New York City FC vs Montreal Impact Prediction, 10/24/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York City FC vs Montreal Impact
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: New York City (-263) Montreal (+540)
Yankee Stadium is the site where Maximiliano Urruti and the Montreal Impact (7-2-10, 9th in the Eastern Conference) will play New York City FC (8-3-8, 6th in the Eastern Conference) on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers are Sean Johnson for New York City FC and Clement Diop for the Montreal Impact. The moneyline on this matchup has New York City FC priced at -263 and the Impact are at +540. The O/U is set at 3.
NYCFC as a team have totaled 23 goals on the season, which is currently 14th in MLS. They have launched 291 shots at their opponents goal with 103 on target, which calculates to a 35.4% SOT percentage. New York City has controlled possession for 56.2% of games while they successfully dribble 56% of the time (23rd in Major League Soccer). They have caught 8,239 passes from teammates on 9,461 attempts on the year, which makes their receiving percentage 87.1%.
Jesus Medina is a player who should be able to impact this game for New York City. Medina has had a starting assignment in 103 outings during his pro soccer career and scores 0.28 goals per 90. The forward who represents Paraguay has earned 28 goals in 8,943 minutes played. He has totaled 6 assists while earning 10 yellow cards so far in his career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Alexander Ring, the midfielder who is from Finland. Ring has totaled 17,693 minutes during 199 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 59 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 17 times during his career and he has scored 20 total goals. He scores 0.10 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for NYCFC will be Sean Johnson. Johnson (110-84-94 record in his career) has recorded 66 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 22.9% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from the United States has had 1,264 shots attempted against him in 288 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.33 (384 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of .709. Johnson has seen the pitch for 25,896 mins and has tallied 895 stops in his career.
Montreal has tallied 8,369 targets for the season (9th in MLS) with 7,323 successful received passes. They hold a receiving percentage of 87.5% and they have controlled possession of the ball 48.1% of the time. The Impact have been able to dribble successfully 62.7% of the time for the campaign while accumulating 29 goals. They have been able to hit on 39% of their shots on target on 187 total shots.
Maximiliano Urruti will be someone to watch for Montreal. The forward who was born in Argentina has been on the field for 13,837 professional minutes and he has scored 53 goals. He has accounted for 19 yellow cards during his professional soccer career and has assisted on a goal 24 times. He is averaging 0.34 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 154 contests in his pro soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Romell Quioto, the forward who was born in Honduras. He has accounted for 21 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 18 different times. Quioto has earned himself a total of 13 yellow cards in 5,684 professional minutes played (62 starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his professional soccer career is 0.33.
Clement Diop will look after the goal for the Impact. In his pro soccer career, Diop has given up 125 goals while he has accounted for 272 saves in 84 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.49 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 32-18-33. He sports a save percentage of .695 and his clean sheet rate is currently 23.8%. Diop has recorded 20 shutouts while he has defended 394 shots tried against him in 7,560 career mins.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York City (-263)
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