Philadelphia Union vs Chicago Fire Prediction, 10/28/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Union vs Chicago Fire
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Location: Subaru Park in Chester, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-164) Chicago (+375)
Subaru Park is the site where Fabian Herbers and the Chicago Fire (5-6-8, 11th in the Eastern Conference) will play the Philadelphia Union (12-5-3, 1st in the Eastern Conference) on Wednesday. The goalies expected to start will be Andre Blake for the Philadelphia Union and Bobby Shuttleworth for the Chicago Fire. The Fire are priced at +375 while the Zolos are at -164. The O/U has been set at 3.
Philadelphia has controlled possession of the ball for 47.9% of matches while they successfully dribble 58.8% of the time (14th in Major League Soccer). They have launched 242 shots at their opponents goal with 103 of them being on target, which comes out to a 42.6% shots on target percentage. The Zolos as a team have accumulated 38 goals this season, which ranks them 3rd in the league. Their players have received 7,145 passes on 8,435 tries for the season, giving them a receiving percentage of 84.7%.
Sergio Santos is a guy who can be a difference maker for Philadelphia. Santos has been a starter in 62 games thus far in his career and accounts for 0.48 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who hails from Brazil has tallied 31 goals scored in 5,863 mins. He has totaled 5 assists while earning 16 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. One more player who should impact this match is Kacper Przybylko, the forward who is from Germany. Przybylko has been on the field for 10,419 minutes during 112 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 10 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 18 times during his career while he has scored 45 goals. He is averaging 0.39 goals per 90 in his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Philadelphia will be Andre Blake. Blake (58-32-54 record during his career) has accumulated 39 shutouts, which leaves him with a 27.1% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from Jamaica has faced 643 shots attempted at him in 144 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.41 (203 total goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save % of .709. Blake has defended the goal for 12,924 minutes and has accumulated 454 stops in his pro soccer career.
Chicago has tallied 8,507 pass targets on the season (13th in the league) and they have 7,372 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 86.7% and they maintain possession of the ball 50.7% of the time. The Fire have successfully dribbled 63.3% of the time for the year while accumulating 26 goals. They have completed 32.4% of their shots on target on 250 shots.
Fabian Herbers should be able to be counted on for Chicago. The forward who hails from Germany has accumulated 5,809 mins and he has scored 19 goals. He has accounted for 20 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 13 times. He is averaging 0.29 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 68 games in his professional soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Robert Beric, the forward who is from Slovenia. Beric has been handed 17 yellow card cautions in 12,235 minutes played (138 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his career is 0.55. He has earned 75 goals so far in his MLS career while helping on a goal 15 times.
Bobby Shuttleworth will look after the net for the Fire. In his MLS career, Shuttleworth has given up 325 goals while he has accumulated 633 saves in 206 starting assignments. He has given up 1.57 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 74-44-90. He is the owner of a save % of .674 and his clean sheet rate is 23.3%. Shuttleworth has totaled 48 clean sheets while he has defended 954 shots attempted against him in 18,650 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (+375)
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