D.C. United vs Philadelphia Union Prediction, 8/20/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: D.C. United vs Philadelphia Union
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Location: Audi Field in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: DC (+220) Philadelphia (+128)
Audi Field is the site where the Zolos (13-9-4) will meet D.C. United (6-4-15) on Saturday. The Black-and-Red open at +220 while the Zolos are at +128. The total is 2.5. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Rafael Romo for D.C. United and Andre Blake for Philadelphia Union.
The United have surrendered 49 goals while surrendering 1.96 goals per 90 min, and their opponents have 130 SoT on them. They have amassed 4 clean sheets, which has them at a rate of 16.0 on the campaign. DC has 58 yellow cards on the campaign in addition to 4 red cards. The United sit at 26th in the matter of xG having 28.6, and the squad's expected goals against are at 41.4. On the campaign, this team is sitting with an average of 0.88 pts per contest (22 pts) and also are 25th in soccer with 19 assists. Their differential on goals is -21 by means of 28 goals put in the net in addition to 49 goals allowed. D.C. United has recorded 85 SVs and they are the owners of a save % of 63.8 on the campaign.
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This season, the Union have a save % of 83.0 (100 SoT against), and they also are 2nd in MLS with 48 points. The Union average 1.9 pts/match while having 34 assists and 2 red cards. Philadelphia has totaled 45 goals and the squad's goals expected on the campaign is 42.0. The Union have recorded a clean sheet rate of 38.5 so far this year in addition to 55 yellow card warnings. This team's goals against per 90 is currently at 0.77 in addition to 82 saves, and they have recorded 10 clean sheets. Philadelphia is ranked 2nd in the matter of goals surrendered having 20, and the goal differential sits at 25.
The man who is expected to protect the net for DC is Rafael Romo. Romo (35-38-59 record in his career) has 23 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 17.4% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from Venezuela has had 742 shots tried at him in 132 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.78 (238 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .704. Romo has seen the pitch a total of 12,046 minutes and has tallied 522 stops in his career.
Andre Blake will reside in front of the goal for Philadelphia. Thus far in his career, Blake has allowed 248 goals while earning 613 saves in 197 starts. He has surrendered 1.26 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 84-49-64. He sports a save % of .728 and his clean sheet rate sits at 31.0%. Blake has recorded 61 clean sheets while defending 842 shots attempted against him in 17,693 minutes throughout his career.
Taxiarchis Fountas is a member of the side to keep an eye out for DC. He has accounted for 22 assists while accumulating 39 yellow cards in his career. The forward born in Greece has accumulated 63 goals in 14,185 minutes. Fountas has had a starting assignment in 166 outings so far in his career and scores 0.40 goals per 90 mins.
Philadelphia is being led onto the pitch by Daniel Gazdag, who the defense is sure to gameplan in this matchup. He currently averages 0.20 goals per 90 mins and has started 193 games so far in his pro soccer career. The midfielder born in Hungary has totaled 16,836 mins and has scored 37 goals. He has earned 35 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 12 times.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take DC (+220)
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