Minnesota United FC vs Chicago Fire Prediction, 10/14/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota United FC vs Chicago Fire
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Location: Allianz Field in Saint Paul, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+115) Chicago (+190)
Robert Beric and the Chicago Fire (5-4-8, 9th in the Eastern Conference) are headed to Allianz Field on Wednesday where they'll take on Minnesota United (6-5-5, 5th in the Western Conference). The goalkeepers protecting the net are Dayne St. Clair for Minnesota United and Bobby Shuttleworth for the Chicago Fire. The line on this game has Minnesota United coming in at +115 and the Fire are at +190. The total opens at 3.
Minnesota controls possession for 46.9% of the time while they have success at dribbling 58.4% of the time (17th in MLS). They have launched 201 shots at their opponents goal with 73 being on target, which calculates to a 36.3% SOT percentage. The Loons have tallied 24 goals on the season, which ranks them 11th in MLS. Their players have caught 5,895 passes on 6,819 targets this year, giving them a receiving percentage of 86.4%.
Robin Lod is a player who should be able to impact this match for Minnesota. He has 22 assists while accumulating 15 yellow cards in his pro soccer career. Lod has had a starting assignment in 153 matches in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.23 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder from Finland has accumulated 34 goals in 13,514 mins played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Kevin Molino, the midfielder who represents Trinidad and Tobago. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 45 times in his career while scoring 57 total goals. Molino has played 13,828 minutes during 161 career starts and has been given a total of 14 yellow card warnings. He scores 0.37 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for San Antonio is Dayne St. Clair. St. Clair has played for 1,170 minutes and has tallied 40 saves during his MLS career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.85 (11 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .784. The goalkeeper from Canada has seen 51 shots sent his way in 13 career starts. St. Clair (6-5-2 record in his career) has accumulated 7 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 53.8% clean sheet percentage.
The Fire have dribbled successfully 63.3% of the time on the campaign while totaling 22 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 87.5% while controlling possession of the ball 50.2% of the time. Chicago has totaled 7,552 pass targets this season (9th in MLS) and they have 6,607 completed passes. They have been able to hit on 31.3% of their SOT out of 224 total shots.
Robert Beric should provide solid play for Chicago. The forward who is from Slovenia has been on the pitch for 12,055 minutes while scoring 73 goals. He has 17 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 15 times. He is averaging 0.55 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 24 matches during his professional soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Fabian Herbers, the forward from Germany. Herbers has been handed a total of 20 yellow cards in 5,671 professional minutes (66 starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.30. He has scored 19 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 13 times.
Bobby Shuttleworth will be looking after the goal for the Fire. Shuttleworth has totaled 48 shutouts while defending 947 shots attempted against him in 18,470 career mins. He has earned a save % of .676 and his shutout rate is 23.5%. He has allowed 1.56 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 74-42-90. So far in his career, Shuttleworth has given up 321 goals while he has totaled 629 saves in 204 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (+190)
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