Montreal Impact vs Inter Miami CF Prediction, 10/17/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Impact vs Inter Miami CF
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Location: Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Montreal (+279) Miami (-100)
Saphir Taider and the Montreal Impact (6-2-10, 9th in the Eastern Conference) play Inter Miami (5-3-10, 12th in the Eastern Conference) at Red Bull Arena on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Clement Diop for the Montreal Impact and John McCarthy for Inter Miami. The line on this matchup has the Montreal Impact coming in at +279 and Inter Miami is at -100. The over/under is set at 2.75.
Montreal controls possession for 47.8% of contests while successfully dribbling 62.7% of the time (5th in MLS). They have attempted 171 shots at their opponents with 65 on target, which is a 38.0% shots on target percentage. The Impact have scored 27 goals this season, which is currently 9th in MLS. Their players have been on the receiving end of 6,832 passes on 7,811 targets this season, which gives them a receiving percentage of 87.5%.
Saphir Taider is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Montreal. Taider has been a starter in 215 games thus far in his career and has 0.15 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder from France has earned 31 goals in 19,091 professional minutes played. He has 25 assists while accumulating 31 yellow cards in his career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Romell Quioto, the forward from Honduras. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 18 times during his career while scoring 21 goals. Quioto has totaled 5,594 minutes in 61 starts and has been handed 13 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.34 goals per 90 mins in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Montreal is Clement Diop. Diop has seen the pitch for a total of 7,560 minutes and has tallied 272 saves in his MLS career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.49 (125 goals surrendered) and his save percentage is .695. The goalie from France has seen 394 shots sent in his direction in 84 career starts. Diop (32-18-33 record in his career) has accounted for 20 clean sheets, which gives him a 23.8% clean sheet rate.
Miami has tallied 7,190 pass targets on the season (20th in MLS) and they have 6,193 completed passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 86.1% and they control possession of the ball 48.1% of the time. Inter Miami have had success dribbling 54.9% of the time this season while accumulating 18 goals. They have been able to connect on 30.5% of their shots on target out of 226 shots.
Lewis Morgan should provide a lift for Miami. He has an average of 0.26 G/90 and has been a starter in 100 games during his pro soccer career. The midfielder who hails from Scotland has earned 9,346 professional minutes while he has scored 27 goals. He has accounted for 4 yellow card warnings during his professional soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 21 times. Be sure to watch out for Gonzalo Higuain, the forward who was born in Argentina. Higuain has been given 45 yellow cards in 30,459 mins (343 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.70. He has accounted for 238 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 62 different times.
John McCarthy will be residing in front of the goal for IMCF. So far in his MLS career, McCarthy has surrendered 105 goals while he has 281 saves in 97 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.08 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 40-32-25. He has earned a save % of .742 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 36.1%. McCarthy has totaled 35 clean sheets while he has defended 380 shots tried against him in 8,730 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Miami (-100)
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