Philadelphia Union vs Orlando City SC Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 7/20/2020
Game: Philadelphia Union vs Orlando City SC
Date: Monday, July 20, 2020
Location: ESPN Sports Complex in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-122) Orlando (+295)
ESPN Sports Complex is the venue where Tesho Akindele and Orlando City (2-1-1, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) will take on the Philadelphia Union (2-1-1, 4th in the Eastern Conference) on Monday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Andre Blake for the Philadelphia Union and Pedro Gallese for Orlando City. The Lions are priced at +295 while the Zolos are at -122. The total opens at 2.5.
Alejandro Bedoya is one of the best players for the Zolos. The midfielder from the United States has played in 288 games in the time he's played pro soccer and has played 22,295 minutes. Over the course of that time, the 31-year-old has scored 36 goals and has had an assist on 31 goals. He has a career average of 77.4 mins per game. Bedoya has been a starter in 288 games over the course of his career and has racked up 398 fouls in that time. In the matter of shots on target, Bedoya has earned 143 in his pro soccer career which places him at 55th when compared to active players and 15th in the East among midfielders. Kacper Przybylko is another scorer to keep an eye on for the squad from Philadelphia. The 25-year-old from Poland has racked up 43 goals in his pro soccer career which puts him at 18th in the East among forwards and 54th out of all players still active in Major League Soccer. He has played a total of 9,825 minutes over the course of his pro soccer career which has him ranking 21st among active forwards and has an average of 62.6 mins per game which ranks him 358th in MLS. Over the course of his professional soccer career, he has produced 143 shots on target which has him ranked 18th in the East among active forwards.
The man who will defend the goal for Philadelphia will be Andre Blake. Blake (48-28-52 record in his career) has totaled 32 shutouts, which gives him a 25.0% shutout percentage. The keeper from Jamaica has faced 592 shots attempted against him in 128 career starts. His GA/90 is 1.50 (192 goals given up) and he is the owner of a save % of .699. Blake has been on the field for 11,484 minutes and has earned 414 stops thus far in his career.
One of the toughest players to defend for the Lions is Tesho Akindele. The 26 year-old has driven 34 balls into the back of the net in his pro soccer career. He is placed at 28th among active forwards in the East in assists with 9 and has connected on 89 shots on target in his pro soccer career. He has played 8,743 minutes and has an average of 54.3 minutes per game in his pro soccer career. Another dangerous player on this team is Nani. The forward from Portugal has scored 76 goals in his professional soccer career which has him ranked 6th in the Eastern Conference among active forwards. He also has committed 297 fouls.
Pedro Gallese will look after the goal for the Lions. Gallese has racked up 26 shutouts while defending 169 shots tried against him in 10,821 career minutes. He is the owner of a save percentage of .633 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 21.3%. He has allowed 1.04 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 39-31-50. In his pro soccer career, Gallese has conceded 125 goals while totaling 107 saves in 122 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Orlando (+295)
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