Columbus Crew vs New York City FC Prediction, 8/6/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Crew vs New York City FC
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2022
Location: Lower.com Field in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Columbus (+110) New York City (+168)
The Crew (7-9-5) will try to beat New York City FC (12-6-4) at Lower.com Field on Saturday. NYCFC is priced at +168 and the Crew are at +110. NYCFC is priced at +168 and the Crew are at +110. The starting goalies are Eloy Room for Columbus Crew and Sean Johnson for New York City FC.
The Columbus Crew have a total of 57 saves and also are the owners of a save % of 75.6 so far this year. Their difference in goals is currently at 5 by way of 27 goals put in the net in addition to 22 goals allowed. This year, the squad averages 1.43 pts per match (30 pts) and are ranked 21st in soccer with 19 assists. The Crew have a rank of 21st in relation to xG with 28.0, and their xGA sit at 25.1. Columbus has 39 yellow card warnings so far this year in addition to 0 red cards. Columbus has conceded 20 goals while relinquishing 0.95 goals per 90, and opposing clubs have accumulated 78 SoT against them. They have accumulated 7 clean sheets, which puts them at a percentage of 30.4 on the year.
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New York City FC has accumulated 41 goals and the team's expected goals on the campaign sits at 44.9. The team's goals against/90 minutes is 0.95 in addition to 57 saves, and they have a total of 12 clean sheets. On the season, NYCFC has a save % of 73.1 (78 SoTA), and rank 4th in the league with 42 pts. New York City sits at 3rd concerning goals given up with 21, and their goal difference sits at 20. NYCFC has recorded a clean sheet % of 54.5 the year in addition to 51 yellow cards. The Pigeons are sitting with an average of 1.9 pts per match while recording 25 assists and 1 red card.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Columbus is Eloy Room. Room has been on the pitch a total of 25,671 minutes and is sitting with 916 stops during his soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.28 (365 total goals surrendered) and he holds a save % of .717. The keeper hailing from Curacao has had 1,277 shots sent in his direction in 283 starting assignments. Room (109-83-93 record during his soccer career) has tallied 69 shutouts, which leaves him with a 24.4% clean sheet rate.
Sean Johnson is expected to look after the net for New York City. So far in his career, Johnson has surrendered 484 goals and has accounted for 1,147 saves in 383 starting assignments. He has given up 1.26 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 159-109-115. He has earned a save % of .709 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 28.2%. Johnson has racked up 108 shutouts and defended 1,617 shots tried against him in 34,446 career minutes.
Lucas Zelarayan is a player who can help decide the match for Columbus. The midfielder born in Armenia has racked up 51 goals scored in 14,144 mins played. Zelarayan has started 157 contests so far in his career and scores 0.32 G/90. He has totaled 32 assists while accumulating 10 yellow cards in his career.
New York City has a player in Talles Magno, who is a thorn in the side of defenses. He has tallied 11 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 7 times. The forward representing Brazil has accumulated 5,521 minutes and has scored 12 goals. He has an average of 0.20 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 68 matches in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Columbus (+110)
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