Orlando City SC vs Atlanta United FC Prediction, 10/28/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando City SC vs Atlanta United FC
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Location: Exploria Stadium in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (-175) Atlanta (+450)
Exploria Stadium is the site where Jeff Larentowicz and Atlanta United (5-4-11, 12th in the Eastern Conference) will play Orlando City (8-8-3, 4th in the Eastern Conference) on Wednesday. The starting goalies will be Brian Rowe for Orlando City and Brad Guzan for Atlanta United. The 5 Stripes are priced at +450 while the Lions are at -175. The total is set at 2.75.
Orlando has been able to control possession for 50.4% of the time while dribbling successfully 58% of the time (16th in the league). They have tried 212 shots at the opposition with 76 being on target, which comes out to a 35.8% shots on target percentage. The Lions have scored 30 goals on the campaign, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their players have been on the receiving end of 7,409 passes on 8,483 targets for the year, which has earned them a receiving percentage of 87.3%.
Nani is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Orlando. He has totaled 84 assists while tallying 52 yellow cards so far in his career. Nani has had a starting assignment in 284 games thus far in his career and he has earned 0.29 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who represents Cape Verde has tallied 81 goals in 25,410 mins played. Someone else who should impact this match is Chris Mueller, the forward from the United States. Mueller has accumulated 4,679 mins during 53 career starting assignments and has been given 3 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 12 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 16 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.31 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Orlando City will be Brian Rowe. Rowe has been on the field for a total of 10,026 minutes and has 309 stops thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.37 (153 goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .681. The keeper from the United States has had 457 shots tried at him in 110 starts. Rowe (38-38-35 mark in his MLS career) has totaled 27 shutouts, which leaves him with a 24.5% shutout rate.
The 5 Stripes have been able to dribble successfully 60.9% of the time on the season while tallying 19 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 89.3% while they maintain possession of the ball 55.4% of the time. Atlanta has accumulated 10,274 pass targets for the season (2nd in MLS) to go along with 9,173 completed passes. The have hit on 38.8% of their shots out of 178 total shots.
Jeff Larentowicz should be someone to watch for Atlanta. The defender who hails from the United States has accumulated 35,516 mins while he has scored 42 goals. He has collected 69 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 17 times. He scores 0.11 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 397 contests during his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Jon Gallagher, the midfielder who hails from Ireland. He has scored 12 goals in his MLS career while helping on a goal 6 different times. Gallagher has earned himself 3 yellow card cautions in 5,084 mins (55 starts). His G/90 average during his MLS career is 0.21.
Brad Guzan will be looking after the goal for the 5 Stripes. Guzan has tallied 92 shutouts while he has defended 1,599 shots against him in 31,228 mins in his career. He has earned a save % of .695 and his clean sheet rate sits at 26.6%. He has conceded 1.44 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 115-81-151. During his pro soccer career, Guzan has surrendered 499 goals while he has totaled 1,110 saves in 346 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Orlando (-175)
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