Orlando City SC vs Atlanta United FC Prediction, 4/17/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando City SC vs Atlanta United FC
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: Exploria Stadium in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (-152) Atlanta (+333)
Josef Martinez and Atlanta United (6-4-13 last season, 12th in the Eastern Conference) are headed to Exploria Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on Orlando City (11-8-4 last year, 4th in the Eastern Conference). The goalkeepers protecting the net are Pedro Gallese for Orlando City and Brad Guzan for Atlanta United. The Lions are priced at -152 while the 5 Stripes are at +333. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Orlando faced off with New England in their last game and ended up losing by a score of 3-1. The Lions attempted 14 dribbles in this match and converted 7 of those attempts for a rate of 50.0%. In regard to passing, they ended with a 86.1% passes received percentage by completing 414 of the 481 pass attempts last match. Regarding shot accuracy, Orlando finished the game at a 20.0% clip by hitting 2 shots on target of 10 total shots. Orlando averaged 1.70 goals per 90 (39 goals in total) and racked up 30 assists in all matches last year.
Chris Mueller is a player who should be able to impact this game for Orlando City. He has accounted for 13 assists while accumulating 3 yellow cards thus far in his career. Mueller has started 56 outings so far in his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.33 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from the United States has recorded 18 goals scored in 4,885 mins. Someone else who should impact this match is Nani, the forward hailing from Cape Verde. Nani has 25,608 minutes during 287 career starts and has earned himself a total of 52 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 84 times in his career and he has scored 82 goals. He scores 0.29 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The man who will protect the net for Orlando City SC will be Pedro Gallese. Gallese (48-35-52 record in his career) has earned 28 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 20.4% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Peru has had 225 shots attempted at him in 137 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.55 (141 goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 68.0. Gallese has seen the field for 12,171 mins and has accumulated 149 stops in his career.
In their last outing, Atlanta took a loss by a final score of 2-1 against Columbus. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 395 of the 435 passing attempts earning a percentage of 90.8%. The 5 Stripes finished with a 80.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 16 out of the 20 dribbles they attempted. Atlanta had 2 shots on goal out of 10 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 20.0% clip in their last game. With a total of 23 goals and 17 assists in all their matches, Atlanta sported an average of 1.00 goal and 0.74 assists per 90 minutes.
Josef Martinez should be someone to watch for Atlanta United FC. The forward hailing from Venezuela has been on the field for 13,301 minutes while earning 95 goals. He has totaled 13 yellow cards in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 16 times. He sports an average of 0.64 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 151 games in his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Lisandro Lopez, the forward born in Argentina. He has earned 152 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 34 different times. Lopez has been handed a total of 37 yellow card cautions in 25,875 minutes (293 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.53.
Brad Guzan will look after the net for Atlanta United FC. In his career, Guzan has surrendered 505 goals and has earned 1,118 stops in 349 starts. He has surrendered 1.44 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 116-81-153. He is the owner of a save % of 69.4 and his shutout rate is currently 26.6%. Guzan has totaled 93 shutouts and defended 1,613 shots attempted against him in 31,498 career mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Atlanta (+333) and over 2.5 goals
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