Toronto FC vs New York Red Bulls Prediction, 10/14/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto FC vs New York Red Bulls
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Location: Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, CT
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-175) New York (+400)
Daniel Royer and the New York Red Bulls (7-2-8, 7th in the Eastern Conference) head to Pratt & Whitney Stadium on Wednesday where they'll take on Toronto FC (11-4-2, 1st in the Eastern Conference). The starting goaltenders will be Quentin Westberg for Toronto FC and David Jensen for the New York Red Bulls. The Red Bulls are priced at +400 while TFC is at -175. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Toronto controls possession for 54.8% of contests while dribbling successfully 60.4% of the time (7th in the league). They have attempted 225 shots at the goal with 93 of them being on target, which calculates to a 41.3% SOT percentage. TFC as a team have totaled 28 goals this season, which has them 5th in the league. They have caught 8,267 passes from teammates on 9,285 tries this season, which makes their receiving percentage 89.0%.
Ayo Akinola is a player who can be a difference maker for Toronto. He has totaled 2 assists while tallying 3 yellow cards so far in his career. Akinola has been given a starting assignment in 24 matches during his career and has 0.60 goals per 90 mins. The forward who was born in Canada has totaled 16 goals in 2,400 minutes played. One more guy who should impact this match is Alejandro Pozuelo, the forward who is from Spain. He has helped on a goal 49 times in his career while he has scored 43 goals. Pozuelo has been on the pitch for 17,317 minutes in 189 starting assignments and has been given 30 yellow cards. He scores 0.22 goals per 90 mins so far in his professional career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Toronto FC is Quentin Westberg. Westberg (34-26-27 record in his career) has accounted for 26 clean sheets, which gives him a 30.2% shutout rate. The goalie from France has faced 283 shots sent his way in 86 career starts. His GA/90 is 1.27 (110 goals allowed) and his save % is .671. Westberg has seen the field for 7,767 minutes and has accumulated 190 stops in his MLS career.
New York has tallied 6,926 pass targets on the year (18th in MLS) and they have 5,537 successful received passes. They hold a receiving percentage of 79.9% while controlling possession of the ball 45.8% of the time. The Red Bulls have successfully dribbled 55.5% of the time this season while collecting 20 goals. They have connected on 34.3% of their SOT out of 178 shots.
Daniel Royer will be someone to watch for New York. The forward who is from Austria has been on the pitch for 17,142 mins and he has scored 59 goals. He has 20 yellow cards so far in his professional soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 28 times. He has an average of 0.31 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 50 outings in his pro soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Florian Valot, the midfielder who is from France. He has tallied 16 goals thus far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 20 times. Valot has been given 5 yellow cards in 5,605 professional minutes played (65 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.26.
David Jensen is expected to look after the goal for the Red Bulls. Jensen has recorded 52 clean sheets while he has defended 610 shots attempted against him in 16,247 career mins. He sports a save % of .675 and his clean sheet rate is 28.9%. He has conceded 1.41 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 79-34-67. During his career, Jensen has allowed 254 goals while he has 408 stops in 180 starts.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take New York (+400) and under 2.75 goals
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