Toronto FC vs New York City FC Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 7/26/2020
Game: Toronto FC vs New York City FC
Date: Sunday, July 26, 2020
Location: ESPN Sports Complex in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+115) New York City (+210)
Maximiliano Moralez and New York City FC (2-0-6, 12th in the Eastern Conference) host Toronto FC (3-5-0, 4th in the Eastern Conference) at ESPN Sports Complex on Sunday. The starting goalkeepers are Quentin Westberg for Toronto FC and Sean Johnson for New York City FC. The line on this game has Toronto FC priced at +115 and NYCFC is at +210. The total is set at 2.75.
Toronto has controlled possession for 50.4% of the contest while they have success at dribbling 56% of the time (20th in MLS). They have tried 67 shots at the opposition with 30 on target, which is a 44.8% shots on target percentage. TFC as a team have earned 9 goals for the season, which ranks 5th in the league. They have received 2,082 passes on 2,353 targets this year, which has earned them a receiving percentage of 88.5%.
Richie Laryea is a player who should be able to impact this game for TFC. He has totaled 7 assists while accumulating 22 yellow cards in his career. Laryea has started 55 outings during his MLS career and has 0.11 goals per 90 minutes. The defender who was born in Canada has tallied 6 goals (216th among active players) in 4,865 mins. Another player who should impact this match is Alejandro Pozuelo, the midfielder who represents Spain. Pozuelo has been on the pitch for 16,250 mins in 177 starts and has been given a total of 27 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 45 times in his career while scoring 37 total goals. He currently averages 0.20 goals per 90 mins so far in his career (126th among active MLS players).
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Toronto is Quentin Westberg. Westberg has been on the pitch for 6,867 minutes and has earned 174 saves during his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.32 (101 total goals given up) and he holds a save percentage of .674. The goalie from the United States has had 258 shots attempted against him in 76 starting assignments. Westberg (27-25-25 mark in his career) has tallied 22 shutouts, which leaves him with a 28.9% shutout rate.
New York City has 2,282 pass targets on the campaign (10th in the league) and they have 1,956 successful received passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 85.7% while they control possession of the ball 52.4% of the time. NYCFC have successfully dribbled 57% of the time this season while totaling 2 goals. They have completed 32.8% of their SOT on 67 total shots.
Maximiliano Moralez will need to be on top of his game for New York City. The midfielder who is from Argentina has totaled 20,315 mins while scoring 44 goals (46th among active players). He has 37 yellow cards in his career and has assisted on a goal 53 times. He currently averages 0.19 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 86 matches so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Heber, the forward who was born in Brazil. Heber has been given a total of 10 yellow cards in 6,836 professional minutes played (81 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his career is 0.66 (6th among active players). He has collected 50 goals in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 9 times.
Sean Johnson will be looking after the goal for NYCFC. During his MLS career, Johnson has surrendered 371 goals while earning 850 saves in 274 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.36 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 103-81-90. He is the owner of a save percentage of .702 and his shutout rate is currently at 22.3%. Johnson has totaled 61 clean sheets while defending 1,210 shots tried against him in 24,636 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto (+115)
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