Orlando City SC vs Charlotte FC Prediction, 3/18/2023 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Orlando City SC vs Charlotte FC
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Location: Exploria Stadium in Orlando, FL
TV: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass
Odds/Point Spread: Orlando (+108) Charlotte (+255)
The Crown (0-0-3) are hitting the road to Exploria Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Lions (1-2-0). The Lions open at +108 while Charlotte FC are at +255. The total has been set at 3. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Pedro Gallese for Orlando and Pablo Sisniega for Charlotte.
The Lions rank 27th in xG having 1.3, and their expected goals against are 2.5. Orlando has allowed 1 goal while surrendering 0.33 goals per 90, and their oppositition have compiled 13 SoT against them. Their goal differential is 1 by means of 2 goals accumulated and 1 goal allowed. They have compiled 2 shut outs, which has them at a rate of 66.7% the season. Orlando City SC has compiled 12 SVs and they have a save rate of 92.3 over the course of the season. Orlando has recorded 6 yellow card warnings this year. This season, the club averages 1.67 points per contest (5 pts) and also have a ranking of 23rd in soccer with 1 assist.
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The Crown sport an average of 0.00 points per match while earning 1 assist. Charlotte has recorded 7 yellow card cautions. Charlotte is 29th in regard to goals relinquished having 7, and the team's goal difference sits at -6. So far this year, Charlotte has a save rate of 60.0 (15 SoTA), and also rank 28th in the league with 0 pts. Their goals against/90 min is 2.33 in addition to 9 saves. Charlotte FC has totaled 1 goal and the team's xG over the course of the season is at 2.1.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Orlando will be Pedro Gallese. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.31 (467 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .699. Gallese (141-102-115 mark in his career) has recorded 90 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 25.1% shutout percentage. Gallese has seen the field for 32,196 minutes and has 1,084 stops in his career. The goalkeeper from Peru has seen 1,550 shots tried at him in 358 career starts.
Pablo Sisniega is expected to look after the net for Charlotte. He has allowed 1.28 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 36-22-39. Sisniega has recorded 18 clean sheets and has defended 372 shots attempted against him in 8,730 career mins. In his career, Sisniega has conceded 124 goals while tallying 247 saves in 97 starts. He has earned a save % of .664 and his clean sheet rate sits at 18.6%.
Facundo Torres is one footballer who can be a difference maker for Orlando. Torres has been given a starting assignment in 77 matches thus far in his career while he scores 0.26 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Uruguay has 20 goals in 6,815 mins. He has accounted for 8 assists while tallying 7 yellow cards in his career.
Charlotte features an attacker in Bill Tuiloma, who the defense is sure to gameplan in this matchup. He has 18 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 4 times. The defenseman from New Zealand has totaled 9,553 minutes and he has scored 14 goals. He averages 0.13 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 103 contests during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Charlotte (+255)
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