New York Red Bulls vs Philadelphia Union Prediction, 9/6/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Red Bulls vs Philadelphia Union
Date: Sunday, September 6, 2020
Location: Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+135) Philadelphia (+190)
Kacper Przybylko and the New York Red Bulls (3-2-4, 7th in the Eastern Conference) play the Philadelphia Union (4-3-2, 4th in the Eastern Conference) at Red Bull Arena on Sunday. The expected starting goaltenders will be David Jensen for the New York Red Bulls and Andre Blake for the Philadelphia Union. The Red Bulls are priced at +135 while the Zolos are at +190. The over/under is set at 2.75.
The Red Bulls as a team have 7 goals on the campaign, which is currently 20th in MLS. They have tried 99 shots at their opponents with 37 being on target, which means they have a 37.4% shots on target percentage. New York has been able to control possession for 46.8% of games while successfully dribbling 52.2% of the time (26th in MLS). Their players have been on the receiving end of 2,997 passes from teammates on 3,734 tries so far this year, which gives them a receiving percentage of 80.3%.
Kaku is a guy who should impact this matchup for the Red Bulls. Kaku has been in the starting lineup in 104 games thus far in his career and he accounts for 0.15 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder who is from Paraguay has 16 goals scored (139th among active MLS players) in 9,306 professional minutes played. He has totaled 25 assists while accumulating 12 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Another guy who should impact this match is Daniel Royer, the forward from Austria. Royer has been on the field for 16,590 mins in 190 career starts and has been given a total of 20 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 26 times in his MLS career while he has scored 56 goals. He has an average of 0.30 goals per 90 in his MLS career (83rd among active players).
The man who will protect the net for New York is David Jensen. Jensen has defended the goal for a total of 15,768 mins and is sitting with 395 stops so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.40 (246 goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .671. The goalie from Denmark has faced 589 shots tried at him in 175 career starts. Jensen (77-34-64 mark in his career) has totaled 51 clean sheets, which has earned him a 29.1% clean sheet percentage.
Philadelphia has 3,617 targets so far this year (15th in the league) and they have 3,015 completed passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 83.4% while they control possession of the ball 45.8% of the time. The Zolos have been able to dribble successfully 57.3% of the time for the campaign while tallying 12 goals. They have been able to connect on 35.5% of their shots on target out of 107 shots.
Kacper Przybylko will be counted on for Philadelphia. He is currently averaging 0.40 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 135 contests in his career. The forward who hails from Poland has totaled 9,484 minutes while scoring 42 goals (48th among active MLS players). He has tallied 9 yellow cards during his MLS career and has helped on a goal 13 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Alejandro Bedoya, the midfielder who is from the United States. He has accumulated 37 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 32 different times. Bedoya has earned himself a total of 59 yellow cards in 23,062 professional minutes (253 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.14 (160th among active players).
Andre Blake will reside in front of the goal for the Zolos. Blake has accumulated 34 shutouts while seeing 612 shots tried against him in 11,934 mins in his career. He has earned a save percentage of .703 and his clean sheet rate sits at 25.6%. He has surrendered 1.47 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 50-30-53. So far in his MLS career, Blake has given up 195 goals while he has totaled 430 saves in 133 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+190)
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