New England Revolution vs New York City FC Prediction, 9/19/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New England Revolution vs New York City FC
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Location: Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA
TV: NBC Sports Boston
Odds/Point Spread: New England (+155) New York City (+137)
Gillette Stadium is the site where New York City FC (5-1-5, 6th in the Eastern Conference) will take on the New England Revolution (3-5-3, 8th in the Eastern Conference) on Saturday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Matt Turner for the New England Revolution and Sean Johnson for New York City FC. The moneyline on this game has the New England Revolution coming in at +155 and NYCFC is at +137. The total opens at 2.75.
New England controls possession for 45.7% of contests while dribbling successfully 60.9% of the time (8th in Major League Soccer). They have attempted 150 shots at their opponents with 41 on target, which calculates to a 27.3% shots on target percentage. The Revolution have earned 10 goals on the year, which has them 20th in MLS. Their players have caught 3,621 passes on 4,330 targets on the season, which has earned them a receiving percentage of 83.6%.
Diego Fagundez is a guy who should impact this matchup for the Revolution. Fagundez has been given a starting assignment in 182 matchups during his MLS career and he tallies 0.28 G/90. The midfielder who was born in Uruguay has 52 goals scored (36th among active MLS players) in 16,432 minutes. He has accounted for 37 assists while accumulating 26 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Someone else who should impact this match is Gustavo Bou, the midfielder who was born in Argentina. Bou has earned 11,350 mins during 126 career starts and has been handed a total of 17 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 23 times thus far in his career while scoring 63 goals. He is averaging 0.50 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career (19th among active MLS players).
The guy who will defend the goal for New England will be Matt Turner. Turner has been on the field for a total of 7,525 mins and has earned 285 saves during his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.27 (106 total goals surrendered) and he holds a save percentage of .744. The goalkeeper from the United States has faced 383 shots tried against him in 84 career starts. Turner (26-30-28 record in his career) has recorded 20 clean sheets, which has earned him a 23.8% shutout rate.
New York City has totaled 5,451 pass targets on the year (5th in MLS) with 4,694 successful received passes. They have a receiving percentage of 86.1% while they maintain possession of the ball 55.2% of the time. NYCFC have been able to dribble successfully 55.3% of the time on the campaign while earning 9 goals. They have been able to hit on 30.3% of their shots on target out of 155 shots.
Jesus Medina will be someone to watch for New York City. He is currently averaging 0.29 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 63 matches so far in his MLS career. The midfielder who was born in Paraguay has been on the pitch for 8,502 professional minutes and he has scored 27 goals (85th among active players). He has accounted for 10 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 5 times. You should also watch out for Alexander Ring, the midfielder who hails from Finland. Ring has been handed 56 yellow cards in 17,025 mins (191 career starting assignments). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.11 (187th among active players). He has earned 20 goals in his MLS career while assisting on a goal 13 different times.
Sean Johnson is expected to look after the net for NYCFC. Thus far in his career, Johnson has allowed 374 goals while he has accounted for 870 saves in 280 starting assignments. He has given up 1.34 goals per 90 while earning a record of 107-82-91. He has a save percentage of .706 and his shutout rate sits at 22.9%. Johnson has earned 64 clean sheets while he has seen 1,233 shots against him in 25,176 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New England (+155)
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