Toronto FC vs New York City FC Prediction, 10/28/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto FC vs New York City FC
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Location: Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, CT
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+140) New York City (+162)
Pratt & Whitney Stadium is the venue where Jesus Medina and New York City FC (9-3-8, 5th in the Eastern Conference) will take on Toronto FC (12-5-3, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) on Wednesday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Quentin Westberg for Toronto FC and Sean Johnson for New York City FC. TFC is priced at +140 while NYCFC is at +162. The total opens at 2.75.
Toronto has been able to maintain possession for 54.3% of matches while dribbling successfully 60.1% of the time (10th in the league). They have attempted 253 shots at the opposition with 104 on target, which is a 41.1% shots on target percentage. TFC have earned 30 goals this year, which ranks 7th in the league. They have been on the receiving end of 9,629 passes on 10,863 attempts on the year, which gives them a receiving percentage of 88.6%.
Alejandro Pozuelo is a player who should impact this matchup for Toronto. Pozuelo has been a starter in 192 games in his career and tallies 0.23 goals per 90 mins. The forward who hails from Spain has earned 44 goals in 17,568 mins played. He has accounted for 49 assists while earning 30 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Someone else who should impact this match is Pablo Piatti, the forward who is from Argentina. He has assisted on a goal 34 times so far in his career and he has scored 51 total goals. Piatti has totaled 19,119 mins during 227 career starting assignments and has been given 42 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.24 goals per 90 minutes during his professional career.
The guy defending the goal for Toronto FC will be Quentin Westberg. Westberg has played for a total of 8,037 mins and has accumulated 201 saves so far in his MLS career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.30 (116 total goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of .670. The goalie from France has seen 300 shots sent in his direction in 89 starting assignments. Westberg (35-27-28 record during his career) has accounted for 27 clean sheets, which gives him a 30.3% shutout percentage.
New York City has tallied 9,939 pass targets on the year (4th in the league) to go along with 8,669 completed passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 87.2% while controlling possession of the ball 56.2% of the time. NYCFC have successfully dribbled 57.1% of the time for the year while tallying 26 goals. They have connected on 37.4% of their shots out of 305 total shots.
Jesus Medina should be able to be counted on for New York City. The forward who hails from Paraguay has earned 9,033 mins while he has scored 29 goals. He has totaled 10 yellow cards during his professional soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 6 times. He sports an average of 0.29 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 104 matches in his professional soccer career. You should also watch out for Alexander Ring, the midfielder who is from Finland. He has 20 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 17 times. Ring has been handed 59 yellow card warnings in 17,783 professional minutes played (200 starts). His G/90 average during his career is 0.10.
Sean Johnson will look after the net for NYCFC. Johnson has racked up 66 clean sheets while defending 1,270 shots against him in 25,986 career minutes. He has earned a save % of .709 and his clean sheet rate sits at 22.8%. He has given up 1.33 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 111-84-94. In his MLS career, Johnson has conceded 385 goals while he has racked up 899 saves in 289 starts.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto (+140)
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