Philadelphia Union vs Atlanta United FC Prediction, 9/25/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Union vs Atlanta United FC
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Subaru Park in Chester, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (+130) Atlanta (+180)
Subaru Park is the venue where Ezequiel Barco and Atlanta United (9-9-7, 6th in Eastern Conference) will take on the Philadelphia Union (9-8-7, 7th in Eastern Conference) on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers will be Andre Blake for the Philadelphia Union and Brad Guzan for Atlanta United. The 5 Stripes are priced at +180 while the Zolos are at +130. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Philadelphia played Orlando in their most recent match and notched a win by a score of 3-1. The Zolos tried 15 dribbles in this outing and converted 5 of the dribbles for a rate of 33.3%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 90.3% passes received percentage by completing 324 of the 359 pass targets in their last game.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Philadelphia ended this match at a 58.3% rate by landing 7 SoT of 12 shots. Philadelphia is averaging 1.21 goals per 90 min (29 total goals) and have accumulated 22 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Sergio Santos is a guy who can be a difference maker for the Philadelphia Union. Santos has started 78 games in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.45 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Brazil has totaled 36 goals scored in 7,133 professional minutes played. He has totaled 6 assists while earning 20 yellow card warnings so far in his career.
Someone else who should impact this game is Kacper Przybylko, the forward representing Germany. Przybylko has totaled 12,469 mins during 134 starts and has been handed a total of 11 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 20 times during his soccer career while scoring 54 goals. He currently averages 0.39 goals per 90 for his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Philadelphia Union will be Andre Blake. Blake (67-38-59 record in his career) has accumulated 47 shutouts, which gives him a 28.7% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper born in Jamaica has had 724 shots tried against him in 164 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.36 (223 goals given up) and he has earned a save percentage of 71.5. Blake has seen the pitch for 14,723 minutes and has earned 518 saves in his career.
In their last outing, Atlanta took home the win by a final score of 3-2 against D.C.. The 5 Stripes ended the game with a 75.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 18 out of the 24 dribbles they pursued. They finished this game by completing 446 of the 504 passing attempts for a rate of 88.5%. Atlanta converted 6 shots on goal out of their 16 shots attempted earning them a 37.5% clip in their last game. Having tallied 32 goals and 23 assists in all their matches, Atlanta averages 1.28 goals and 0.92 assists per 90.
Ezequiel Barco should be someone to watch for Atlanta United FC. The forward from Argentina has totaled 7,535 mins and has scored 22 goals. He has 14 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 17 times. He currently averages 0.26 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 79 games during his soccer career. You should also watch out for Josef Martinez, the forward representing Venezuela. He has totaled 104 goals in his career while helping on a goal 16 different times. Martinez has earned himself a total of 13 yellow cards in 14,496 professional minutes played (164 starts). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.65.
Brad Guzan is expected to look after the net for Atlanta United FC. Guzan has accumulated 100 shutouts and has seen 1,699 shots attempted against him in 33,298 mins in his career. He has a save percentage of 69.7 and his clean sheet rate is currently 27.1%. He has surrendered 1.42 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 125-88-157. So far in his career, Guzan has conceded 527 goals and has totaled 1,183 saves in 369 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+130)
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