Orlando City SC vs New York Red Bulls Prediction, 7/3/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando City SC vs New York Red Bulls
Date: Saturday, July 3, 2021
Location: Exploria Stadium in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (-143) New York (+350)
Nani and Orlando City (6-3-1, 2nd in Eastern Conference) host the New York Red Bulls (4-1-5, 7th in Eastern Conference) at Exploria Stadium on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net are Brandon Austin for Orlando City and Carlos Miguel Coronel for the New York Red Bulls. The Red Bulls are priced at +350 while the Lions are at -143. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Orlando took the field against Miami in their last game and earned the victory with a final of 2-1. In regard to passing, they had a 88.5% passes received rate by connecting on 438 of the 495 pass targets last contest. The Lions tried 14 dribbles in this outing and completed 7 of those dribbles for a rate of 50.0%. Regarding shot accuracy, Orlando finished at a 45.5% rate by landing 5 shots on target of 11 total shots. Orlando sports an average of 1.80 goals per 90 min (18 goals in total) and have accounted for 16 assists in all games this year.
Nani is a player who should be able to impact this match for Orlando City. He has totaled 87 assists while earning 54 yellow cards so far in his career. Nani has been a starter in 295 games in his pro soccer career and has 0.30 G/90. The forward born in Cape Verde has tallied 88 goals scored in 26,279 minutes played. One more player who could decide who wins is Tesho Akindele, the forward who represents Canada. Akindele has been on the field for 10,213 minutes during 105 career starting assignments and has earned himself 11 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 13 times in his career while he has scored 40 goals. He currently averages 0.35 G/90 for his career.
The guy protecting the net for Orlando City SC will be Brandon Austin. Austin (3-0-0 record in his career) has tallied 1 clean sheets, which gives him a 33.3% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from England has had 8 shots attempted against him in 3 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.00 (3 goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of 62.5. Austin has seen the pitch for a total of 270 mins and has earned 5 saves during his career.
When they last took the field, New York weren't able to secure a win with a final of 0-0 against Atlanta. The Red Bulls ended the game with a 53.8% successful dribble rate by connecting on 7 of the 13 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 163 of the 238 passing attempts for a percentage of 68.5%. New York had 4 shots on goal out of the team's 8 shots attempted giving them a 50.0% rate when they last took the field. With 14 goals and 10 assists in all their contests, New York is averaging 1.40 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Fabio should provide a spark for New York Red Bulls. He scores 0.40 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 66 matches so far in his career. The forward from Brazil has been on the pitch for 5,880 minutes while he has scored 26 goals. He has tallied 5 yellow cards in his career and has assisted on a goal 7 times. You should also keep an eye on Caden Clark, the midfielder who represents the United States. Clark has been handed a total of 4 yellow card warnings in 1,827 minutes played (22 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.44. He has collected 9 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 6 times.
Carlos Miguel Coronel is expected to look after the net for New York Red Bulls. Coronel has totaled 9 clean sheets and has defended 118 shots attempted against him in 2,479 mins throughout his career. He has earned a save % of 69.5 and his clean sheet rate sits at 33.3%. He has conceded 1.38 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 14-3-10. Thus far in his career, Coronel has conceded 38 goals and has racked up 84 stops in 27 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Orlando (-143)
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