Charlotte FC vs D.C. United Prediction, 8/3/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte FC vs D.C. United
Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Location: Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (-120) DC (+330)
The Crown (8-2-12) will play D.C. United (6-3-12) at Bank of America Stadium on Wednesday. The Black-and-Red are priced at +330 and Charlotte FC are at -120. The Black-and-Red are priced at +330 and Charlotte FC are at -120. The starting goalies are Kristijan Kahlina for Charlotte FC and Rafael Romo for D.C. United.
Charlotte has relinquished 31 goals while relinquishing 1.41 G/90, and opposing teams have recorded 93 SoT on them. They have a total of 5 clean sheets, which gives them a % of 21.7 so far this season. Charlotte has compiled 40 yellow cards this year and also 1 red card. The Crown are ranked 27th for expected goals with 25.4, and the squad's xGA are 28.3. Over the course of the season, the squad sports an average of 1.18 points per match (26 points) and are 24th in the league with 17 assists. Their goal differential is currently at -6 as a result of 25 goals earned as well as 31 goals conceded. Charlotte FC has a total of 65 saves and have a SV rate of 71.0 so far this year.
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The United are averaging 1.0 points per fixture while accumulating 19 assists and 3 red cards. The United have a clean sheet % of 14.3 so far this season in addition to 48 yellow card warnings. D.C. sits at 27th in regard to goals allowed having 44, and the team's goal difference is -16. Over the course of the season, the United have a save rate of 61.5 (109 shots on target against), and are ranked 27th in MLS with 21 points. Their goals against per 90 is at 2.10 in addition to 68 saves, and they have amassed 3 shutouts. D.C. United has accounted for 28 goals and their xG over the course of the season is 26.3.
The man protecting the net for Charlotte will be Kristijan Kahlina. His goals against per 90 mins is 0.76 (126 total goals given up) and his save % is .733. Kahlina (76-30-60 record in his career) has accounted for 47 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 28.3% clean sheet rate. Kahlina has seen the pitch a total of 14,940 minutes and is sitting with 192 stops so far in his pro soccer career. The keeper hailing from Croatia has had 262 shots attempted at him in 166 career starts.
Rafael Romo will look after the net for DC. Romo has tallied 22 shutouts and has seen 726 shots attempted against him in 11,776 career mins. He has a save % of .701 and his shutout rate is 17.1%. He has given up 1.79 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 35-37-57. In his career, Romo has conceded 234 goals and has accounted for 509 saves in 129 starting assignments.
Benjamin Bender is one player who can be a force on the pitch for Charlotte. He has totaled 5 assists while accumulating 0 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. The midfielder representing the United States has totaled 3 goals in 1,234 mins. Bender has been in the starting lineup in 13 contests during his career and accounts for 0.22 goals per 90 mins.
DC features a game changer in Michael Estrada, who the defense is sure to gameplan in this matchup. The forward representing Ecuador has been on the pitch for 11,221 minutes while scoring 68 goals. He scores 0.55 goals per 90 mins and has started 126 games in his career. He has earned 26 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 12 times.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Charlotte (-120)
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