Colorado Rapids vs LA Galaxy Prediction, 10/10/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rapids vs LA Galaxy
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Location: Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO
TV: MLS LIVE
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (-105) LA (+278)
Dick's Sporting Goods Park is the venue where Sebastian Lletget and the LA Galaxy (4-3-8, 12th in the Western Conference) will take on the Colorado Rapids (5-4-4, 8th in the Western Conference) on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be William Yarbrough for the Colorado Rapids and David Bingham for the LA Galaxy. The moneyline on this contest has the Colorado Rapids coming in at -105 and the Galaxy are at +278. The over/under has been set at 3.25.
Colorado controls possession for 53.3% of contests while they have success at dribbling 58.3% of the time (18th in MLS). They have attempted 196 shots at the goal with 68 being on target, which calculates to a 34.7% SOT percentage. The Rapids as a team have totaled 23 goals on the season, which is 13th in MLS. Their players have caught 5,680 passes from teammates on 6,324 attempts on the season, which gives them a receiving percentage of 89.8%.
Diego Rubio is a player who can be a difference maker for Colorado. He has 17 assists while accumulating 33 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Rubio has had a starting assignment in 86 games thus far in his career and tallies 0.45 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who hails from Chile has totaled 40 goals scored in 8,038 professional minutes played. One more guy who could decide who wins is Jonathan Lewis, the midfielder who is from the United States. Lewis has earned 2,475 minutes during 24 starting assignments and has been given a total of 4 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 8 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 13 goals. He is averaging 0.47 goals per 90 minutes in his MLS career.
The man who will protect the net for Colorado will be William Yarbrough. Yarbrough has been on the pitch for a total of 13,905 mins and has accumulated 510 saves thus far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.39 (215 goals conceded) and he holds a save percentage of .732. The keeper from Mexico has had 716 shots sent in his direction in 155 starts. Yarbrough (56-41-57 mark during his soccer career) has totaled 40 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 25.8% shutout percentage.
LA has 5,932 targets so far this year (26th in the league) with 5,089 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 85.8% while controlling possession of the ball 46.5% of the time. The Galaxy have been able to dribble successfully 56.5% of the time this year while collecting 20 goals. The have hit on 35.7% of their SOT out of 168 total shots.
Sebastian Lletget will need to provide a spark for LA. The midfielder who is from the United States has been on the pitch for 9,228 mins while he has scored 20 goals. He has totaled 7 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 14 times. He sports an average of 0.20 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 161 outings during his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Christian Pavon, the forward who hails from Argentina. Pavon has been handed 7 yellow card warnings in 8,742 mins (99 starts). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.31. He has tallied 30 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 29 different times.
David Bingham will look after the net for LA. Bingham has 50 clean sheets while defending 824 shots attempted against him in 16,832 career mins. He has a save percentage of .692 and his clean sheet rate sits at 26.9%. He has surrendered 1.47 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 74-43-71. During his career, Bingham has conceded 275 goals while he has accounted for 570 stops in 186 starts.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Colorado (-105)
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