Toronto FC vs Orlando City SC Prediction, 6/19/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto FC vs Orlando City SC
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
Location: BMO Field in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+124) Orlando (+227)
BMO Field is the site where Tesho Akindele and Orlando City (3-3-1, 3rd in Eastern Conference) will take on Toronto FC (1-2-4, 12th in Eastern Conference) on Saturday. The starting goalies are Alex Bono for Toronto FC and Pedro Gallese for Orlando City. The moneyline on this matchup has Toronto FC priced at +124 and the Lions are at +227. The over/under has been set at 2.75.
Toronto faced Columbus in their most recent game and went home with a loss by a final score of 2-1. TFC attempted 18 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 9 of the attempts for a rate of 50.0%. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 86.8% received passes rate by completing 400 of the 461 pass attempts last contest. In relation to shooting accuracy, Toronto finished at a 25.0% clip by putting 3 shots on target of 12 shots. Toronto averages 1.14 goals per 90 (8 goals in total) and have earned 3 assists in all matches for the season.
Ayo Akinola is a player who should impact this matchup for Toronto FC. He has 2 assists while earning 4 yellow cards so far in his career. Akinola has been in the starting lineup in 31 games in his pro soccer career and has 0.54 G/90. The forward representing Canada has racked up 18 goals in 2,986 minutes played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Michael Bradley, the midfielder who is from the United States. He has helped a teammate on a goal 34 times in his career and he has scored 41 goals. Bradley has been on the field for 34,729 mins in 384 starts and has earned himself a total of 76 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.11 G/90 for his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Toronto FC will be Alex Bono. Bono has defended the goal for a total of 9,537 mins and has accumulated 324 saves in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.44 (153 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 70.1. The goalkeeper hailing from the United States has faced 468 shots tried against him in 104 career starting assignments. Bono (48-24-33 record in his career) has totaled 24 clean sheets, which gives him a 23.1% clean sheet percentage.
The last time they took the field, Orlando took a loss by a score of 2-1 against New York. They wrapped up this outing by completing 430 out of their 508 attempted passes earning a rate of 84.6%. The Lions finished with a 56.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 14 of the 25 dribbles they tried. Orlando converted 2 shots on target out of 6 shots tried giving them a 33.3% clip when they last took the field. Having accumulated 8 goals and 7 assists in all their matches, Orlando averages 1.14 goals and 1.00 assist per 90.
Tesho Akindele should provide a spark for Orlando City SC. The forward born in Canada has been on the pitch for 10,103 minutes while scoring 39 goals. He has tallied 11 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 11 times. He is averaging 0.35 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 104 outings during his career. Make sure to watch out for Nani, the forward representing Cape Verde. He has totaled 85 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 84 different times. Nani has been handed a total of 53 yellow card warnings in 26,036 mins (292 starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.29.
Pedro Gallese will be looking after the goal for Orlando City SC. So far in his career, Gallese has conceded 145 goals and has accumulated 172 stops in 144 starts. He has surrendered 1.48 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 51-38-53. He has earned a save percentage of 70.1 and his clean sheet rate sits at 22.2%. Gallese has totaled 32 clean sheets while he has seen 251 shots attempted against him in 12,801 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Orlando (+227)
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