New York Red Bulls vs Toronto FC Prediction, 5/8/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Red Bulls vs Toronto FC
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+100) Toronto (+220)
Red Bull Arena is the venue where Jozy Altidore and Toronto FC (0-1-1, 11th in Eastern Conference) will play the New York Red Bulls (1-0-2, 7th in Eastern Conference) on Saturday. The starting goaltenders are Carlos Miguel Coronel for the New York Red Bulls and Quentin Westberg for Toronto FC. The moneyline on this matchup has the New York Red Bulls coming in at +100 and TFC is at +220. The total is set at 2.5.
New York played Chicago in their last matchup and notched a win by a score of 2-0. The Red Bulls attempted 22 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 13 of those attempts for a percentage of 59.1%. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 77.9% rate by connecting on 304 of the 390 passing targets last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, New York walked away from the pitch at a 42.9% rate by hitting 6 shots on target of 14 total shots. New York is averaging 1.67 goals per 90 minutes (5 total goals) and have accounted for 3 assists In all contests this year.
Florian Valot is a guy who should be able to impact this match for the New York Red Bulls. He has 20 assists while accumulating 6 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Valot has started 71 matches in his pro soccer career and scores 0.23 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder hailing from France has tallied 16 goals in 6,181 professional minutes played. Someone else who should impact this game is Brian White, the forward who is from the United States. He has helped on a goal 8 times in his career and he has scored 25 goals. White has totaled 4,484 mins in 52 career starting assignments and has earned himself 3 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.50 goals per 90 during his career.
The man who will protect the net for New York Red Bulls will be Carlos Miguel Coronel. Coronel (11-2-7 mark during his soccer career) has earned 6 shutouts, which has earned him a 30.0% clean sheet percentage. The keeper from Brazil has seen 89 shots attempted at him in 20 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.46 (30 goals given up) and he has earned a save percentage of 68.5. Coronel has seen the field for 1,849 mins and has accumulated 63 saves thus far in his career.
When they last took the field, Toronto finished locked up with a final of 2-2 against Vancouver. They wrapped up this outing by converting 390 out of their 439 attempted passes earning a rate of 88.8%. TFC finished the match with a 41.7% successful dribble rate by completing 5 of the 12 dribbles they tried. Toronto connected on 5 shots on target out of their 12 shots tried which had them sitting at a 41.7% clip in their last game. Having earned a total of 4 goals and 1 assists in all their matches, Toronto has an average of 2.00 goals and 0.50 assists per 90.
Jozy Altidore should provide solid play for Toronto FC. The forward from the United States has 20,528 professional minutes while scoring 115 goals. He has accumulated 48 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 29 times. He is averaging 0.50 G/90 and has started 232 games in his pro soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Jonathan Osorio, the midfielder hailing from Canada. Osorio has been handed a total of 15 yellow cards in 15,270 minutes (168 career starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.18. He has accumulated 30 goals thus far in his career while assisting on a goal 26 times.
Quentin Westberg will look after the net for Toronto FC. Westberg has tallied 27 shutouts and defended 313 shots attempted against him in 8,307 minutes in his career. He has a save percentage of 67.1 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 29.3%. He has allowed 1.30 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 36-27-30. Thus far in his career, Westberg has allowed 120 goals while totaling 210 saves in 92 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York (+100)
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