D.C. United vs Columbus Crew Prediction, 10/28/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: D.C. United vs Columbus Crew
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Location: Audi Field in Washington, D.C.
TV: FOX Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: D.C. (+300) Columbus (-118)
Julian Gressel and D.C. United (4-6-10, 13th in the Eastern Conference) play the Columbus Crew (10-5-4, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) at Audi Field on Wednesday. The men protecting the net will be Bill Hamid for D.C. United and Eloy Room for the Columbus Crew. The moneyline on this contest has D.C. United priced at +300 and the Crew are at -118. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
D.C. has controlled possession of the ball for 45.9% of games while dribbling successfully 60.8% of the time (8th in MLS). They have tried 178 shots with 59 of them being on target, which is a 33.1% shots on target percentage. The Black-and-Red as a team have scored 18 goals for the year, which has them 25th in the league. Their players have received 7,327 passes on 8,513 targets for the year, which gives them a receiving percentage of 86.1%.
Julian Gressel is a guy who should be able to impact this game for D.C.. Gressel has started 105 matches thus far in his career while scoring 0.16 goals per 90 minutes. The defender who represents Germany has racked up 16 goals scored in 9,162 minutes played. He has 34 assists while tallying 11 yellow cards so far in his career. Another player who should impact this match is Ola Kamara, the forward from Norway. He has helped on a goal 23 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 113 total goals. Kamara has accumulated 20,244 mins in 217 career starts and has earned himself a total of 12 yellow cards. He is currently averaging 0.50 G/90 so far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for D.C. United will be Bill Hamid. Hamid has been on the pitch for a total of 21,939 minutes and has 867 saves so far in his MLS career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.27 (310 goals given up) and he has a save percentage of .744. The goalie from the United States has had 1,174 shots sent in his direction in 246 career starts. Hamid (89-64-90 record during his career) has earned 69 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 28.0% clean sheet percentage.
Columbus has 9,001 pass targets on the season (8th in MLS) to go along with 7,806 successful received passes. They have a receiving percentage of 86.7% while they maintain possession of the ball 52.6% of the time. The Crew have had success dribbling 68.9% of the time this year while collecting 29 goals. They have hit on 37% of their SOT out of 208 total shots.
Pedro Santos will need to provide a spark for Columbus. He is averaging 0.26 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 165 games in his pro soccer career. The forward who is from Portugal has been on the pitch for 14,387 mins while scoring 41 goals. He has accumulated 49 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 35 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Gyasi Zardes, the forward who hails from the United States. He has accumulated 78 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 22 different times. Zardes has been given 12 yellow cards in 17,602 professional minutes (195 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average thus far in his career is 0.40.
Eloy Room will reside in front of the goal for the Crew. Room has totaled 43 clean sheets while seeing 913 shots against him in 17,121 minutes in his career. He sports a save % of .725 and his clean sheet rate is 22.9%. He has conceded 1.37 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 75-51-64. During his career, Room has conceded 261 goals while he has accounted for 657 saves in 188 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Columbus (-118)
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