D.C. United vs New York Red Bulls Prediction, 9/12/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: D.C. United vs New York Red Bulls
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Location: Audi Field in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: D.C. (+144) New York (+186)
Kaku and D.C. United (2-4-4, 10th in the Eastern Conference) host the New York Red Bulls (3-2-5, 9th in the Eastern Conference) at Audi Field on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net are Chris Seitz for D.C. United and David Jensen for the New York Red Bulls. The Red Bulls are priced at +186 while the Black-and-Red are at +144. The over/under is set at 2.75.
D.C. controls possession for 45.9% of the time while they successfully dribble 58.5% of the time (16th in the league). They have launched 79 shots at their opponents goal with 28 of them being on target, which calculates to a 35.4% shots on target percentage. The Black-and-Red have earned 9 goals this year, which is currently 17th in MLS. They have received 3,715 passes on 4,293 tries on the season, making their receiving percentage 86.5%.
Ola Kamara is a player who should be able to impact this game for D.C. Kamara has been a starter in 209 matchups during his career and he scores 0.51 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who hails from Norway has accumulated 111 goals (6th among active MLS players) in 19,617 minutes played. He has accounted for 23 assists while earning 12 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Someone else who should impact this match is Julian Gressel, the defender who was born in Germany. Gressel has accumulated 8,477 mins during 98 starting assignments and has earned himself 11 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 33 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 16 total goals. He has an average of 0.17 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career (145th among active MLS players).
The guy who will defend the goal for D.C. is Chris Seitz. Seitz (43-29-38 record in his career) has earned 28 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 25.5% shutout percentage. The goalie from the United States has faced 480 shots sent his way in 110 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.41 (157 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .677. Seitz has been on the field for 9,986 mins and has 325 stops in his MLS career.
New York has tallied 4,267 pass targets so far this season (15th in the league) with 3,397 successful received passes. They hold a receiving percentage of 79.6% while they control possession of the ball 47.6% of the time. The Red Bulls have had success dribbling 54.1% of the time on the season while tallying 7 goals. They have been able to connect on 34.9% of their SOT on 106 shots.
Kaku will need to provide a spark for New York. He is currently averaging 0.15 goals per 90 mins and has started 316 contests thus far in his career. The midfielder who was born in Paraguay has been on the field for 9,387 minutes while scoring 16 goals (140th among active MLS players). He has 12 yellow cards during his career and has helped on a goal 25 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Daniel Royer, the forward from Austria. He has scored 56 goals in his MLS career while helping on a goal 26 different times. Royer has been given a total of 20 yellow cards in 16,680 minutes played (191 career starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.30 (82nd among active players).
David Jensen will look after the net for the Red Bulls. During his career, Jensen has allowed 246 goals while he has totaled 395 saves in 175 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.40 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 77-34-64. He sports a save percentage of .671 and his shutout rate is currently 29.1%. Jensen has earned 51 shutouts while he has seen 589 shots attempted against him in 15,768 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York (+186)
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