Columbus Crew vs CF Montreal Prediction, 9/25/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Crew vs CF Montreal
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Lower.com Field in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Columbus (-111) Montreal (+260)
Romell Quioto and CF Montreal (10-7-8, 5th in Eastern Conference) head to Lower.com Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Columbus Crew (8-7-11, 10th in Eastern Conference). The starting goalkeepers will be Evan Bush for the Columbus Crew and James Pantemis for CF Montreal. CFM is priced at +260 while the Crew are at -111. The total has been set at 2.5.
Columbus faced off with New England in their most recent match and earned a one point draw by a score of 1-1. The Crew tried 10 dribbles in this outing and completed 5 of those tries for a percentage of 50.0%. In sharing the ball, they ended the game with a 87.9% received passes rate by connecting on 319 out of their 363 passing attempts last game.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Columbus finished at a 33.3% rate by putting 2 shots on target of 6 shots. Columbus is averaging 1.00 goal per 90 (26 goals in total) and are sitting with 10 assists in all competitions this season.
Lucas Zelarayan is a player who should be able to impact this match for the Columbus Crew. He has 25 assists while accumulating 8 yellow cards thus far in his career. Zelarayan has been in the starting lineup in 136 games in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.30 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder from Argentina has 41 goals scored in 12,205 minutes.
Someone else who should impact this match is Gyasi Zardes, the forward born in the United States. Zardes has been on the pitch for 19,127 minutes in 212 starts and has been handed a total of 12 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 22 times during his soccer career and he has scored 84 total goals. He scores 0.40 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Columbus Crew is Evan Bush. Bush (83-48-105 record in his career) has accumulated 59 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 25.0% shutout percentage. The keeper from the United States has faced 1,101 shots attempted against him in 236 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.49 (351 goals given up) and he has a save percentage of 69.9. Bush has defended the goal for a total of 21,250 minutes and has accumulated 767 stops in his career.
The last time they took the field, Montreal took home the win by a final score of 2-0 against Chicago. They wrapped up this match by converting 517 out of their 579 passes they attempted for a percentage of 89.3%. CFM earned a 54.5% successful dribble rate by completing 12 of the 22 dribbles they attempted. Montreal connected on 4 shots on target out of 8 shots tried earning them a 50.0% clip in their last game. With a total of 35 goals and 28 assists for all their matches, Montreal has an average of 1.40 goals and 1.12 assists per 90.
Romell Quioto should provide solid play for CF Montreal. The forward representing Honduras has been on the pitch for 6,960 mins while scoring 28 goals. He has 16 yellow card cautions during his career and has helped on a goal 24 times. He currently averages 0.36 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 77 games thus far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Djordje Mihailovic, the midfielder hailing from the United States. He has earned 11 goals during his soccer career while assisting on a goal 21 different times. Mihailovic has been given 8 yellow card cautions in 5,933 minutes played (68 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.17.
James Pantemis will reside in front of the net for CF Montreal. In his career, Pantemis has given up 26 goals and has tallied 57 saves in 24 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.53 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 9-4-11. He has a save % of 70.7 and his shutout rate sits at 20.8%. Pantemis has totaled 5 shutouts while defending 82 shots attempted against him in 2,160 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Columbus (-111)
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