FC Dallas vs LA Galaxy MLS Picks 8/14/2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Dignity Health Sports Park
Jesus Ferreira and FC Dallas (10-6-9, 7th in the Western Conference) are headed to Dignity Health Sports Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the LA Galaxy (12-1-10, 5th in the Western Conference). The expected starting goalkeepers are Jesse Gonzalez for FC Dallas and David Bingham for the LA Galaxy. FCD is priced at +275 while the Galaxy are at -120. The O/U opens at 2.5.
FC Dallas comes into this game holding a record of 10 victories, 6 draws, and 9 losses putting them at 7th in the Western Conference. So far this year, they have earned a total of 33 goals which is 9th in the Western Conference and 17th in MLS. This means that if are going to walk away with a victory, they will want to put some goals in the back of the net. Their goal differential is +5 putting them at 7th in MLS. FC Dallas will want to make it a priority to get the ball to teammates as they have earned a total of 23 assists which is 16th in MLS and 8th in the Western Conference. When looking at shots on target, they have earned a total of 120 which is 4th in the Western Conference and 9th in MLS. As a group, Dallas has a total of 311 fouls which means they have an average of 12.44 fouls per contest. They have earned a total of 36 points for the season and they are averaging an attendance of 14,674.
Jesus Ferreira is one of the standout players to watch for FCD. The forward from Colombia has engaged in 24 contests for the year and has played a total of 1,783 minutes. Up to now, the 18-year-old has netted 6 goals and has had an assist on 3 goals. So far this year he is averaging 74 minutes per appearance. Ferreira has been a starter in 20 contests for the year and has committed 17 fouls in the process. Regarding shots on target, Ferreira has 16 which ranks him 52nd in MLS and 19th in the West among forwards. Dominique Badji is another player to watch out for on the squad from Dallas. The 26-year-old from Senegal has connected on 6 goals this season which has him ranked 19th in the West among forwards and 42nd among all qualified players in pro soccer. He has totaled 1,407 mins and is averaging 70 mins per game which has him ranked 265th in pro soccer. For the year, he has a total of 17 shots on target which has him ranked 18th in the West among forwards.
Looking after the net for FCD is Jesse Gonzalez from Mexico. He is 23 years old and has racked up 2,070 minutes protecting the net for the 2019 season. Gonzalez is conceding an average of 1.17 goals per 90 mins which ranks him 4th among Western Conference goalies and 6th among goaltenders in MLS. For the season, he's allowed 27 goals. He's earned a save % of .682 which ranks him 10th among Western Conference goalies.
The LA Galaxy come into the game with a record of 12 victories, 1 draw, and 10 defeats putting them at 5th in the Western Conference. Thus far in the season, they have converted a total of 30 goals which puts them at 11th in the conference and 21st in the league. This means that if are going to walk away with a victory, they will want to put some goals in the back of the net. Their goal differential is -4 putting them at 16th in the league. The LA Galaxy will want to make it a priority to get the ball to teammates as they currently have a total of 22 assists which puts them at 18th in the league and 10th in the conference. In connection with shots on target, they currently have a total of 98 which puts them at 10th in the conference and 17th in the league. As a unit, LA has collected a total of 273 fouls which has them averaging 11.87 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 37 points for this season and they are averaging a crowd of 22,897.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the best players to watch for the Galaxy. The forward from Sweden has taken part in 18 contests for the season and has totaled 1,620 minutes. Up to now, the 37-year-old has connected on 16 goals and has assisted on 3 goals. He has an average of 90 mins per game. Ibrahimovic has been a starter in 18 contests for the season and has racked up 35 fouls over the course of that period. With reference to shots on target, Ibrahimovic has totaled 34 which puts him at 4th in professional soccer and 3rd in the West among forwards. Daniel Steres is another guy to watch out for on the team from LA. The 28-year-old from the United States has tallied 3 goals so far in 2019 which puts him at 2nd in the West among defenders and 88th among all qualified players in professional soccer. He has played a total of 1,979 minutes and is averaging 90 minutes per appearance which puts him at 10th in professional soccer. During the season thus far, he has connected on 5 shots on target which puts him at 4th in the West among defenders.
The man in net for the Galaxy is David Bingham from the United States. He is 29 years old and has been on the field a total of 2,070 mins defending the net for the year. Bingham is surrendering an average of 1.48 goals per 90 minutes which has him placed 8th among Western Conference goalies and 21st in Major League Soccer. So far this season, he's surrendered 34 goals. He holds a save % of .742 which has him placed 3rd among Western Conference goalies.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas (+275)
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