Chicago Fire vs Inter Miami CF Prediction, 5/22/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Fire vs Inter Miami CF
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+115) Miami (+200)
Robert Beric and the Chicago Fire (0-1-4, 13th in Eastern Conference) play Inter Miami (2-2-2, 7th in Eastern Conference) at Soldier Field on Saturday. The expected starting goalies will be Bobby Shuttleworth for the Chicago Fire and John McCarthy for Inter Miami. Inter Miami is priced at +200 while the Fire are at +115. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Chicago faced off with D.C. in their most recent game and took a loss by a final of 1-0. When discussing the passing game, they had a 77.9% received passes rate by converting 402 out of their 516 pass targets in their last outing. The Fire attempted 14 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 8 of the tries for a rate of 57.1%. Regarding shot accuracy, Chicago wrapped this game up at a 20.0% clip by putting 3 shots on target out of 15 total shots. Chicago averages 0.60 goals per 90 min (3 total goals) and have accounted for 3 assists in all contests for the year.
Robert Beric is a guy who should impact this matchup for the Chicago Fire. Beric has been a starter in 147 matches in his career and he accounts for 0.55 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Slovenia has earned 79 goals scored in 13,032 minutes played. He has accounted for 16 assists while tallying 18 yellow card warnings in his career. Someone else who should impact this match is Przemyslaw Frankowski, the midfielder representing Poland. Frankowski has been on the pitch for 16,085 minutes during 182 starts and has been handed a total of 21 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 21 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 34 total goals. He is averaging 0.19 goals per 90 for his career.
The guy defending the goal for Chicago Fire is Bobby Shuttleworth. Shuttleworth has played for a total of 19,460 mins and has accumulated 667 saves thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.59 (344 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of 67.3. The keeper from the United States has had 1,005 shots tried against him in 215 starting assignments. Shuttleworth (74-47-96 record in his career) has accumulated 48 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 22.3% clean sheet percentage.
The last time they took the field, Miami got the victory with a final of 3-2 against Cincinnati. They finished this game by converting 368 out of their 444 passing attempts for a rate of 82.9%. Inter Miami finished with a 36.8% successful dribble rate by completing 7 out of the 19 dribbles they pursued. Miami had 7 shots on goal out of 10 shots attempted earning them a 70.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 8 goals and 7 assists in all competitions, Miami is averaging 1.33 goals and 1.17 assists per 90 minutes.
Lewis Morgan will need to provide a spark for Inter Miami CF. He scores 0.24 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 111 outings during his soccer career. The midfielder from Scotland has been on the field for 10,299 minutes while he has scored 28 goals. He has accumulated 4 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 24 times. Be sure to watch out for Gonzalo Higuain, the forward who is from Argentina. Higuain has earned himself a total of 46 yellow card cautions in 31,267 minutes played (352 starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.70. He has totaled 242 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 64 times.
John McCarthy is expected to look after the net for Inter Miami CF. So far in his career, McCarthy has allowed 122 goals while earning 310 saves in 108 starts. He has given up 1.13 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 44-34-30. He holds a save % of 73.3 and his clean sheet rate sits at 33.3%. McCarthy has accumulated 36 clean sheets and has defended 424 shots attempted against him in 9,720 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (+115)
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