New York City FC vs Toronto FC Prediction, 5/15/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York City FC vs Toronto FC
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: New York City (-166) Toronto (+460)
Yankee Stadium is the venue where Jozy Altidore and Toronto FC (1-1-2, 11th in Eastern Conference) will play New York City FC (2-1-1, 2nd in Eastern Conference) on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Sean Johnson for New York City FC and Quentin Westberg for Toronto FC. The line on this game has New York City FC coming in at -166 and TFC is at +460. The total has been set at 3.
New York City took the field against Orlando in their last matchup and earned a one point draw by a score of 1-1. NYCFC tried 15 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 8 of those dribbles for a rate of 53.3%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 84.2% rate by connecting on 353 out of their 419 passing targets last contest. Regarding shot accuracy, New York City finished at a 37.5% rate by putting 3 shots on target of 8 total shots. New York City is averaging 2.00 goals per 90 minutes (8 goals in total) and have accounted for 5 assists in all games this year.
Jesus Medina is a guy who can be a difference maker for New York City FC. Medina has been given a starting assignment in 111 games during his pro soccer career while scoring 0.32 goals per 90. The forward from Paraguay has 34 goals scored in 9,651 professional minutes. He has totaled 7 assists while earning 12 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Valentin Castellanos, the forward representing Argentina. Castellanos has 5,547 minutes in 61 career starting assignments and has been handed 25 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 9 times during his soccer career while scoring 25 total goals. He currently averages 0.41 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for New York City FC will be Sean Johnson. Johnson (116-85-95 mark in his career) has recorded 69 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 23.3% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from the United States has seen 1,295 shots tried at him in 296 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.33 (393 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 70.9. Johnson has been on the field for a total of 26,616 mins and has tallied 916 stops during his pro soccer career.
When they last took the field, Toronto took a loss by a final score of 2-0 against New York. TFC earned a 56.5% successful dribble rate by completing 13 out of the 23 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 292 out of their 418 passes they tried earning a percentage of 69.9%. Toronto connected on 1 shot on target out of their 5 shots attempted earning them a 20.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 6 goals and 2 assists in all matches, Toronto averages 1.50 goals and 0.50 assists per 90 minutes.
Jozy Altidore should provide solid play for Toronto FC. He currently averages 0.51 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 232 contests so far in his career. The forward hailing from the United States has been on the pitch for 20,557 professional minutes while earning 116 goals. He has totaled 49 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 29 times. You should also keep an eye on Michael Bradley, the midfielder representing the United States. Bradley has earned himself a total of 76 yellow card warnings in 34,459 minutes (381 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.11. He has earned 41 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 34 times.
Quentin Westberg will reside in front of the net for Toronto FC. So far in his career, Westberg has allowed 120 goals while earning 210 stops in 92 starts. He has allowed 1.30 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 36-27-30. He is the owner of a save % of 67.1 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 29.3%. Westberg has accumulated 27 clean sheets and has defended 313 shots against him in 8,307 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York City (-166)
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