Toronto FC vs Philadelphia Union Prediction, 10/3/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto FC vs Philadelphia Union
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Location: Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, CT
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-105) Philadelphia (+240)
Ayo Akinola and Toronto FC (8-4-2, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) play the Philadelphia Union (8-4-2, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) at Pratt & Whitney Stadium on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers are Quentin Westberg for Toronto FC and Andre Blake for the Philadelphia Union. The Zolos are priced at +240 while TFC is at -105. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Toronto maintains possession for 56% of contests while they dribble successfully 61.2% of the time (7th in the league). They have launched 196 shots at their opponents goal with 84 on target, which calculates to a 42.9% shots on target percentage. TFC have scored 24 goals this season, which ranks 5th in MLS. Their players have been on the receiving end of 6,975 passes on 7,780 targets for the season, which makes their receiving percentage 89.7%.
Ayo Akinola is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Toronto FC. He has 2 assists while earning 3 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. Akinola has been a starter in 22 matchups during his career while scoring 0.57 G/90. The forward from Canada has totaled 14 goals scored in 2,198 professional minutes. Alejandro Pozuelo is a player who should be able to impact this game for Toronto FC. He has 49 assists while accumulating 30 yellow cards during his career. Pozuelo has been a starter in 186 games in his MLS career and he scores 0.22 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Spain has earned 42 goals in 17,049 professional minutes.
The guy who will defend the goal for Toronto FC is Quentin Westberg. Westberg has been on the pitch for a total of 7,587 mins and has earned 186 saves during his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.29 (109 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of .668. The keeper from France has had 277 shots tried against him in 84 starting assignments. Westberg (32-26-27 mark in his career) has earned 25 shutouts, which gives him a 29.8% clean sheet percentage.
Philadelphia has tallied 5,865 pass targets on the campaign (18th in MLS) to go along with 4,941 successful received passes. They hold a receiving percentage of 84.2% and they control possession of the ball 47.8% of the time. The Zolos have successfully dribbled 55.7% of the time this season while totaling 24 goals. They have connected on 39.3% of their SOT out of 163 shots.
Kacper Przybylko is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Philadelphia Union. Przybylko has started 106 matches in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.41 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who hails from Germany has 45 goals in 9,915 minutes. He has 16 assists while earning 10 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. Sergio Santos is a player who can be a difference maker for Philadelphia Union. Santos has been given a starting assignment in 57 games so far in his MLS career while scoring 0.43 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who is from Brazil has tallied 26 goals in 5,488 mins played. He has totaled 4 assists while tallying 14 yellow card warnings in his MLS career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Philadelphia will be Andre Blake. Blake has seen the pitch for a total of 12,384 mins and is sitting with 437 stops thus far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.43 (197 total goals allowed) and he holds a save % of .707. The goalie from Jamaica has seen 621 shots tried against him in 138 career starts. Blake (54-31-53 record during his soccer career) has accounted for 37 shutouts, which leaves him with a 26.8% clean sheet rate.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto (-105)
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