Toronto FC vs Chicago Fire Prediction, 10/3/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto FC vs Chicago Fire
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: BMO Field in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+113) Chicago (+235)
Jonathan Osorio and Toronto FC (5-7-15, 13th in Eastern Conference) host the Chicago Fire (7-6-15, 12th in Eastern Conference) at BMO Field on Sunday. The goalkeepers protecting the net are Alex Bono for Toronto FC and Bobby Shuttleworth for the Chicago Fire. The Fire are priced at +235 while TFC is at +113. The total is set at 3.
Toronto faced off with Cincinnati in their most recent match and notched a win by a score of 3-2. TFC tried 18 dribbles in this outing and converted 14 of those tries for a rate of 77.8%. In sharing the ball, they earned a 85.5% passes received rate by converting 412 out of their 482 pass attempts last match.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Toronto wrapped this game up at a 37.5% clip by hitting 6 shots on target of 16 total shots. Toronto is averaging 1.11 goals per 90 min (30 total goals) and have accounted for 23 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Jonathan Osorio is a player who should impact this matchup for Toronto FC. Osorio has had a starting assignment in 182 matchups so far in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.18 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder representing Canada has totaled 33 goals scored in 16,434 minutes played. He has totaled 26 assists while tallying 16 yellow card warnings in his career.
One more player who should impact this match is Omar Gonzalez, the defender who represents the United States. Gonzalez has totaled 28,529 minutes in 321 starts and has been handed 48 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 11 times in his career while scoring 18 total goals. He has an average of 0.06 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Toronto FC will be Alex Bono. Bono (52-29-38 mark during his soccer career) has earned 25 shutouts, which gives him a 21.2% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper hailing from the United States has faced 534 shots attempted against him in 118 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.49 (179 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of 69.7. Bono has been on the field for a total of 10,797 minutes and has earned 369 saves in his career.
For their last match, Chicago got the victory with a final of 2-0 against New York City. The Fire earned a 58.8% successful dribble percentage by converting 10 out of the 17 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by completing 409 of the 496 passing tries earning a percentage of 82.5%. Chicago landed 5 shots on goal out of their 12 shots attempted earning them a 41.7% rate in their last match. Having earned a total of 26 goals and 22 assists in all their matches, Chicago is averaging 0.93 goals and 0.79 assists per 90 min.
Luka Stojanovic will need to be on top of his game for Chicago Fire. The forward from Serbia has been on the field for 7,830 mins while earning 31 goals. He has tallied 17 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 5 times. He currently averages 0.36 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 89 games so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Robert Beric, the forward hailing from Slovenia. Beric has been given a total of 19 yellow cards in 14,435 minutes (163 career starts). His G/90 average during his career is 0.51. He has accumulated 82 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 17 different times.
Bobby Shuttleworth will look after the goal for Chicago Fire. Thus far in his career, Shuttleworth has conceded 372 goals and has earned 724 stops in 233 starts. He has surrendered 1.59 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 80-50-105. He is the owner of a save % of 67.4 and his clean sheet rate is currently 22.3%. Shuttleworth has tallied 52 shutouts while defending 1,086 shots against him in 21,080 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (+235)
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