Philadelphia Union vs Toronto FC Prediction, 10/24/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Union vs Toronto FC
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: Subaru Park in Chester, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (+128) Toronto (+155)
Alejandro Pozuelo and Toronto FC (12-5-2, 1st in the Eastern Conference) head to Subaru Park on Saturday where they'll take on the Philadelphia Union (11-5-3, 2nd in the Eastern Conference). The expected starting goaltenders will be Andre Blake for the Philadelphia Union and Quentin Westberg for Toronto FC. TFC is priced at +155 while the Zolos are at +128. The total has been set at 2.75.
The Zolos as a team have accumulated 33 goals this season, which ranks 4th in the league. They have attempted 217 shots at the opposition with 91 of them being on target, which calculates to a 41.9% SOT percentage. Philadelphia has controlled possession of the ball for 47.6% of matches while they successfully dribble 58.3% of the time (15th in the league). Their players have been on the receiving end of 6,678 passes from teammates on 7,904 attempts so far this year, which gives them a receiving percentage of 84.5%.
Sergio Santos is a player who should be able to impact this game for Philadelphia. Santos has had a starting assignment in 61 matches thus far in his career while he scores 0.43 G/90. The forward who was born in Brazil has totaled 28 goals in 5,795 mins played. He has accounted for 5 assists while tallying 16 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Someone else who should impact this game is Kacper Przybylko, the forward who hails from Germany. Przybylko has been on the field for 10,351 minutes in 111 starting assignments and has been handed 10 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 16 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 45 goals. He sports an average of 0.39 G/90 thus far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Philadelphia will be Andre Blake. Blake (57-32-54 record in his MLS career) has recorded 38 shutouts, which gives him a 26.6% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from Jamaica has faced 642 shots attempted at him in 143 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.42 (203 goals conceded) and he has a save % of .709. Blake has seen the pitch for a total of 12,834 mins and has 453 saves during his career.
TFC have successfully dribbled 60.4% of the time on the campaign while tallying 30 goals. They have earned a receiving percentage of 88.6% while they control possession of the ball 54.6% of the time. Toronto has 10,394 pass targets this season (1st in the league) to go along with 9,214 completed passes. They have been able to connect on 41.2% of their shots on target on 250 total shots.
Alejandro Pozuelo should provide solid play for Toronto. The forward who was born in Spain has been on the field for 17,497 mins and he has scored 44 goals. He has tallied 30 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 49 times. He has an average of 0.23 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 191 contests so far in his pro soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Ayo Akinola, the forward from Canada. He has earned 16 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 2 different times. Akinola has earned himself a total of 4 yellow card cautions in 2,490 mins played (25 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.58.
Quentin Westberg will be residing in front of the goal for TFC. Westberg has 27 shutouts while he has seen 288 shots against him in 7,947 minutes throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of .674 and his clean sheet rate is currently 30.7%. He has allowed 1.26 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 35-27-27. During his MLS career, Westberg has given up 111 goals while he has accounted for 194 stops in 88 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto (+155)
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