Columbus Crew vs D.C. United Prediction, 4/30/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Crew vs D.C. United
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Location: Lower.com Field in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Columbus (-152) D.C. (+375)
Michael Estrada and D.C. United (3-0-4, 11th in Eastern Conference) travel to Lower.com Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Columbus Crew (2-3-3, 12th in Eastern Conference). The starting goaltenders will be Eloy Room for the Columbus Crew and Jon Kempin for D.C. United. The Crew are priced at -152 while the Black-and-Red are at +375. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Columbus faced off with Kansas City in their last match and finished with a draw by a score of 0-0. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 88.0% received passes rate by completing 292 of the 332 pass targets in their last outing. The Crew tried 13 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 7 of those tries for a rate of 53.8%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Columbus wrapped this game up at a 11.1% rate by putting 1 SoT of 9 total shots. Columbus has an average of 1.25 goals per 90 min (10 total goals) and are sitting with 6 assists in all competitions this year.
Miguel Berry is a guy who should impact this matchup for the Columbus Crew. He has 4 assists while accumulating 1 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. Berry has been given a starting assignment in 27 matches during his soccer career and has 0.58 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Spain has 15 goals in 2,335 mins.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Derrick Etienne, the forward representing the United States. Etienne has totaled 9,653 minutes in 106 starts and has been given 13 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 21 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 23 total goals. He averages 0.21 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Columbus Crew will be Eloy Room. Room has played for 20,901 minutes and has 768 stops in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.35 (314 goals surrendered) and his save percentage is 72.3. The goalie born in the Netherlands has seen 1,073 shots attempted against him in 230 career starting assignments. Room (90-61-81 record during his soccer career) has accounted for 52 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 22.6% shutout percentage.
When they last played, D.C. took home the win by a final score of 3-2 against New England. They finished the contest by converting 188 of the 261 passing attempts for a rate of 72.0%. The Black-and-Red finished the match with a 41.2% successful dribble rate by converting 7 of the 17 dribbles they tried. D.C. had 5 shots on target out of 11 shots tried which gave them a 45.5% clip in their last game. Having tallied 10 goals and 4 assists in all their contests, D.C. averages 1.43 goals and 0.57 assists per 90 minutes.
Michael Estrada will need to provide a spark for D.C. United. The forward who is from Ecuador has 10,567 minutes while scoring 67 goals. He has accumulated 26 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 9 times. He has an average of 0.57 G/90 and has started 118 contests during his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Julian Gressel, the defender hailing from Germany. He has accounted for 19 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 45 different times. Gressel has been handed a total of 18 yellow card warnings in 12,607 mins played (145 starts). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.14.
Jon Kempin will reside in front of the goal for D.C. United. So far in his career, Kempin has conceded 129 goals and has tallied 254 saves in 88 starting assignments. He has given up 1.48 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 31-17-38. He has a save % of 67.5 and his clean sheet rate sits at 20.5%. Kempin has earned 18 clean sheets and has defended 378 shots tried against him in 7,857 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Columbus (-152)
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