Columbus Crew vs Inter Miami CF Prediction, 8/31/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Crew vs Inter Miami CF
Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Location: Lower.com Field in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Columbus (-147) Miami (+385)
The Crew (8-12-6) will take on Inter Miami (10-6-11) at Lower.com Field on Wednesday. The Crew open at -147 while Inter Miami is at +385. The over/under comes in at 2.5. The starting goaltenders are Eloy Room for Columbus Crew and Drake Callender for Inter Miami CF.
The Crew are ranked 22nd for xG with 33.2, and the squad's expected goals against are at 33.4. Columbus has given up 27 goals while allowing 1.04 goals per 90, and opposing teams have recorded 105 shots on target on them. Their difference in goals is currently at 5 by way of 36 goals notched as well as 31 goals given up. They have tallied 7 clean sheets, which has them at a % of 25.9 so far this year. The Columbus Crew have a total of 77 SVs and they hold a SV percentage of 76.2 on the season. Columbus has amassed 49 yellow cards over the course of the season. On the year, this team is sitting with an average of 1.38 points per match (36 points) and they also are 17th in MLS with 26 assists.
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The Herons are averaging 1.3 pts per fixture while accounting for 22 assists and 5 red cards. Miami has accumulated a clean sheet % of 18.5 so far this year as well as 58 yellow cards. Miami is ranked 23rd in the category of goals conceded having 45, and the team's difference in goals is coming in at -10. This season, Miami has a save percentage of 68.2 (129 shots on target against), and they also rank 14th in MLS with 36 points. This team's goals against/90 minutes is currently at 1.67 in addition to 88 saves, and they have earned 5 clean sheets. Inter Miami CF has earned 35 goals and the team's expected goals this season is 34.5.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Columbus will be Eloy Room. Room (110-86-94 record in his career) has accumulated 69 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 24.0% shutout percentage. The keeper born in Curacao has faced 1,304 shots attempted against him in 288 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.28 (372 total goals conceded) and he has earned a save percentage of .718. Room has seen the pitch for 26,121 minutes and has earned 936 saves during his career.
Drake Callender will be residing in front of the goal for Miami. He has surrendered 1.52 goals per 90 while earning a record of 19-16-25. Callender has 9 clean sheets while defending 211 shots against him in 5,400 career mins. So far in his career, Callender has allowed 91 goals and has racked up 155 stops in 60 starts. He has a save percentage of .735 and his shutout rate is 15.0%.
Lucas Zelarayan is a member of the side who can be a force on the pitch for Columbus. The midfielder representing Armenia has earned 54 goals in 14,576 professional minutes played. Zelarayan has been given a starting assignment in 162 contests so far in his career and tallies 0.33 goals per 90 minutes. He has accounted for 32 assists while accumulating 11 yellow cards during his career.
Miami features Gonzalo Higuain, who the defense is sure to gameplan in this matchup. The forward who is from Argentina has been on the field for 34,437 professional minutes while scoring 259 goals. He currently averages 0.68 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 388 contests so far in his career. He has accumulated 51 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 73 times.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Columbus (-147)
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