D.C. United vs New York City FC Prediction, 9/6/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: D.C. United vs New York City FC
Date: Sunday, September 6, 2020
Location: Audi Field in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: D.C. (+320) New York City (-125)
Audi Field is the venue where Alexander Ring and New York City FC (4-0-5, 6th in the Eastern Conference) will play D.C. United (2-3-4, 10th in the Eastern Conference) on Sunday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Chris Seitz for D.C. United and Sean Johnson for New York City FC. NYCFC is priced at -125 while the Black-and-Red are at +320. The over/under has been set at 2.75.
The Black-and-Red have collected 9 goals this year, which has them 15th in the league. They have tried 79 shots at the goal with 28 being on target, which means they have a 35.4% shots on target percentage. D.C. controls possession for 47.7% of matches while dribbling successfully 59.2% of the time (14th in the league). Their players have been on the receiving end of 3,504 passes on 4,006 targets so far this season, giving them a receiving percentage of 87.5%.
Ola Kamara is a guy who should be able to impact this game for D.C. Kamara has been in the starting lineup in 208 matches during his MLS career and scores 0.51 goals per 90 mins. The forward who hails from Norway has 111 goals scored (6th among active players) in 19,549 minutes played. He has totaled 23 assists while tallying 12 yellow cards so far in his MLS career. Another guy who should impact this match is Julian Gressel, the defender from Germany. He has helped on a goal 33 times so far in his career while scoring 16 total goals. Gressel has totaled 8,387 mins during 97 starting assignments and has been handed 11 yellow card warnings. He sports an average of 0.17 goals per 90 minutes during his MLS career (144th among active players).
The man protecting the net for D.C. will be Chris Seitz. Seitz has been on the pitch for a total of 9,896 minutes and is sitting with 322 saves so far in his MLS career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.43 (157 goals given up) and he has earned a save percentage of .675. The goalie from the United States has faced 477 shots tried at him in 109 career starts. Seitz (43-28-38 mark in his MLS career) has earned 27 clean sheets, which has earned him a 24.8% shutout rate.
NYCFC have dribbled successfully 57.4% of the time so far this season while totaling 7 goals. They have earned a receiving percentage of 85.8% while controlling possession of the ball 53.7% of the time. New York City has 4,261 pass targets on the year (4th in the league) and they have 3,655 completed passes. They have been able to hit on 33.3% of their shots on target on 120 shots.
Alexander Ring should provide solid play for New York City. The midfielder who hails from Finland has been on the pitch for 16,845 mins while he has scored 19 goals (122nd among active MLS players). He has totaled 56 yellow cards in his MLS career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 13 times. He scores 0.10 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 88 matches so far in his MLS career. You should also watch out for Jesus Medina, the midfielder who hails from Paraguay. He has earned 27 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 5 different times. Medina has earned himself a total of 10 yellow cards in 8,350 professional minutes (96 career starts). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.29 (87th among active players).
Sean Johnson will look after the goal for NYCFC. In his pro soccer career, Johnson has given up 373 goals while he has accumulated 866 saves in 278 starts. He has conceded 1.34 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 106-81-91. He has a save percentage of .705 and his shutout rate is currently at 22.7%. Johnson has tallied 63 clean sheets while he has seen 1,228 shots attempted against him in 24,996 career mins.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take D.C. (+320)
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