in 169 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 50 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.25 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Columbus Crew is Eloy Room. Room (77-51-66 record during his career) has accounted for 43 shutouts, which gives him a 22.4% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper from the Netherlands has faced 928 shots tried against him in 192 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.37 (266 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of .726. Room has seen the pitch for 17,481 minutes and has earned 667 stops so far in his career.
New England has tallied 10,339 targets on the campaign (10th in MLS) to go along with 8,761 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 84.7% while they control possession of the ball 51.2% of the time. The Revolution have successfully dribbled 59.5% of the time this year while accumulating 25 goals. They have completed 30.7% of their SOT out of 332 total shots.
Adam Buksa will need to provide a lift for New England Revolution. The forward who is from Poland has been on the field for 7,341 mins while scoring 34 goals. He has collected 16 yellow cards during his professional soccer career and has assisted on a goal 8 times. He averages 0.42 goals per 90 mins and has started 80 matches during his pro soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Teal Bunbury, the forward who hails from Canada. Bunbury has been handed 35 yellow cards in 18,037 minutes played (202 starts). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.30. He has tallied 61 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 24 times.
Matt Turner will look after the goal for the Revolution. During his career, Turner has conceded 120 goals while totaling 322 stops in 96 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.26 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 31-33-32. He holds a save % of .739 and his shutout rate sits at 24.0%. Turner has racked up 23 shutouts while he has defended 433 shots attempted against him in 8,605 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Columbus (-125)
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