New York Red Bulls vs New York City FC Prediction, 8/21/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Red Bulls vs New York City FC
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+185) New York City (+150)
Patryk Klimala and the New York Red Bulls (6-4-9, 10th in Eastern Conference) host New York City FC (9-4-6, 3rd in Eastern Conference) at Red Bull Arena on Saturday. The goalies who are expected to start are Carlos Miguel Coronel for the New York Red Bulls and Sean Johnson for New York City FC. The Red Bulls are priced at +185 while NYCFC is at +150. The O/U is set at 2.75.
New York faced Montreal in their last match and took a loss by a score of 2-1. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 78.2% passes received rate by completing 226 out of their 289 targeted passes last match. The Red Bulls tried 17 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 9 of those attempts for a rate of 52.9%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, New York ended this match at a 31.3% rate by landing 5 shots on target out of 16 total shots. New York averages 1.15 g/90 (23 total goals) and have racked up 15 assists in all competitions for the season.
Patryk Klimala is a guy who should be able to impact this match for the New York Red Bulls. Klimala has been a starter in 36 matchups so far in his career and he tallies 0.41 G/90. The forward representing Poland has totaled 15 goals in 3,290 mins. He has totaled 6 assists while tallying 8 yellow card cautions so far in his career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Fabio, the forward who is from Brazil. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 28 goals. Fabio has played 6,661 minutes during 75 starts and has been given 8 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.38 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The man who will protect the net for New York Red Bulls will be Carlos Miguel Coronel. Coronel (16-6-14 record during his career) has recorded 11 shutouts, which has earned him a 30.6% shutout percentage. The keeper from Brazil has faced 154 shots tried against him in 36 career starts. His GA/90 is 1.34 (49 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of 70.1. Coronel has defended the goal for 3,289 mins and is sitting with 108 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
In their last outing, New York City got the victory with a final of 2-0 against Miami. NYCFC earned a 69.2% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 9 out of the 13 dribbles they pursued. They finished the match by completing 402 out of their 458 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 87.8%. New York City converted 2 shots on target out of the team's 15 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 13.3% clip in their last game. Having earned a total of 33 goals and 23 assists in all matches, New York City sports an average of 1.74 goals and 1.21 assists per 90.
Valentin Castellanos will need to provide a spark for New York City FC. He currently averages 0.38 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 76 matches during his career. The forward hailing from Argentina has 6,820 minutes while scoring 29 goals. He has accumulated 28 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 14 times. You should also keep an eye on Jesus Medina, the forward representing Paraguay. Medina has been handed 16 yellow card warnings in 10,618 mins played (123 career starts). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.32. He has tallied 38 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 8 different times.
Sean Johnson will be residing in front of the net for New York City FC. Johnson has tallied 72 shutouts and defended 1,331 shots against him in 27,516 career mins. He sports a save percentage of 70.8 and his shutout rate is currently 23.5%. He has allowed 1.32 goals per 90 while holding a record of 120-88-98. During his career, Johnson has allowed 404 goals while earning 941 saves in 306 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take the Red Bulls (+185)
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