Orlando City SC vs Philadelphia Union Prediction, 7/23/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando City SC vs Philadelphia Union
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2022
Location: Exploria Stadium in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (+100) Philadelphia (+260)
Alejandro Bedoya and the Philadelphia Union (10-9-2, 1st in Eastern Conference) are headed to Exploria Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet Orlando City (8-6-7, 5th in Eastern Conference). The expected starting goalies will be Pedro Gallese for Orlando City and Andre Blake for the Philadelphia Union. The line on this game has Orlando City priced at +100 and the Zolos are at +260. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Orlando stepped onto the pitch against Atlanta in their last match and finished with a draw by a score of 1-1. When discussing the passing game, they finished with a 88.4% passes received percentage by completing 281 of the 318 passing targets in their last outing. The Lions tried 12 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 8 of those dribbles for a rate of 66.7%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Orlando finished at a 33.3% clip by landing 1 shot on target of 3 total shots. Orlando averages 1.19 goals per 90 minutes (25 total goals) and are sitting with 20 assists in all matches this year.
Junior Urso is a player who should impact this matchup for Orlando City. Urso has been given a starting assignment in 181 games during his pro soccer career and he scores 0.18 G/90. The midfielder from Brazil has earned 31 goals scored in 15,572 professional minutes. He has accounted for 7 assists while accumulating 29 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career.
Someone else who should impact this match is Ercan Kara, the forward born in Austria. He has helped on a goal 11 times in his career and he has scored 34 total goals. Kara has played 5,442 minutes in 63 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 6 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.56 goals per 90 mins for his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Orlando City SC is Pedro Gallese. Gallese has been on the pitch for 15,321 mins and has earned 248 stops during his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.51 (190 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 68.5. The goalie hailing from Peru has seen 368 shots tried against him in 172 starts. Gallese (61-46-63 record during his career) has recorded 41 shutouts, which gives him a 23.8% clean sheet rate.
In their last game, Philadelphia walked away with a victory by a final of 2-1 against New England. The Zolos ended the game with a 42.9% successful dribble percentage by completing 3 out of the 7 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by converting 343 out of their 402 passing attempts earning a rate of 85.3%. Philadelphia landed 5 shots on target out of 19 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 26.3% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having a total of 32 goals and 25 assists in all their contests, Philadelphia averages 1.52 goals and 1.19 assists per 90 minutes.
Alejandro Bedoya will need to provide a lift for Philadelphia Union. He averages 0.15 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 313 outings in his pro soccer career. The forward representing the United States has been on the pitch for 28,368 mins and has scored 47 goals. He has tallied 74 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted on a goal 35 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Daniel Gazdag, the midfielder representing Hungary. Gazdag has been handed a total of 34 yellow card cautions in 16,241 professional minutes (186 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.18. He has earned 32 goals during his soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 12 different times.
Andre Blake will be looking after the net for Philadelphia Union. So far in his career, Blake has given up 238 goals while tallying 572 stops in 185 starting assignments. He has given up 1.29 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 77-47-61. He sports a save percentage of 72.3 and his clean sheet rate is 30.8%. Blake has tallied 57 clean sheets and has defended 792 shots tried against him in 16,613 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Orlando (+100)
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