Columbus Crew vs Philadelphia Union Prediction, 11/1/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Crew vs Philadelphia Union
Date: Sunday, November 1, 2020
Location: MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Columbus (+145) Philadelphia (+162)
Kacper Przybylko and the Philadelphia Union (13-5-3, 1st in the Eastern Conference) travel to MAPFRE Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the Columbus Crew (10-5-5, 3rd in the Eastern Conference). The goalies who are expected to start are Eloy Room for the Columbus Crew and Andre Blake for the Philadelphia Union. The Crew are priced at +145 while the Zolos are at +162. The over/under is set at 2.75.
Columbus controls possession for 52.6% of games while dribbling successfully 68.1% of the time (1st in the league). They have attempted 215 shots at their opponents goal with 77 of them being on target, which is a 35.8% shots on target percentage. The Crew have collected 29 goals on the campaign, which ranks 10th in MLS. Their players have received 8,211 passes on 9,477 attempts on the season, giving them a receiving percentage of 86.6%.
Lucas Zelarayan is a player who can be a difference maker for Columbus. He has 23 assists while earning 6 yellow card cautions in his career. Zelarayan has been in the starting lineup in 112 contests in his career while scoring 0.30 G/90. The midfielder who represents Argentina has tallied 33 goals in 9,956 mins played. One more player who should impact this match is Pedro Santos, the forward who is from Portugal. Santos has been on the field for 14,477 mins in 166 starts and has been given a total of 49 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 35 times thus far in his career while scoring 41 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.25 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The guy defending the goal for Columbus is Eloy Room. Room has been on the field for a total of 17,211 minutes and has earned 656 saves during his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.37 (262 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of .724. The goalie from the Netherlands has faced 914 shots attempted at him in 189 starts. Room (75-51-65 record in his career) has recorded 43 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 22.8% shutout percentage.
The Zolos have successfully dribbled 59% of the time so far this year while totaling 40 goals. They hold a receiving percentage of 84.7% and they have controlled possession of the ball 48.1% of the time. Philadelphia has tallied 8,435 pass targets on the year (19th in the league) to go along with 7,145 successful received passes. They have completed 43% of their shots out of 256 shots.
Kacper Przybylko should be able to be counted on for Philadelphia. He is averaging 0.39 goals per 90 and has started 113 outings during his pro soccer career. The forward from Germany has been on the field for 10,505 minutes while scoring 46 goals. He has accounted for 10 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 18 times. Make sure to watch out for Sergio Santos, the forward who is from Brazil. He has 31 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 5 different times. Santos has been handed a total of 16 yellow cards in 5,922 professional minutes (63 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average thus far in his career is 0.47.
Andre Blake will reside in front of the goal for the Zolos. During his MLS career, Blake has allowed 204 goals while he has totaled 457 stops in 145 starts. He has allowed 1.41 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 59-32-54. He has a save percentage of .709 and his shutout rate is currently 26.9%. Blake has racked up 39 clean sheets while he has seen 647 shots against him in 13,013 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Columbus (+145)
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