New York Red Bulls vs D.C. United Prediction, 9/2/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Red Bulls vs D.C. United
Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Location: Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-133) D.C. (+350)
Julian Gressel and the New York Red Bulls (3-2-3, 5th in the Eastern Conference) host D.C. United (1-3-4, 12th in the Eastern Conference) at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday. The goalies protecting the net will be David Jensen for the New York Red Bulls and Bill Hamid for D.C. United. The line on this matchup has the New York Red Bulls coming in at -133 and the Black-and-Red are at +350. The total is set at 2.75.
The Red Bulls as a team have scored 7 goals this season, which is currently 19th in MLS. They have attempted 83 shots at their opponents goal with 31 of them being on target, which is a 37.3% SOT percentage. New York controls possession for 45.3% of games while they have success at dribbling 52.2% of the time (26th in Major League Soccer). Their players have caught 2,589 passes from teammates on 3,265 targets on the year, which has earned them a receiving percentage of 79.3%.
Daniel Royer is a guy who should be able to impact this match for the Red Bulls. Royer has been given a starting assignment in 189 contests in his career and scores 0.31 goals per 90 mins. The forward who hails from Austria has 56 goals scored (30th among active MLS players) in 16,512 mins. He has totaled 26 assists while earning 20 yellow cards during his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Kaku, the midfielder from Paraguay. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 25 times during his career and he has scored 16 total goals. Kaku has been on the pitch for 9,216 mins during 103 starts and has been handed a total of 12 yellow card cautions. He averages 0.16 goals per 90 mins during his career (152nd among active MLS players).
The man who will defend the goal for New York will be David Jensen. Jensen (77-34-64 record in his career) has tallied 51 shutouts, which leaves him with a 29.1% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from Denmark has had 589 shots tried against him in 175 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.40 (246 total goals allowed) and his save percentage is .671. Jensen has seen the pitch for 15,768 mins and is sitting with 395 saves so far in his MLS career.
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The Black-and-Red have dribbled successfully 60% of the time for the season while earning 8 goals. They hold a receiving percentage of 88.0% and they control possession of the ball 48.5% of the time. D.C. has 3,679 pass targets so far this year (4th in MLS) to go along with 3,237 successful received passes. The have hit on 34.7% of their shots on target on 75 total shots.
Julian Gressel will be counted on for D.C.. The forward who hails from Germany has accumulated 8,297 minutes and he has scored 16 goals (135th among active MLS players). He has 11 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 33 times. He currently averages 0.17 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 24 games during his MLS career. Be sure to watch out for Ola Kamara, the forward who represents Norway. He has collected 111 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 23 times. Kamara has been given a total of 12 yellow card cautions in 19,460 minutes played (207 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his MLS career is 0.51 (17th among active players).
Bill Hamid will reside in front of the net for D.C. Hamid has 69 shutouts while he has defended 1,140 shots attempted against him in 21,309 mins in his career. He holds a save percentage of .743 and his clean sheet rate is 28.9%. He has given up 1.24 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 88-63-85. In his MLS career, Hamid has allowed 294 goals while he has racked up 847 saves in 239 starts.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take D.C. (+350) and under 2.75 goals
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