New England Revolution vs Toronto FC Prediction, 7/7/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New England Revolution vs Toronto FC
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Location: Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA
Odds/Point Spread: New England (-188) Toronto (+425)
Gillette Stadium is the site where Ayo Akinola and Toronto FC (1-2-8, 14th in Eastern Conference) will take on the New England Revolution (7-3-2, 1st in Eastern Conference) on Wednesday. The expected starting goalies will be Brad Knighton for the New England Revolution and Alex Bono for Toronto FC. The line on this matchup has the New England Revolution priced at -188 and TFC is at +425. The over/under opens at 3.
New England faced Columbus in their most recent match and finished with a draw with a score of 2-2. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 76.1% passes received percentage by converting 229 of the 301 passing targets in their last outing. The Revolution tried 9 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 4 of the tries for a rate of 44.4%. Regarding shot accuracy, New England wrapped this game up at a 50.0% rate by hitting 4 shots on target of 8 total shots. New England averages 1.58 g/90 (19 total goals) and have accounted for 16 assists in all matches for the season.
Adam Buksa is a guy who should impact this matchup for the New England Revolution. Buksa has been given a starting assignment in 86 matchups so far in his pro soccer career and tallies 0.43 G/90. The forward born in Poland has recorded 38 goals scored in 7,974 minutes played. He has totaled 8 assists while accumulating 17 yellow cards during his career. Someone else who should impact this match is Gustavo Bou, the forward representing Argentina. He has helped on a goal 25 times in his career while he has scored 71 total goals. Bou has played 12,606 mins in 140 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 17 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.51 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man who will defend the goal for New England Revolution will be Brad Knighton. Knighton (45-27-39 record in his career) has 22 shutouts, which gives him a 19.8% shutout rate. The goalie from the United States has seen 506 shots sent his way in 111 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.39 (154 total goals given up) and his save percentage is 72.1. Knighton has played for a total of 10,000 mins and has accumulated 362 saves during his soccer career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Toronto went home defeated by a final of 7-1 against D.C.. They finished this game by completing 318 of the 418 passes they tried for a rate of 76.1%. TFC earned a 33.3% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 10 of the 30 dribbles they attempted. Toronto landed 3 shots on goal out of 6 shots attempted which had them at a 50.0% clip in their last outing. With a total of 13 goals and 7 assists in all competitions, Toronto sports an average of 1.18 goals and 0.64 assists per 90 min.
Ayo Akinola will need to provide a spark for Toronto FC. He sports an average of 0.56 G/90 and has started 34 games so far in his career. The forward representing Canada has been on the pitch for 3,233 mins while scoring 20 goals. He has earned 4 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped on a goal 2 times. You should also watch out for Michael Bradley, the midfielder representing the United States. Bradley has been handed 78 yellow cards in 35,089 mins (388 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.11. He has tallied 41 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 36 times.
Alex Bono is expected to look after the net for Toronto FC. Bono has accumulated 24 clean sheets while seeing 481 shots attempted against him in 9,717 career minutes. He has a save % of 69.0 and his shutout rate is currently at 22.6%. He has allowed 1.50 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 48-24-35. In his career, Bono has conceded 162 goals and has accounted for 329 saves in 106 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New England (-188)
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