Columbus Crew vs Toronto FC Prediction, 5/29/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Crew vs Toronto FC
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021
Location: Historic Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Columbus (+100) Toronto (+240)
Historic Crew Stadium is the venue where Jozy Altidore and Toronto FC (1-2-3, 12th in Eastern Conference) will take on the Columbus Crew (2-2-2, 8th in Eastern Conference) on Saturday. The expected starting goalies will be Eloy Room for the Columbus Crew and Alex Bono for Toronto FC. The Crew are priced at +100 while TFC is at +240. The total has been set at 2.5.
Columbus faced New York City in their most recent match and went home with a win by a final score of 2-1. The Crew tried 10 dribbles in this game and completed 3 of those attempts for a percentage of 30.0%. In regard to passing, they earned a 90.7% received passes rate by connecting on 469 of the 517 pass targets in their last match. Concerning shot accuracy, Columbus ended this match at a 30.0% rate by putting 3 shots on target of 10 shots. Columbus has an average of 0.50 goals per 90 (3 goals in total) and have earned 0 assists in all matches this season.
Gyasi Zardes is a guy who should be able to impact this game for the Columbus Crew. Zardes has had a starting assignment in 202 matchups during his soccer career and he has earned 0.39 G/90. The forward representing the United States has recorded 79 goals scored in 18,213 mins. He has 22 assists while accumulating 12 yellow cards during his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Lucas Zelarayan, the midfielder born in Argentina. Zelarayan has totaled 10,652 mins in 120 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 7 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 23 times during his career while scoring 37 goals. He is averaging 0.31 G/90 during his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Columbus Crew is Eloy Room. Room has played for a total of 18,021 minutes and has accumulated 681 saves during his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.35 (271 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of 72.7. The keeper from the Netherlands has seen 948 shots attempted against him in 198 starting assignments. Room (79-53-68 mark in his career) has recorded 45 shutouts, which has earned him a 22.7% shutout percentage.
In their last outing, Toronto took a loss by a final score of 1-0 against Orlando. They wrapped up this contest by converting 368 out of their 464 passes they tried for a rate of 79.3%. TFC finished with a 68.0% successful dribble rate by converting 17 of the 25 dribbles they attempted. Toronto connected on 5 shots on target out of their 18 shots attempted earning them a 27.8% clip in their last match. Having accumulated 7 goals and 3 assists in all their contests, Toronto sports an average of 1.17 goals and 0.50 assists per 90 minutes.
Jozy Altidore should provide a lift for Toronto FC. He scores 0.50 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 234 matches thus far in his career. The forward born in the United States has totaled 20,687 minutes while scoring 116 goals. He has 49 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 29 times. Be sure to watch out for Michael Bradley, the midfielder born in the United States. Bradley has been handed 76 yellow cards in 34,639 minutes played (383 career starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.11. He has tallied 41 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 34 different times.
Alex Bono will be looking after the goal for Toronto FC. Bono has racked up 24 clean sheets while seeing 461 shots against him in 9,447 career minutes. He is the owner of a save percentage of 70.1 and his shutout rate is currently 23.3%. He has given up 1.44 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 48-24-32. So far in his pro soccer career, Bono has allowed 151 goals and has earned 319 stops in 103 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Columbus (+100)
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