Orlando City SC vs D.C. United Prediction, 10/2/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando City SC vs D.C. United
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Exploria Stadium in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (+107) D.C. (+259)
Ola Kamara and D.C. United (12-4-11, 3rd in Eastern Conference) go to Exploria Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet Orlando City (10-9-8, 7th in Eastern Conference). The starting goalies will be Pedro Gallese for Orlando City and Bill Hamid for D.C. United. The Black-and-Red are priced at +259 while the Lions are at +107. The over/under has been set at 2.75.
Orlando stepped onto the pitch against New England in their last matchup and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1. The Lions attempted 8 dribbles in this contest and completed 4 of the tries for a rate of 50.0%. In regard to passing, they finished with a 88.8% rate by completing 358 of the 403 pass targets last game.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Orlando finished at a 16.7% clip by putting 2 shots on target out of 12 shots. Orlando sports an average of 1.41 g/90 (38 goals in total) and have accounted for 31 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Nani is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Orlando City. He has totaled 91 assists while accumulating 56 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Nani has been a starter in 304 games so far in his career and has 0.30 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Cape Verde has racked up 91 goals scored in 27,040 professional minutes played.
Another guy who should impact this match is Benji Michel, the forward hailing from Haiti. He has helped a teammate on a goal 6 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 14 total goals. Michel has earned 3,318 minutes in 33 career starts and has been given 5 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.38 goals per 90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Orlando City SC will be Pedro Gallese. Gallese (52-41-57 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 33 clean sheets, which gives him a 21.7% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Peru has seen 294 shots sent in his direction in 152 starts. His GA/90 is 1.54 (163 goals given up) and he holds a save percentage of 68.7. Gallese has seen the field for a total of 13,521 mins and has earned 200 saves during his career.
For their last game, D.C. got the victory with a final of 4-2 against Cincinnati. They wrapped up this match by converting 314 out of their 397 passing tries for a percentage of 79.1%. The Black-and-Red finished the match with a 40.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 6 out of the 15 dribbles they tried. D.C. converted 8 shots on target out of the team's 20 shots attempted giving them a 40.0% clip in their last game. With 47 goals and 33 assists in all their contests, D.C. averages 1.74 goals and 1.22 assists per 90 min.
Ola Kamara will be someone to watch for D.C. United. The forward who is from Norway has been on the field for 21,675 mins and has scored 131 goals. He has totaled 12 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 27 times. He currently averages 0.54 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 233 matches during his soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Julian Gressel, the defender who is from Germany. Gressel has been given a total of 16 yellow cards in 11,520 mins played (131 career starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.14. He has accumulated 18 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 42 times.
Bill Hamid will look after the net for D.C. United. Hamid has totaled 76 clean sheets and has defended 1,230 shots tried against him in 23,395 career minutes. He sports a save % of 73.9 and his clean sheet rate is currently 28.9%. He has allowed 1.27 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 98-67-95. In his career, Hamid has surrendered 330 goals and has accounted for 905 saves in 263 starts.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take D.C. (+259) and under the total goals
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