Inter Miami CF vs Chicago Fire Prediction, 8/18/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Inter Miami CF vs Chicago Fire
Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Location: DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+100) Chicago (+220)
Gonzalo Higuain and Inter Miami (4-4-9, 12th in Eastern Conference) host the Chicago Fire (5-5-9, 10th in Eastern Conference) at DRV PNK Stadium on Wednesday. The starting goaltenders are John McCarthy for Inter Miami and Bobby Shuttleworth for the Chicago Fire. Inter Miami is priced at +100 while the Fire are at +220. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Miami stepped onto the pitch against New York City in their most recent game and ended up losing by a score of 2-0. Inter Miami tried 18 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 9 of those attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 84.7% passes received percentage by connecting on 337 out of their 398 targeted passes in their last match.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Miami ended this match at a 57.1% rate by landing 4 shots on target of 7 total shots. Miami is averaging 0.83 goals per 90 minutes (15 goals in total) and are sitting with 13 assists in all contests for the season.
Gonzalo Higuain is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Inter Miami. Higuain has been given a starting assignment in 360 games so far in his career and he accounts for 0.69 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Argentina has totaled 246 goals in 31,992 professional minutes. He has 65 assists while earning 46 yellow cards in his pro soccer career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Lewis Morgan, the midfielder representing Scotland. He has assisted on a goal 24 times thus far in his career while he has scored 28 total goals. Morgan has been on the pitch for 11,243 mins in 122 career starting assignments and has been given 4 yellow card cautions. He sports an average of 0.22 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Inter Miami CF is John McCarthy. McCarthy (44-34-35 record during his career) has earned 36 shutouts, which has earned him a 31.9% shutout rate. The goalie hailing from the United States has faced 445 shots tried at him in 113 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.15 (130 total goals given up) and his save % is 73.0. McCarthy has played for a total of 10,170 minutes and has earned 324 saves so far in his career.
The last time they took the pitch, Chicago went home victorious with a score of 1-0 against Columbus. The Fire earned a 76.9% successful dribble rate by converting 10 out of the 13 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by completing 356 out of their 425 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 83.8%. Chicago converted 7 shots on target out of their 17 shots tried which had them at a 41.2% rate when they last took the field. With 19 goals and 16 assists in all matches, Chicago averages 1.00 goal and 0.84 assists per 90 minutes.
Luka Stojanovic should provide solid play for Chicago Fire. He averages 0.37 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 83 games thus far in his career. The forward representing Serbia has earned 7,322 mins while earning 30 goals. He has 15 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped on a goal 4 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Robert Beric, the forward hailing from Slovenia. He has totaled 80 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 16 times. Beric has been given a total of 19 yellow cards in 13,842 mins played (156 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.52.
Bobby Shuttleworth will be looking after the net for Chicago Fire. In his career, Shuttleworth has given up 363 goals and has tallied 715 stops in 228 starts. He has surrendered 1.58 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 79-50-101. He holds a save percentage of 67.6 and his shutout rate is 22.4%. Shuttleworth has 51 shutouts while defending 1,070 shots against him in 20,630 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (+220)
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