New England Revolution vs Columbus Crew Prediction, 5/16/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New England Revolution vs Columbus Crew
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA
Odds/Point Spread: New England (-101) Columbus (+291)
Adam Buksa and the New England Revolution (2-2-1, 1st in Eastern Conference) play the Columbus Crew (1-2-1, 9th in Eastern Conference) at Gillette Stadium on Sunday. The goalies expected to start will be Matt Turner for the New England Revolution and Eloy Room for the Columbus Crew. The Revolution are priced at -101 while the Crew are at +291. The over/under is set at 2.5.
New England faced off with Nashville in their last match and took a loss by a final of 2-0. In the passing game, they ended with a 93.4% received passes rate by completing 506 of the 542 pass attempts in their last game. The Revolution attempted 22 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 10 of those tries for a rate of 45.5%. In regard to shooting accuracy, New England walked away from the pitch at a 25.0% rate by putting 3 shots on target of 12 shots. New England averages 1.00 goal per 90 (5 total goals) and have racked up 4 assists In all contests for the season.
Adam Buksa is a guy who can be a difference maker for the New England Revolution. He has totaled 8 assists while tallying 17 yellow card warnings in his career. Buksa has started 85 outings so far in his career and has 0.41 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Poland has 35 goals scored in 7,760 professional minutes. One more player who could decide who wins is Gustavo Bou, the forward who represents Argentina. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 24 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 66 goals. Bou has accumulated 12,107 minutes in 134 career starting assignments and has earned himself 17 yellow card warnings. He averages 0.49 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The guy defending the goal for New England Revolution will be Matt Turner. Turner has played for 9,055 mins and has earned 337 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.25 (126 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 74.0. The keeper hailing from the United States has had 453 shots attempted against him in 101 starting assignments. Turner (33-35-33 record during his soccer career) has recorded 24 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 23.8% shutout rate.
When they last played, Columbus took home the win by a final score of 3-1 against D.C.. They finished the match by completing 330 out of their 402 pass attempts for a rate of 82.1%. The Crew earned a 63.6% successful dribble percentage by converting 14 of the 22 dribbles they tried. Columbus had 3 shots on target out of their 9 shots attempted giving them a 33.3% clip in their last game.
Gyasi Zardes will need to provide a spark for Columbus Crew. He is currently averaging 0.39 goals per 90 and has started 200 games during his soccer career. The forward from the United States has totaled 18,058 mins while he has scored 79 goals. He has accounted for 12 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 22 times. Make sure to watch out for Lucas Zelarayan, the midfielder representing Argentina. Zelarayan has been given 7 yellow card cautions in 10,562 mins (119 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.30. He has accumulated 35 goals during his career while helping on a goal 23 times.
Eloy Room will reside in front of the net for Columbus Crew. Room has accumulated 45 shutouts while defending 940 shots attempted against him in 17,841 career mins. He has a save percentage of 72.7 and his clean sheet rate sits at 23.0%. He has given up 1.36 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 78-53-67. So far in his pro soccer career, Room has given up 269 goals and has accounted for 676 stops in 196 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New England (-101)
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