Orlando City SC vs New York City FC Prediction, 10/14/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando City SC vs New York City FC
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Location: Exploria Stadium in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (+125) New York City (+187)
Alexander Ring and New York City FC (8-2-7, 5th in the Eastern Conference) go to Exploria Stadium on Wednesday where they'll take on Orlando City (8-6-2, 4th in the Eastern Conference). The starting goaltenders will be Brian Rowe for Orlando City and Sean Johnson for New York City FC. NYCFC is priced at +187 while the Lions are at +125. The O/U opens at 2.75.
The Lions as a team have 27 goals for the year, which ranks them 7th in MLS. They have attempted 186 shots with 70 on target, which calculates to a 37.6% shots on target percentage. Orlando has been able to control possession for 51.3% of games while they have success at dribbling 58% of the time (20th in MLS). They have received 6,441 passes on 7,292 attempts this season, which has earned them a receiving percentage of 88.3%.
Chris Mueller is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Orlando. He has totaled 12 assists while accumulating 3 yellow cards in his career. Mueller has been in the starting lineup in 50 contests during his career and he scores 0.30 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who represents the United States has recorded 15 goals in 4,443 professional minutes played. One more player who should impact this match is Nani, the forward who was born in Cape Verde. Nani has 25,140 mins in 281 career starts and has been handed 50 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 84 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 80 total goals. He is averaging 0.29 goals per 90 minutes in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Orlando City will be Brian Rowe. Rowe (38-36-35 record in his career) has accumulated 27 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 25.0% clean sheet rate. The keeper from the United States has faced 446 shots tried at him in 108 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.38 (151 goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of .677. Rowe has played for a total of 9,846 mins and has earned 300 stops during his pro soccer career.
New York City has accumulated 8,460 targets for the campaign (3rd in MLS) and they have 7,356 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 87.0% while they control possession of the ball 56.1% of the time. NYCFC have successfully dribbled 55.6% of the time this year while scoring 21 goals. The have hit on 35% of their SOT on 257 shots.
Alexander Ring should provide a spark for New York City. The midfielder who was born in Finland has totaled 17,513 professional minutes and he has scored 20 goals. He has collected 57 yellow card cautions in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 17 times. He has an average of 0.10 G/90 and has started 196 games so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Jesus Medina, the forward who hails from Paraguay. He has earned 28 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 5 different times. Medina has been given 10 yellow card cautions in 8,765 minutes played (101 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.29.
Sean Johnson will be residing in front of the net for NYCFC. Johnson has accumulated 66 clean sheets while he has defended 1,254 shots against him in 25,716 career minutes. He holds a save % of .710 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 23.1%. He has surrendered 1.33 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 110-83-93. In his MLS career, Johnson has surrendered 380 goals while he has accounted for 889 stops in 286 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Orlando (+125)
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