New York City FC vs New York Red Bulls Prediction, 11/1/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York City FC vs New York Red Bulls
Date: Sunday, November 1, 2020
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: New York City (-143) New York (+333)
Yankee Stadium is the site where Daniel Royer and the New York Red Bulls (8-5-8, 6th in the Eastern Conference) will play New York City FC (10-3-8, 5th in the Eastern Conference) on Sunday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Sean Johnson for New York City FC and Ryan Meara for the New York Red Bulls. The odds on this game have New York City FC coming in at -143 and the Red Bulls are at +333. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
New York City has controlled possession for 56.1% of contests while they successfully dribble 56.7% of the time (20th in Major League Soccer). They have tried 320 shots at the opposition with 119 on target, which is a 37.2% SOT percentage. NYCFC have tallied 27 goals this season, which is 13th in MLS. Their players have received 9,211 passes on 10,554 targets this season, making their receiving percentage 87.3%.
Alexander Ring is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for New York City. He has totaled 17 assists while earning 59 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Ring has had a starting assignment in 201 games so far in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.10 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder who is from Finland has 20 goals in 17,873 mins. Another guy who should impact this match is Jesus Medina, the forward who was born in Paraguay. He has helped a teammate on a goal 6 times thus far in his career while he has scored 30 total goals. Medina has played 9,123 mins in 105 career starts and has been given 11 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.30 goals per 90 mins in his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for NYCFC will be Sean Johnson. Johnson (112-84-94 record in his career) has accumulated 67 clean sheets, which gives him a 23.1% clean sheet rate. The keeper from the United States has seen 1,270 shots attempted at him in 290 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.33 (385 goals surrendered) and he has earned a save % of .709. Johnson has seen the field for 26,076 minutes and has earned 899 saves during his career.
The Red Bulls have dribbled successfully 54.9% of the time this year while earning 25 goals. They have earned a receiving percentage of 79.5% and they maintain possession of the ball 46.2% of the time. New York has accumulated 8,600 pass targets for the year (15th in MLS) and they have 6,835 completed passes. They have connected on 33.3% of their SOT out of 225 shots.
Daniel Royer should provide a spark for New York. The forward who is from Austria has earned 17,275 mins while scoring 59 goals. He has accumulated 20 yellow cards so far in his professional soccer career and has assisted on a goal 28 times. He sports an average of 0.31 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 197 matches in his career. You should also keep an eye on Florian Valot, the midfielder who is from France. Valot has earned himself a total of 6 yellow card warnings in 5,965 mins (69 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.24. He has scored 16 goals during his career while helping a teammate on a goal 20 different times.
Ryan Meara will reside in front of the net for the Red Bulls. Meara has 22 shutouts while seeing 253 shots against him in 5,652 career mins. He sports a save percentage of .735 and his clean sheet rate sits at 34.4%. He has given up 1.10 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 33-17-14. So far in his MLS career, Meara has given up 69 goals while he has earned 185 saves in 64 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York City (-143)
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