Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls Prediction, 11/21/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Location: MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Columbus (-106) New York (+225)
Gyasi Zardes and the Columbus Crew (12-5-6, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) play the New York Red Bulls (9-5-9, 6th in the Eastern Conference) at MAPFRE Stadium on Saturday. The starting goaltenders are Eloy Room for the Columbus Crew and Ryan Meara for the New York Red Bulls. The line on this contest has the Columbus Crew coming in at -106 and the Red Bulls are at +225. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Columbus Crew as a team have 34 goals on the year, which is currently 8th in the league. They have tried 243 shots with 88 being on target, which comes out to a 36.2% SOT percentage. Columbus has controlled possession of the ball for 52.2% of matches while they dribble successfully 66.5% of the time (1st in MLS). Their players have caught 9,388 passes on 10,800 targets for the campaign, making their receiving percentage 86.9%.
Gyasi Zardes is a guy who can be a difference maker for Columbus. He has accounted for 22 assists while accumulating 12 yellow cards so far in his career. Zardes has been a starter in 198 games so far in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.40 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who represents the United States has totaled 79 goals scored in 17,851 professional minutes played. Someone else who should impact this game is Lucas Zelarayan, the midfielder who was born in Argentina. Zelarayan has earned 10,204 mins in 115 career starts and has been given a total of 7 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 23 times thus far in his career and he has scored 34 goals. He currently averages 0.30 goals per 90 mins during his professional career.
The man who will defend the goal for Columbus Crew will be Eloy Room. Room (77-51-66 record in his career) has tallied 43 shutouts, which leaves him with a 22.4% clean sheet rate. The goalie from the Netherlands has had 928 shots attempted at him in 192 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.37 (266 total goals conceded) and he holds a save percentage of .726. Room has seen the pitch for a total of 17,481 mins and has accumulated 667 saves in his pro soccer career.
The Red Bulls have been able to dribble successfully 54.6% of the time this season while earning 29 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 79.1% while they maintain possession of the ball 45.7% of the time. NY Red Bulls has totaled 9,309 targets this season (20th in MLS) to go along with 7,363 successful received passes. They have been able to hit on 35.4% of their shots on target out of 243 total shots.
Florian Valot will be counted on for New York Red Bulls. The midfielder who was born in France has totaled 6,099 mins while he has scored 16 goals. He has totaled 6 yellow card cautions during his professional soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 20 times. He is averaging 0.24 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 70 matches during his career. You should also keep an eye on Brian White, the forward who is from the United States. He has earned 25 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 7 times. White has been given 3 yellow cards in 4,341 professional minutes (50 starts). His G/90 average in his professional soccer career is 0.52.
Ryan Meara will look after the net for the Red Bulls. Meara has racked up 22 clean sheets while he has defended 266 shots against him in 5,832 career minutes. He has a save % of .729 and his clean sheet rate is 33.3%. He has allowed 1.16 goals per 90 and he has a record of 34-17-15. In his pro soccer career, Meara has conceded 75 goals while earning 192 stops in 66 starts.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take New York (+225) and under 2.5 goals
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