Minnesota United FC vs New York City FC Prediction, 5/28/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota United FC vs New York City FC
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2022
Location: Allianz Field in Saint Paul, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+145) New York City (+175)
Keaton Parks and New York City FC (7-2-3, 2nd in Eastern Conference) are headed to Allianz Field on Saturday where they'll take on Minnesota United (5-3-5, 8th in Western Conference). The starting goaltenders will be Dayne St. Clair for Minnesota United and Sean Johnson for New York City FC. NYCFC is priced at +175 while the Loons are at +145. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Minnesota took the field against Dallas in their last match and went home with a win by a final score of 2-1. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 85.8% received passes rate by converting 224 out of their 261 passing targets last game. The Loons attempted 10 dribbles in this matchup and converted 3 of those attempts for a percentage of 30.0%.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Minnesota ended this match at a 85.7% rate by landing 6 shots on target out of 7 total shots. Minnesota is averaging 1.15 goals per 90 min (15 goals in total) and have accounted for 9 assists in all matches this season.
Adrien Hunou is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Minnesota United. He has totaled 10 assists while accumulating 13 yellow card warnings during his career. Hunou has been in the starting lineup in 130 matchups during his soccer career and has 0.33 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from France has totaled 44 goals scored in 11,842 mins played.
Someone else who should impact this match is Franco Fragapane, the forward representing Argentina. Fragapane has been on the pitch for 9,156 minutes in 107 career starts and has been given a total of 13 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 21 times so far in his career while he has scored 18 goals. He is currently averaging 0.18 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Minnesota United FC will be Dayne St. Clair. St. Clair (14-8-11 mark in his career) has earned 12 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 36.4% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper from Canada has seen 150 shots attempted against him in 33 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.15 (38 goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 76.0. St. Clair has seen the field for 2,970 mins and has tallied 111 saves during his pro soccer career.
When they last played, New York City got the victory with a final of 1-0 against Chicago. They wrapped up this outing by converting 437 out of their 505 passing attempts for a rate of 86.5%. NYCFC had a 61.1% successful dribble rate by completing 11 out of the 18 dribbles they tried. New York City landed 3 shots on goal out of their 14 shots attempted which had them at a 21.4% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having a total of 24 goals and 15 assists for all their games, New York City averages 2.00 goals and 1.25 assists per 90 minutes.
Keaton Parks should provide a lift for New York City FC. He currently averages 0.14 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 72 contests in his pro soccer career. The midfielder representing the United States has been on the pitch for 6,368 mins while he has scored 10 goals. He has 13 yellow card cautions in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 2 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Maximiliano Moralez, the forward representing Argentina. He has scored 48 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 70 times. Moralez has been handed a total of 42 yellow cards in 23,955 mins played (274 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.18.
Sean Johnson is expected to look after the net for New York City FC. Johnson has tallied 83 shutouts while defending 1,427 shots attempted against him in 29,946 mins in his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of 71.0 and his clean sheet rate sits at 24.9%. He has surrendered 1.30 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 132-95-106. In his pro soccer career, Johnson has surrendered 431 goals and has accounted for 1,010 stops in 333 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York City (+175)
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