Toronto FC vs Philadelphia Union Prediction, 10/27/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto FC vs Philadelphia Union
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Location: BMO Field in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+175) Philadelphia (+121)
BMO Field is the site where Cory Burke and the Philadelphia Union (13-10-8, 2nd in Eastern Conference) will play Toronto FC (6-8-17, 13th in Eastern Conference) on Wednesday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Alex Bono for Toronto FC and Andre Blake for the Philadelphia Union. The line on this matchup has Toronto FC priced at +175 and the Zolos are at +121. The total is set at 2.75.
Toronto faced off with Montreal in their last match and earned a one point draw by a score of 1-1. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 87.9% rate by connecting on 579 out of their 659 targeted passes in their last game. TFC tried 19 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 13 of those tries for a percentage of 68.4%.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Toronto finished the game at a 56.3% rate by hitting 9 shots on target of 16 total shots. Toronto sports an average of 1.10 goals per 90 min (34 total goals) and are sitting with 26 assists in all competitions for the year.
Jozy Altidore is a player who should impact this matchup for Toronto FC. Altidore has had a starting assignment in 237 games thus far in his career and has 0.50 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from the United States has 118 goals scored in 21,086 professional minutes played. He has totaled 29 assists while tallying 49 yellow cards during his pro soccer career.
Someone else who should impact this game is Alejandro Pozuelo, the forward hailing from Spain. Pozuelo has accumulated 18,962 minutes during 206 career starting assignments and has been handed 32 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 53 times during his career and he has scored 46 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.22 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Toronto FC is Alex Bono. Bono (53-29-40 record in his career) has 25 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 20.7% clean sheet rate. The goalie from the United States has faced 553 shots tried at him in 121 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.50 (185 total goals allowed) and his save percentage is 69.6. Bono has seen the pitch for 11,067 mins and has 383 saves during his pro soccer career.
In their last game, Philadelphia walked away with a victory by a final of 1-0 against Nashville. The Zolos finished with a 57.1% successful dribble rate by connecting on 8 of the 14 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by connecting on 459 out of their 525 passing attempts earning a percentage of 87.4%. Philadelphia landed 2 shots on goal out of the team's 12 shots tried giving them a 16.7% clip when they last took the field. Having a total of 40 goals and 27 assists in all competitions, Philadelphia sports an average of 1.29 goals and 0.87 assists per 90.
Cory Burke should provide a lift for Philadelphia Union. He currently averages 0.46 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 79 games in his career. The forward from Jamaica has been on the field for 7,180 mins and has scored 37 goals. He has totaled 24 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 10 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Kacper Przybylko, the forward hailing from Germany. He has earned 57 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 21 different times. Przybylko has been given 12 yellow cards in 13,086 mins (141 starts). His G/90 average during his soccer career is 0.39.
Andre Blake will look after the net for Philadelphia Union. In his career, Blake has conceded 227 goals and has earned 527 saves in 169 starting assignments. He has given up 1.35 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 70-39-60. He has a save percentage of 71.5 and his clean sheet rate is currently 29.6%. Blake has accumulated 50 shutouts while seeing 737 shots tried against him in 15,173 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia (+121)
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