Philadelphia Union vs D.C. United Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 8/29/2020
Game: Philadelphia Union vs D.C. United
Date: Saturday, August 29, 2020
Location: Subaru Park in Chester, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-208) D.C. (+500)
Ola Kamara and the Philadelphia Union (3-3-1, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) play D.C. United (1-3-3, 12th in the Eastern Conference) at Subaru Park on Saturday. The goalies expected to start will be Andre Blake for the Philadelphia Union and Bill Hamid for D.C. United. The Zolos are priced at -208 while the Black-and-Red are at +500. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Philadelphia has been able to maintain possession for 45.3% of matches while successfully dribbling 59.2% of the time (14th in MLS). They have attempted 74 shots at the opposition with 29 on target, which calculates to a 39.2% SOT percentage. The Zolos have tallied 8 goals this season, which ranks them 11th in MLS. They have caught 2,183 passes on 2,654 tries this season, earning them a receiving percentage of 82.3%.
Kacper Przybylko is a guy who should impact this matchup for the Zolos. He has totaled 12 assists while earning 9 yellow card warnings during his career. Przybylko has started 99 matches so far in his pro soccer career and has 0.39 goals per 90. The forward from Poland has tallied 40 goals scored (52nd among active players) in 9,331 professional minutes. One more guy who should impact this match is Alejandro Bedoya, the midfielder who hails from the United States. He has helped on a goal 32 times in his career while scoring 37 goals. Bedoya has totaled 22,911 minutes during 251 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 58 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.15 goals per 90 so far in his MLS career (158th among active players).
The man defending the goal for Philadelphia will be Andre Blake. Blake (49-30-52 record in his career) has earned 34 shutouts, which gives him a 26.0% shutout rate. The goalie from Jamaica has seen 603 shots tried against him in 131 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.48 (193 total goals given up) and he holds a save % of .701. Blake has seen the field for a total of 11,754 mins and is sitting with 423 stops so far in his pro soccer career.
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D.C. has totaled 3,141 targets this season (8th in the league) to go along with 2,761 successful received passes. They have a receiving percentage of 87.9% and they maintain possession of the ball 48.3% of the time. The Black-and-Red have been able to dribble successfully 53.4% of the time this season while earning 7 goals. They have been able to connect on 33.3% of their shots on target out of 63 total shots.
Ola Kamara will need to provide a lift for D.C.. He currently averages 0.51 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 245 games during his MLS career. The forward who represents Norway has been on the pitch for 19,404 minutes while scoring 111 goals (6th among active players). He has 12 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has helped on a goal 23 times. Be sure to watch out for Edison Flores, the forward who is from Peru. Flores has earned himself a total of 7 yellow cards in 10,268 mins played (114 starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.19 (130th among active MLS players). He has scored 22 goals so far in his MLS career while assisting on a goal 15 times.
Bill Hamid will look after the net for D.C. In his MLS career, Hamid has given up 294 goals while he has accumulated 847 stops in 239 starting assignments. He has given up 1.24 goals per 90 and he has a record of 88-63-85. He holds a save % of .743 and his shutout rate is currently at 28.9%. Hamid has earned 69 shutouts while defending 1,140 shots against him in 21,309 mins throughout his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take D.C. (+500) and under 2.5 goals
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