Seattle Sounders FC vs D.C. United MLS Picks & Predictions 9/22/2019
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Audi Field is the site where Luciano Acosta and D.C. United (12-9-10, 5th in the Eastern Conference) will take on the Seattle Sounders FC (14-7-9, 2nd in the Western Conference) on Sunday. The expected starting goalkeepers are Stefan Frei for the Seattle Sounders FC and Bill Hamid for D.C. United. The Sounders are priced at +200 while the Black-and-Red are at +106. The total is set at 3.
The Seattle Sounders FC come into the game holding a record of 14 wins, 7 draws, and 9 losses ranking them 2nd in the Western Conference. Thus far in the season, they have earned a total of 48 goals which ranks them 4th in the conference and 7th in MLS. Their goal differential is +3, ranking them 10th in MLS. The Seattle Sounders FC will need to make sure they're making the right passes out there as they have a total of 33 assists, which ranks them 9th in MLS and 4th in the conference. When discussing shots on target, they have a total of 131 which ranks them 9th in the conference and 15th in MLS. As a group, Seattle has earned a total of 309 fouls which means they are averaging 10.3 fouls per game. They have a total of 49 points for the year and they have an average crowd of 39,945.
Nicolás Lodeiro is a great player to watch for the Sounders. The midfielder from Uruguay has taken part in 26 contests so far this season and has totaled 2,322 minutes. During that period of time, the 29-year-old has tallied 7 goals and has assisted on 7 goals. He is currently averaging 89 mins per game. Lodeiro has been a starter in 26 contests so far this season and has racked up 44 fouls over the course of that time. With reference to shots on target, Lodeiro has connected on 17 which has him ranking 63rd in professional soccer and 8th in the Western Conference among midfielders. Kelvin Leerdam is another player to keep an eye on for the squad from Seattle. The 28-year-old from the Netherlands has a total of 5 goals so far this year which has him ranking 1st in the Western Conference among defenders and 65th among all qualified players in professional soccer. He has totaled 2,057 minutes and averages 82 mins per game. For the year, he has 5 shots on target which has him ranking 6th in the Western Conference among defenders.
In net for the Sounders is Stefan Frei from Switzerland. He is 32 years old and has played 2,700 minutes minding the goal for the year. Frei is giving up 1.57 goals per 90 minutes which puts him at 9th in the West and 26th among goalies in MLS. For the year, he has given up 47 goals. He holds a save percentage of .682 which puts him at 9th in the West.
D.C. United will be looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they have 12 victories, 9 draws, and 10 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they are ranked 6th in the conference and 13th in MLS with +2. They have compiled a total of 39 goals for this year which ranks 10th in the conference. D.C. has a team save percentage of .763 which currently has them sitting 1st in MLS, which tells us chances to score may be scarce. They are averaging a crowd of 17,628 putting them at 6th in the conference.
One of the guys to watch for D.C is Luciano Acosta. The 24 year-old has delivered 6 balls into the net. He is 22nd among forwards in the East in assists with 1 and has 18 shots on target in 2019. He has played a total of 2,072 mins and averages 74 minutes per game. Another name to know on this team is Wayne Rooney. The midfielder from England has connected on 11 goals for the season which ranks him 1st in the East among midfielders. He also has racked up 20 fouls.
In goal for D.C is Bill Hamid who is having an average campaign by surrendering 1.23 goals per 90 mins and that places him 6th in the Eastern Conference and 12th among goalies in Major League Soccer. In the 2,700 minutes he has been on the field this year, he has allowed 37 goals. He holds a save percentage of .764 which has him placed 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 4th among goalies in Major League Soccer.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take D.C. (+106)
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