Chicago Fire vs Toronto FC Prediction, 7/24/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Fire vs Toronto FC
Date: Saturday, July 24, 2021
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+110) Toronto (+230)
Soldier Field is the site where Michael Bradley and Toronto FC (2-4-8, 13th in Eastern Conference) will take on the Chicago Fire (3-3-8, 12th in Eastern Conference) on Saturday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Bobby Shuttleworth for the Chicago Fire and Alex Bono for Toronto FC. The odds on this game have the Chicago Fire priced at +110 and TFC is at +230. The O/U is set at 3.
Chicago faced off with D.C. in their most recent match and finished with a draw with a score of 2-2. The Fire attempted 23 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 16 of those tries for a rate of 69.6%. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 90.0% passes received rate by converting 424 of the 471 targeted passes last game.
In regard to shooting accuracy, Chicago finished the game at a 22.2% rate by landing 2 shots on target of 9 shots. Chicago has an average of 1.00 goal per 90 (14 goals in total) and have accounted for 13 assists In all contests for the year.
Robert Beric is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for the Chicago Fire. Beric has been given a starting assignment in 155 outings during his career and accounts for 0.53 G/90. The forward from Slovenia has totaled 80 goals in 13,665 professional minutes played. He has totaled 16 assists while tallying 18 yellow card cautions in his career. Another guy who should impact this match is Przemyslaw Frankowski, the midfielder representing Poland. He has assisted on a goal 23 times during his soccer career while scoring 35 total goals. Frankowski has been on the pitch for 16,539 mins in 187 starting assignments and has been handed 22 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.19 goals per 90 for his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Chicago Fire is Bobby Shuttleworth. Shuttleworth (77-49-100 record in his career) has tallied 50 clean sheets, which has earned him a 22.3% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from the United States has had 1,056 shots tried against him in 224 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.59 (359 total goals given up) and he is the owner of a save % of 67.5. Shuttleworth has been on the field for a total of 20,270 minutes and has tallied 705 stops in his pro soccer career.
In their last game, Toronto were able to avoid a loss with a score of 1-1 against New York. They finished this game by converting 319 out of their 382 passes they attempted earning a rate of 83.5%. TFC had a 47.6% successful dribble rate by converting 10 out of the 21 dribbles they tried. Toronto had 1 SoT out of 6 shots tried earning them a 16.7% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having a total of 18 goals and 11 assists in all matches, Toronto averages 1.29 goals and 0.79 assists per 90.
Michael Bradley will need to be on top of his game for Toronto FC. He is averaging 0.10 G/90 and has been a starter in 391 games during his soccer career. The midfielder from the United States has accumulated 35,359 minutes while he has scored 41 goals. He has collected 79 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 36 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Jozy Altidore, the forward hailing from the United States. Altidore has earned himself 49 yellow cards in 20,751 professional minutes played (234 career starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.51. He has scored 117 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 29 different times.
Alex Bono will look after the goal for Toronto FC. So far in his pro soccer career, Bono has given up 166 goals while totaling 338 stops in 109 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.50 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 49-26-35. He holds a save % of 69.2 and his shutout rate is currently at 22.0%. Bono has recorded 24 clean sheets while defending 493 shots against him in 9,987 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto (+230)
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