Seattle Sounders FC vs Los Angeles FC MLS Picks & Predictions 10/29/2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Banc of California Stadium
Banc of California Stadium is the site where Adama Diomande and Los Angeles FC will take on the Seattle Sounders FC on Tuesday in the Western Conference Finals. Seattle advanced by defeating Salt Lake 2-0 while LAFC beat the Galaxy 5-3 to advance. The probable starting goalies are Stefan Frei for the Seattle Sounders FC and Tyler Miller for Los Angeles FC. The line on this game has the Seattle Sounders FC priced at +600 and LAFC is at -250. The over/under has been set at 3.25.
The Seattle Sounders FC come into the game holding a mark of 16 wins, 8 draws, and 10 defeats which is good for 2nd in the Western Conference. So far this season, they have scored a total of 50 goals which is good for 5th in the West and 10th in MLS. Their goal differential is +3, which is good for 11th in MLS. The Seattle Sounders FC currently have a total of 34 assists, which is good for 14th in MLS and 7th in the West. With regard to shots on target, they currently have a total of 147 which is good for 10th in the West and 16th in MLS. As a group, Seattle has racked up a total of 349 fouls which means they are averaging 10.26 fouls per contest. They currently have a total of 56 points for 2019 and they have an average attendance of 40,247.
Raúl Ruidiaz is one of the top players to keep an eye on for the Sounders. The forward from Peru has played in 101 games in the time he's played pro soccer and has totaled 8,182 mins. In that time, the 28-year-old has netted 59 goals and has had an assist on 6 goals. He has a career average of 81.0 minutes per game. Ruidiaz has started 101 contests in his professional soccer career and has committed 92 fouls over that period. In the matter of shots on target, Ruidiaz has earned 121 in the time he's played pro soccer which puts him at 70th when compared to all players still active and 19th in the Western Conference among forwards. Cristian Roldan is another player to watch out for on the squad from Seattle. The 23-year-old from the United States has connected on 21 goals in his pro soccer career which is 24th in the West among midfielders and 129th when compared to active players in professional soccer. He has played 12,326 minutes over the course of his career which has him ranked 36th among active midfielders and has an average of 81.1 minutes per game which has him ranking 106th in professional soccer. In his career, he has connected on 59 shots on target which is 32nd in the Western Conference among active midfielders.
The man looking after the goal for the Sounders is Stefan Frei from Switzerland. He is 32 years old and has totaled 3,060 mins protecting the net for the 2019 season. Frei is surrendering 1.44 goals per 90 mins which places him at 8th among Western Conference goalies and 21st in MLS among goaltenders. For the year, he's given up 49 goals. He has a save % of .705 which places him at 9th among Western Conference goalies.
Los Angeles FC will be on the other side of the pitch and for the 2019 season they sit with 21 wins, 9 draws, and 4 defeats. Concerning goal differential, they are ranked 1st in the West and 1st in MLS with +48. They have earned a total of 84 goals for the 2019 season which has them sitting at 1st in the West. Los Angeles has a save % as a team of .706 which has them 6th in MLS, which tells us chances to score may be limited. They have an average attendance of 22,251 which puts them at 4th in the West.
One of the guys to keep an eye on for LAFC is Adama Diomande. The 28 year-old has guided 58 balls past the man in net in his pro soccer career. He is ranked 32nd among active forwards in the West in assists with 12 and has 129 shots on target in his pro soccer career. He has played 8,670 minutes and has an average of 53.9 minutes per appearance in his pro soccer career. Another player to keep an eye on for this squad Carlos Vela. The forward from Mexico has scored 130 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which has him ranked 4th in the West among active forwards. He also has a total of 366 fouls.
In goal for LAFC is Tyler Miller
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Seattle (+600)
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