Columbus Crew vs Inter Miami CF Prediction, 10/16/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Crew vs Inter Miami CF
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Lower.com Field in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Columbus (-125) Miami (+350)
Lower.com Field is the venue where Lewis Morgan and Inter Miami (9-5-14, 11th in Eastern Conference) will play the Columbus Crew (9-7-12, 10th in Eastern Conference) on Saturday. The men protecting the net will be Evan Bush for the Columbus Crew and Nick Marsman for Inter Miami. The Crew are priced at -125 while Inter Miami is at +350. The total has been set at 2.75.
Columbus faced off with Philadelphia in their most recent game and went home with a loss by a final score of 3-0. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 85.0% passes received percentage by completing 430 of the 506 passing attempts last match. The Crew attempted 17 dribbles in this game and completed 11 of the dribbles for a rate of 64.7%.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Columbus ended this match at a 20.0% rate by hitting 2 shots on target of 10 total shots. Columbus averages 1.00 goal per 90 (28 goals in total) and have accounted for 12 assists in all matches this season.
Gyasi Zardes is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for the Columbus Crew. He has totaled 22 assists while earning 12 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Zardes has had a starting assignment in 214 matches so far in his career while he scores 0.40 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing the United States has recorded 86 goals scored in 19,286 mins played.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Lucas Zelarayan, the midfielder hailing from Argentina. Zelarayan has been on the field for 12,327 mins in 137 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 8 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 25 times during his soccer career while scoring 41 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.30 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Columbus Crew will be Evan Bush. Bush (84-48-106 record in his career) has earned 59 shutouts, which has earned him a 24.8% clean sheet rate. The keeper hailing from the United States has faced 1,111 shots tried against him in 238 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.49 (355 total goals conceded) and he has a save % of 69.8. Bush has played for 21,430 minutes and has tallied 773 stops so far in his career.
The last time they took the field, Miami took a defeat with a final score of 1-0 against New York. They finished the match by converting 268 of the 308 passes they tried for a rate of 87.0%. Inter Miami had a 54.5% successful dribble rate by converting 12 of the 22 dribbles they tried. Miami had 1 shot on target out of 7 shots tried which had them at a 14.3% clip in their last outing. With 25 goals and 20 assists in all their games, Miami is averaging 0.89 goals and 0.71 assists per 90.
Lewis Morgan should provide solid play for Inter Miami CF. The midfielder from Scotland has accumulated 12,164 minutes and has scored 28 goals. He has accumulated 4 yellow cards in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 24 times. He averages 0.21 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 133 outings during his career. You should also watch out for Gonzalo Higuain, the forward representing Argentina. He has earned 248 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 67 times. Higuain has been handed 47 yellow card warnings in 32,867 professional minutes played (370 career starts). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.68.
Nick Marsman is expected to look after the net for Inter Miami CF. Marsman has totaled 49 shutouts and defended 845 shots attempted against him in 17,401 career minutes. He holds a save % of 70.9 and his shutout rate is currently 25.3%. He has given up 1.30 goals per 90 while holding a record of 83-55-55. During his professional soccer career, Marsman has conceded 252 goals and has accounted for 600 saves in 194 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Columbus (-125)
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