Minnesota United FC vs Philadelphia Union Prediction, 10/20/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota United FC vs Philadelphia Union
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Location: Allianz Field in Saint Paul, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+128) Philadelphia (+185)
Sergio Santos and the Philadelphia Union (12-10-7, 3rd in Eastern Conference) go to Allianz Field on Wednesday where they'll take on Minnesota United (11-8-10, 7th in Western Conference). The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Tyler Miller for Minnesota United and Andre Blake for the Philadelphia Union. The line on this contest has Minnesota United priced at +128 and the Zolos are at +185. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Minnesota stepped onto the pitch against Austin in their last matchup and notched a win by a score of 1-0. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 79.3% passes received percentage by completing 222 of the 280 passing attempts in their last game. The Loons tried 8 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 6 of those attempts for a rate of 75.0%.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Minnesota finished the game at a 25.0% clip by putting 3 SoT of 12 total shots. Minnesota is averaging 1.10 goals per 90 (32 goals in total) and have accumulated 25 assists In all contests for the year.
Franco Fragapane is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Minnesota United. Fragapane has started 94 contests in his career and tallies 0.18 G/90. The forward from Argentina has racked up 16 goals scored in 8,076 mins. He has 19 assists while earning 11 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Adrien Hunou, the forward hailing from France. Hunou has been on the field for 11,379 minutes in 124 starting assignments and has earned himself 13 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 9 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 42 total goals. He currently averages 0.33 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Minnesota United FC will be Tyler Miller. Miller (63-35-30 record in his career) has recorded 37 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 28.9% shutout rate. The keeper from the United States has had 558 shots attempted at him in 128 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.31 (167 goals given up) and he has a save percentage of 73.1. Miller has defended the goal for 11,489 minutes and has accumulated 405 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
In their last game, Philadelphia earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 2-2 against Montreal. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 267 out of their 353 passes they attempted for a rate of 75.6%. The Zolos ended the game with a 57.1% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 8 of the 14 dribbles they tried. Philadelphia had 2 shots on goal out of their 4 shots tried which had them sitting at a 50.0% clip in their last match. With 37 goals and 26 assists for all their games, Philadelphia sports an average of 1.28 goals and 0.90 assists per 90 min.
Sergio Santos will need to provide a spark for Philadelphia Union. He is averaging 0.45 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 82 games so far in his career. The forward from Brazil has totaled 7,384 mins and has earned 37 goals. He has tallied 21 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 6 times. Make sure to watch out for Kacper Przybylko, the forward who is from Germany. He has 56 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 21 different times. Przybylko has been given 11 yellow card cautions in 12,906 mins (139 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.39.
Andre Blake will be residing in front of the net for Philadelphia Union. In his pro soccer career, Blake has conceded 224 goals and has totaled 525 saves in 167 starts. He has conceded 1.34 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 69-39-59. He is the owner of a save percentage of 71.7 and his shutout rate is 29.3%. Blake has accumulated 49 clean sheets while he has seen 732 shots tried against him in 14,993 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota (+128)
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