Real Salt Lake vs New England Revolution MLS Game Picks 9/21/2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Albert Rusnák and Real Salt Lake (14-4-12, 4th in the Western Conference) are headed to Gillette Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the New England Revolution (10-10-10, 7th in the Eastern Conference). The probable starting goalies are Nick Rimando for Real Salt Lake and Matt Turner for the New England Revolution. RSL is priced at +255 while the Revolution are at -115. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
Real Salt Lake come into this matchup with a record of 14 victories, 4 draws, and 12 losses ranking them 4th in the Western Conference. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 42 goals which has them ranked at 9th in the Western Conference and 16th in MLS. Their goal differential is +4, ranking them 9th in MLS. Real Salt Lake will look to make sure they are sharing the ball as they have compiled a total of 28 assists, which has them ranked at 17th in MLS and 10th in the Western Conference. With reference to shots on target, they have compiled a total of 143 which has them ranked at 8th in the Western Conference and 13th in MLS. As a team, Salt Lake has a total of 347 fouls which means they have an average of 11.57 fouls per game. They have compiled a total of 46 points for this year and they have an average attendance of 17,940.
Albert Rusnák is one of the top players to keep an eye on for RSL. The midfielder from Slovakia has appeared in 26 contests for the year and has played 2,193 minutes. Over the course of that time, the 24-year-old has scored 10 goals and has had an assist on 3 goals. So far this year he is averaging 84 mins per appearance. Rusnák has started 25 contests for the year and has racked up 11 fouls in that time. When it comes to shots on target, Rusnák has 29 which ranks him 15th in MLS and 3rd in the Western Conference among midfielders. Jefferson Savarino is another scorer to watch out for on the squad from Salt Lake. The 22-year-old from Venezuala has netted 7 goals in 2019 which puts him at 14th in the Western Conference among forwards and 39th among all qualified players in MLS. He has totaled 2,070 minutes and is averaging 83 minutes per game. Up to now for the season, he has produced 32 shots on target which puts him at 6th in the Western Conference among forwards.
Looking after the goal for RSL is Nick Rimando from the United States. He is 39 years old and has totaled 2,340 mins in goal for the 2019 season. Rimando is surrendering an average of 1.27 goals per 90 minutes which has him placed 4th among Western Conference goalies and 10th in MLS. During this season, he has surrendered 33 goals. He's earned a save % of .680 which has him placed 10th among Western Conference goalies.
The New England Revolution will be standing on the other sideline and for the 2019 season they sit with 10 victories, 10 draws, and 10 defeats. With reference to goal differential, they are ranked 9th in the Eastern Conference and 17th in MLS with -7. They have compiled a total of 44 goals for this season which ranks 7th in the Eastern Conference. New England has a team save percentage of .689 which has them sitting 8th in MLS, which tells us scoring opportunities may be scarce. They are averaging an attendance of 15,444 ranking them 10th in the Eastern Conference.
One of the toughest players to defend for the Revolution is Teal Bunbury. The 28 year-old has fired 5 balls into the net. He is 24th among forwards in the East in assists with 1 and has produced 16 shots on target this season. He has played 1,911 minutes and averages 68 mins per game. Another solid player on this team is Carles Gil. The midfielder from Spain has scored 9 goals this season which has him ranked 5th in the Eastern Conference among midfielders. He also has a total of 14 fouls.
In goal for the Revolution is Matt Turner who is having a rough season by allowing 1.44 goals per 90 mins and that places him 7th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 14th in Major League Soccer among goalies. In the 1,495 minutes he's been on the field in 2019, he's surrendered 24 goals. He has a save % of .753 which ranks him 4th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 5th in Major League Soccer among goalies.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take New England (-115)
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