Philadelphia Union vs Orlando City SC Prediction, 9/19/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Union vs Orlando City SC
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Location: Subaru Park in Chester, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-111) Orlando (+290)
Sergio Santos and the Philadelphia Union (8-8-7, 9th in Eastern Conference) host Orlando City (10-8-6, 3rd in Eastern Conference) at Subaru Park on Sunday. The goalies protecting the net will be Andre Blake for the Philadelphia Union and Pedro Gallese for Orlando City. The moneyline on this contest has the Philadelphia Union coming in at -111 and the Lions are at +290. The total is set at 2.5.
Philadelphia took the field against New England in their most recent match and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 1-0. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 83.6% received passes percentage by connecting on 398 of the 476 pass targets last game. The Zolos tried 14 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 6 of those tries for a rate of 42.9%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Philadelphia wrapped this game up at a 44.4% rate by putting 8 SoT out of 18 shots. Philadelphia is averaging 1.13 goals per 90 (26 goals in total) and have tallied 20 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Sergio Santos is a player who should impact this matchup for the Philadelphia Union. He has accounted for 6 assists while tallying 20 yellow cards during his soccer career. Santos has been a starter in 78 matches thus far in his career and tallies 0.46 G/90. The forward from Brazil has totaled 36 goals scored in 7,107 minutes.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Kacper Przybylko, the forward who represents Germany. Przybylko has totaled 12,379 minutes in 133 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 11 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 20 times in his career while he has scored 52 total goals. He is averaging 0.38 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Philadelphia Union is Andre Blake. Blake (66-38-59 record in his career) has totaled 47 clean sheets, which gives him a 28.8% clean sheet rate. The keeper hailing from Jamaica has faced 720 shots attempted at him in 163 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.37 (222 goals surrendered) and his save % is 71.5. Blake has seen the pitch for 14,633 mins and has accumulated 515 stops so far in his career.
For their last outing, Orlando took a loss by a final score of 4-2 against Montreal. The Lions had a 80.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 12 of the 15 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this outing by converting 326 out of their 370 passes they tried earning a rate of 88.1%. Orlando had 3 shots on goal out of 7 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 42.9% rate in their last outing. Having accumulated 35 goals and 29 assists in all competitions, Orlando is averaging 1.46 goals and 1.21 assists per 90 minutes.
Nani should provide a spark for Orlando City SC. The forward hailing from Cape Verde has been on the pitch for 26,981 mins while scoring 91 goals. He has earned 56 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 91 times. He currently averages 0.30 G/90 and has been a starter in 304 games so far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Benji Michel, the forward born in Haiti. He has accounted for 14 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 6 times. Michel has been handed 3 yellow card cautions in 3,147 minutes played (31 career starting assignments). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.40.
Pedro Gallese will look after the net for Orlando City SC. Gallese has accumulated 33 clean sheets while seeing 281 shots against him in 13,251 career minutes. He is the owner of a save percentage of 69.4 and his shutout rate sits at 22.1%. He has surrendered 1.52 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 52-40-55. So far in his career, Gallese has allowed 156 goals while tallying 191 stops in 149 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-111)
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