FC Dallas vs Orlando City SC Prediction, 9/27/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Dallas vs Orlando City SC
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020
Location: Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+133) Orlando (+210)
Junior Urso and FC Dallas (5-4-3, 4th in the Western Conference) play Orlando City (7-4-2, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) at Toyota Stadium on Sunday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Jimmy Maurer for FC Dallas and Pedro Gallese for Orlando City. The Lions are priced at +210 while FCD is at +133. The O/U opens at 3.
Dallas maintains possession for 49.8% of games while successfully dribbling 61.7% of the time (8th in Major League Soccer). They have launched 132 shots with 53 being on target, which is a 40.2% SOT percentage. FCD as a team have 19 goals on the campaign, which ranks 13th in MLS. They have received 4,684 passes from teammates on 5,374 targets this season, earning them a receiving percentage of 87.2%.
Matt Hedges is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for FCD. He has totaled 2 assists while earning 35 yellow cards in his career. Hedges has been given a starting assignment in 247 matches during his MLS career and he tallies 0.07 G/90. The defender who hails from the United States has 16 goals scored (140th among active players) in 21,849 mins. Another player who should impact this match is Michael Barrios, the forward who hails from Colombia. Barrios has totaled 13,130 mins in 149 starts and has been handed a total of 20 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 36 times so far in his career and he has scored 30 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.21 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career (123rd among active players).
The man who will protect the net for Dallas is Jimmy Maurer. Maurer (60-47-38 record in his career) has totaled 49 clean sheets, which gives him a 34.0% clean sheet percentage. The keeper from the United States has faced 591 shots sent his way in 144 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.21 (173 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .714. Maurer has played for 12,829 mins and is sitting with 422 saves so far in his career.
The Lions have dribbled successfully 59.2% of the time this season while accumulating 24 goals. They hold a receiving percentage of 88.3% and they control possession of the ball 51.2% of the time. Orlando has accumulated 5,838 pass targets so far this year (12th in the league) to go along with 5,154 successful received passes. They have been able to connect on 38% of their shots on target out of 150 shots.
Junior Urso will need to provide a lift for Orlando. He is averaging 0.20 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 158 games in his MLS career. The midfielder who is from Brazil has accumulated 10,871 mins while scoring 24 goals (102nd among active MLS players). He has 18 yellow card warnings during his MLS career and has helped on a goal 5 times. You should also keep an eye on Tesho Akindele, the forward from Canada. Akindele has been handed 10 yellow card warnings in 9,226 professional minutes played (93 starts). His goals per 90 average in his MLS career is 0.35 (63rd among active MLS players). He has scored 36 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 9 different times.
Pedro Gallese is expected to look after the net for the Lions. Gallese has earned 26 shutouts while he has defended 202 shots against him in 11,631 mins throughout his career. He has a save percentage of .644 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 19.8%. He has surrendered 1.05 goals per 90 while earning a record of 44-34-51. During his career, Gallese has conceded 136 goals while tallying 130 saves in 131 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas (+133)
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