Austin FC vs CF Montreal Prediction, 3/4/2023 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Austin FC vs CF Montreal
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Location: Q2 Stadium in Austin, TX
TV: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass
Odds/Point Spread: Austin (+123) Montreal (+216) Q2 Stadium is where CF Montreal (20-5-9 last season) will meet Austin FC (16-8-10 last year) on Saturday. CFM is priced at +216 and Austin FC is at +123. The betting total comes in at 2.75. The starting goaltenders are Brad Stuver for Austin and James Pantemis for Montreal.
Austin had a total of 111 SVs and were the owners of a SV% of 72.7 in the prior season. The team's differential on goals was at 16 by way of 65 goals finished as well as 49 goals conceded. Last campaign, the squad averaged 1.65 pts/match (56 points) and also were 2nd in the league with 47 assists. The Verde and Black were ranked 9th in goals expected having 50.9, and the team's xGA were sitting at 52.7. Austin had 73 yellow cards during the previous year and 4 red cards. Austin allowed 49 goals while surrendering 1.44 goals per 90, and opponents accounted for 161 shots on target against them. They finished with 8 clean sheets, which put them at a rate of 23.5% during the previous year.
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The Impact had an average of 1.91 points per contest while compiling 47 assists and 3 red cards. Montreal tallied a shut out rate of 20.6% last year in addition to 79 yellow card cautions. Montreal had a ranking of 5th for goals given up having 50, and the difference in goals was at 13. On the year, Montreal had a save rate of 64.2 (123 SoTA), and ranked 3rd in the league with 65 points. This clubs's goals against per 90 was at 1.47 with 75 saves, and they tallied 7 clean sheets. Montreal finished with 63 goals and the team's goals expected last season sat at 55.3.
The man defending the goal for Austin will be Brad Stuver. Stuver (57-26-39 mark in his career) has earned 28 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 23.0% shutout rate. The goalkeeper hailing from the United States has had 566 shots attempted against him in 122 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.41 (168 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save percentage of .707. Stuver has defended the goal a total of 10,734 minutes and has 400 stops during his career.
James Pantemis will reside in front of the goal for Montreal. Pantemis has recorded 11 shutouts and defended 157 shots attempted against him in 3,870 career minutes. He is the owner of a save percentage of .713 and his clean sheet rate is 25.6%. He has allowed 1.14 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 19-10-14. So far in his career, Pantemis has allowed 49 goals and has accumulated 112 stops in 43 starting assignments.
Sebastian Driussi is one member of the side who can be a force on the pitch for Austin. Driussi has been given a starting assignment in 170 matchups so far in his pro soccer career and scores 0.42 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder born in Argentina has racked up 69 goals scored in 14,652 professional minutes. He has 30 assists while earning 20 yellow card cautions during his soccer career.
Montreal has a guy in Romell Quioto, who has been known to frustrate defenses. He is averaging 0.44 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 104 outings so far in his pro soccer career. The forward from Honduras has been on the pitch for 9,319 minutes while scoring 46 goals. He has accumulated 21 yellow cards in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 29 times.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Austin (+123)
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