New York Red Bulls vs Toronto FC Prediction, 11/8/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Red Bulls vs Toronto FC
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Location: Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+109) Toronto (+243)
Red Bull Arena is the site where Pablo Piatti and Toronto FC (13-5-4, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) will take on the New York Red Bulls (8-5-9, 7th in the Eastern Conference) on Sunday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Ryan Meara for the New York Red Bulls and Quentin Westberg for Toronto FC. The line on this game has the New York Red Bulls priced at +109 and TFC is at +243. The total is set at 3.
New York has been able to control possession for 46.1% of the time while they dribble successfully 54.4% of the time (26th in the league). They have launched 235 shots at the goal with 80 of them being on target, which comes out to a 34.0% SOT percentage. The Red Bulls have earned 27 goals this season, which ranks 17th in the league. Their players have received 7,104 passes from teammates on 8,972 attempts so far this year, which makes their receiving percentage 79.2%.
Brian White is a guy who can be a difference maker for New York. White has been in the starting lineup in 49 outings during his career and he tallies 0.50 goals per 90. The forward who hails from the United States has earned 24 goals scored in 4,279 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 7 assists while earning 3 yellow card warnings thus far in his career. One more player who should impact this match is Florian Valot, the midfielder who is from France. He has assisted on a goal 20 times in his career while scoring 16 goals. Valot has been on the pitch for 6,010 mins during 69 career starts and has been handed 6 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.24 goals per 90 mins during his professional career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for New York Red Bulls is Ryan Meara. Meara (33-17-15 mark during his career) has earned 22 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 33.8% shutout percentage. The keeper from the United States has faced 262 shots attempted against him in 65 career starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.16 (74 total goals allowed) and his save percentage is .729. Meara has defended the goal for 5,742 minutes and has tallied 189 saves during his pro soccer career.
TFC have dribbled successfully 59.8% of the time on the year while accumulating 32 goals. They have earned a receiving percentage of 88.7% while they maintain possession of the ball 54% of the time. Toronto has tallied 11,917 pass targets so far this season (1st in the league) and they have 10,573 successful received passes. They have connected on 39.6% of their shots on 268 total shots.
Pablo Piatti will be someone to watch for Toronto FC. The forward who hails from Argentina has been on the field for 19,119 mins while he has scored 51 goals. He has collected 42 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 34 times. He scores 0.24 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 227 games during his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Alejandro Pozuelo, the forward who is from Spain. He has collected 45 goals during his career while helping on a goal 49 times. Pozuelo has been given a total of 30 yellow cards in 17,748 professional minutes played (194 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his career is 0.23.
Quentin Westberg will be looking after the net for TFC. So far in his pro soccer career, Westberg has allowed 118 goals while tallying 206 stops in 91 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.29 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 36-27-29. He holds a save percentage of .671 and his clean sheet rate is 29.7%. Westberg has totaled 27 shutouts while defending 307 shots against him in 8,217 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York (+109)
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