Minnesota United FC vs Sporting KC MLS Parlay 8/22/2019
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Children's Mercy Park
Johnny Russell and Sporting KC (8-7-11, 10th in the Western Conference) play Minnesota United (12-6-8, 2nd in the Western Conference) at Children's Mercy Park on Thursday, August 22, 2019. The expected starting goalkeepers are Vito Mannone for Minnesota United and Tim Melia for Sporting KC. Sporting Kansas City is priced at -155 while the Loons are at +340. The total opens at 3.
Minnesota United FC steps onto the field with a mark of 12 wins, 6 draws, and 8 losses which puts them at 2nd in the Western Conference. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 42 goals which has them at 2nd in the conference and 5th in the league. This means that if are going to walk away with a victory, they will look to play mistake free soccer so they can take advantage of their opportunities. Their goal differential is +8, which puts them at 5th in the league. Minnesota United FC will need to make sure they're making the right passes out there as they have compiled a total of 28 assists which has them at 11th in the league and 5th in the conference. With reference to shots on target, they have compiled a total of 109 which has them at 11th in the conference and 18th in the league. As a unit, Minnesota currently has a total of 325 fouls which means they have an average of 12.5 fouls per game. They have compiled a total of 42 points for the year and they are averaging a crowd of 19,739.
Ethan Finlay is one of the players to watch for the Loons. The midfielder from the United States has engaged in 26 contests this season and has played a total of 1,582 mins. During that time, the 28-year-old has tallied 6 goals and has had an assist on 2 goals. So far this year he is averaging 61 minutes per game. Finlay has started 19 contests this season and has a total of 18 fouls during that period. When it comes to shots on target, Finlay has 8 which has him sitting in 119th in pro soccer and 27th in the West among midfielders. Darwin Quintero is another player to watch out for on the team from Minnesota. The 31-year-old from Colombia has scored 8 goals so far this season which has him ranked 3rd in the Western Conference among midfielders and 32nd among all players in pro soccer. He has totaled 1,732 minutes and holds an average of 75 minutes per appearance which has him ranked 228th in pro soccer. In 2019, he has totaled 21 shots on target which has him ranked 5th in the Western Conference among midfielders.
The goalie for the Loons is Vito Mannone from Italy. He is 30 years old and has played 2,340 mins defending the goal this season. Mannone is allowing an average of 1.42 goals per 90 mins which places him at 6th in the Western Conference and 16th among goalies in Major League Soccer. Over the course of this year, he has allowed 37 goals. His save % is .704 which places him at 8th in the Western Conference.
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Sporting KC comes into this game with a mark of 8 wins, 7 draws, and 11 defeats putting them at 10th in the Western Conference. So far this season, they have earned a total of 37 goals which is 8th in the West and 16th in the league. This means that if they are going to get away with the victory in this game, they will want to make sure they are scoring goals and making the other team work. Their goal differential is -6, putting them at 18th in the league. Sporting KC will look to make sure they are sharing the ball as they currently have a total of 22 assists which is 21st in the league and 11th in the West. When talking about shots on target, they currently have a total of 135 which is 3rd in the West and 6th in the league. As a unit, Kansas City has a total of 334 fouls which means they have an average of 12.85 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 31 points for this year and they are averaging a crowd of 18,774.
Johnny Russell is one of the best players for Sporting KC. The midfielder from Scotland has appeared in 21 games in 2019 and has played 1,550 mins. During that time, the 28-year-old has netted 8 goals and has had an assist on 3 goals. He is averaging 74 mins per game. Russell has been a starter in 17 games in 2019 and has a total of 15 fouls over that period. In the matter of shots on target, Russell has a total of 18 which places him at 46th in MLS and 6th in the Western Conference among midfielders. Felipe Gutiérrez is another guy to watch out for on the squad from Kansas City. The 28-year-old from Chile has tallied 10 goals for the season which is 1st in the Western Conference among midfielders and 15th among all players in pro soccer. He has totaled 2,109 mins and has an average of 84 minutes per appearance which is 121st in pro soccer. For this season, he has totaled 26 shots on target which is 2nd in the Western Conference among midfielders.
The man looking after the goal for Sporting KC is Tim Melia from the United States. He is 32 years old and has played 2,250 minutes in net for the 2019 campaign. Melia is allowing 1.76 goals per 90 minutes which puts him at 13th among West goalies and 33rd among goaltenders in Major League Soccer. Over the course of this year, he's given up 44 goals. His save percentage is .648 which puts him at 15th among West goalies.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Kansas City (-155) and under 2.5 total goals
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