New York Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire Prediction, 5/1/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+110) Chicago (+190)
Przemyslaw Frankowski and the Chicago Fire (0-1-1, 12th in Eastern Conference) travel to Red Bull Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the New York Red Bulls (0-0-2, 14th in Eastern Conference). The goaltenders protecting the net are Carlos Miguel Coronel for the New York Red Bulls and Bobby Shuttleworth for the Chicago Fire. The Fire are priced at +190 while the Red Bulls are at +110. The total is set at 2.5.
New York took the field against LA in their last matchup and took a loss by a score of 3-2. In the passing game, they ended with a 79.7% received passes percentage by connecting on 385 out of their 483 pass attempts last match. The Red Bulls tried 15 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 7 of the attempts for a percentage of 46.7%. Regarding shot accuracy, New York finished the game at a 42.9% rate by landing 6 shots on target out of 14 total shots. New York is averaging 1.50 g/90 (3 goals in total) and are sitting with 1 assists in all matches this year.
Florian Valot is a player who should be able to impact this game for the New York Red Bulls. Valot has started 71 games during his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.23 G/90. The midfielder from France has earned 16 goals in 6,181 mins. He has totaled 20 assists while accumulating 6 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Brian White, the forward representing the United States. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 25 goals. White has been on the pitch for 4,461 mins in 52 starting assignments and has been handed 3 yellow cards. He sports an average of 0.50 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for New York Red Bulls will be Carlos Miguel Coronel. Coronel (10-2-7 record in his career) has 5 shutouts, which leaves him with a 26.3% clean sheet percentage. The keeper hailing from Brazil has faced 85 shots attempted against him in 19 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.53 (30 total goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 67.1. Coronel has been on the pitch for 1,759 minutes and has tallied 59 stops so far in his career.
For their last game, Chicago took a loss by a score of 3-1 against Atlanta. The Fire ended the game with a 75.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 6 of the 8 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by completing 273 out of their 348 passes they attempted earning a rate of 78.4%. Chicago connected on 5 shots on target out of their 12 shots tried which had them at a 41.7% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having tallied 3 goals and 3 assists in all their games, Chicago sports an average of 1.50 goals and 1.50 assists per 90.
Przemyslaw Frankowski should be able to be counted on for Chicago Fire. He scores 0.19 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 179 outings during his pro soccer career. The midfielder born in Poland has been on the pitch for 15,837 professional minutes and has earned 34 goals. He has accumulated 20 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 21 times. You should also watch out for Robert Beric, the forward hailing from Slovenia. Beric has been handed 18 yellow card cautions in 12,775 mins (144 starts). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.56. He has accounted for 79 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 16 different times.
Bobby Shuttleworth will be residing in front of the net for Chicago Fire. Shuttleworth has 48 clean sheets and has defended 990 shots tried against him in 19,190 minutes in his career. He holds a save % of 67.3 and his clean sheet rate is 22.6%. He has conceded 1.59 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 74-47-93. So far in his pro soccer career, Shuttleworth has given up 339 goals and has accounted for 657 stops in 212 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (+110)
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