FC Cincinnati vs Philadelphia Union Prediction, 9/23/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Cincinnati vs Philadelphia Union
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Location: Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+228) Philadelphia (+128)
Haris Medunjanin and the Philadelphia Union (7-3-2, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) travel to Nippert Stadium on Wednesday where they'll take on FC Cincinnati (3-3-6, 9th in the Eastern Conference). The starting goalies will be Przemyslaw Tyton for FC Cincinnati and Andre Blake for the Philadelphia Union. The Zolos are priced at +128 while FCC is at +228. The over/under is set at 2.75.
Cincinnati has controlled possession for 46.5% of contests while successfully dribbling 59.8% of the time (13th in the league). They have attempted 112 shots at their opponents goal with 34 of them being on target, which is a 30.4% SOT percentage. FCC as a team have scored 7 goals on the campaign, which is 26th in the league. Their players have caught 4,543 passes from teammates on 5,203 tries on the year, which gives them a receiving percentage of 87.3%.
Haris Medunjanin is a player who should be able to impact this match for FCC. Medunjanin has had a starting assignment in 231 outings during his MLS career while scoring 0.13 G/90. The midfielder from Bosnia has racked up 31 goals (68th among active MLS players) in 20,901 mins. He has totaled 35 assists while earning 34 yellow card cautions during his MLS career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Yuya Kubo, the midfielder from Japan. Kubo has been on the field for 11,984 mins in 131 starts and has been given 15 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 15 times during his career and he has scored 51 goals. He has an average of 0.38 goals per 90 in his MLS career (51st among active MLS players).
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Cincinnati will be Przemyslaw Tyton. Tyton (66-45-78 mark during his soccer career) has recorded 41 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 21.4% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from Poland has seen 919 shots attempted against him in 192 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.68 (323 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .651. Tyton has played for a total of 17,336 mins and has accumulated 598 stops in his career.
The Zolos have successfully dribbled 51.5% of the time so far this season while totaling 21 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 83.7% and they have controlled possession of the ball 47.6% of the time. Philadelphia has tallied 5,073 targets for the season (18th in MLS) with 4,245 successful received passes. They have completed 39.3% of their shots on target on 150 shots.
Kacper Przybylko should be able to be counted on for Philadelphia. He averages 0.42 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 135 matches during his MLS career. The forward from Poland has totaled 9,735 professional minutes while scoring 45 goals (46th among active MLS players). He has 9 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted on a goal 14 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Alejandro Bedoya, the midfielder who hails from the United States. Bedoya has been given a total of 60 yellow cards in 23,328 professional minutes played (256 career starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.15 (155th among active MLS players). He has collected 38 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 33 times.
Andre Blake will be residing in front of the net for the Zolos. Blake has recorded 35 clean sheets while he has seen 617 shots attempted against him in 12,204 minutes throughout his career. He has a save percentage of .702 and his clean sheet rate is 25.7%. He has allowed 1.45 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 53-30-53. In his career, Blake has conceded 197 goals while he has accounted for 433 stops in 136 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cincinnati (+228)
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