New York Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire Prediction, 8/28/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Red Bulls vs Chicago Fire
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-105) Chicago (+265)
Red Bull Arena is the site where Robert Beric and the Chicago Fire (5-5-11, 12th in Eastern Conference) will play the New York Red Bulls (6-4-9, 10th in Eastern Conference) on Saturday. The men protecting the net will be Carlos Miguel Coronel for the New York Red Bulls and Bobby Shuttleworth for the Chicago Fire. The Red Bulls are priced at -105 while the Fire are at +265. The total opens at 2.5.
New York played Columbus in their last match and earned the victory with a final of 1-0. In sharing the ball, they finished with a 73.8% passes received rate by converting 242 out of their 328 passing attempts last game. The Red Bulls attempted 21 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 10 of those tries for a rate of 47.6%.
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Concerning shot accuracy, New York wrapped this game up at a 31.3% clip by putting 5 shots on target of 16 shots. New York has an average of 1.15 goals per 90 (23 goals in total) and have earned 15 assists in all games this season.
Fabio is a player who should be able to impact this match for the New York Red Bulls. He has 8 assists while accumulating 8 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Fabio has started 75 matchups during his pro soccer career while scoring 0.38 goals per 90. The forward hailing from Brazil has earned 28 goals scored in 6,661 minutes played.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Patryk Klimala, the forward who is from Poland. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 6 times during his career while scoring 15 goals. Klimala has totaled 3,290 minutes in 36 starting assignments and has earned himself 8 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.41 goals per 90 during his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for New York Red Bulls is Carlos Miguel Coronel. Coronel has played for 3,289 minutes and is sitting with 108 saves in his career. His GA/90 is 1.34 (49 total goals allowed) and his save % is 69.9. The goalie born in Brazil has faced 153 shots tried at him in 36 starts. Coronel (16-6-14 mark during his career) has recorded 11 clean sheets, which gives him a 30.6% shutout rate.
In their last outing, Chicago took a loss by a final score of 1-0 against Orlando. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 441 out of their 512 passes they attempted for a percentage of 86.1%. The Fire ended the game with a 60.0% successful dribble rate by completing 9 out of the 15 dribbles they attempted. Chicago converted 5 shots on target out of their 18 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 27.8% rate in their last outing. With a total of 21 goals and 18 assists in all their matches, Chicago sports an average of 1.00 goal and 0.86 assists per 90.
Robert Beric will need to provide a lift for Chicago Fire. He is averaging 0.51 goals per 90 mins and has started 158 matches in his career. The forward from Slovenia has accumulated 13,999 minutes and has scored 80 goals. He has totaled 19 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 16 times. You should also keep an eye on Luka Stojanovic, the forward born in Serbia. He has accumulated 31 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 5 different times. Stojanovic has been handed a total of 15 yellow card cautions in 7,501 professional minutes played (85 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.37.
Bobby Shuttleworth will be looking after the goal for Chicago Fire. So far in his pro soccer career, Shuttleworth has given up 367 goals while earning 718 stops in 230 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.59 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 79-50-103. He holds a save percentage of 67.4 and his clean sheet rate is currently 22.2%. Shuttleworth has tallied 51 shutouts while seeing 1,077 shots tried against him in 20,810 career mins.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York (-105)
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