Philadelphia Union vs Chicago Fire Prediction, 8/1/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Union vs Chicago Fire
Date: Sunday, August 1, 2021
Location: Subaru Park in Chester, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-189) Chicago (+375)
Alejandro Bedoya and the Philadelphia Union (6-6-4, 4th in Eastern Conference) play the Chicago Fire (3-3-9, 13th in Eastern Conference) at Subaru Park on Sunday. The goalies protecting the net will be Andre Blake for the Philadelphia Union and Bobby Shuttleworth for the Chicago Fire. The Fire are priced at +375 while the Zolos are at -189. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Philadelphia took the field against Miami in their last game and walked away with a draw with a final of 1-1. The Zolos attempted 14 dribbles in this outing and converted 9 of those tries for a rate of 64.3%. In the passing game, they earned a 86.4% passes received rate by completing 357 out of their 413 passing targets last game.
In relation to shooting accuracy, Philadelphia finished at a 36.4% clip by putting 4 SoT of 11 total shots. Philadelphia averages 1.19 goals per 90 min (19 total goals) and have accounted for 14 assists in all matches this season.
Alejandro Bedoya is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for the Philadelphia Union. He has 33 assists while accumulating 68 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. Bedoya has been in the starting lineup in 280 matches so far in his career while scoring 0.14 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in the United States has tallied 39 goals in 25,421 professional minutes played. Another player who should impact this match is Kacper Przybylko, the forward who represents Germany. He has assisted on a goal 20 times in his career while he has scored 52 total goals. Przybylko has been on the field for 11,934 mins during 128 starts and has been given a total of 11 yellow cards. He scores 0.39 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Philadelphia Union is Andre Blake. Blake has seen the pitch for a total of 14,093 mins and is sitting with 500 stops so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.37 (215 goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 71.5. The goalie born in Jamaica has faced 699 shots sent in his direction in 157 starting assignments. Blake (64-36-57 mark during his career) has totaled 45 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 28.7% clean sheet rate.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Chicago went home defeated by a final of 2-1 against Toronto. They wrapped up this outing by completing 401 of the 481 passes they attempted for a percentage of 83.4%. The Fire finished the match with a 81.8% successful dribble rate by completing 9 of the 11 dribbles they pursued. Chicago had 14 shots on target out of 31 shots tried which gave them a 45.2% rate in their last outing. Having tallied 15 goals and 14 assists in all matches, Chicago has an average of 1.00 goal and 0.93 assists per 90 min.
Przemyslaw Frankowski will need to provide a spark for Chicago Fire. He averages 0.19 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 188 games in his career. The midfielder from Poland has been on the pitch for 16,629 minutes and he has scored 35 goals. He has accounted for 22 yellow cards in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 23 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Robert Beric, the forward representing Slovenia. Beric has been handed a total of 18 yellow cards in 13,721 minutes (156 career starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.52. He has collected 80 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 16 different times.
Bobby Shuttleworth will be residing in front of the net for Chicago Fire. Shuttleworth has racked up 50 clean sheets while defending 1,059 shots against him in 20,360 minutes throughout his career. He is the owner of a save % of 67.4 and his shutout rate is currently at 22.2%. He has allowed 1.60 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 77-49-101. During his career, Shuttleworth has given up 361 goals and has racked up 706 stops in 225 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (+375)
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