Real Salt Lake vs FC Dallas MLS Picks & Predictions 7/27/2019
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Dominique Badji and FC Dallas (9-5-8, 6th in the Western Conference) play Real Salt Lake (9-3-9, 7th in the Western Conference) at Toyota Stadium on Saturday, July 27, 2019. The goalkeepers expected to start are Nick Rimando for Real Salt Lake and Jesse Gonzalez for FC Dallas. FCD is priced at -125 while RSL is at +310. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
In respect of shots on target, they had earned a total of 97 which ranks them 5th in the Western Conference and 11th in the league.
Albert Rusnák is one of the players to keep an eye on for RSL. The midfielder from Slovakia has participated in 19 games this season and has played a total of 1,584 minutes. Up to now, the 24-year-old has a total of 7 goals and has assisted on 2 goals. He has an average of 83 minutes per game. Rusnák has been a starter in 18 games this season and has racked up 9 fouls in that time. Regarding shots on target, Rusnák has earned 18 which is 24th in MLS and 4th in the Eastern Conference among midfielders. Jefferson Savarino is another guy to keep an eye on for the squad from Salt Lake. The 22-year-old from Venezuala has connected on 5 goals in 2019 which places him at 17th in the East among forwards and 42nd among all players in Major League Soccer. He has played 1,342 mins and averages 84 mins per appearance which places him at 122nd in Major League Soccer. During the season thus far, he has produced 21 shots on target which places him at 6th in the East among forwards.
Protecting the goal for RSL is Nick Rimando from the United States. He is 39 years old and has totaled 1,530 mins defending the net for the 2019 season. Rimando is giving up an average of 1.47 goals per 90 mins which ranks him 9th among West goaltenders and 22nd in MLS. Over the course of the 2019 campaign, he has surrendered 25 goals. He has a save percentage of .627 which ranks him 16th among West goaltenders.
When it comes to shots on target, they had a total of 104 which has them at 4th in the conference and 9th in MLS.
Dominique Badji is one of the top players to keep an eye on for FCD. The forward from Senegal has played in 17 games so far in 2019 and has played 1,198 minutes. In that time, the 26-year-old has scored 6 goals and has had an assist on 2 goals. So far this year he is averaging 70 minutes per game. Badji has started 14 games so far in 2019 and has racked up 21 fouls in the process. When talking about shots on target, Badji has produced 15 which ranks him 42nd in MLS and 18th in the East among forwards. Jesus Ferreira is another player to keep an eye on for the team from Dallas. The 18-year-old from Colombia has a total of 6 goals this year which has him ranking 13th in the Eastern Conference among forwards and 32nd among all players in Major League Soccer. He has played 1,513 minutes and is averaging 72 mins per appearance which has him ranking 249th in Major League Soccer. During the 2019 season, he has earned 15 shots on target which has him ranking 17th in the Eastern Conference among forwards.
Protecting the net for FCD is Jesse Gonzalez from Mexico. He is 23 years old and has totaled 1,800 mins minding the net for the season. Gonzalez is surrendering 1.10 goals per 90 mins which ranks him 4th in the Western Conference and 6th in Major League Soccer among goaltenders. So far this year, he's allowed 22 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .694 which ranks him 9th in the Western Conference.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Salt Lake (+310)
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