Chicago Fire vs Philadelphia Union Prediction, 5/8/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Fire vs Philadelphia Union
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+155) Philadelphia (+140)
Przemyslaw Frankowski and the Chicago Fire (0-1-2, 13th in Eastern Conference) host the Philadelphia Union (0-1-2, 12th in Eastern Conference) at Soldier Field on Saturday. The men protecting the net are Bobby Shuttleworth for the Chicago Fire and Andre Blake for the Philadelphia Union. The Zolos are priced at +140 while the Fire are at +155. The total opens at 2.5.
Chicago stepped onto the pitch against New York in their most recent game and ended up losing by a score of 2-0. The Fire tried 21 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 11 of those tries for a percentage of 52.4%. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 80.7% received passes rate by converting 431 of the 534 pass attempts last game. Concerning shot accuracy, Chicago walked away from the pitch at a 66.7% rate by putting 4 shots on target of 6 total shots. Chicago is averaging 1.00 goal per 90 (3 total goals) and have racked up 3 assists in all competitions 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 180 outings during his pro soccer career while he scores 0.19 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder hailing from Poland has racked up 34 goals in 15,905 professional minutes played. He has 21 assists while accumulating 20 yellow card cautions during his career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Robert Beric, the forward who represents Slovenia. He has helped a teammate on a goal 16 times during his soccer career and he has scored 79 total goals. Beric has totaled 12,865 mins in 145 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 18 yellow card cautions. He averages 0.55 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Chicago Fire is Bobby Shuttleworth. Shuttleworth has seen the pitch for 19,280 mins and has accumulated 661 saves in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.59 (341 goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of 67.3. The goalkeeper from the United States has faced 996 shots attempted at him in 213 starts. Shuttleworth (74-47-94 record during his soccer career) has accounted for 48 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 22.5% clean sheet percentage.
In their last game, Philadelphia took a loss by a score of 2-0 against New York City. The Zolos finished the match with a 87.5% successful dribble percentage by converting 14 out of the 16 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by completing 266 of the 357 attempted passes earning a rate of 74.5%. Philadelphia converted 1 shots on target out of 4 shots attempted which gave them a 25.0% rate in their last outing. Having accumulated 1 goal and 1 assist in all their contests, Philadelphia is averaging 0.33 goals and 0.33 assists per 90 minutes.
Alejandro Bedoya will be counted on for Philadelphia Union. The forward from the United States has been on the pitch for 24,373 professional minutes while scoring 39 goals. He has collected 66 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 33 times. He is averaging 0.14 G/90 and has been a starter in 268 matches in his career. You should also keep an eye on Kacper Przybylko, the forward who represents Germany. Przybylko has earned himself a total of 10 yellow card warnings in 10,882 professional minutes (117 starts). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.38. He has scored 46 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 19 times.
Andre Blake is expected to look after the net for Philadelphia Union. During his pro soccer career, Blake has given up 208 goals and has racked up 470 saves in 148 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.41 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 59-33-56. He holds a save percentage of 71.1 and his clean sheet rate is currently 27.0%. Blake has totaled 40 clean sheets and has defended 664 shots against him in 13,283 career mins.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+140)
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