New York City FC vs CF Montreal Prediction, 7/21/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York City FC vs CF Montreal
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Location: Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: New York City (-278) Montreal (+550)
Jesus Medina and New York City FC (5-2-5, 7th in Eastern Conference) play CF Montreal (6-4-3, 4th in Eastern Conference) at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Luis Barraza for New York City FC and James Pantemis for CF Montreal. CFM is priced at +550 while NYCFC is at -278. The O/U opens at 2.5.
New York City faced off with Columbus in their last match and ended up losing by a score of 2-1. In regard to passing, they earned a 87.1% received passes rate by connecting on 426 out of their 489 targeted passes in their last game. NYCFC tried 12 dribbles in this game and were successful in 8 of the dribbles for a rate of 66.7%.
Concerning shot accuracy, New York City ended this match at a 33.3% rate by hitting 7 SoT of 21 total shots. New York City averages 1.58 goals per 90 (19 goals in total) and have accounted for 12 assists In all contests this year.
Jesus Medina is a guy who should be able to impact this game for New York City FC. Medina has been given a starting assignment in 118 outings during his soccer career and tallies 0.33 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Paraguay has totaled 37 goals in 10,212 minutes. He has totaled 7 assists while earning 14 yellow card cautions in his career. Another player who should impact this match is Valentin Castellanos, the forward representing Argentina. Castellanos has 6,233 minutes during 69 starts and has been given 27 yellow card cautions. He has helped on a goal 11 times so far in his career while scoring 25 goals. He scores 0.36 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for New York City FC is Luis Barraza. Barraza has defended the goal for 360 minutes and is sitting with 8 saves so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 2.00 (8 goals conceded) and he holds a save % of 53.3. The keeper born in the United States has had 15 shots attempted at him in 4 career starts. Barraza (0-1-3 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 0 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 0.0% shutout percentage.
In their last game, Montreal walked away with a victory by a final of 5-4 against Cincinnati. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 505 out of their 575 passing tries earning a percentage of 87.8%. CFM finished the match with a 60.9% successful dribble rate by connecting on 14 of the 23 dribbles they attempted. Montreal landed 9 shots on target out of their 16 shots attempted which gave them a 56.3% clip when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 19 goals and 15 assists in all their games, Montreal averages 1.46 goals and 1.15 assists per 90 min.
Bjorn Maars Johnsen should provide solid play for CF Montreal. He currently averages 0.55 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 97 games so far in his career. The forward hailing from Norway has earned 9,050 mins while scoring 55 goals. He has 12 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times. Be sure to watch out for Mason Toye, the forward representing the United States. Toye has been given a total of 7 yellow cards in 2,557 professional minutes played (29 career starts). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.49. He has scored 14 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 3 different times.
James Pantemis will be looking after the goal for CF Montreal. During his pro soccer career, Pantemis has surrendered 16 goals and has tallied 37 saves in 17 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.60 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 7-3-7. He has earned a save % of 70.4 and his clean sheet rate is 23.5%. Pantemis has tallied 4 clean sheets and has defended 54 shots attempted against him in 1,530 career mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Montreal (+550) and under the total goals
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