Philadelphia Union vs New York Red Bulls Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 8/25/2020
Game: Philadelphia Union vs New York Red Bulls
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Location: Subaru Park in Chester, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (+115) New York (+250)
Alejandro Bedoya and the New York Red Bulls (3-1-2, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) are headed to Subaru Park on Tuesday where they'll take on the Philadelphia Union (2-3-1, 5th in the Eastern Conference). The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Andre Blake for the Philadelphia Union and David Jensen for the New York Red Bulls. The Red Bulls are priced at +250 while the Zolos are at +115. The total is set at 2.75.
Philadelphia has controlled possession of the ball for 44.3% of games while successfully dribbling 62.7% of the time (9th in Major League Soccer). They have attempted 64 shots with 25 being on target, which comes out to a 39.1% shots on target percentage. The Zolos have accounted for 7 goals for the campaign, which has them 12th in MLS. Their players have been on the receiving end of 1,816 passes from teammates on 2,206 attempts this year, which makes their receiving percentage 82.3%.
Alejandro Bedoya is a guy who should be able to impact this game for the Zolos. He has accounted for 32 assists while accumulating 58 yellow cards in his career. Bedoya has started 250 matchups in his career while he scores 0.15 G/90. The midfielder from the United States has totaled 37 goals scored (56th among active players) in 22,821 minutes played. Another guy who should impact this match is Kacper Przybylko, the forward who hails from Poland. He has assisted on a goal 12 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 39 total goals. Przybylko has played 9,241 minutes during 98 career starts and has been given 9 yellow cards. He has an average of 0.38 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career (51st among active MLS players).
The man who will defend the goal for Philadelphia will be Andre Blake. Blake (48-30-52 record in his career) has accounted for 33 clean sheets, which has earned him a 25.4% clean sheet percentage. The keeper from Jamaica has faced 600 shots attempted against him in 130 starts. His GA/90 is 1.49 (193 total goals conceded) and his save percentage is .700. Blake has been on the pitch for 11,664 minutes and is sitting with 420 stops in his pro soccer career.
New York has totaled 2,484 targets for the season (18th in the league) with 1,996 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 80.4% and they have controlled possession of the ball 45.7% of the time. The Red Bulls have successfully dribbled 49.5% of the time this season while scoring 6 goals. They have connected on 35.8% of their shots on target out of 67 total shots.
Brian White should be someone to watch for New York. He currently averages 0.49 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 40 games so far in his career. The forward who is from the United States has been on the field for 3,660 professional minutes and he has scored 20 goals (118th among active players). He has collected 3 yellow card cautions so far in his MLS career and has helped a teammate on a goal 6 times. You should also keep an eye on Kaku, the midfielder who represents Paraguay. Kaku has been handed 12 yellow cards in 9,081 mins (102 starts). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.16 (152nd among active MLS players). He has accounted for 16 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 25 times.
David Jensen will look after the goal for the Red Bulls. During his MLS career, Jensen has surrendered 246 goals while he has earned 395 stops in 175 starts. He has surrendered 1.40 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 77-34-64. He has a save % of .671 and his clean sheet rate is currently 29.1%. Jensen has recorded 51 shutouts while defending 589 shots against him in 15,768 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+115)
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