New England Revolution vs Philadelphia Union Prediction, 10/19/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New England Revolution vs Philadelphia Union
Date: Monday, October 19, 2020
Location: Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA
TV: NBC Sports Boston
Odds/Point Spread: New England (+125) Philadelphia (+200)
Gillette Stadium is the site where Sergio Santos and the Philadelphia Union (10-5-3, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) will play the New England Revolution (7-7-4, 5th in the Eastern Conference) on Monday. The starting goalies will be Matt Turner for the New England Revolution and Andre Blake for the Philadelphia Union. The line on this contest has the New England Revolution priced at +125 and the Zolos are at +200. The O/U opens at 2.5.
The Revolution have earned 20 goals on the season, which has them 19th in MLS. They have tried 260 shots at the opposition with 81 being on target, which calculates to a 31.2% shots on target percentage. New England controls possession for 49% of matches while successfully dribbling 60.1% of the time (9th in MLS). They have caught 6,507 passes on 7,661 targets for the campaign, which has earned them a receiving percentage of 84.9%.
Adam Buksa is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for New England. Buksa has been a starter in 76 outings in his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.41 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Poland has 32 goals scored in 6,953 mins. He has 8 assists while earning 15 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Gustavo Bou, the forward who hails from Argentina. Bou has been on the pitch for 11,708 minutes in 130 starts and has been handed a total of 17 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 23 times thus far in his career while scoring 65 goals. He averages 0.50 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for New England will be Matt Turner. Turner has played for 8,155 mins and has accumulated 309 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.23 (111 goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save % of .748. The goalie from the United States has seen 412 shots tried at him in 91 starts. Turner (30-32-29 mark in his career) has totaled 23 shutouts, which has earned him a 25.3% clean sheet rate.
Philadelphia has 7,501 targets this year (17th in MLS) to go along with 6,351 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 84.7% while controlling possession of the ball 47.9% of the time. The Zolos have been able to dribble successfully 58.1% of the time this season while totaling 32 goals. They have completed 41.9% of their SOT out of 210 shots.
Sergio Santos should provide a lift for Philadelphia. He has an average of 0.44 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 60 outings so far in his pro soccer career. The forward who is from Brazil has 5,736 mins and he has scored 28 goals. He has accumulated 15 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 5 times. You should also keep an eye on Kacper Przybylko, the forward who was born in Germany. He has earned 45 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 16 different times. Przybylko has been handed 10 yellow cards in 10,275 mins (110 career starts). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.39.
Andre Blake will be looking after the net for the Zolos. Blake has racked up 38 shutouts while he has seen 634 shots tried against him in 12,744 minutes throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of .707 and his clean sheet rate sits at 26.8%. He has conceded 1.43 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 56-32-54. During his pro soccer career, Blake has conceded 202 goals while he has earned 446 stops in 142 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New England (+125)
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