Los Angeles FC vs New York City FC Prediction, 5/29/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles FC vs New York City FC
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021
Location: Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+120) New York City (+180)
Jesus Medina and New York City FC (2-2-2, 6th in Eastern Conference) go to Banc of California Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet Los Angeles FC (2-2-2, 9th in Western Conference). The goalies who are expected to start are Pablo Sisniega for Los Angeles FC and Sean Johnson for New York City FC. NYCFC is priced at +180 while LAFC is at +120. The total has been set at 2.5.
Los Angeles took the field against Colorado in their most recent game and went home with a win by a final score of 2-1. In the passing game, they ended with a 83.5% passes received percentage by connecting on 454 of the 544 passing targets in their last outing. LAFC attempted 13 dribbles in this contest and completed 7 of those attempts for a percentage of 53.8%. Regarding shot accuracy, Los Angeles wrapped this game up at a 23.5% rate by putting 4 shots on target of 17 total shots. Los Angeles averages 1.17 g/90 (7 total goals) and are sitting with 6 assists in all games this season.
Carlos Vela is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Los Angeles FC. Vela has been in the starting lineup in 301 games during his soccer career and he accounts for 0.45 G/90. The forward who is from Mexico has accumulated 134 goals in 27,092 mins. He has totaled 65 assists while accumulating 50 yellow card cautions in his career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Diego Rossi, the forward representing Uruguay. Rossi has accumulated 10,222 minutes in 114 career starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 6 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 15 times in his career while he has scored 57 goals. He scores 0.50 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Los Angeles FC is Pablo Sisniega. Sisniega has defended the goal for 2,340 mins and has accumulated 62 saves during his career. His GA/90 is 1.50 (39 total goals conceded) and he holds a save % of 62.8. The goalie from Mexico has had 94 shots sent in his direction in 26 starts. Sisniega (12-5-9 mark during his soccer career) has accounted for 3 shutouts, which has earned him a 11.5% clean sheet percentage.
For their last match, New York City took a loss by a score of 2-1 against Columbus. They finished the match by converting 336 out of their 406 passing attempts for a rate of 82.8%. NYCFC finished with a 28.6% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 2 out of the 7 dribbles they pursued. New York City converted 5 shots on target out of 17 shots attempted giving them a 29.4% clip in their last match. Having earned a total of 10 goals and 6 assists in all their matches, New York City has an average of 1.67 goals and 1.00 assist per 90.
Jesus Medina should be someone to watch for New York City FC. The forward from Paraguay has accumulated 9,831 professional minutes while scoring 35 goals. He has totaled 12 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped on a goal 7 times. He currently averages 0.32 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 113 matches in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Valentin Castellanos, the forward hailing from Argentina. Castellanos has earned himself 25 yellow cards in 5,727 minutes played (63 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.39. He has accounted for 25 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 10 different times.
Sean Johnson will be residing in front of the net for New York City FC. Johnson has recorded 69 shutouts while seeing 1,301 shots against him in 26,796 career minutes. He is the owner of a save % of 70.8 and his shutout rate is currently at 23.2%. He has surrendered 1.33 goals per 90 and he has a record of 116-86-96. So far in his pro soccer career, Johnson has given up 396 goals and has totaled 919 saves in 298 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York City (+180)
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