Columbus Crew vs Orlando City SC Prediction, 10/27/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Crew vs Orlando City SC
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Location: Lower.com Field in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Columbus (-105) Orlando (+265)
Nani and Orlando City (12-11-8, 4th in Eastern Conference) go to Lower.com Field on Wednesday where they'll meet the Columbus Crew (10-8-13, 11th in Eastern Conference). The starting goaltenders will be Eloy Room for the Columbus Crew and Pedro Gallese for Orlando City. The Lions are priced at +265 while the Crew are at -105. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Columbus played New York in their most recent match and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1. In sharing the ball, they ended up with a 79.5% passes received percentage by converting 341 out of their 429 passing targets in their last game. The Crew attempted 20 dribbles in this match and converted 14 of those attempts for a rate of 70.0%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Columbus finished at a 33.3% rate by hitting 2 shots on target out of 6 total shots. Columbus is averaging 1.06 goals per 90 (33 total goals) and are sitting with 17 assists in all competitions for the season.
Lucas Zelarayan is a guy who should be able to impact this game for the Columbus Crew. He has 25 assists while tallying 8 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Zelarayan has been given a starting assignment in 140 matches during his career while scoring 0.30 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder born in Argentina has recorded 42 goals scored in 12,580 mins.
One more player who should impact this match is Gyasi Zardes, the forward representing the United States. He has helped on a goal 22 times during his soccer career while scoring 88 goals. Zardes has earned 19,409 mins during 216 starting assignments and has earned himself 12 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.41 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Columbus Crew will be Eloy Room. Room has defended the goal for 19,911 mins and has 742 saves so far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.37 (302 total goals allowed) and his save percentage is 72.4. The goalkeeper born in the Netherlands has had 1,038 shots sent in his direction in 219 starts. Room (85-58-78 record during his career) has recorded 49 shutouts, which leaves him with a 22.4% shutout percentage.
For their last match, Orlando went home with a draw by a final score of 1-1 against Montreal. The Lions finished with a 52.9% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 9 of the 17 dribbles they attempted. They finished the contest by connecting on 481 out of their 552 passes they tried earning a percentage of 87.1%. Orlando landed 3 shots on target out of the team's 14 shots attempted earning them a 21.4% clip in their last outing. With 44 goals and 35 assists for all their matches, Orlando is averaging 1.42 goals and 1.13 assists per 90 minutes.
Nani will need to provide a lift for Orlando City SC. The forward who is from Cape Verde has been on the field for 27,312 minutes while he has scored 92 goals. He has 56 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped on a goal 92 times. He currently averages 0.30 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 307 matches so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Junior Urso, the midfielder who represents Brazil. He has totaled 29 goals thus far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 5 times. Urso has been handed a total of 25 yellow card warnings in 13,993 professional minutes (163 starts). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.19.
Pedro Gallese is expected to look after the net for Orlando City SC. Gallese has tallied 34 shutouts while defending 305 shots attempted against him in 13,881 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save % of 68.5 and his clean sheet rate sits at 21.8%. He has conceded 1.52 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 54-43-57. In his pro soccer career, Gallese has surrendered 167 goals and has totaled 206 stops in 156 starting assignments.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Orlando (+265) and under the total goals
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