Montreal Impact vs Chicago Fire Prediction, 10/3/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Impact vs Chicago Fire
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Location: Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Montreal (+150) Chicago (+150)
Romell Quioto and the Montreal Impact (5-1-8, 8th in the Eastern Conference) host the Chicago Fire (4-3-7, 9th in the Eastern Conference) at Red Bull Arena on Saturday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Clement Diop for the Montreal Impact and Bobby Shuttleworth for the Chicago Fire. The Impact are priced at +150 while the Fire are at +150. The O/U has been set at 3.
The Impact have earned 20 goals this year, which ranks 12th in the league. They have attempted 126 shots at their opponents goal with 45 on target, which calculates to a 35.7% shots on target percentage. Montreal has controlled possession for 48.3% of games while they successfully dribble 66.5% of the time (4th in MLS). Their players have been on the receiving end of 5,502 passes from teammates on 6,248 tries for the campaign, making their receiving percentage 88.1%.
Romell Quioto is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Montreal Impact. Quioto has been in the starting lineup in 60 games during his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.35 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from Honduras has totaled 21 goals scored in 5,464 mins played. He has totaled 15 assists while accumulating 13 yellow card cautions during his MLS career. Saphir Taider is a player who can be a difference maker for Montreal Impact. He has totaled 25 assists while earning 31 yellow card warnings so far in his MLS career. Taider has been given a starting assignment in 215 matches so far in his career while he scores 0.15 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder who is from France has earned 31 goals in 19,091 mins.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Montreal will be Clement Diop. Diop has been on the field for a total of 7,290 minutes and has 263 saves in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.48 (120 goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .697. The keeper from France has faced 380 shots attempted against him in 81 career starting assignments. Diop (31-17-32 record in his MLS career) has 20 shutouts, which has earned him a 24.7% shutout percentage.
The Fire have successfully dribbled 65.2% of the time so far this year while earning 18 goals. They have earned a receiving percentage of 87.1% while they control possession of the ball 49.5% of the time. Chicago has tallied 6,166 targets this year (14th in MLS) with 5,373 successful received passes. They have completed 32% of their shots on target out of 197 shots.
Robert Beric is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Chicago Fire. He has totaled 15 assists while earning 17 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. Beric has been given a starting assignment in 133 matchups in his career while he scores 0.55 goals per 90 mins. The forward who hails from Slovenia has earned 72 goals in 11,789 professional minutes played. Fabian Herbers is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Chicago Fire. Herbers has had a starting assignment in 63 matchups so far in his MLS career and scores 0.31 goals per 90 mins. The forward who represents Germany has earned 19 goals scored in 5,469 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 13 assists while earning 19 yellow cards during his career.
The man who will protect the net for Chicago will be Bobby Shuttleworth. Shuttleworth (73-41-89 mark in his career) has 48 shutouts, which leaves him with a 23.9% clean sheet rate. The keeper from the United States has seen 930 shots attempted at him in 201 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.57 (317 goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .674. Shuttleworth has seen the pitch for a total of 18,200 minutes and has accumulated 616 stops in his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Montreal (+150)
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