New York City FC vs Toronto FC Prediction, 9/23/2023 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York City FC vs Toronto FC
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
Location: Citi Field Stadium in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: New York City (-206) Toronto (+540)
The Reds (4-10-15) are on their way to Citi Field Stadium on Saturday where they will compete against NYCFC (7-13-10). NYCFC opens at -206 and TFC is at +540. The betting total comes in at 2.5. The expected starting goalies will be Luis Barraza for New York City and Tomas Romero for Toronto.
NYCFC has relinquished 36 goals while conceding 1.20 goals per 90, and their oppositition have accumulated 114 shots on target on them. They have earned 7 clean sheets, which has them sitting at a % of 23.3% on the season. New York City has earned 71 yellow card warnings so far this season and also 1 red card. The Pigeons are 17th when it comes to goals expected with 36.3, and the expected goals against are sitting at 32.0. This year, the club comes in with an average of 1.13 pts per contest (34 pts) and also are 23rd in soccer with 22 assists. Their differential on goals is currently at -6 because of 30 goals scored in addition to 36 goals conceded. New York City FC has earned 79 saves and hold a save rate of 71.9 on the year.
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The Reds sport an average of 0.76 points per fixture while sitting with 20 assists and 3 red cards. Toronto has accounted a CS% of 20.7% this year and also 46 yellow card warnings. Toronto ranks 28th when it comes to goals relinquished with 45, and their goal differential is sitting at -21. So far this season, Toronto has a save % of 66.4 (131 SoT against), and also sit at 29th in the league with 22 points. Their goals against per 90 is 1.55 with 88 saves, and they are sitting with 6 clean sheets. Toronto FC has earned 24 goals and this squad's goals expected this season is at 27.4.
The man who will defend the goal for New York City will be Luis Barraza. Barraza has seen the pitch for 20,573 minutes and has 693 stops so far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.25 (285 total goals given up) and his save percentage is .709. The keeper hailing from the United States has faced 977 shots tried against him in 229 starts. Barraza (96-59-74 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 69 shutouts, which leaves him with a 30.1% clean sheet percentage.
Tomas Romero will reside in front of the net for Toronto. He has surrendered 1.90 goals per 90 while earning a record of 16-13-29. Romero has recorded 9 shutouts while defending 282 shots attempted against him in 5,265 career minutes. So far in his career, Romero has surrendered 111 goals and has racked up 173 saves in 58 starting assignments. He is the owner of a save % of .613 and his clean sheet rate is 15.5%.
Talles Magno is one member of the team who can be a force for New York City. The forward hailing from Brazil has totaled 18 goals in 8,028 minutes played. Magno has been in the starting lineup in 95 matches in his career and he accounts for 0.20 goals per 90 minutes. He has accounted for 10 assists while tallying 13 yellow cards during his career.
Toronto has playmaker in Jonathan Osorio, who has been known to frustrate defenses. The midfielder hailing from Canada has totaled 20,003 mins and he has scored 44 goals. He is averaging 0.20 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 223 matches so far in his career. He has accumulated 23 yellow cards in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 36 times.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York City (-206)
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