Orlando City SC vs Columbus Crew Prediction, 11/4/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando City SC vs Columbus Crew
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Location: Exploria Stadium in Orlando, FL
TV: FOX Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (+134) Columbus (+205)
Pedro Santos and the Columbus Crew (11-5-5, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) go to Exploria Stadium on Wednesday where they'll meet Orlando City (10-8-3, 4th in the Eastern Conference). The starting goalkeepers will be Pedro Gallese for Orlando City and Eloy Room for the Columbus Crew. The Crew are priced at +205 while the Lions are at +134. The total is set at 2.75.
The Lions have earned 35 goals on the campaign, which is 5th in the league. They have tried 235 shots at their opponents goal with 87 being on target, which comes out to a 37.0% SOT percentage. Orlando has controlled possession for 50.2% of the time while successfully dribbling 57.3% of the time (18th in the league). Their players have been on the receiving end of 8,291 passes from teammates on 9,433 tries for the year, which makes their receiving percentage 87.9%.
Nani is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Orlando. Nani has been a starter in 285 outings in his career while he scores 0.29 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Cape Verde has totaled 81 goals scored in 25,471 professional minutes played. He has totaled 84 assists while earning 52 yellow cards so far in his career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Chris Mueller, the forward who is from the United States. He has assisted on a goal 12 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 17 goals. Mueller has totaled 4,757 mins in 54 starting assignments and has been given a total of 3 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.32 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Orlando City SC will be Pedro Gallese. Gallese has defended the goal for 12,081 minutes and has accumulated 146 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.56 (140 goals conceded) and he has a save % of .679. The keeper from Peru has seen 221 shots tried at him in 136 starts. Gallese (47-35-52 mark during his career) has 28 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 20.6% shutout percentage.
Columbus has 9,934 targets so far this season (9th in the league) with 8,627 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 86.8% while they maintain possession of the ball 52.6% of the time. The Crew have successfully dribbled 67.3% of the time on the year while collecting 31 goals. They have been able to hit on 36% of their SOT out of 222 shots.
Pedro Santos will need to be on top of his game for Columbus Crew. The forward from Portugal has played 14,567 minutes while he has scored 41 goals. He has collected 49 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 35 times. He has an average of 0.25 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 167 matches during his career. Make sure to watch out for Lucas Zelarayan, the midfielder who is from Argentina. Zelarayan has been handed 6 yellow card cautions in 10,046 minutes played (113 starts). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.30. He has earned 33 goals in his MLS career while helping on a goal 23 times.
Eloy Room will be residing in front of the net for the Crew. Room has totaled 43 shutouts while defending 922 shots against him in 17,301 career minutes. He has a save % of .727 and his clean sheet rate is 22.6%. He has conceded 1.37 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 76-51-65. During his career, Room has allowed 263 goals while earning 663 saves in 190 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Orlando (+134)
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