Columbus Crew vs Chicago Fire Prediction, 9/3/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Crew vs Chicago Fire
Date: Saturday, September 3, 2022
Location: Lower.com Field in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Columbus (-108) Chicago (+293)
Lower.com Field is the site where the Fire (8-7-13) will attempt to beat the Columbus Crew (9-12-6) on Saturday. The Crew open at -108 and the Fire are at +293. The total is set at 2.5. The starting goalkeepers will be Eloy Room for Columbus Crew and Gaga Slonina for Chicago Fire.
Columbus has allowed 27 goals while surrendering 1.00 goals per 90, and opposing clubs have amassed 106 shots on target on them. They have earned 8 shut outs, which has them at a percentage of 28.6 the year. Columbus has tallied 51 yellow card warnings on the campaign. The Crew are 22nd when talking about goals expected having 33.2, and the xGA are 33.4. the year, the club is sitting with an average of 1.44 pts/match (39 points) and they also are 17th in the league with 27 assists. This team's goal differential is at 6 by means of 37 goals tallied in addition to 31 goals surrendered. The Columbus Crew have a total of 78 SVs and they hold a save percentage of 76.4 this season.
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The Fire average 1.1 pts per contest while recording 23 assists and 5 red cards. Chicago has compliled a clean sheet rate of 39.3 on the year in addition to 71 yellow cards. Chicago has a ranking of 21st in relation to goals against with 38, and the goal differential is -10. the season, Chicago has a save % of 65.3 (98 SoT against), and also rank 24th in MLS with 31 points. The club's goals against per 90 minutes is currently at 1.36 in addition to 64 saves, and they have earned 11 shut outs. The Chicago Fire have recorded 28 goals and the squad's goals expected over the course of the season is at 35.2.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Columbus will be Eloy Room. Room has seen the field a total of 26,211 mins and is sitting with 937 saves so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.28 (372 total goals given up) and he is the owner of a save % of .718. The goalkeeper hailing from Curacao has faced 1,305 shots attempted against him in 289 starting assignments. Room (111-86-94 record during his career) has earned 70 shutouts, which has earned him a 24.2% clean sheet percentage.
Gaga Slonina will be residing in front of the goal for Chicago. He has allowed 1.33 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 23-20-38. Slonina has totaled 33 clean sheets while he has seen 283 shots attempted against him in 7,290 career minutes. So far in his career, Slonina has conceded 108 goals and has earned 189 saves in 81 starting assignments. He has earned a save percentage of .668 and his clean sheet rate sits at 40.7%.
Lucas Zelarayan is a member of the team you are going to want to keep your eye on for Columbus. The midfielder who is from Armenia has recorded 54 goals scored in 14,576 mins. Zelarayan has started 162 matchups during his career and he accounts for 0.33 goals per 90. He has accounted for 32 assists while earning 11 yellow card warnings during his career.
Chicago has playmaker in Jhon Duran, who pesters opposing defenses. He has 26 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 7 times. The forward representing Colombia has totaled 3,480 minutes while scoring 12 goals. He is averaging 0.31 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 38 outings so far in his pro soccer career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Columbus (-108)
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