New York City FC vs D.C. United Prediction, 10/7/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York City FC vs D.C. United
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: New York City (-175) D.C. (+400)
Yankee Stadium is the venue where Julian Gressel and D.C. United (2-5-8, 13th in the Eastern Conference) will play New York City FC (7-2-6, 5th in the Eastern Conference) on Wednesday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Sean Johnson for New York City FC and Bill Hamid for D.C. United. NYCFC is priced at -175 while the Black-and-Red are at +400. The over/under is set at 2.5.
New York City has been able to maintain possession for 54.3% of matches while they successfully dribble 55.7% of the time (22nd in the league). They have launched 212 shots at the opposition with 73 being on target, which means they have a 34.4% shots on target percentage. NYCFC as a team have scored 16 goals on the season, which is currently 20th in MLS. Their players have caught 6,236 passes from teammates on 7,178 targets for the campaign, making their receiving percentage 86.9%.
Jesus Medina is a guy who should impact this matchup for New York City FC. He has 5 assists while earning 10 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Medina has been given a starting assignment in 100 outings during his MLS career while he scores 0.29 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Paraguay has earned 28 goals scored in 8,691 mins. Alexander Ring is a player who should impact this matchup for New York City FC. He has 16 assists while accumulating 57 yellow card warnings in his MLS career. Ring has started 195 matches in his MLS career and he tallies 0.10 goals per 90. The midfielder who was born in Finland has 20 goals scored in 17,333 mins played.
The guy protecting the net for NYCFC is Sean Johnson. Johnson has seen the pitch for a total of 25,536 mins and has tallied 884 stops during his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.33 (377 total goals conceded) and his save % is .709. The goalie from the United States has had 1,248 shots tried at him in 284 starts. Johnson (109-83-92 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 66 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 23.2% clean sheet percentage.
D.C. has 6,647 pass targets on the campaign (11th in the league) and they have 5,749 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 86.5% and they have controlled possession of the ball 46.8% of the time. The Black-and-Red have been able to dribble successfully 60.1% of the time this season while tallying 11 goals. The have hit on 33.9% of their SOT on 121 total shots.
Julian Gressel is a guy who should impact this matchup for D.C. United. He has totaled 33 assists while accumulating 11 yellow card cautions during his career. Gressel has been in the starting lineup in 101 matchups in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.16 goals per 90 mins. The defender from Germany has recorded 16 goals in 8,768 professional minutes played. Federico Higuain is a guy who should be able to impact this game for D.C. United. Higuain has started 195 matchups so far in his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.30 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who hails from Argentina has racked up 58 goals scored in 17,385 mins played. He has accounted for 50 assists while earning 34 yellow card warnings so far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for D.C. United is Bill Hamid. Hamid (88-64-88 mark during his career) has 69 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 28.4% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from the United States has seen 1,157 shots attempted against him in 243 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.26 (303 total goals surrendered) and he holds a save percentage of .744. Hamid has seen the field for a total of 21,669 mins and has accumulated 855 saves thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take D.C. (+400)
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