Philadelphia Union vs New England Revolution Prediction, 9/12/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Union vs New England Revolution
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Location: Subaru Park in Chester, PA
TV: NBC Sports Boston
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (+104) New England (+295)
Kacper Przybylko and the New England Revolution (3-5-2, 5th in the Eastern Conference) head to Subaru Park on Saturday where they'll take on the Philadelphia Union (5-3-2, 3rd in the Eastern Conference). The goaltenders who are expected to start are Andre Blake for the Philadelphia Union and Matt Turner for the New England Revolution. The line on this game has the Philadelphia Union coming in at +104 and the Revolution are at +295. The O/U opens at 2.75.
The Zolos as a team have earned 15 goals for the season, which has them 11th in MLS. They have launched 116 shots at the opposition with 43 of them being on target, which is a 37.1% shots on target percentage. Philadelphia has controlled possession of the ball for 45.7% of matches while dribbling successfully 54.1% of the time (22nd in MLS). Their players have caught 3,325 passes on 4,014 targets so far this season, which gives them a receiving percentage of 82.8%.
Kacper Przybylko is a guy who should be able to impact this match for the Zolos. Przybylko has been a starter in 102 games during his pro soccer career and he scores 0.40 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Poland has earned 43 goals scored (48th among active players) in 9,574 minutes played. He has 13 assists while accumulating 9 yellow cards thus far in his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Alejandro Bedoya, the midfielder who hails from the United States. He has helped a teammate on a goal 33 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 37 goals. Bedoya has been on the field for 23,152 minutes in 254 career starts and has earned himself 59 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.14 goals per 90 mins during his career (159th among active players).
The man who is expected to protect the net for Philadelphia will be Andre Blake. Blake has seen the pitch for 12,024 mins and has tallied 430 saves during his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.46 (195 goals allowed) and he has a save % of .703. The goalie from Jamaica has had 612 shots tried at him in 134 career starts. Blake (51-30-53 mark in his career) has accounted for 35 shutouts, which gives him a 26.1% shutout percentage.
The Revolution have dribbled successfully 62.4% of the time this season while totaling 9 goals. They have earned a receiving percentage of 83.9% while they maintain possession of the ball 45.8% of the time. New England has tallied 3,918 pass targets so far this year (21st in the league) to go along with 3,287 completed passes. The have hit on 27.7% of their shots on target out of 141 shots.
Gustavo Bou will be someone to watch for New England. He scores 0.50 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 180 games during his career. The midfielder from Argentina has totaled 11,335 minutes while scoring 63 goals (23rd among active players). He has accumulated 17 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 22 times. Make sure to watch out for Diego Fagundez, the midfielder who is from Uruguay. He has tallied 52 goals during his career while helping on a goal 37 different times. Fagundez has been handed a total of 26 yellow card warnings in 16,409 professional minutes played (182 career starts). His goals per 90 average during his MLS career is 0.29 (92nd among active MLS players).
Matt Turner will be residing in front of the goal for the Revolution. In his pro soccer career, Turner has allowed 104 goals while he has totaled 282 saves in 83 starting assignments. He has given up 1.26 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 26-30-27. He sports a save percentage of .746 and his shutout rate is currently 24.1%. Turner has racked up 20 clean sheets while seeing 378 shots attempted against him in 7,435 career mins.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+104)
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