Philadelphia Union vs CF Montreal Prediction, 8/21/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Union vs CF Montreal
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: Subaru Park in Chester, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-147) Montreal (+481)
Victor Wanyama and CF Montreal (7-6-7, 7th in Eastern Conference) are headed to Subaru Park on Saturday where they'll meet the Philadelphia Union (8-7-5, 4th in Eastern Conference). The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Andre Blake for the Philadelphia Union and Sebastian Breza for CF Montreal. The odds on this game have the Philadelphia Union priced at -147 and CFM is at +481. The total is set at 2.75.
Philadelphia played New England in their most recent game and ended up losing by a score of 2-1. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 87.2% received passes rate by connecting on 387 out of their 444 targeted passes last match. The Zolos tried 8 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 3 of the attempts for a rate of 37.5%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Philadelphia wrapped this game up at a 28.6% clip by hitting 2 shots on target of 7 total shots. Philadelphia is averaging 1.25 goals per 90 min (25 goals in total) and have accounted for 19 assists in all competitions this season.
Sergio Santos is a guy who should impact this matchup for the Philadelphia Union. Santos has been in the starting lineup in 77 contests in his career and tallies 0.46 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Brazil has racked up 36 goals in 7,017 mins. He has accounted for 6 assists while earning 20 yellow card warnings in his career.
Another player who should impact this match is Kacper Przybylko, the forward representing Germany. He has assisted on a goal 20 times in his career while scoring 52 total goals. Przybylko has 12,204 minutes during 131 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 11 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.38 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man defending the goal for Philadelphia Union is Andre Blake. Blake (66-37-58 record in his career) has earned 47 shutouts, which leaves him with a 29.2% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper hailing from Jamaica has seen 706 shots tried at him in 161 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.36 (218 total goals surrendered) and he has a save % of 71.4. Blake has played for 14,453 minutes and has tallied 504 saves in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Montreal were able to avoid a loss with a score of 0-0 against Cincinnati. CFM had a 52.4% successful dribble rate by completing 11 out of the 21 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by converting 456 out of their 519 passes they attempted for a percentage of 87.9%. Montreal connected on 1 SoT out of their 8 shots tried which had them sitting at a 12.5% rate when they last took the field. Having accumulated 26 goals and 20 assists in all their matches, Montreal has an average of 1.30 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Victor Wanyama will need to provide a spark for CF Montreal. He currently averages 0.10 goals per 90 mins and has started 252 matches in his career. The midfielder born in Kenya has been on the field for 22,670 professional minutes and he has scored 26 goals. He has 70 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 11 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Djordje Mihailovic, the midfielder born in the United States. He has 10 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 17 different times. Mihailovic has been handed 8 yellow cards in 5,515 minutes (63 career starts). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.16.
Sebastian Breza will reside in front of the goal for CF Montreal. So far in his career, Breza has conceded 3 goals while totaling 11 saves in 3 starts. He has surrendered 1.00 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 1-1-1. He is the owner of a save percentage of 84.6 and his shutout rate is 33.3%. Breza has racked up 1 shutouts while defending 13 shots tried against him in 270 career mins.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Montreal (+481)
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