Philadelphia Union vs Columbus Crew Prediction, 6/23/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Union vs Columbus Crew
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Location: Subaru Park in Chester, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-175) Columbus (+390)
Subaru Park is the venue where Lucas Zelarayan and the Columbus Crew (4-2-2, 4th in Eastern Conference) will play the Philadelphia Union (4-3-2, 3rd in Eastern Conference) on Wednesday. The expected starting goalies will be Andre Blake for the Philadelphia Union and Evan Bush for the Columbus Crew. The Crew are priced at +390 while the Zolos are at -175. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Philadelphia took the field against Atlanta in their last matchup and walked away with a draw with a final of 2-2. The Zolos attempted 21 dribbles in this match and completed 15 of the tries for a percentage of 71.4%. In the passing game, they ended up with a 85.3% received passes rate by converting 261 of the 306 targeted passes in their last game. In regard to shooting accuracy, Philadelphia finished at a 37.5% rate by hitting 6 shots on target of 16 total shots. Philadelphia has an average of 1.22 goals per 90 (11 total goals) and have racked up 9 assists in all competitions this season.
Kacper Przybylko is a player who should be able to impact this game for the Philadelphia Union. Przybylko has been given a starting assignment in 122 outings so far in his career and scores 0.39 goals per 90. The forward from Germany has 49 goals in 11,364 professional minutes played. He has totaled 20 assists while accumulating 11 yellow card cautions in his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Alejandro Bedoya, the forward who represents the United States. Bedoya has totaled 24,911 minutes in 274 starts and has been given 68 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 33 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 39 goals. He is averaging 0.14 goals per 90 for his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Philadelphia Union is Andre Blake. Blake has defended the goal for a total of 13,823 minutes and has accumulated 494 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.37 (211 total goals allowed) and his save % is 71.7. The goalie from Jamaica has faced 690 shots tried against him in 154 starts. Blake (63-35-56 record during his soccer career) has recorded 44 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 28.6% clean sheet percentage.
For their last outing, Columbus earned three points by winning 2-0 against Chicago. The Crew earned a 71.4% successful dribble rate by converting 15 of the 21 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by converting 288 out of their 372 passing attempts for a percentage of 77.4%. Columbus landed 2 shots on target out of 15 shots tried which had them sitting at a 13.3% rate in their last match. Having accumulated 7 goals and 3 assists in all competitions, Columbus has an average of 0.87 goals and 0.37 assists per 90 minutes.
Lucas Zelarayan will be counted on for Columbus Crew. The midfielder born in Argentina has been on the pitch for 10,832 professional minutes while scoring 37 goals. He has totaled 7 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 23 times. He currently averages 0.31 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 122 games in his career. Make sure to watch out for Gyasi Zardes, the forward representing the United States. He has accumulated 82 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 22 different times. Zardes has been handed 12 yellow card warnings in 18,385 minutes (204 starting assignments). His G/90 average during his soccer career is 0.40.
Evan Bush will reside in front of the net for Columbus Crew. Thus far in his career, Bush has conceded 349 goals while tallying 766 saves in 235 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.48 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 83-47-105. He has a save % of 70.0 and his clean sheet rate is 25.1%. Bush has tallied 59 clean sheets while defending 1,098 shots against him in 21,160 mins throughout his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Columbus (+390) and under the total goals
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