Charlotte FC vs Orlando City SC Prediction, 8/21/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte FC vs Orlando City SC
Date: Sunday, August 21, 2022
Location: Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (+135) Orlando (+206)
The Crown (10-2-14) will try to defeat Orlando City (9-6-10) at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday. The Lions are priced at +206 while Charlotte FC are at +135. The betting total comes in at 2.5. The starting goalkeepers are Kristijan Kahlina for Charlotte FC and Pedro Gallese for Orlando City SC.
The Crown rank 25th when it comes to xG with 28.6, and their expected goals against are sitting at 34.4. Charlotte has allowed 40 goals while surrendering 1.54 goals per 90 minutes, and opposing clubs are sitting with 117 SoT against them. This team's goal differential is at -7 by means of 33 goals notched in addition to 40 goals relinquished. They have earned 6 clean sheets, which has them at a rate of 22.2 so far this season. Charlotte FC has earned 81 SVs and they also hold a save rate of 69.2 this season. Charlotte has compiled 45 yellow cards so far this season and also 1 red card. the year, the team comes in with an average of 1.23 pts/match (32 points) and also sit at 20th in the league with 22 assists.
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The Lions are averaging 1.3 pts per match while earning 22 assists and 3 red cards. Orlando has amassed a shut out rate of 32.0 on the campaign and 61 yellow cards. Orlando is 22nd in regard to goals surrendered with 36, and the difference in goals is at -8. So far this year, Orlando has a save percentage of 66.7 (96 SoTA), and also are 16th in the league with 33 pts. Their goals against per 90 is at 1.44 with 63 saves, and they have earned 8 shut outs. Orlando City SC has accounted for 28 goals and the squad's expected goals this year is currently at 28.1.
The man who will defend the goal for Charlotte is Kristijan Kahlina. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.79 (135 goals given up) and he has a save % of .727. Kahlina (78-30-62 mark during his career) has accumulated 48 clean sheets, which gives him a 28.2% shutout rate. Kahlina has defended the goal for 15,300 mins and has accumulated 208 stops so far in his career. The goalie hailing from Croatia has seen 286 shots attempted at him in 170 starting assignments.
Pedro Gallese will be looking after the goal for Orlando. In his career, Gallese has conceded 264 goals while earning 390 saves in 223 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.19 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 80-59-82. He is the owner of a save % of .672 and his clean sheet rate is 25.6%. Gallese has accumulated 57 clean sheets while seeing 580 shots tried against him in 19,911 career minutes.
Benjamin Bender is a guy who can be a difference maker for Charlotte. He has 6 assists while accumulating 0 yellow cards thus far in his career. The midfielder hailing from the United States has tallied 3 goals in 1,446 professional minutes played. Bender has had a starting assignment in 16 contests during his career and he tallies 0.19 goals per 90 mins.
Orlando is being led onto the pitch by Facundo Torres, who is known to give defenses fits. He has collected 6 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 4 times. The forward representing Uruguay has earned 5,919 professional minutes while scoring 15 goals. He has an average of 0.23 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 67 games during his pro soccer career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Charlotte (+135)
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