Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC Prediction, 9/9/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Location: Saputo Stadium in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Montreal (+320) Toronto (-139)
Jozy Altidore and the Montreal Impact (4-1-3, 6th in the Eastern Conference) host Toronto FC (5-3-2, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) at Saputo Stadium on Wednesday. The starting goalies will be Clement Diop for the Montreal Impact and Quentin Westberg for Toronto FC. The Impact are priced at +320 while TFC is at -139. The over/under is set at 2.75.
The Impact have earned 11 goals on the campaign, which is 14th in the league. They have launched 67 shots at the opposition with 22 on target, which is a 32.8% SOT percentage. Montreal has been able to maintain possession for 48% of the time while they successfully dribble 71% of the time (2nd in MLS). They have received 3,196 passes on 3,619 tries this season, which has earned them a receiving percentage of 88.3%.
Maximiliano Urruti is a player who should be able to impact this match for the Impact. He has totaled 24 assists while earning 19 yellow cards during his MLS career. Urruti has started 151 outings so far in his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.34 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder who was born in Argentina has earned 51 goals scored (40th among active MLS players) in 13,497 minutes played. Someone else who should impact this match is Rod Fanni, the defender who represents France. Fanni has accumulated 33,949 mins in 376 starting assignments and has been given a total of 47 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 14 times in his MLS career while scoring 9 total goals. He scores 0.02 G/90 thus far in his career (312th among active MLS players).
The guy protecting the net for Montreal will be Clement Diop. Diop has seen the pitch for 6,750 minutes and has earned 235 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.36 (102 total goals allowed) and his save percentage is .699. The keeper from Senegal has seen 336 shots attempted at him in 75 career starts. Diop (30-17-27 mark in his career) has accumulated 20 shutouts, which has earned him a 26.7% clean sheet rate.
Toronto has totaled 5,854 pass targets so far this season (1st in MLS) to go along with 5,273 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 90.1% while they control possession of the ball 58.2% of the time. TFC have had success dribbling 58.3% of the time for the campaign while accumulating 16 goals. They have been able to connect on 40% of their SOT out of 150 total shots.
Jozy Altidore will need to provide a lift for Toronto. The forward who represents the United States has totaled 20,136 professional minutes while he has scored 113 goals (5th among active players). He has accumulated 46 yellow card warnings during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 29 times. He currently averages 0.51 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 35 games so far in his pro soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Alejandro Pozuelo, the midfielder who hails from Spain. Pozuelo has been handed a total of 30 yellow cards in 16,693 professional minutes played (182 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his career is 0.21 (124th among active MLS players). He has accounted for 39 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 48 different times.
Quentin Westberg will be residing in front of the net for TFC. Westberg has recorded 25 shutouts while he has defended 267 shots against him in 7,317 mins in his career. He has a save percentage of .670 and his clean sheet rate sits at 30.9%. He has allowed 1.29 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 30-25-27. So far in his pro soccer career, Westberg has surrendered 105 goals while totaling 179 stops in 81 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Montreal (+320)
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