FC Dallas vs Colorado Rapids Prediction, 9/16/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Dallas vs Colorado Rapids
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Location: Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (-165) Colorado (+350)
Toyota Stadium is the site where Kellyn Acosta and the Colorado Rapids (3-4-3, 10th in the Western Conference) will play FC Dallas (3-4-2, 9th in the Western Conference) on Wednesday. The expected starting goalies will be Jimmy Maurer for FC Dallas and Clint Irwin for the Colorado Rapids. The Rapids are priced at +350 while FCD is at -165. The over/under has been set at 2.75.
FCD have scored 12 goals on the season, which ranks 16th in the league. They have launched 99 shots at their opponents goal with 36 of them being on target, which means they have a 36.4% shots on target percentage. Dallas has controlled possession for 52.2% of the time while they dribble successfully 59.5% of the time (10th in MLS). They have received 3,729 passes on 4,231 targets this year, making their receiving percentage 88.1%.
Jesus Ferreira is a player who should be able to impact this match for FCD. He has totaled 8 assists while tallying 8 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career. Ferreira has had a starting assignment in 45 contests so far in his pro soccer career and tallies 0.37 G/90. The midfielder who was born in the United States has racked up 16 goals scored (135th among active MLS players) in 3,858 mins played. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Matt Hedges, the defender who was born in the United States. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 2 times so far in his MLS career while he has scored 16 goals. Hedges has been on the field for 21,579 mins in 244 starting assignments and has been given 35 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.07 goals per 90 thus far in his career (224th among active MLS players).
The man protecting the net for Dallas will be Jimmy Maurer. Maurer has been on the field for a total of 12,649 mins and has accumulated 416 saves so far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.21 (170 total goals given up) and he holds a save percentage of .714. The goalie from the United States has seen 583 shots tried against him in 142 career starts. Maurer (59-47-37 record during his soccer career) has 49 shutouts, which gives him a 34.5% shutout rate.
Colorado has 4,555 targets for the campaign (17th in the league) with 4,069 successful received passes. They have a receiving percentage of 89.3% while controlling possession of the ball 51.7% of the time. The Rapids have had success dribbling 56.3% of the time on the year while tallying 16 goals. The have hit on 36.4% of their shots on target out of 140 total shots.
Kellyn Acosta should provide solid play for Colorado. The midfielder who was born in the United States has earned 12,834 minutes and he has scored 14 goals (152nd among active MLS players). He has accounted for 31 yellow cards in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 12 times. He currently averages 0.10 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 134 outings during his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Diego Rubio, the forward who hails from Chile. Rubio has been given 33 yellow card warnings in 7,978 professional minutes played (85 starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his MLS career is 0.45 (32nd among active players). He has accumulated 40 goals during his career while helping on a goal 17 different times.
Clint Irwin will be looking after the net for the Rapids. Irwin has totaled 32 clean sheets while he has defended 616 shots tried against him in 12,673 mins throughout his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of .649 and his clean sheet rate is 23.0%. He has surrendered 1.57 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 44-35-59. In his MLS career, Irwin has conceded 221 goals while tallying 400 saves in 139 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas (-165)
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