CF Montreal vs New York City FC Prediction, 7/7/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: CF Montreal vs New York City FC
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Location: Exploria Stadium in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Montreal (+255) New York City (-118)
Exploria Stadium is the venue where Jesus Medina and New York City FC (5-2-3, 5th in Eastern Conference) will play CF Montreal (4-4-3, 8th in Eastern Conference) on Wednesday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be James Pantemis for CF Montreal and Sean Johnson for New York City FC. The line on this contest has CF Montreal priced at +255 and NYCFC is at -118. The total has been set at 2.75.
Montreal took the field against Miami in their last match and notched a win by a score of 1-0. CFM tried 24 dribbles in this contest and converted 11 of the dribbles for a percentage of 45.8%. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 89.5% received passes percentage by connecting on 443 of the 495 pass targets in their last match. Concerning shot accuracy, Montreal walked away from the pitch at a 29.4% clip by landing 5 shots on target of 17 shots. Montreal averages 1.09 g/90 (12 total goals) and have accounted for 12 assists in all matches this season.
Romell Quioto is a player who should impact this matchup for CF Montreal. He has 22 assists while accumulating 16 yellow card warnings thus far in his career. Quioto has started 74 contests in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.32 goals per 90. The forward from Honduras has totaled 24 goals in 6,666 mins played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Mason Toye, the forward representing the United States. He has helped a teammate on a goal 3 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 11 total goals. Toye has been on the pitch for 2,400 minutes in 27 starts and has been given a total of 7 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.41 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for CF Montreal will be James Pantemis. Pantemis has played for 1,350 mins and has 33 stops thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.37 (11 goals conceded) and his save percentage is 75.6. The goalkeeper born in Canada has seen 45 shots attempted at him in 15 starts. Pantemis (5-3-7 mark in his career) has earned 4 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 26.7% shutout percentage.
For their last game, New York City earned three points by winning 2-1 against D.C.. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 501 out of their 605 passes they attempted for a rate of 82.8%. NYCFC finished the match with a 85.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 17 of the 20 dribbles they tried. New York City converted 6 shots on goal out of 14 shots tried giving them a 42.9% rate in their last outing. With 17 goals and 12 assists in all competitions, New York City has an average of 1.70 goals and 1.20 assists per 90 minutes.
Jesus Medina should provide solid play for New York City FC. The forward representing Paraguay has totaled 10,137 minutes while scoring 36 goals. He has collected 13 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 7 times. He is averaging 0.32 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 117 outings during his soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Valentin Castellanos, the forward representing Argentina. He has tallied 25 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 11 times. Castellanos has been given 26 yellow cards in 6,053 minutes played (67 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.37.
Sean Johnson will be looking after the net for New York City FC. Johnson has tallied 70 shutouts while defending 1,318 shots against him in 27,156 minutes in his career. He holds a save percentage of 70.8 and his clean sheet rate is currently 23.2%. He has surrendered 1.33 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 119-86-97. During his career, Johnson has given up 401 goals while totaling 931 stops in 302 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York City (-118)
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