Orlando City SC vs Inter Miami CF Prediction, 8/27/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando City SC vs Inter Miami CF
Date: Friday, August 27, 2021
Location: Exploria Stadium in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (-135) Miami (+350)
Benji Michel and Orlando City (9-7-4, 2nd in Eastern Conference) host Inter Miami (6-4-9, 11th in Eastern Conference) at Exploria Stadium on Friday. The men protecting the net are Pedro Gallese for Orlando City and Nick Marsman for Inter Miami. Inter Miami is priced at +350 while the Lions are at -135. The total is set at 2.75.
Orlando took the field against Chicago in their last game and notched a win by a score of 1-0. The Lions attempted 14 dribbles in this match and converted 11 of those attempts for a percentage of 78.6%. In the passing game, they ended with a 86.9% rate by connecting on 371 out of their 427 passing targets in their last match.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Orlando wrapped this game up at a 27.3% clip by hitting 3 shots on target of 11 total shots. Orlando averages 1.50 goals per 90 min (30 goals in total) and have accounted for 25 assists in all competitions for the season.
Benji Michel is a player who can be a difference maker for Orlando City. He has accounted for 6 assists while earning 3 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. Michel has been a starter in 29 contests during his pro soccer career and tallies 0.43 G/90. The forward who is from Haiti has earned 14 goals scored in 2,911 professional minutes.
Someone else who should impact this game is Nani, the forward born in Cape Verde. Nani has been on the field for 26,799 minutes during 301 starts and has been given 54 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 90 times during his soccer career while scoring 91 total goals. He currently averages 0.31 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Orlando City SC is Pedro Gallese. Gallese (52-39-54 record during his career) has recorded 32 shutouts, which gives him a 21.8% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from Peru has faced 273 shots sent in his direction in 147 career starts. His GA/90 is 1.51 (152 goals given up) and he is the owner of a save % of 70.0. Gallese has been on the pitch for 13,071 minutes and has tallied 187 saves during his soccer career.
When they last played, Miami earned three points by winning 3-1 against Toronto. Inter Miami ended the game with a 50.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 6 out of the 12 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by completing 407 out of their 461 pass attempts earning a percentage of 88.3%. Miami connected on 6 shots on target out of their 13 shots attempted giving them a 46.2% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 21 goals and 18 assists in all their contests, Miami averages 1.05 goals and 0.90 assists per 90 min.
Rodolfo Pizarro will need to be on top of his game for Inter Miami CF. The defender from Mexico has been on the pitch for 17,009 mins while earning 32 goals. He has accumulated 33 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 20 times. He scores 0.17 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 191 games during his soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Gonzalo Higuain, the forward born in Argentina. Higuain has been given 46 yellow cards in 32,166 mins played (362 starts). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.69. He has totaled 246 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 67 times.
Nick Marsman will be looking after the goal for Inter Miami CF. Marsman has earned 45 clean sheets and has defended 804 shots attempted against him in 16,591 mins throughout his career. He has earned a save % of 70.8 and his clean sheet rate sits at 24.3%. He has given up 1.30 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 80-54-50. In his career, Marsman has conceded 240 goals and has earned 570 saves in 185 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Orlando (-135)
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