Toronto FC vs Columbus Crew Prediction, 5/12/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto FC vs Columbus Crew
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Location: Exploria Stadium in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+134) Columbus (+212)
Exploria Stadium is the site where Gyasi Zardes and the Columbus Crew (1-2-0, 6th in Eastern Conference) will play Toronto FC (0-1-2, 12th in Eastern Conference) on Wednesday. The goalies expected to start will be Quentin Westberg for Toronto FC and Eloy Room for the Columbus Crew. TFC is priced at +134 while the Crew are at +212. The over/under has been set at 2.75.
Toronto took the field against New York in their most recent match and took a loss by a final of 2-0. TFC tried 23 dribbles in this matchup and converted 13 of the attempts for a rate of 56.5%. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 69.9% received passes rate by completing 292 of the 418 pass attempts last contest. In regard to shooting accuracy, Toronto wrapped this game up at a 20.0% rate by putting 1 shot on target of 5 total shots. Toronto has an average of 1.33 goals per 90 min (4 goals in total) and are sitting with 1 assist in all matches for the year.
Jozy Altidore is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Toronto FC. Altidore has had a starting assignment in 232 games in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.50 G/90. The forward from the United States has tallied 115 goals in 20,528 mins. He has totaled 29 assists while earning 48 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Someone else who should impact this match is Jonathan Osorio, the midfielder hailing from Canada. He has assisted on a goal 26 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 30 goals. Osorio has accumulated 15,270 minutes in 168 starting assignments and has earned himself 15 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.18 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The guy protecting the net for Toronto FC will be Quentin Westberg. Westberg (36-27-30 mark during his career) has totaled 27 clean sheets, which has earned him a 29.3% clean sheet percentage. The goalie hailing from France has had 313 shots attempted at him in 92 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.30 (120 goals allowed) and he holds a save % of 67.1. Westberg has defended the goal for a total of 8,307 minutes and has accumulated 210 stops in his career.
When they last played, Columbus got the victory with a final of 3-1 against D.C.. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 331 out of their 402 passing attempts for a percentage of 82.3%. The Crew earned a 63.6% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 14 of the 22 dribbles they tried. Columbus connected on 3 shots on goal out of their 8 shots attempted earning them a 37.5% clip in their last match. With a total of 1 goal and no assists in all their matches, Columbus averages 0.33 goals per 90 min.
Gyasi Zardes should provide solid play for Columbus Crew. He is averaging 0.40 G/90 and has been a starter in 199 contests in his career. The forward from the United States has totaled 17,968 professional minutes and has earned 79 goals. He has totaled 12 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 22 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Pedro Santos, the forward representing Portugal. Santos has been handed a total of 50 yellow cards in 15,013 mins (172 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.25. He has 41 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 36 times.
Eloy Room is expected to look after the net for Columbus Crew. Room has totaled 45 clean sheets and has defended 938 shots against him in 17,751 career mins. He has earned a save percentage of 72.8 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 23.1%. He has given up 1.35 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 78-53-66. During his professional soccer career, Room has given up 267 goals and has tallied 676 saves in 195 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto (+134)
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