New York Red Bulls vs D.C. United Prediction, 5/28/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Red Bulls vs D.C. United
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2022
Location: Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-120) D.C. (+320)
Julian Gressel and D.C. United (4-2-6, 11th in Eastern Conference) travel to Red Bull Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the New York Red Bulls (5-5-3, 5th in Eastern Conference). The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Ryan Meara for the New York Red Bulls and Bill Hamid for D.C. United. The Black-and-Red are priced at +320 while the Red Bulls are at -120. The total has been set at 2.5.
New York took the field against Miami in their most recent match and took a loss by a final of 2-0. The Red Bulls attempted 29 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 11 of those dribbles for a percentage of 37.9%. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 82.3% received passes rate by connecting on 396 of the 481 pass attempts last contest.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, New York finished the game at a 30.8% clip by putting 4 shots on target out of 13 total shots. New York averages 1.46 goals per 90 (19 goals in total) and are sitting with 14 assists in all games this season.
Tom Barlow is a player who should impact this matchup for the New York Red Bulls. Barlow has started 48 games in his career and has 0.53 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from the United States has totaled 28 goals in 4,772 mins. He has totaled 3 assists while accumulating 7 yellow cards so far in his career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Patryk Klimala, the forward who is from Poland. Klimala has accumulated 5,002 minutes in 57 career starts and has earned himself 13 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 11 times thus far in his career while scoring 23 goals. He averages 0.41 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The man defending the goal for New York Red Bulls is Ryan Meara. Meara (34-17-16 record during his soccer career) has totaled 22 clean sheets, which gives him a 32.8% shutout rate. The goalie hailing from the United States has had 272 shots tried against him in 67 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.17 (77 total goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 72.8. Meara has played for 5,922 minutes and has tallied 196 stops thus far in his career.
For their last match, D.C. were able to avoid a loss with a score of 2-2 against Toronto. The Black-and-Red finished the match with a 44.4% successful dribble percentage by converting 4 of the 9 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this outing by completing 296 out of their 394 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 75.1%. D.C. connected on 7 shots on target out of 17 shots attempted giving them a 41.2% clip in their last outing. With a total of 16 goals and 9 assists in all competitions, D.C. is averaging 1.33 goals and 0.75 assists per 90.
Julian Gressel should be able to be counted on for D.C. United. The defender hailing from Germany has 12,998 mins while scoring 19 goals. He has 18 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 46 times. He is currently averaging 0.13 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 149 contests thus far in his career. You should also watch out for Michael Estrada, the forward representing Ecuador. He has scored 68 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 11 different times. Estrada has been given a total of 26 yellow card warnings in 10,798 minutes played (121 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average during his career is 0.57.
Bill Hamid will be looking after the goal for D.C. United. Hamid has accumulated 81 shutouts and defended 1,319 shots against him in 24,793 mins throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of 73.7 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 29.0%. He has surrendered 1.30 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 103-70-103. In his career, Hamid has conceded 357 goals and has totaled 968 stops in 279 starts.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York (-120)
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