Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake MLS Parlay 10/19/2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Rio Tinto Stadium
Albert Rusnák and Real Salt Lake (16-5-13, 3rd in the Western Conference) host the Portland Timbers (14-7-13, 6th in the Western Conference) at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday, October 19, 2019. The goalies expected to start are Steve Clark for the Portland Timbers and Nick Rimando for Real Salt Lake. The Timbers are priced at +275 while RSL is at -125. The O/U opens at 2.5.
The Portland Timbers head into this game with a mark of 14 wins, 7 draws, and 13 losses putting them at 6th in the Western Conference. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 50 goals which ranks 8th in the Western Conference and 13th in MLS. Their goal differential is +3, putting them at 12th in MLS. The Portland Timbers will look to share the ball with their teammates to get the opposition out of place because they have a total of 35 assists, which ranks 12th in MLS and 6th in the Western Conference. In connection with shots on target, they have a total of 181 which ranks 3rd in the Western Conference and 5th in MLS. As a team, Portland has racked up a total of 463 fouls which means they have an average of 13.62 fouls per game. They have a total of 49 points for 2019 and they are averaging a crowd of 25,218.
Diego Valeri is one of the players to watch for the Timbers. The midfielder from Argentina has taken part in 232 contests in his career and has totaled 18,057 minutes. In that time, the 32-year-old has tallied 76 goals and has had an assist on 60 goals. He's earned a career average of 77.8 mins per appearance. Valeri has started 232 games in the time he has played pro soccer and has totaled 198 fouls in that time. As to shots on target, Valeri has earned 234 in his career which places him at 15th among active players and 2nd in the Western Conference among midfielders. Jeremy Ebobisse is another guy to keep an eye on for the team from Portland. The 21-year-old from the United States has tallied 20 goals over the course of his professional soccer career which puts him at 33rd in the West among forwards and 132nd among active players in MLS. He has played 4,873 mins in his career which is 41st among active forwards and is averaging 57.3 minutes per game which has him ranked 396th in pro soccer. In the time he has played pro soccer, he has earned 40 shots on target which has him sitting in 39th in the Western Conference among active forwards.
The man protecting the net for the Timbers is Steve Clark from the United States. He is 32 years old and has racked up 2,160 minutes minding the goal for the year. Clark is surrendering 1.04 goals per 90 minutes which has him sitting 3rd among West goalies and 5th among goaltenders in MLS. Over the course of the 2019 season, he has allowed 25 goals. His save % is .773 which has him sitting 1st among West goalies.
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Real Salt Lake is the team on the other side of the pitch and for the 2019 season they have 16 victories, 5 draws, and 13 defeats. With regard to goal differential, they sit 4th in the conference and 9th in the league with +5. They have a total of 46 goals for this season which is good for 9th in the conference. Salt Lake has a save % as a team of .682 which has them ranked 10th in the league, meaning chances to score may be limited. They have an average attendance of 18,121 which puts them at 9th in the conference.
One of the guys to watch for RSL is Albert Rusnák. The 24 year-old has guided 39 balls past the goalkeeper in his professional soccer career. He ranks 15th among active midfielders in the West in assists with 28 and has connected on 137 shots on target in his professional soccer career. He has played 13,697 mins and has an average of 80.1 minutes per game in his professional soccer career. Another player to keep an eye on for this team Jefferson Savarino. The forward from Venezuala has scored 21 goals in his career which has him sitting in 32nd in the Western Conference among active forwards. He also has totaled 63 fouls.
In net for RSL is Nick Rimando
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Salt Lake (-125) and under 2.5 total goals
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