New England Revolution vs New York City FC Prediction, 9/2/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New England Revolution vs New York City FC
Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Location: Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA
Odds/Point Spread: New England (+100) New York City (+250)
Gillette Stadium is the site where Jesus Medina and New York City FC (3-0-5, 9th in the Eastern Conference) will play the New England Revolution (2-5-1, 6th in the Eastern Conference) on Wednesday. The goalies who are expected to start are Matt Turner for the New England Revolution and Sean Johnson for New York City FC. The Revolution are priced at +100 while NYCFC is at +250. The total has been set at 2.75.
The Revolution as a team have 7 goals this year, which is 20th in MLS. They have attempted 118 shots at the opposition with 33 of them being on target, which calculates to a 28.0% shots on target percentage. New England has been able to control possession for 47.4% of contests while successfully dribbling 60.5% of the time (11th in Major League Soccer). Their players have caught 2,729 passes from teammates on 3,202 targets for the campaign, which makes their receiving percentage 85.2%.
Diego Fagundez is a guy who should be able to impact this match for the Revolution. He has 37 assists while accumulating 25 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. Fagundez has been in the starting lineup in 181 matchups during his MLS career while he scores 0.29 G/90. The midfielder who is from Uruguay has 52 goals (36th among active MLS players) in 16,295 professional minutes. Someone else who should impact this match is Gustavo Bou, the midfielder from Argentina. Bou has been on the field for 11,155 minutes during 124 starts and has been handed 17 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 22 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 63 total goals. He sports an average of 0.51 goals per 90 mins so far in his MLS career (19th among active players).
The man protecting the net for New England is Matt Turner. Turner has defended the goal for a total of 7,255 mins and has accumulated 273 saves in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.25 (101 total goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .744. The goalie from the United States has had 367 shots tried at him in 81 starting assignments. Turner (25-30-26 mark in his career) has accounted for 20 shutouts, which has earned him a 24.7% shutout percentage.
NYCFC have been able to dribble successfully 56.9% of the time on the campaign while accumulating 6 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 86.2% while controlling possession of the ball 53% of the time. New York City has 3,770 pass targets for the season (3rd in MLS) to go along with 3,248 successful received passes. The have hit on 33% of their SOT out of 106 total shots.
Jesus Medina will need to be on top of his game for New York City. The midfielder who was born in Paraguay has played 8,323 professional minutes while he has scored 27 goals (83rd among active MLS players). He has accumulated 10 yellow card cautions during his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 5 times. He averages 0.29 goals per 90 mins and has started 60 games during his pro soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Alexander Ring, the midfielder from Finland. He has earned 19 goals thus far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 13 times. Ring has been given 56 yellow cards in 16,755 minutes played (188 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.10 (189th among active players).
Sean Johnson is expected to look after the goal for NYCFC. Johnson has racked up 62 clean sheets while he has seen 1,225 shots against him in 24,906 mins throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of .704 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 22.4%. He has conceded 1.35 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 105-81-91. In his career, Johnson has allowed 373 goals while he has racked up 863 saves in 277 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York City (+250)
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