D.C. United vs Toronto FC Prediction, 7/3/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: D.C. United vs Toronto FC
Date: Saturday, July 3, 2021
Location: Audi Field in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: D.C. (-143) Toronto (+400)
Michael Bradley and Toronto FC (1-2-7, 13th in Eastern Conference) travel to Audi Field on Saturday where they'll meet D.C. United (4-1-6, 8th in Eastern Conference). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Bill Hamid for D.C. United and Alex Bono for Toronto FC. The odds on this contest have D.C. United coming in at -143 and TFC is at +400. The O/U opens at 2.5.
D.C. took the field against New York City in their last matchup and went home with a loss by a final score of 2-1. In sharing the ball, they earned a 72.4% rate by connecting on 215 of the 297 targeted passes in their last game. The Black-and-Red tried 12 dribbles in this match and were successful in 7 of the tries for a percentage of 58.3%. Concerning shot accuracy, D.C. finished the game at a 50.0% rate by hitting 4 SoT out of 8 total shots. D.C. is averaging 0.91 goals per 90 (10 goals in total) and have accumulated 9 assists in all games for the year.
Ola Kamara is a guy who can be a difference maker for D.C. United. Kamara has been a starter in 221 outings so far in his pro soccer career and scores 0.51 G/90. The forward born in Norway has 118 goals scored in 20,747 mins played. He has 23 assists while accumulating 12 yellow cards during his soccer career. Another player who should impact this match is Julian Gressel, the defender representing Germany. He has assisted on a goal 36 times so far in his career and he has scored 17 goals. Gressel has played 10,249 minutes in 116 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 13 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.15 goals per 90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for D.C. United is Bill Hamid. Hamid (92-65-93 mark during his career) has accumulated 73 shutouts, which leaves him with a 28.9% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper hailing from the United States has faced 1,200 shots attempted at him in 253 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.27 (319 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of 74.2. Hamid has been on the field for 22,569 mins and has accumulated 885 saves during his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Toronto took a defeat with a final score of 2-0 against Cincinnati. They finished this game by connecting on 437 of the 513 pass attempts for a rate of 85.2%. TFC finished with a 33.3% successful dribble rate by completing 3 out of the 9 dribbles they attempted. Toronto had 1 shot on target out of their 3 shots attempted which had them at a 33.3% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 12 goals and 6 assists for all their matches, Toronto is averaging 1.20 goals and 0.60 assists per 90.
Michael Bradley should provide a lift for Toronto FC. He is currently averaging 0.11 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 387 contests during his career. The midfielder representing the United States has totaled 34,999 minutes and has earned 41 goals. He has accounted for 78 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 35 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Ayo Akinola, the forward who is from Canada. Akinola has earned himself a total of 4 yellow card cautions in 3,158 minutes played (33 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.54. He has tallied 19 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 2 different times.
Alex Bono will be looking after the net for Toronto FC. During his professional soccer career, Bono has surrendered 155 goals and has 326 saves in 105 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.45 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 48-24-34. He has a save % of 69.9 and his shutout rate is currently at 22.9%. Bono has earned 24 clean sheets and has defended 472 shots tried against him in 9,627 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take D.C. (-143)
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