New York City FC vs Atlanta United FC Prediction, 6/23/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York City FC vs Atlanta United FC
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Location: Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: New York City (-192) Atlanta (+400)
Red Bull Arena is the site where Ezequiel Barco and Atlanta United (2-5-1, 9th in Eastern Conference) will play New York City FC (3-2-3, 7th in Eastern Conference) on Wednesday. The men protecting the net will be Sean Johnson for New York City FC and Brad Guzan for Atlanta United. NYCFC is priced at -192 while the 5 Stripes are at +400. The O/U has been set at 3.
New York City played New England in their most recent game and took a loss by a score of 3-2. NYCFC tried 11 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 7 of the attempts for a rate of 63.6%. When discussing the passing game, they finished with a 86.2% passes received rate by completing 351 out of their 407 pass targets in their last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, New York City wrapped this game up at a 42.1% rate by hitting 8 SoT of 19 total shots. New York City sports an average of 1.75 goals per 90 min (14 total goals) and are sitting with 9 assists in all competitions for the season.
Valentin Castellanos is a guy who should be able to impact this game for New York City FC. Castellanos has been in the starting lineup in 65 outings during his career while he scores 0.38 G/90. The forward hailing from Argentina has tallied 25 goals in 5,892 minutes. He has 10 assists while accumulating 26 yellow cards so far in his career. Another player who should impact this match is Jesus Medina, the forward who represents Paraguay. Medina has 10,011 mins during 115 starting assignments and has been handed 13 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 7 times so far in his career while he has scored 36 total goals. He scores 0.32 G/90 so far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for New York City FC will be Sean Johnson. Johnson has seen the field for 26,976 minutes and has accumulated 925 stops so far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.33 (400 total goals given up) and his save % is 70.7. The keeper from the United States has faced 1,311 shots tried against him in 300 starting assignments. Johnson (117-86-97 record in his career) has accounted for 69 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 23.0% shutout rate.
The last time they took the pitch, Atlanta were able to avoid a loss with a score of 2-2 against Philadelphia. The 5 Stripes finished the match with a 63.6% successful dribble rate by converting 7 of the 11 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by converting 367 out of their 424 passing attempts for a percentage of 86.6%. Atlanta had 7 shots on target out of their 20 shots attempted earning them a 35.0% rate in their last match. Having tallied 9 goals and 5 assists in all matches, Atlanta has an average of 1.13 goals and 0.62 assists per 90 min.
Ezequiel Barco should be able to be counted on for Atlanta United FC. He currently averages 0.22 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 67 matches thus far in his career. The forward from Argentina has played 6,455 minutes and has scored 16 goals. He has totaled 12 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped on a goal 12 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Marcelino Moreno, the forward born in Argentina. Moreno has been given a total of 8 yellow card warnings in 7,520 professional minutes (88 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.11. He has 9 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 10 different times.
Brad Guzan will reside in front of the goal for Atlanta United FC. So far in his career, Guzan has conceded 514 goals and has accounted for 1,145 saves in 357 starts. He has surrendered 1.44 goals per 90 while earning a record of 118-86-154. He is the owner of a save % of 69.6 and his shutout rate is currently at 26.6%. Guzan has 95 shutouts and has seen 1,649 shots tried against him in 32,218 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York City (-192)
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