New York City FC vs Columbus Crew Prediction, 7/30/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York City FC vs Columbus Crew
Date: Friday, July 30, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: New York City (-189) Columbus (+450)
Jesus Medina and New York City FC (7-2-5, 6th in Eastern Conference) host the Columbus Crew (6-6-3, 5th in Eastern Conference) at Yankee Stadium on Friday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Luis Barraza for New York City FC and Eloy Room for the Columbus Crew. The Crew are priced at +450 while NYCFC is at -189. The over/under opens at 2.5.
New York City took the field against Orlando in their most recent game and walked away with a win by a score of 5-0. NYCFC tried 13 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 7 of those attempts for a percentage of 53.8%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 89.3% received passes rate by connecting on 443 of the 496 passing targets in their last match.
Regarding shot accuracy, New York City wrapped this game up at a 65.2% clip by hitting 15 shots on target out of 23 total shots. New York City sports an average of 1.79 goals per 90 minutes (25 total goals) and have accounted for 16 assists in all games for the season.
Jesus Medina is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for New York City FC. He has accounted for 7 assists while accumulating 14 yellow card warnings during his career. Medina has been a starter in 120 matchups in his career while he scores 0.33 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Paraguay has tallied 38 goals scored in 10,371 mins. One more guy who should impact this match is Valentin Castellanos, the forward born in Argentina. Castellanos has totaled 6,397 minutes in 71 starts and has earned himself a total of 27 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 12 times so far in his career while he has scored 26 total goals. He has an average of 0.37 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for New York City FC will be Luis Barraza. Barraza (2-1-3 mark in his career) has recorded 2 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 33.3% clean sheet percentage. The keeper born in the United States has seen 19 shots attempted against him in 6 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.33 (8 total goals given up) and he is the owner of a save % of 63.2. Barraza has seen the pitch for a total of 540 minutes and is sitting with 12 stops so far in his career.
In their last outing, Columbus earned three points by winning 1-0 against Atlanta. The Crew ended the game with a 60.0% successful dribble rate by converting 9 of the 15 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by converting 328 out of their 393 attempted passes earning a rate of 83.5%. Columbus converted 3 shots on target out of their 9 shots tried giving them a 33.3% clip in their last game. Having accumulated 13 goals and 7 assists in all their contests, Columbus sports an average of 0.87 goals and 0.47 assists per 90 minutes.
Pedro Santos will need to provide a spark for Columbus Crew. He is averaging 0.23 G/90 and has started 183 contests during his career. The forward hailing from Portugal has been on the pitch for 15,961 mins while scoring 41 goals. He has totaled 53 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 39 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Lucas Zelarayan, the midfielder representing Argentina. Zelarayan has earned himself 7 yellow card cautions in 11,365 mins played (127 career starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.31. He has accounted for 39 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 24 different times.
Eloy Room will be looking after the net for Columbus Crew. In his career, Room has surrendered 276 goals and has accounted for 702 stops in 205 starts. He has surrendered 1.33 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 82-56-69. He is the owner of a save percentage of 72.9 and his shutout rate is currently 23.4%. Room has tallied 48 shutouts while defending 974 shots attempted against him in 18,651 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Columbus (+450)
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