FC Cincinnati vs Columbus Crew Prediction, 10/14/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Cincinnati vs Columbus Crew
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Location: Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
TV: FOX Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+200) Columbus (+125)
Yuya Kubo and FC Cincinnati (3-4-10, 13th in the Eastern Conference) play the Columbus Crew (9-4-3, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) at Nippert Stadium on Wednesday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Przemyslaw Tyton for FC Cincinnati and Eloy Room for the Columbus Crew. The odds on this contest have FC Cincinnati priced at +200 and the Crew are at +125. The total opens at 2.5.
Cincinnati controls possession for 47.4% of contests while they have success at dribbling 59.3% of the time (13th in Major League Soccer). They have attempted 160 shots with 46 being on target, which calculates to a 28.8% SOT percentage. FCC as a team have totaled 7 goals this season, which has them 26th in MLS. They have received 6,613 passes from teammates on 7,539 tries so far this year, which gives them a receiving percentage of 87.7%.
Yuya Kubo is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Cincinnati. Kubo has been given a starting assignment in 134 matchups in his pro soccer career and scores 0.37 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Japan has earned 51 goals in 12,285 mins played. He has 15 assists while accumulating 15 yellow card cautions in his career. One more guy who should impact this match is Haris Medunjanin, the midfielder who is from Bosnia. Medunjanin has accumulated 21,351 minutes in 236 starts and has been handed a total of 36 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 35 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 31 goals. He is currently averaging 0.13 goals per 90 minutes in his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for FC Cincinnati is Przemyslaw Tyton. Tyton (66-45-81 mark in his MLS career) has recorded 41 shutouts, which gives him a 21.0% shutout percentage. The goalie from Poland has seen 931 shots attempted at him in 195 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.68 (329 goals given up) and he has a save percentage of .650. Tyton has seen the field for 17,596 minutes and is sitting with 604 stops in his career.
Columbus has totaled 7,682 targets so far this year (6th in MLS) and they have 6,712 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 87.4% while controlling possession of the ball 52.9% of the time. The Crew have had success dribbling 67.9% of the time so far this season while tallying 25 goals. They have been able to hit on 36.6% of their shots on target on 183 shots.
Gyasi Zardes should be able to be counted on for Columbus. He sports an average of 0.40 goals per 90 and has started 195 matches in his professional soccer career. The forward who hails from the United States has been on the pitch for 17,427 minutes and he has scored 77 goals. He has accumulated 12 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 22 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Pedro Santos, the forward who hails from Portugal. Santos has earned himself 49 yellow cards in 14,150 mins played (162 starting assignments). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.25. He has accounted for 39 goals in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 35 times.
Eloy Room will look after the goal for the Crew. In his career, Room has conceded 260 goals while he has earned 652 stops in 187 starts. He has surrendered 1.37 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 75-50-64. He has a save percentage of .724 and his clean sheet rate is currently 23.0%. Room has totaled 43 clean sheets while seeing 907 shots attempted against him in 17,031 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cincinnati (+200)
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