Inter Miami CF vs CF Montreal Prediction, 7/31/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Inter Miami CF vs CF Montreal
Date: Saturday, July 31, 2021
Location: DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (-105) Montreal (+230)
DRV PNK Stadium is the venue where Bjorn Maars Johnsen and CF Montreal (6-4-5, 7th in Eastern Conference) will play Inter Miami (2-3-8, 14th in Eastern Conference) on Saturday. The starting goaltenders are John McCarthy for Inter Miami and James Pantemis for CF Montreal. Inter Miami is priced at -105 while CFM is at +230. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Miami took the field against Philadelphia in their last matchup and got the draw with a final of 1-1. Inter Miami attempted 8 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 5 of those tries for a rate of 62.5%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 86.0% received passes rate by converting 419 out of their 487 pass attempts in their last game.
In terms of shooting accuracy, Miami walked away from the pitch at a 40.0% rate by putting 6 shots on target of 15 total shots. Miami averages 0.71 goals per 90 min (10 total goals) and have accumulated 9 assists in all matches for the year.
Gonzalo Higuain is a player who should be able to impact this game for Inter Miami. He has totaled 65 assists while earning 46 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Higuain has been in the starting lineup in 356 contests during his career and he tallies 0.69 G/90. The forward from Argentina has earned 243 goals scored in 31,687 professional minutes played. One more player who should impact this match is Lewis Morgan, the midfielder born in Scotland. Morgan has been on the field for 10,890 minutes in 118 starting assignments and has been given a total of 4 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 24 times in his career and he has scored 28 goals. He has an average of 0.23 goals per 90 for his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Inter Miami CF will be John McCarthy. McCarthy (44-34-35 mark in his professional soccer career) has earned 36 clean sheets, which gives him a 31.9% clean sheet rate. The keeper from the United States has seen 445 shots attempted at him in 113 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.15 (130 total goals conceded) and he holds a save percentage of 73.0. McCarthy has seen the field for a total of 10,170 minutes and is sitting with 324 stops so far in his career.
For their last outing, Montreal took a loss by a final score of 2-1 against New England. CFM had a 41.2% successful dribble percentage by completing 7 out of the 17 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this contest by completing 426 of the 476 attempted passes for a rate of 89.5%. Montreal landed 4 shots on target out of the team's 20 shots tried which had them sitting at a 20.0% rate in their last outing. Having a total of 20 goals and 16 assists in all their contests, Montreal sports an average of 1.33 goals and 1.07 assists per 90 min.
Bjorn Maars Johnsen will need to provide a spark for CF Montreal. The forward born in Norway has earned 9,147 mins while earning 55 goals. He has 12 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times. He currently averages 0.54 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 98 outings during his pro soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Mason Toye, the forward born in the United States. He has scored 14 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 3 different times. Toye has been given 7 yellow cards in 2,660 mins played (30 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.47.
James Pantemis will be residing in front of the net for CF Montreal. Pantemis has racked up 4 shutouts while seeing 63 shots attempted against him in 1,710 career mins. He has earned a save % of 69.8 and his shutout rate sits at 21.1%. He has allowed 1.58 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 7-3-9. During his pro soccer career, Pantemis has allowed 19 goals while tallying 43 saves in 19 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Montreal (+230)
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