Columbus Crew vs Los Angeles FC Prediction, 5/21/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Crew vs Los Angeles FC
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022
Location: Lower.com Field in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Columbus (+139) Los Angeles (+209)
Derrick Etienne and the Columbus Crew (3-4-4, 10th in Eastern Conference) host Los Angeles FC (7-2-2, 1st in Western Conference) at Lower.com Field on Saturday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Eloy Room for the Columbus Crew and Maxime Crepeau for Los Angeles FC. LAFC is priced at +209 while the Crew are at +139. The total has been set at 2.75.
Columbus faced New England in their last match and earned a one point draw by a score of 2-2. The Crew tried 4 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 3 of the attempts for a rate of 75.0%. In sharing the ball, they ended up with a 87.9% passes received percentage by converting 305 of the 347 targeted passes in their last match.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Columbus walked away from the pitch at a 42.9% clip by putting 3 SoT out of 7 total shots. Columbus is averaging 1.50 g/90 (15 goals in total) and are sitting with 9 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Derrick Etienne is a guy who should be able to impact this match for the Columbus Crew. He has totaled 23 assists while tallying 13 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Etienne has been in the starting lineup in 108 matches in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.22 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in the United States has racked up 24 goals scored in 9,824 mins.
Another player who should impact this match is Miguel Berry, the forward hailing from Spain. Berry has been on the field for 2,450 minutes in 29 starting assignments and has been given 1 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 4 times during his career and he has scored 16 goals. He has an average of 0.59 G/90 so far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Columbus Crew will be Eloy Room. Room has been on the pitch for a total of 21,081 mins and has accumulated 770 stops so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.35 (316 goals surrendered) and his save % is 72.2. The goalkeeper from the Netherlands has had 1,077 shots tried at him in 232 starting assignments. Room (91-62-81 record in his career) has accumulated 53 shutouts, which has earned him a 22.8% shutout percentage.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Los Angeles were able to avoid a loss with a score of 2-2 against Philadelphia. They finished the match by converting 461 of the 539 passing attempts for a percentage of 85.5%. LAFC finished the match with a 45.5% successful dribble rate by converting 10 of the 22 dribbles they tried. Los Angeles converted 7 shots on target out of their 22 shots attempted giving them a 31.8% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 23 goals and 13 assists in all their contests, Los Angeles sports an average of 2.30 goals and 1.30 assists per 90.
Cristian Arango will be someone to watch for Los Angeles FC. The forward from Colombia has 10,524 minutes while he has scored 46 goals. He has tallied 24 yellow cards during his soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 9 times. He is currently averaging 0.39 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 113 games so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Carlos Vela, the forward representing Mexico. He has earned 143 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 70 different times. Vela has been given a total of 51 yellow card cautions in 29,055 minutes played (324 starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.44.
Maxime Crepeau is expected to look after the goal for Los Angeles FC. Crepeau has accumulated 33 shutouts while defending 606 shots tried against him in 11,757 minutes throughout his career. He has a save % of 71.6 and his shutout rate is currently 25.2%. He has allowed 1.42 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 42-29-59. So far in his pro soccer career, Crepeau has given up 186 goals and has accounted for 433 saves in 131 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Columbus (+139)
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