Orlando City SC vs Chicago Fire Prediction, 4/9/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando City SC vs Chicago Fire
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Location: Exploria Stadium in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (-137) Chicago (+295)
Jonathan Bornstein and the Chicago Fire (2-3-0, 4th in Eastern Conference) go to Exploria Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet Orlando City (2-2-2, 6th in Eastern Conference). The expected starting goaltenders will be Pedro Gallese for Orlando City and Gabriel Slonina for the Chicago Fire. The odds on this game have Orlando City priced at -137 and the Fire are at +295. The total is set at 2.5.
Orlando faced Los Angeles in their last match and took a loss by a score of 4-2. The Lions tried 16 dribbles in this game and completed 9 of those attempts for a rate of 56.3%. In the passing game, they had a 86.9% received passes percentage by connecting on 465 out of their 535 pass targets last match.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Orlando walked away from the pitch at a 38.5% rate by landing 5 shots on target of 13 total shots. Orlando is averaging 1.17 goals per 90 min (7 goals in total) and have accounted for 6 assists in all matches this year.
Junior Urso is a player who can be a difference maker for Orlando City. He has totaled 5 assists while tallying 28 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Urso has been in the starting lineup in 170 outings during his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.19 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder hailing from Brazil has totaled 31 goals scored in 14,665 professional minutes played.
Someone else who should impact this game is Ercan Kara, the forward born in Austria. Kara has played 4,563 minutes in 52 starting assignments and has been given 5 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 11 times in his career and he has scored 27 total goals. He is averaging 0.53 G/90 for his career.
The guy protecting the net for Orlando City SC will be Pedro Gallese. Gallese (57-45-60 record during his soccer career) has 38 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 23.2% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from Peru has had 337 shots sent in his direction in 164 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.50 (177 total goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save % of 68.5. Gallese has seen the pitch for 14,601 mins and has tallied 228 stops thus far in his career.
For their last game, Chicago went home with a draw by a final score of 0-0 against Dallas. The Fire had a 64.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 9 out of the 14 dribbles they tried. They finished the match by connecting on 430 out of their 479 passing attempts for a percentage of 89.8%. Chicago connected on 0 shots on goal out of the team's 9 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 0.0% rate when they last took the field. With 5 goals and 3 assists in all their matches, Chicago is averaging 1.00 goal and 0.60 assists per 90 minutes.
Jonathan Bornstein will need to provide a lift for Chicago Fire. He scores 0.05 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 242 games so far in his career. The defender from the United States has been on the pitch for 21,667 mins while earning 12 goals. He has collected 20 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 9 times. Make sure to watch out for Kacper Przybylko, the forward representing Germany. He has accounted for 60 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 21 different times. Przybylko has been given a total of 13 yellow card warnings in 13,785 minutes played (149 starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.39.
Gabriel Slonina will be residing in front of the goal for Chicago Fire. So far in his pro soccer career, Slonina has given up 17 goals and has 51 stops in 16 starting assignments. He has given up 1.06 goals per 90 and he has a record of 5-6-5. He is the owner of a save % of 75.8 and his shutout rate is currently 50.0%. Slonina has totaled 8 clean sheets and has defended 66 shots tried against him in 1,440 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Orlando (-137)
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