Los Angeles FC vs Philadelphia Union Prediction, 5/7/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles FC vs Philadelphia Union
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Location: Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-167) Philadelphia (+400)
Cristian Arango and Los Angeles FC (7-1-1, 1st in Western Conference) play the Philadelphia Union (5-3-1, 1st in Eastern Conference) at Banc of California Stadium on Saturday. The starting goalies are Maxime Crepeau for Los Angeles FC and Andre Blake for the Philadelphia Union. The line on this matchup has Los Angeles FC priced at -167 and the Zolos are at +400. The total has been set at 2.5.
Los Angeles faced Minnesota in their last match and went home with a win by a final score of 2-0. LAFC attempted 19 dribbles in this match and converted 10 of the tries for a rate of 52.6%. In the passing game, they had a 86.5% passes received percentage by connecting on 384 out of their 444 pass attempts in their last outing.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Los Angeles finished the game at a 27.3% rate by hitting 6 shots on target of 22 total shots. Los Angeles is averaging 2.33 goals per 90 minutes (21 total goals) and are sitting with 11 assists in all matches this year.
Cristian Arango is a player who should be able to impact this game for Los Angeles FC. He has totaled 9 assists while accumulating 24 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Arango has been given a starting assignment in 112 outings during his career and he scores 0.40 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Colombia has 46 goals scored in 10,434 mins played.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Carlos Vela, the forward hailing from Mexico. Vela has totaled 28,965 minutes in 323 career starts and has earned himself a total of 51 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 70 times in his career and he has scored 143 goals. He is averaging 0.44 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Los Angeles FC will be Maxime Crepeau. Crepeau (42-28-59 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 33 clean sheets, which has earned him a 25.4% shutout rate. The goalie from Canada has faced 604 shots sent in his direction in 130 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.42 (184 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 71.9. Crepeau has defended the goal for 11,667 mins and has tallied 433 stops thus far in his career.
In their last game, Philadelphia were able to avoid a loss with a score of 1-1 against Nashville. The Zolos earned a 57.1% successful dribble percentage by completing 4 out of the 7 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this outing by converting 221 out of their 275 passing tries earning a percentage of 80.4%. Philadelphia connected on 5 shots on target out of their 10 shots attempted which had them at a 50.0% clip in their last game. Having earned a total of 12 goals and 9 assists for all their matches, Philadelphia averages 1.33 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 min.
Alejandro Bedoya should provide a lift for Philadelphia Union. He is averaging 0.14 goals per 90 mins and has started 303 matches during his soccer career. The forward from the United States has been on the pitch for 27,486 minutes while scoring 44 goals. He has accumulated 71 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 33 times. You should also keep an eye on Daniel Gazdag, the midfielder born in Hungary. Gazdag has been given 33 yellow cards in 15,372 minutes (176 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.17. He has earned 29 goals during his soccer career while helping on a goal 10 times.
Andre Blake is expected to look after the net for Philadelphia Union. Blake has accumulated 55 clean sheets while he has seen 772 shots attempted against him in 16,163 mins throughout his career. He holds a save percentage of 72.0 and his clean sheet rate sits at 30.6%. He has surrendered 1.30 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 76-43-61. In his career, Blake has surrendered 234 goals and has earned 556 saves in 180 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-167)
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