Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 7/16/2020
Game: Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020
Location: ESPN Sports Complex in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Columbus (+150) New York (+180)
ESPN Sports Complex is the site where Daniel Royer and the New York Red Bulls (1-1-0, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) will play the Columbus Crew (1-1-0, 5th in the Eastern Conference) on Thursday. The men protecting the net are Eloy Room for the Columbus Crew and David Jensen for the New York Red Bulls. The line on this matchup has the Columbus Crew coming in at +150 and the Red Bulls are at +180. The total has been set at 2.5.
The Columbus Crew step onto the pitch holding a mark of 1 win, 1 draw, and 0 losses which is good for 5th in the league. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 6 goals which ranks them 1st in the East and 3rd in MLS. Their goal differential is +1, which is good for 9th in MLS. The Columbus Crew have earned a total of 4 assists, which ranks them 4th in MLS and 2nd in the East. With reference to shots on target, they have earned a total of 15 which ranks them 1st in the East and 4th in MLS. As a team, Columbus has obtained a total of 27 fouls which means they are averaging 13.5 fouls per game. They have earned a total of 4 points for this season.
Fanendo Adi is one of the standout players to watch for FCC. The forward from Nigeria has competed in 177 contests over the course of his professional soccer career and has played 11,904 mins. In that time, the 28-year-old has tallied 63 goals and has had an assist on 10 goals. He's earned a career average of 67.3 minutes per game. Adi has been a starter in 177 contests over the course of his career and has a total of 228 fouls during that period. Concerning shots on target, Adi has a total of 166 in his career which puts him at 42nd out of all players still active and 14th in the East among forwards. Darlington Nagbe is another guy to keep an eye on for the team from Atlanta. The 28-year-old from the United States has tallied 29 goals in his career which has him sitting in 27th in the Eastern Conference among forwards and 90th when compared to all players still active in professional soccer. He has totaled 22,290 mins over the course of his pro soccer career which has him sitting in 5th among active forwards and holds an average of 82.6 minutes per game which has him sitting in 89th in MLS. In the time he has played pro soccer, he has 107 shots on target which places him at 21st in the Eastern Conference among active forwards.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Columbus is Eloy Room. Room (70-47-63 mark in his career) has accounted for 38 clean sheets, which gives him a 21.3% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper from Curacao has had 882 shots sent his way in 178 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.40 (252 goals given up) and his save percentage is .719. Room has seen the field for a total of 16,241 mins and has tallied 634 saves in his pro soccer career.
The New York Red Bulls will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the campaign they have 1 win, 1 draw, and 0 losses. When looking at goal differential, they sit 3rd in the East and 7th in the league with +1. They currently have a total of 5 goals for 2019 which is good for 2nd in the East. New York has a save % as a team of .750 which is good for 10th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited.
One of the players to remember for the Red Bulls is Daniel Royer. The 28 year-old has put 55 balls into the net over the course of his career. He is 20th among active midfielders in the East in assists with 26 and has connected on 172 shots on target over the course of his career. He has played 15,969 mins and averages 64.4 minutes per appearance over the course of his career. Another good player on this team is Kaku. The midfielder from Paraguay has connected on 11 goals in his professional soccer career which has him sitting in 51st in the East among active midfielders. He also has racked up 27 fouls.
David Jensen is expected to look after the goal for the Red Bulls. Thus far in his career, Jensen has given up 242 goals while tallying 394 stops in 173 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.40 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 77-34-62. He is the owner of a save percentage of .675 and his shutout rate sits at 29.5%. Jensen has racked up 51 clean sheets while defending 584 shots tried against him in 15,588 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Columbus (+150)
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