New York City FC vs Chicago Fire Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 8/29/2020
Game: New York City FC vs Chicago Fire
Date: Saturday, August 29, 2020
Location: Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: New York City (-250) Chicago (+500)
Alexander Ring and the Chicago Fire (2-1-4, 9th in the Eastern Conference) are headed to Red Bull Arena on Saturday where they'll meet New York City FC (2-0-5, 11th in the Eastern Conference). The starting goaltenders are Sean Johnson for New York City FC and Bobby Shuttleworth for the Chicago Fire. The Fire are priced at +500 while NYCFC is at -250. The total opens at 2.5.
NYCFC have collected 3 goals on the year, which has them 25th in the league. They have launched 87 shots at their opponents goal with 28 of them being on target, which means they have a 32.2% shots on target percentage. New York City has controlled possession for 52.6% of games while dribbling successfully 58.4% of the time (16th in MLS). Their players have been on the receiving end of 2,792 passes on 3,248 targets this season, making their receiving percentage 86.0%.
Alexander Ring is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for NYCFC. He has totaled 13 assists while tallying 56 yellow card cautions so far in his MLS career. Ring has been a starter in 187 contests during his pro soccer career and tallies 0.10 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder who is from Finland has totaled 18 goals scored (123rd among active MLS players) in 16,665 minutes. Another guy who should impact this match is Jesus Medina, the midfielder who hails from Paraguay. Medina has earned 8,245 minutes in 95 starting assignments and has been given a total of 10 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 5 times during his career while scoring 27 total goals. He has an average of 0.29 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career (85th among active MLS players).
The guy who will defend the goal for New York City is Sean Johnson. Johnson has been on the pitch for 24,816 mins and has tallied 859 saves in his MLS career. His GA/90 is 1.35 (372 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of .704. The keeper from the United States has seen 1,220 shots sent in his direction in 276 career starting assignments. Johnson (104-81-91 record in his career) has accumulated 62 clean sheets, which gives him a 22.5% clean sheet percentage.
The Fire have had success dribbling 74.4% of the time so far this season while scoring 7 goals. They have earned a receiving percentage of 84.8% while they maintain possession of the ball 48.3% of the time. Chicago has totaled 3,029 pass targets for the year (12th in MLS) and they have 2,570 successful received passes. They have connected on 31.3% of their shots on target on 96 shots.
Fabian Herbers should provide solid play for Chicago. He is averaging 0.29 goals per 90 mins and has started 173 games so far in his career. The midfielder who is from Germany has played 5,044 minutes while he has scored 16 goals (134th among active players). He has totaled 18 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 12 times. Make sure to watch out for Przemyslaw Frankowski, the defender who is from Poland. He has scored 31 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 20 different times. Frankowski has earned himself 19 yellow card cautions in 14,829 minutes (168 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his MLS career is 0.19 (134th among active MLS players).
Bobby Shuttleworth will be looking after the net for the Fire. Shuttleworth has earned 45 shutouts while seeing 905 shots against him in 17,660 mins in his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of .663 and his clean sheet rate is 23.1%. He has surrendered 1.57 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 71-39-87. Thus far in his career, Shuttleworth has given up 309 goals while totaling 600 stops in 195 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York City (-250)
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