FC Dallas vs Columbus Crew Prediction, 10/3/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Dallas vs Columbus Crew
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Location: Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX
TV: Texas 21
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+115) Columbus (+195)
Toyota Stadium is the venue where Gyasi Zardes and the Columbus Crew (9-3-2, 1st in the Eastern Conference) will play FC Dallas (5-5-3, 4th in the Western Conference) on Saturday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Jimmy Maurer for FC Dallas and Eloy Room for the Columbus Crew. The line on this contest has FC Dallas coming in at +115 and the Crew are at +195. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
FCD have scored 19 goals this season, which is 13th in MLS. They have tried 146 shots with 57 of them being on target, which is a 39.0% SOT percentage. Dallas maintains possession for 49.5% of contests while they successfully dribble 60.3% of the time (11th in MLS). Their players have been on the receiving end of 5,034 passes from teammates on 5,785 tries on the season, earning them a receiving percentage of 87.0%.
Franco Jara is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for FC Dallas. He has totaled 19 assists while tallying 49 yellow card cautions during his career. Jara has had a starting assignment in 163 outings during his career and scores 0.49 goals per 90 mins. The forward who represents Argentina has 80 goals scored in 14,655 mins played. Jesus Ferreira is a player who can be a difference maker for FC Dallas. He has accounted for 8 assists while tallying 8 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. Ferreira has been a starter in 46 matches during his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.36 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Colombia has totaled 16 goals in 3,965 mins played.
The man protecting the net for FC Dallas is Jimmy Maurer. Maurer (60-48-38 record in his career) has earned 50 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 34.5% shutout percentage. The keeper from the United States has faced 593 shots sent in his direction in 145 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.21 (173 total goals surrendered) and he holds a save % of .713. Maurer has defended the goal for 12,919 mins and has tallied 424 saves during his MLS career.
The Crew have dribbled successfully 70.6% of the time on the campaign while accumulating 22 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 87.7% while controlling possession of the ball 53% of the time. Columbus has totaled 6,853 pass targets for the year (4th in MLS) to go along with 6,010 completed passes. The have hit on 37% of their SOT out of 154 shots.
Gyasi Zardes is a player who should be able to impact this match for Columbus Crew. He has 21 assists while tallying 12 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Zardes has started 191 games during his pro soccer career and has 0.40 goals per 90. The forward who is from the United States has accumulated 76 goals scored in 17,247 mins. Lucas Zelarayan is a player who should be able to impact this game for Columbus Crew. Zelarayan has had a starting assignment in 111 matchups thus far in his career and scores 0.30 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder who is from Argentina has totaled 33 goals scored in 9,832 professional minutes. He has 23 assists while accumulating 6 yellow card warnings thus far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Columbus is Eloy Room. Room has seen the field for 16,961 mins and has tallied 651 saves in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.37 (258 goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .725. The goalie from the Netherlands has seen 905 shots tried against him in 186 career starts. Room (75-49-64 record during his soccer career) has accounted for 43 shutouts, which leaves him with a 23.1% clean sheet rate.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Columbus (+195)
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