D.C. United vs Toronto FC Prediction, 9/19/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: D.C. United vs Toronto FC
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Location: Audi Field in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: D.C. (+150) Toronto (+170)
D.C. United (2-4-5, 10th in the Eastern Conference) plays Toronto FC (6-3-2, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) at Audi Field on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers will be Bill Hamid for D.C. United and Quentin Westberg for Toronto FC. The odds on this matchup have D.C. United coming in at +150 and TFC is at +170. The O/U is set at 2.75.
The Black-and-Red as a team have scored 9 goals this year, which ranks 21st in the league. They have attempted 88 shots at the goal with 32 on target, which calculates to a 36.4% shots on target percentage. D.C. maintains possession for 47.4% of contests while they have success at dribbling 59.4% of the time (11th in Major League Soccer). They have caught 4,314 passes from teammates on 4,977 tries on the campaign, earning them a receiving percentage of 86.7%.
Julian Gressel is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for D.C. He has 33 assists while accumulating 11 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. Gressel has been given a starting assignment in 99 outings during his MLS career and scores 0.17 goals per 90 mins. The defender who is from Germany has earned 16 goals (138th among active players) in 8,551 mins played. Someone else who should impact this game is Ola Kamara, the forward who is from Norway. Kamara has totaled 19,691 mins during 210 starts and has been handed 12 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 23 times so far in his MLS career while he has scored 111 total goals. He has an average of 0.51 G/90 so far in his career (16th among active MLS players).
The man defending the goal for D.C. is Bill Hamid. Hamid (88-63-85 mark in his MLS career) has 69 shutouts, which leaves him with a 28.9% clean sheet rate. The goalie from the United States has faced 1,140 shots tried at him in 239 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.24 (294 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of .743. Hamid has played for 21,309 minutes and has accumulated 847 stops in his MLS career.
TFC have successfully dribbled 59.1% of the time on the campaign while accumulating 18 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 90.0% and they control possession of the ball 57.7% of the time. Toronto has accumulated 6,356 pass targets for the year (1st in the league) and they have 5,720 completed passes. The have hit on 43.3% of their shots on target on 164 total shots.
Jozy Altidore should be able to be counted on for Toronto. The forward who is from the United States has played 20,225 minutes and he has scored 114 goals (5th among active MLS players). He has accumulated 46 yellow cards in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 29 times. He has an average of 0.51 goals per 90 mins and has started 35 contests in his MLS career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Alejandro Pozuelo, the midfielder who is from Spain. Pozuelo has been handed 30 yellow card warnings in 16,782 mins played (183 starts). His G/90 average during his career is 0.21 (122nd among active MLS players). He has accumulated 39 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 48 times.
Quentin Westberg will look after the goal for TFC. Westberg has accumulated 25 shutouts while seeing 270 shots attempted against him in 7,407 minutes throughout his career. He sports a save % of .670 and his clean sheet rate sits at 30.5%. He has allowed 1.29 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 31-25-27. Thus far in his career, Westberg has conceded 106 goals while he has 181 saves in 82 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take D.C. (+150)
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