D.C. United vs Chicago Fire Prediction, 5/13/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: D.C. United vs Chicago Fire
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Location: Audi Field in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: D.C. (+170) Chicago (+157)
Przemyslaw Frankowski and the Chicago Fire (0-1-3, 13th in Eastern Conference) go to Audi Field on Thursday where they'll meet D.C. United (1-0-3, 11th in Eastern Conference). The goalies expected to start will be Chris Seitz for D.C. United and Bobby Shuttleworth for the Chicago Fire. The Fire are priced at +157 while the Black-and-Red are at +170. The over/under opens at 2.75.
D.C. took the field against Columbus in their last game and ended up losing by a score of 3-1. In sharing the ball, they finished with a 83.9% passes received rate by connecting on 413 of the 492 targeted passes last match. The Black-and-Red tried 19 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 7 of those attempts for a percentage of 36.8%. Concerning shot accuracy, D.C. finished the game at a 18.2% rate by landing 2 shots on target out of 11 total shots. D.C. is averaging 1.00 goal per 90 (4 total goals) and have earned 4 assists in all games for the year.
Julian Gressel is a player who should be able to impact this game for D.C. United. He has totaled 36 assists while earning 12 yellow cards thus far in his career. Gressel has started 111 contests during his career and he scores 0.16 G/90. The defender representing Germany has 17 goals scored in 9,702 professional minutes played. One more player who should impact this match is Ola Kamara, the forward who represents Norway. He has assisted on a goal 23 times during his career while scoring 115 total goals. Kamara has accumulated 20,421 mins during 218 starting assignments and has been given 12 yellow cards. He is currently averaging 0.51 G/90 during his soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for D.C. United will be Chris Seitz. Seitz (45-30-42 mark in his professional soccer career) has accumulated 28 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 23.9% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from the United States has seen 514 shots sent in his direction in 117 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.45 (171 total goals surrendered) and his save percentage is 68.1. Seitz has played for 10,616 mins and has 348 saves in his career.
In their last outing, Chicago walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-0 against Philadelphia. They finished the match by completing 399 out of their 515 passes they attempted for a rate of 77.5%. The Fire finished with a 56.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 14 of the 25 dribbles they attempted. Chicago converted 3 shots on target out of 9 shots attempted earning them a 33.3% clip in their last game. Having a total of 3 goals and 3 assists in all their games, Chicago averages 0.75 goals and 0.75 assists per 90 minutes.
Przemyslaw Frankowski will be counted on for Chicago Fire. He has an average of 0.19 G/90 and has started 181 contests during his soccer career. The midfielder born in Poland has 15,995 professional minutes while scoring 34 goals. He has tallied 20 yellow cards in his career and has assisted on a goal 21 times. Make sure to watch out for Robert Beric, the forward hailing from Slovenia. He has earned 79 goals in his career while helping on a goal 16 different times. Beric has been given 18 yellow card cautions in 12,955 minutes played (146 starting assignments). His G/90 average in his career is 0.55.
Bobby Shuttleworth will be looking after the net for Chicago Fire. Shuttleworth has totaled 48 shutouts while seeing 1,001 shots tried against him in 19,370 career mins. He has a save % of 67.2 and his clean sheet rate is 22.4%. He has surrendered 1.59 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 74-47-95. In his career, Shuttleworth has given up 343 goals and has accumulated 664 stops in 214 starts.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take D.C. (+170)
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