New York City FC vs New England Revolution Prediction, 8/28/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York City FC vs New England Revolution
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: New York City (-120) New England (+290)
Jesus Medina and New York City FC (9-4-6, 5th in Eastern Conference) host the New England Revolution (15-4-3, 1st in Eastern Conference) at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. The starting goaltenders are Sean Johnson for New York City FC and Matt Turner for the New England Revolution. NYCFC is priced at -120 while the Revolution are at +290. The total is set at 2.5.
New York City faced Philadelphia in their most recent game and took a loss by a score of 1-0. NYCFC attempted 13 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 5 of the attempts for a rate of 38.5%. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 84.2% rate by converting 400 out of their 475 passing targets in their last outing.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, New York City finished at a 20.0% clip by putting 3 shots on target of 15 total shots. New York City sports an average of 1.74 goals per 90 (33 goals in total) and are sitting with 23 assists in all games for this campaign.
Jesus Medina is a guy who should impact this matchup for New York City FC. He has 8 assists while tallying 16 yellow card cautions in his career. Medina has been given a starting assignment in 123 games during his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.32 goals per 90. The forward from Paraguay has tallied 38 goals in 10,618 professional minutes played.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Valentin Castellanos, the forward representing Argentina. Castellanos has accumulated 6,820 minutes in 76 starts and has been handed 28 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 14 times so far in his career and he has scored 29 goals. He is averaging 0.38 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man defending the goal for New York City FC is Sean Johnson. Johnson has been on the pitch for 27,516 mins and has accumulated 941 stops in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.32 (404 goals surrendered) and he holds a save % of 70.8. The goalkeeper from the United States has had 1,331 shots tried at him in 306 career starting assignments. Johnson (120-88-98 record in his career) has totaled 72 clean sheets, which gives him a 23.5% shutout percentage.
For their last game, New England earned three points by winning 4-1 against Cincinnati. The Revolution had a 70.6% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 12 of the 17 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 431 of the 502 attempted passes for a rate of 85.9%. New England connected on 6 shots on target out of their 12 shots tried which had them at a 50.0% rate in their last match. Having earned a total of 43 goals and 32 assists for all their matches, New England averages 1.95 goals and 1.45 assists per 90 minutes.
Adam Buksa should be someone to watch for New England Revolution. He scores 0.45 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 95 outings so far in his career. The forward hailing from Poland has totaled 8,772 minutes while scoring 44 goals. He has accumulated 17 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 9 times. Make sure to watch out for Gustavo Bou, the forward representing Argentina. He has earned 77 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 27 different times. Bou has been given 18 yellow card cautions in 13,419 mins played (149 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his soccer career is 0.52.
Matt Turner is expected to look after the goal for New England Revolution. Turner has racked up 27 clean sheets while seeing 509 shots against him in 10,135 mins throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of 74.1 and his clean sheet rate is 23.9%. He has allowed 1.24 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 42-37-34. So far in his pro soccer career, Turner has surrendered 140 goals and has accounted for 380 stops in 113 starts.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York City (-120)
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