Chicago Fire vs Atlanta United FC Prediction, 7/3/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Fire vs Atlanta United FC
Date: Saturday, July 3, 2021
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-105) Atlanta (+280)
Soldier Field is the site where Ezequiel Barco and Atlanta United (2-6-2, 10th in Eastern Conference) will take on the Chicago Fire (1-2-7, 14th in Eastern Conference) on Saturday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Bobby Shuttleworth for the Chicago Fire and Brad Guzan for Atlanta United. The 5 Stripes are priced at +280 while the Fire are at -105. The total is set at 2.5.
Chicago took the field against Philadelphia in their most recent game and finished with a draw with a score of 3-3. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 76.3% passes received percentage by connecting on 248 of the 325 pass attempts last contest. The Fire attempted 9 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 3 of the tries for a rate of 33.3%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Chicago finished the game at a 35.7% clip by putting 5 shots on target of 14 total shots. Chicago is averaging 0.60 g/90 (6 goals in total) and have accounted for 5 assists In all contests for the year.
Robert Beric is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for the Chicago Fire. He has 16 assists while earning 18 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Beric has been a starter in 151 contests in his career and accounts for 0.53 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Slovenia has accumulated 79 goals in 13,387 professional minutes played. One more guy who could decide who wins is Przemyslaw Frankowski, the midfielder who represents Poland. Frankowski has been on the field for 16,203 minutes in 183 starts and has been handed 21 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 21 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 34 goals. He has an average of 0.19 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The guy protecting the net for Chicago Fire is Bobby Shuttleworth. Shuttleworth (75-48-99 record during his soccer career) has tallied 49 shutouts, which has earned him a 22.3% shutout percentage. The goalie from the United States has had 1,028 shots attempted at him in 220 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.59 (351 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 67.3. Shuttleworth has played for a total of 19,910 minutes and has tallied 684 saves in his career.
In their last outing, Atlanta were able to avoid a loss with a score of 0-0 against New York. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 346 of the 441 passing tries for a percentage of 78.5%. The 5 Stripes had a 30.8% successful dribble rate by connecting on 4 of the 13 dribbles they attempted. Atlanta had 3 shots on target out of the team's 13 shots tried giving them a 23.1% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 9 goals and 5 assists in all their games, Atlanta averages 0.90 goals and 0.50 assists per 90.
Ezequiel Barco should be able to be counted on for Atlanta United FC. He scores 0.22 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 69 games so far in his pro soccer career. The forward born in Argentina has been on the pitch for 6,635 mins and he has scored 16 goals. He has accumulated 13 yellow cards during his soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 12 times. Make sure to watch out for Marcelino Moreno, the forward born in Argentina. He has collected 9 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 10 different times. Moreno has been handed a total of 8 yellow card cautions in 7,700 professional minutes played (90 starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.11.
Brad Guzan will be residing in front of the net for Atlanta United FC. Guzan has racked up 96 shutouts and has seen 1,660 shots against him in 32,398 career mins. He is the owner of a save % of 69.7 and his clean sheet rate is currently 26.7%. He has surrendered 1.43 goals per 90 while holding a record of 118-87-155. In his career, Guzan has conceded 515 goals and has tallied 1,155 saves in 359 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (+280)
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