New York City FC vs Orlando City SC Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 7/14/2020
Game: New York City FC vs Orlando City SC
Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Location: ESPN Sports Complex in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: New York City (-161) Orlando (+300)
ESPN Sports Complex is the venue where Nani and Orlando City (0-1-1, 9th in the Eastern Conference) will play New York City FC (0-0-2, 13th in the Eastern Conference) on Tuesday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Sean Johnson for New York City FC and Pedro Gallese for Orlando City. The Lions are priced at +300 while NYCFC is at -161. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
New York City FC has a goal differential of -2, putting them at 21st in the league. With regard to shots on target, they have earned a total of 12 which has them at 5th in the Eastern Conference and 11th in the league. As a group, New York City has collected a total of 38 fouls which means they are averaging 19 fouls per game.
Maximiliano Moralez is one of the standout players to keep an eye on for NYCFC. The midfielder from Argentina has appeared in 266 contests in his pro soccer career and has totaled 20,072 mins. Over the course of that time, the 31-year-old has racked up 44 goals and has had an assist on 53 goals. Over the course of his career he has an average of 75.5 mins per appearance. Moralez has started 266 contests over the course of his career and has a total of 288 fouls over the course of that time. With reference to shots on target, Moralez has totaled 148 over the course of his professional soccer career which puts him at 48th among all players still active and 11th in the East among midfielders. Alexander Ring is another guy to watch out for on the team from New York City. The 27-year-old from Finland has scored 17 goals in his professional soccer career which is 37th in the Eastern Conference among midfielders and 149th when compared to active players in Major League Soccer. He has played 16,040 mins over the course of his pro soccer career which is 17th among active midfielders and has an average of 76.0 mins per game which is 186th in professional soccer. Over the course of his career, he has totaled 77 shots on target which puts him at 29th in the Eastern Conference among active midfielders.
The man in net for NYCFC is Sean Johnson from the United States. He is 29 years old and has played a total of 24,186 minutes defending the goal for his career. Johnson has allowed 1.36 goals per 90 minutes which ranks him 13th in the Eastern Conference and 24th out of all active goalies in Major League Soccer. For his career, he has given up 365 goals. His career save percentage is .696 which ranks him 11th out of all active goalies in the East.
Orlando City SC are currently ranked 7th in the East and 14th in the league with -1 point differential. They have earned a total of 3 goals for the year which has them sitting at 8th in the East. Orlando has a team save % of .571 which is good for 21st in the league, which means scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive.
One of the best players for the Lions is Nani. The 32 year-old has drilled 76 balls into the goal over the course of his career. He is 1st among active forwards in the Eastern Conference in assists with 80 and has connected on 282 shots on target over the course of his career. He has totaled 24,198 minutes and averages 68.9 minutes per game over the course of his career. Another one of the great players on this team is Tesho Akindele. The forward from Canada has netted 34 goals in his pro soccer career which has him ranked 23rd in the Eastern Conference among active forwards. He also has racked up 103 fouls.
For the Lions to get points, Gallese will look to play a good game. In goal for the Lions is Pedro Gallese who has had a good career by giving up only 1.04 goals per 90 mins and that ranks him 3rd in the Eastern Conference among all goalkeepers still active and 4th in the league. In the 10,641 minutes he has played over the course of his career, he has given up 123 goals. He has a career save percentage of .231 which has him ranked 28th among Eastern Conference goalies and 46th among all goalkeepers still active in the league.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Orlando (+300)
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