Toronto FC vs Orlando City SC Prediction, 7/17/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto FC vs Orlando City SC
Date: Saturday, July 17, 2021
Location: BMO Field in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+160) Orlando (+159)
Michael Bradley and Toronto FC (2-2-8, 14th in Eastern Conference) play Orlando City (6-3-3, 2nd in Eastern Conference) at BMO Field on Saturday. The starting goaltenders are Alex Bono for Toronto FC and Brandon Austin for Orlando City. The Lions are priced at +159 while TFC is at +160. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
Toronto took the field against New England in their last match and earned the victory with a final of 3-2. In sharing the ball, they finished with a 83.6% received passes percentage by connecting on 305 out of their 365 pass targets last match. TFC tried 12 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 7 of those tries for a rate of 58.3%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Toronto walked away from the pitch at a 63.6% rate by hitting 7 shots on target of 11 total shots. Toronto averages 1.33 goals per 90 minutes (16 goals in total) and have racked up 10 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Michael Bradley is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Toronto FC. He has accounted for 36 assists while earning 78 yellow card warnings in his career. Bradley has been given a starting assignment in 389 outings so far in his career and he scores 0.10 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder born in the United States has tallied 41 goals scored in 35,179 minutes. Another guy who should impact this match is Jonathan Osorio, the midfielder representing Canada. Osorio has earned 15,610 mins in 173 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 16 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 26 times in his career while scoring 32 goals. He scores 0.18 goals per 90 during his soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Toronto FC is Alex Bono. Bono has played for a total of 9,807 mins and is sitting with 332 saves in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.51 (164 goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of 68.9. The goalie from the United States has faced 486 shots tried against him in 107 career starts. Bono (49-24-35 mark in his career) has recorded 24 clean sheets, which gives him a 22.4% shutout percentage.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Orlando walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-1 against Chicago. The Lions earned a 64.7% successful dribble rate by converting 11 out of the 17 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 395 out of their 466 passes they attempted for a rate of 84.8%. Orlando had 9 shots on goal out of their 19 shots attempted earning them a 47.4% rate in their last outing. With a total of 20 goals and 17 assists in all matches, Orlando averages 1.67 goals and 1.42 assists per 90.
Nani will be counted on for Orlando City SC. The forward from Cape Verde has been on the field for 26,384 mins while scoring 88 goals. He has totaled 54 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 87 times. He currently averages 0.30 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 296 contests thus far in his career. You should also watch out for Tesho Akindele, the forward who is from Canada. He has collected 40 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 13 different times. Akindele has been handed 11 yellow cards in 10,310 mins (106 starts). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.35.
Brandon Austin will look after the goal for Orlando City SC. Austin has 1 shutouts while defending 16 shots attempted against him in 450 mins throughout his career. He holds a save percentage of 50.0 and his shutout rate is currently at 20.0%. He has conceded 1.60 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 3-0-2. So far in his pro soccer career, Austin has surrendered 8 goals while earning 8 saves in 5 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Orlando (+159)
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