Orlando City SC vs Toronto FC Prediction, 5/22/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando City SC vs Toronto FC
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: Exploria Stadium in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (-139) Toronto (+350)
Michael Bradley and Toronto FC (1-2-2, 12th in Eastern Conference) go to Exploria Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet Orlando City (2-3-0, 2nd in Eastern Conference). The starting goaltenders will be Pedro Gallese for Orlando City and Alex Bono for Toronto FC. The moneyline on this matchup has Orlando City coming in at -139 and TFC is at +350. The over/under has been set at 2.75.
Orlando stepped onto the pitch against D.C. in their last match and went home with a win by a final score of 1-0. The Lions attempted 5 dribbles in this match and completed 1 of the tries for a rate of 20.0%. When discussing the passing game, they ended the game with a 81.4% passes received rate by connecting on 284 of the 349 pass targets last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Orlando ended this match at a 16.7% clip by hitting 1 SoT of 6 total shots. Orlando has an average of 1.20 goals per 90 (6 goals in total) and have accumulated 5 assists In all contests for this campaign.
Chris Mueller is a player who should be able to impact this game for Orlando City. Mueller has started 59 matchups so far in his pro soccer career and tallies 0.31 G/90. The forward hailing from the United States has accumulated 18 goals scored in 5,166 mins. He has 15 assists while earning 5 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Nani, the forward representing Cape Verde. Nani has played 26,036 minutes in 292 starts and has been handed 53 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 84 times so far in his career while scoring 85 goals. He scores 0.29 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for Orlando City SC will be Pedro Gallese. Gallese has played for a total of 12,621 minutes and has tallied 162 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.49 (143 total goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of 69.5. The goalkeeper hailing from Peru has had 239 shots tried against him in 142 starts. Gallese (50-38-52 mark in his career) has recorded 31 shutouts, which has earned him a 21.8% clean sheet percentage.
In their last game, Toronto went home with a draw by a final score of 1-1 against New York City. TFC finished the match with a 75.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 9 of the 12 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this contest by converting 260 of the 332 attempted passes for a percentage of 78.3%. Toronto converted 3 shots on target out of their 7 shots attempted which had them at a 42.9% clip in their last outing. With a total of 7 goals and 3 assists in all their matches, Toronto sports an average of 1.40 goals and 0.60 assists per 90 minutes.
Michael Bradley will need to provide a spark for Toronto FC. The midfielder born in the United States has been on the pitch for 34,549 mins while he has scored 41 goals. He has 76 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 34 times. He averages 0.11 goals per 90 mins and has started 382 outings so far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Jozy Altidore, the forward representing the United States. Altidore has been given 49 yellow card warnings in 20,618 professional minutes played (233 career starts). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.51. He has tallied 116 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 29 different times.
Alex Bono will be residing in front of the goal for Toronto FC. So far in his career, Bono has allowed 150 goals and has racked up 315 stops in 102 starts. He has allowed 1.44 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 48-24-31. He has earned a save % of 70.0 and his clean sheet rate sits at 23.5%. Bono has 24 clean sheets and has defended 456 shots attempted against him in 9,357 career minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto (+350) and under the total goals
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