Colorado Rapids vs Seattle Sounders FC Prediction, 11/1/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rapids vs Seattle Sounders FC
Date: Sunday, November 1, 2020
Location: Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+175) Seattle (+135)
Jonathan Lewis and the Colorado Rapids (5-4-6, 11th in the Western Conference) host the Seattle Sounders FC (10-5-4, 2nd in the Western Conference) at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Sunday. The starting goalies are William Yarbrough for the Colorado Rapids and Stefan Frei for the Seattle Sounders FC. The Rapids are priced at +175 while the Sounders are at +135. The O/U opens at 3.
The Rapids as a team have 24 goals on the campaign, which ranks 17th in MLS. They have launched 213 shots at their opponents with 74 of them being on target, which is a 34.7% SOT percentage. Colorado has controlled possession for 52.8% of matches while they have success at dribbling 58.7% of the time (14th in the league). They have received 6,091 passes from teammates on 6,814 tries so far this year, which gives them a receiving percentage of 89.4%.
Jonathan Lewis is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Colorado. He has accounted for 8 assists while tallying 4 yellow cards in his career. Lewis has been given a starting assignment in 25 matches so far in his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.46 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder who was born in the United States has totaled 13 goals in 2,548 minutes played. One more guy who could decide who wins is Diego Rubio, the forward who is from Chile. Rubio has been on the pitch for 8,218 mins during 88 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 33 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 18 times thus far in his career while scoring 40 total goals. He is currently averaging 0.44 G/90 during his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Colorado will be William Yarbrough. Yarbrough has seen the field for a total of 14,085 minutes and is sitting with 522 saves so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.41 (221 total goals conceded) and he holds a save percentage of .730. The goalie from Mexico has had 734 shots sent in his direction in 157 starts. Yarbrough (56-41-59 record in his career) has earned 40 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 25.5% clean sheet rate.
The Sounders have been able to dribble successfully 65.5% of the time on the campaign while collecting 37 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 87.3% while controlling possession of the ball 54% of the time. Seattle has 10,000 targets so far this year (4th in MLS) and they have 8,732 successful received passes. They have completed 34.3% of their SOT on 239 total shots.
Nicolas Lodeiro should provide a spark for Seattle. He is averaging 0.26 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 152 games so far in his professional soccer career. The midfielder who is from Uruguay has 13,951 professional minutes while he has scored 40 goals. He has 27 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 50 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Jordan Morris, the forward from the United States. He has 33 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 17 times. Morris has earned himself a total of 2 yellow card warnings in 8,178 mins (94 career starts). His G/90 average during his MLS career is 0.36.
Stefan Frei is expected to look after the goal for the Sounders. During his pro soccer career, Frei has conceded 387 goals while he has 976 stops in 298 starts. He has allowed 1.30 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 126-70-101. He sports a save percentage of .728 and his clean sheet rate sits at 27.5%. Frei has tallied 82 clean sheets while he has seen 1,351 shots against him in 26,796 mins in his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle (+135)
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