Columbus Crew vs Orlando City SC Prediction, 4/16/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Crew vs Orlando City SC
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: Lower.com Field in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Columbus (+110) Orlando (+240)
Lower.com Field is the site where Ercan Kara and Orlando City (3-2-2, 2nd in Eastern Conference) will play the Columbus Crew (2-2-2, 7th in Eastern Conference) on Saturday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Eloy Room for the Columbus Crew and Pedro Gallese for Orlando City. The Lions are priced at +240 while the Crew are at +110. The total is set at 2.5.
Columbus stepped onto the pitch against Philadelphia in their most recent match and ended up losing by a score of 1-0. In regard to passing, they ended up with a 86.4% rate by converting 552 of the 639 pass attempts last match. The Crew attempted 14 dribbles in this match and completed 12 of those attempts for a percentage of 85.7%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Columbus wrapped this game up at a 21.1% clip by hitting 4 SoT out of 19 shots. Columbus has an average of 1.67 goals per 90 (10 total goals) and are sitting with 6 assists In all contests for the season.
Lucas Zelarayan is a guy who should be able to impact this game for the Columbus Crew. Zelarayan has had a starting assignment in 149 matchups so far in his career and scores 0.34 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder from Argentina has tallied 50 goals in 13,358 mins. He has totaled 28 assists while tallying 9 yellow card cautions thus far in his career.
Someone else who should impact this match is Derrick Etienne, the forward representing the United States. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 21 times so far in his career while scoring 23 goals. Etienne has played 9,563 mins during 105 starting assignments and has been given a total of 13 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.22 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Columbus Crew is Eloy Room. Room (90-60-80 record during his career) has recorded 51 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 22.4% clean sheet percentage. The keeper born in the Netherlands has had 1,067 shots tried at him in 228 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.36 (312 total goals given up) and he has a save % of 72.4. Room has played for 20,721 mins and is sitting with 764 stops during his soccer career.
When they last took the field, Orlando got the victory with a final of 1-0 against Chicago. The Lions had a 45.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 9 out of the 20 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by converting 537 of the 566 passes they attempted for a percentage of 94.9%. Orlando converted 6 shots on target out of their 21 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 28.6% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 8 goals and 7 assists for all their games, Orlando averages 1.14 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 min.
Ercan Kara will need to provide a spark for Orlando City SC. The forward from Austria has totaled 4,637 minutes and has earned 28 goals. He has 5 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted on a goal 11 times. He scores 0.54 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 53 matches during his soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Junior Urso, the midfielder born in Brazil. He has totaled 31 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 5 different times. Urso has been handed a total of 28 yellow cards in 14,710 professional minutes (170 career starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.19.
Pedro Gallese is expected to look after the goal for Orlando City SC. In his pro soccer career, Gallese has allowed 177 goals and has totaled 230 stops in 165 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.49 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 58-45-60. He is the owner of a save % of 68.7 and his shutout rate sits at 23.6%. Gallese has racked up 39 shutouts while seeing 339 shots tried against him in 14,691 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Orlando (+240)
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