New York Red Bulls vs Orlando City SC Prediction, 10/18/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Red Bulls vs Orlando City SC
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Location: Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+101) Orlando (+276)
Nani and Orlando City (8-7-2, 4th in the Eastern Conference) are headed to Red Bull Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the New York Red Bulls (7-3-8, 7th in the Eastern Conference). The starting goalies are Ryan Meara for the New York Red Bulls and Brian Rowe for Orlando City. The line on this contest has the New York Red Bulls priced at +101 and the Lions are at +276. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
The Red Bulls as a team have 21 goals on the campaign, which ranks 18th in MLS. They have launched 188 shots at the opposition with 65 on target, which is a 34.6% shots on target percentage. New York has been able to maintain possession for 45.7% of games while they successfully dribble 55% of the time (24th in MLS). Their players have been on the receiving end of 5,872 passes from teammates on 7,358 tries on the season, which gives them a receiving percentage of 79.8%.
Florian Valot is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for New York. He has totaled 20 assists while accumulating 5 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. Valot has been given a starting assignment in 66 matches in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.25 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder from France has tallied 16 goals scored in 5,695 minutes played. Another guy who should impact this match is Daniel Royer, the forward from Austria. Royer has totaled 17,174 minutes in 196 starting assignments and has been given a total of 20 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 28 times so far in his career while he has scored 59 total goals. He sports an average of 0.31 goals per 90 mins during his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for NY Red Bulls will be Ryan Meara. Meara has seen the field for a total of 5,382 mins and has earned 178 stops during his MLS career. His GA/90 is 1.10 (66 total goals given up) and he has earned a save percentage of .733. The goalie from the United States has had 243 shots tried at him in 61 starting assignments. Meara (32-15-14 mark during his soccer career) has totaled 21 shutouts, which gives him a 34.4% shutout percentage.
Orlando has accumulated 7,711 pass targets for the year (12th in the league) with 6,782 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 88.0% while controlling possession of the ball 50.9% of the time. The Lions have dribbled successfully 58.1% of the time this year while accumulating 28 goals. They have been able to complete 36.9% of their shots out of 195 total shots.
Nani should be able to be counted on for Orlando. The forward who hails from Cape Verde has been on the field for 25,230 professional minutes while he has scored 80 goals. He has totaled 50 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped on a goal 84 times. He is currently averaging 0.29 goals per 90 mins and has started 282 outings in his professional soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Chris Mueller, the forward who is from the United States. Mueller has been handed 3 yellow cards in 4,526 mins played (51 career starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.32. He has accounted for 16 goals so far in his MLS career while helping a teammate on a goal 12 different times.
Brian Rowe is expected to look after the goal for the Lions. Rowe has racked up 27 shutouts while seeing 453 shots attempted against him in 9,936 minutes throughout his career. He has a save percentage of .680 and his shutout rate is 24.8%. He has conceded 1.38 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 38-37-35. During his MLS career, Rowe has conceded 152 goals while he has totaled 306 saves in 109 starts.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Orlando (+276) and under 2.75 goals
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