New England Revolution vs New York Red Bulls Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 8/29/2020
Game: New England Revolution vs New York Red Bulls
Date: Saturday, August 29, 2020
Location: Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA
Odds/Point Spread: New England (-110) New York (+260)
Kaku and the New England Revolution (2-4-1, 7th in the Eastern Conference) host the New York Red Bulls (3-1-3, 6th in the Eastern Conference) at Gillette Stadium on Saturday. The starting goaltenders will be Matt Turner for the New England Revolution and David Jensen for the New York Red Bulls. The Revolution are priced at -110 while the Red Bulls are at +260. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
The Revolution have scored 6 goals on the year, which is 19th in MLS. They have launched 104 shots at the goal with 28 being on target, which means they have a 26.9% shots on target percentage. New England controls possession for 45.4% of the time while successfully dribbling 60.7% of the time (11th in the league). Their players have received 2,284 passes from teammates on 2,667 tries for the year, giving them a receiving percentage of 85.6%.
Gustavo Bou is a guy who can be a difference maker for the Revolution. He has totaled 22 assists while tallying 17 yellow cards thus far in his career. Bou has been a starter in 123 outings in his career while scoring 0.50 G/90. The midfielder who was born in Argentina has accumulated 62 goals scored (23rd among active players) in 11,065 minutes played. Someone else who should impact this game is Diego Fagundez, the midfielder who hails from Uruguay. He has assisted on a goal 37 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 52 goals. Fagundez has been on the pitch for 16,208 minutes in 180 starts and has been given 25 yellow cards. He sports an average of 0.29 goals per 90 minutes during his MLS career (88th among active MLS players).
The guy defending the goal for New England will be Matt Turner. Turner has played for 7,165 minutes and is sitting with 270 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.26 (100 total goals given up) and he has earned a save percentage of .744. The goalkeeper from the United States has faced 363 shots attempted against him in 80 starting assignments. Turner (25-29-26 record in his career) has recorded 20 shutouts, which gives him a 25.0% shutout rate.
New York has totaled 2,912 targets this season (13th in the league) to go along with 2,327 completed passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 79.9% while they maintain possession of the ball 46.1% of the time. The Red Bulls have had success dribbling 50.8% of the time for the campaign while earning 6 goals. The have hit on 36% of their shots on target on 75 total shots.
Kaku should provide a spark for New York. He currently averages 0.16 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 315 matches so far in his MLS career. The midfielder who is from Paraguay has been on the field for 9,126 mins and he has scored 16 goals (136th among active MLS players). He has accounted for 12 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 25 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Brian White, the forward from the United States. White has been given a total of 3 yellow cards in 3,705 minutes played (43 career starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his MLS career is 0.49 (23rd among active players). He has earned 20 goals during his MLS career while helping on a goal 6 times.
David Jensen will reside in front of the goal for the Red Bulls. So far in his pro soccer career, Jensen has allowed 246 goals while he has 395 saves in 175 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.40 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 77-34-64. He has a save % of .671 and his shutout rate is 29.1%. Jensen has accumulated 51 clean sheets while he has seen 589 shots attempted against him in 15,768 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York (+260)
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