Chicago Fire vs Orlando City SC Prediction, 7/7/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Fire vs Orlando City SC
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+138) Orlando (+160)
Przemyslaw Frankowski and the Chicago Fire (2-2-7, 12th in Eastern Conference) play Orlando City (6-3-2, 2nd in Eastern Conference) at Soldier Field on Wednesday. The starting goalkeepers are Bobby Shuttleworth for the Chicago Fire and Brandon Austin for Orlando City. The odds on this contest have the Chicago Fire priced at +138 and the Lions are at +160. The total is set at 2.75.
Chicago faced off with Atlanta in their most recent game and went home with a win by a final score of 3-0. The Fire tried 9 dribbles in this game and converted 6 of those tries for a percentage of 66.7%. In the passing game, they finished with a 74.5% rate by completing 234 out of their 314 passing attempts in their last match. In regard to shooting accuracy, Chicago finished at a 28.6% rate by putting 4 shots on target of 14 total shots. Chicago is averaging 0.82 goals per 90 min (9 goals in total) and have accounted for 8 assists in all matches this season.
Przemyslaw Frankowski is a guy who should be able to impact this game for the Chicago Fire. Frankowski has been given a starting assignment in 184 outings so far in his career and scores 0.19 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder representing Poland has 35 goals in 16,285 mins played. He has totaled 21 assists while earning 22 yellow cards so far in his career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Robert Beric, the forward hailing from Slovenia. He has helped a teammate on a goal 16 times so far in his career while scoring 79 total goals. Beric has totaled 13,458 mins in 152 starts and has earned himself a total of 18 yellow card warnings. He has an average of 0.53 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The guy defending the goal for Chicago Fire is Bobby Shuttleworth. Shuttleworth (76-48-99 record in his career) has recorded 50 shutouts, which leaves him with a 22.6% clean sheet rate. The goalie from the United States has had 1,030 shots attempted at him in 221 career starts. His GA/90 is 1.58 (351 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 67.4. Shuttleworth has been on the field for a total of 20,000 mins and is sitting with 686 saves so far in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Orlando took a loss by a final score of 2-1 against New York. They finished the match by completing 360 out of their 392 passing tries for a rate of 91.8%. The Lions finished with a 41.2% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 7 of the 17 dribbles they pursued. Orlando converted 5 shots on target out of their 12 shots tried which had them at a 41.7% rate when they last took the field. With a total of 19 goals and 17 assists for all their games, Orlando sports an average of 1.73 goals and 1.55 assists per 90 minutes.
Tesho Akindele should provide a spark for Orlando City SC. He averages 0.35 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 105 matches so far in his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from Canada has totaled 10,220 mins and has earned 40 goals. He has totaled 11 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 13 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Nani, the forward representing Cape Verde. Nani has been given 54 yellow card warnings in 26,369 minutes played (296 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.30. He has collected 88 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 87 different times.
Brandon Austin will be residing in front of the goal for Orlando City SC. Austin has totaled 1 clean sheets and has defended 12 shots against him in 360 career minutes. He is the owner of a save percentage of 58.3 and his clean sheet rate sits at 25.0%. He has given up 1.25 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 3-0-1. In his career, Austin has conceded 5 goals and has earned 7 saves in 4 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (+138)
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