Real Salt Lake vs Colorado Rapids Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 7/12/2020
Game: Real Salt Lake vs Colorado Rapids
Date: Sunday, July 12, 2020
Location: ESPN Sports Complex in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Salt Lake (+130) Colorado (+220)
ESPN Sports Complex is the site where Kei Kamara and the Colorado Rapids (2-0-0, 3rd in the Western Conference) will take on Real Salt Lake (0-2-0, 9th in the Western Conference) on Sunday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Zac MacMath for Real Salt Lake and Clint Irwin for the Colorado Rapids. The Rapids are priced at +220 while RSL is at +130. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Real Salt Lake comes into this match with a mark of 0 victories, 2 draws, and 0 losses which puts them at 9th. So far this year, they have earned a total of 1 goal which has them at 12th in the conference and 24th in the league. Their goal differential is 0, which puts them at 13th in the league. Real Salt Lake have earned a total of 1 assist, which has them at 21st in the league and 10th in the conference. In connection with shots on target, they have earned a total of 4 which has them at 11th in the conference and 24th in the league. As a team, Salt Lake has collected a total of 30 fouls which means they are averaging 15 fouls per game. They have earned a total of 2 points for the 2019 season.
Damir Kreilach is one of the players to keep an eye on for RSL. The midfielder from Croatia has engaged in 342 games in his pro soccer career and has played a total of 26,999 mins. During that period of time, the 29-year-old has connected on 70 goals and has had an assist on 25 goals. For his career he is averaging 78.9 mins per appearance. Kreilach has been a starter in 342 contests in his career and has racked up 304 fouls in the process. Regarding shots on target, Kreilach has earned 202 in the time he's played professional soccer which puts him at 27th among all players still active and 6th in the Western Conference among midfielders. Corey Baird is another player to keep an eye on for the team from Salt Lake. The 23-year-old from the United States has a total of 14 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which has him ranked 36th in the West among midfielders and 176th among all players still active in Major League Soccer. He has played 4,097 mins over the course of his career which has him ranked 75th among active midfielders and holds an average of 65.0 minutes per game which has him ranking 333rd in MLS. Over the course of his pro soccer career, he has earned 33 shots on target which has him ranked 51st in the West among active midfielders.
The man in net for the Whitecaps is Zac MacMath from the United States. He is 27 years old and has played 12,713 mins defending the goal for his career. MacMath has allowed 1.33 goals per 90 mins which has him ranked 11th among West goaltenders and 20th out of all active goalies in Major League Soccer. For his career, he's allowed 188 goals. He holds a career save percentage of .690 which has him ranked 14th out of all active professional goalies in the Western Conference.
The Colorado Rapids is the team looking to add points to their total and for the current year they sit with 2 wins, 0 draws, and 0 defeats. When looking at goal differential, they are ranked 4th in the conference and 5th in the league with +2. They have earned a total of 4 goals for this season which ranks them 6th in the conference. Colorado has a save percentage as a team of .778 which has them ranked 6th in the league, meaning scoring opportunities may be scarce.
One of the guys to watch for the Rapids is Kei Kamara. The 34 year-old has fired 131 balls into the back of the goal over the course of his professional soccer career. He is ranked 5th among active forwards in the Western Conference in assists with 42 and has a total of 419 shots on target over the course of his professional soccer career. He has played a total of 28,307 minutes and holds an average of 74.7 minutes per game over the course of his professional soccer career. Another player to keep an eye on for this squad Kellyn Acosta. The midfielder from the United States has racked up 13 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which has him sitting in 37th in the West among active midfielders. He also has committed 191 fouls.
For the Rapids to walk away with points, Irwin will want to play a good game. In net for the Rapids is Clint Irwin who has had a bad career by allowing 1.57 goals per 90 minutes and that has him ranked 18th in the West among all goalkeepers still active and 41st in professional soccer. In the 12,223 minutes he has been on the field over the course of his career, he has allowed 213 goals. He's earned a career save % of .650 which has him placed 18th among West goalies and 41st among all goalkeepers still active in professional soccer.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Colorado (+220)
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