Philadelphia Union vs Columbus Crew Prediction, 10/3/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Union vs Columbus Crew
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: Subaru Park in Chester, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-158) Columbus (+436)
Lucas Zelarayan and the Columbus Crew (9-7-11, 9th in Eastern Conference) travel to Subaru Park on Sunday where they'll take on the Philadelphia Union (10-9-7, 5th in Eastern Conference). The men protecting the net will be Andre Blake for the Philadelphia Union and Evan Bush for the Columbus Crew. The Crew are priced at +436 while the Zolos are at -158. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Philadelphia faced off with New York in their last matchup and finished with a draw by a score of 1-1. In the passing game, they ended the game with a 70.6% received passes percentage by converting 288 out of their 408 pass attempts in their last outing. The Zolos attempted 16 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 11 of the attempts for a percentage of 68.8%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Philadelphia ended this match at a 40.0% rate by putting 2 shots on target of 5 shots. Philadelphia sports an average of 1.19 goals per 90 (31 goals in total) and are sitting with 23 assists in all matches this season.
Sergio Santos is a player who can be a difference maker for the Philadelphia Union. Santos has been in the starting lineup in 80 matches so far in his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.46 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Brazil has racked up 37 goals scored in 7,293 minutes. He has totaled 6 assists while earning 20 yellow cards in his career.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Kacper Przybylko, the forward representing Germany. He has helped on a goal 20 times so far in his career while he has scored 55 goals. Przybylko has 12,636 mins in 136 starts and has earned himself a total of 11 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.39 G/90 thus far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Philadelphia Union is Andre Blake. Blake has played for a total of 14,903 mins and is sitting with 523 saves during his soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.35 (224 goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 71.6. The goalie from Jamaica has faced 730 shots tried at him in 166 starts. Blake (68-39-59 mark in his career) has earned 48 clean sheets, which has earned him a 28.9% clean sheet rate.
For their last game, Columbus went home victorious with a score of 2-1 against Montreal. The Crew finished the match with a 62.5% successful dribble rate by connecting on 5 out of the 8 dribbles they pursued. They finished the match by connecting on 342 out of their 405 passing attempts for a percentage of 84.4%. Columbus converted 6 shots on goal out of the team's 10 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 60.0% clip in their last outing. Having accumulated 28 goals and 12 assists in all their matches, Columbus averages 1.04 goals and 0.44 assists per 90 min.
Lucas Zelarayan should provide a spark for Columbus Crew. The midfielder from Argentina has played 12,237 professional minutes and he has scored 41 goals. He has 8 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 25 times. He is currently averaging 0.30 G/90 and has started 136 games during his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Gyasi Zardes, the forward who represents the United States. Zardes has been handed 12 yellow card cautions in 19,196 minutes played (213 career starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.40. He has earned 86 goals in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 22 times.
Evan Bush will look after the goal for Columbus Crew. Thus far in his career, Bush has conceded 352 goals and has accounted for 770 stops in 237 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.48 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 84-48-105. He sports a save percentage of 70.0 and his clean sheet rate sits at 24.9%. Bush has earned 59 shutouts while seeing 1,105 shots tried against him in 21,340 career mins.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Columbus (+436)
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