Los Angeles FC vs Minnesota United FC MLS Point Spread Picks 9/29/2019
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Osvaldo Alonso and Minnesota United (14-7-10, 3rd in the Western Conference) host Los Angeles FC (19-8-4, 1st in the Western Conference) at Allianz Field on Sunday, September 29, 2019. The goalkeepers expected to start are Tyler Miller for Los Angeles FC and Vito Mannone for Minnesota United. The line on this matchup has Los Angeles FC priced at -104 and the Loons are at +205. The total has been set at 2.5.
Los Angeles FC comes into this match with a record of 19 victories, 8 draws, and 4 defeats putting them at 1st in the Western Conference. Thus far in the season, they have racked up a total of 77 goals which is good for 1st in the West and 1st in MLS. Their goal differential is +44, putting them at 1st in MLS. Los Angeles FC will look to make sure they are sharing the ball because they have compiled a total of 54 assists, which is good for 1st in MLS and 1st in the West. In connection with shots on target, they have compiled a total of 217 which is good for 1st in the West and 1st in MLS. As a group, Los Angeles has a total of 378 fouls which means they have an average of 12.19 fouls per game. They have compiled a total of 65 points for the 2019 season and they are averaging a crowd of 22,242.
Carlos Vela is one of the standout players to keep an eye on for LAFC. The forward from Mexico has taken part in 28 games for the year and has played 2,456 minutes. Over the course of that time, the 29-year-old has scored 29 goals and has had an assist on 10 goals. He is currently averaging 88 mins per appearance. Vela has been a starter in 28 games for the year and has totaled 12 fouls over that period. With regard to shots on target, Vela has a total of 62 which has him ranking 1st in professional soccer and 1st in the Western Conference among forwards. Adama Diomande is another guy to watch out for on the team from Los Angeles. The 28-year-old from Norway has scored 8 goals for the season which ranks him 15th in the West among forwards and 37th among all players in pro soccer. He has played 1,435 mins and is averaging 57 minutes per appearance. For this year, he has a total of 18 shots on target which ranks him 23rd in the West among forwards.
The man protecting the goal for LAFC is Tyler Miller from the United States. He is 25 years old and has racked up 2,340 minutes defending the goal for the season. Miller is allowing 1.00 goal per 90 minutes which ranks him 2nd among Western Conference goaltenders and 4th in Major League Soccer. During the 2019 campaign, he's given up 26 goals. He's earned a save % of .717 which ranks him 7th among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Minnesota United FC is the team standing on the sideline and for the 2019 season they sit with 14 wins, 7 draws, and 10 defeats. When it comes to goal differential, they are currently ranked 2nd in the Western Conference and 5th in the league with +9. They have compiled a total of 47 goals for the 2019 season which has them ranked at 6th in the Western Conference. Minnesota has a team save % of .744 which has them 2nd in the league, meaning they are difficult to score against. They have an average crowd of 19,732 putting them at 5th in the Western Conference.
One of the best players for the Loons is Osvaldo Alonso. The 33 year-old has driven 1 ball into the goal. He is placed at 70th among midfielders in the Western Conference in assists with 0 and has a total of 2 shots on target so far this season. He has totaled 2,188 minutes and averages 88 minutes per appearance. Another name to know on this team is Darwin Quintero. The midfielder from Colombia has tallied 10 goals so far in 2019 which is 3rd in the West among midfielders. He also has totaled 26 fouls.
In goal for the Loons is Vito Mannone
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota (+205)
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