FC Dallas vs Colorado Rapids Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 8/26/2020
Game: FC Dallas vs Colorado Rapids
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Location: Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (-125) Colorado (+346)
Zdenek Ondrasek and the Colorado Rapids (2-1-3, 8th in the Western Conference) go to Toyota Stadium on Wednesday where they'll meet FC Dallas (1-3-1, 10th in the Western Conference). The expected starting goalies will be Jimmy Maurer for FC Dallas and Clint Irwin for the Colorado Rapids. The moneyline on this contest has FC Dallas priced at -125 and the Rapids are at +346. The O/U opens at 2.75.
Dallas has controlled possession of the ball for 56% of contests while they have success at dribbling 56% of the time (19th in MLS). They have attempted 59 shots at their opponents goal with 18 of them being on target, which means they have a 30.5% shots on target percentage. FCD have collected 4 goals for the campaign, which is 24th in the league. They have caught 2,274 passes from teammates on 2,566 tries this year, which has earned them a receiving percentage of 88.6%.
Zdenek Ondrasek is a guy who should impact this matchup for FCD. He has totaled 23 assists while tallying 37 yellow cards during his career. Ondrasek has started 197 matches so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.42 G/90. The forward from Czech Republic has totaled 82 goals scored (15th among active MLS players) in 17,468 minutes. One more player who should impact this match is Matt Hedges, the defender who is from the United States. He has assisted on a goal 2 times so far in his career while scoring 16 goals. Hedges has 21,354 minutes in 241 starts and has been given 35 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.07 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career (220th among active players).
The guy protecting the net for Dallas will be Jimmy Maurer. Maurer has defended the goal for 12,518 minutes and has tallied 413 saves so far in his MLS career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.22 (169 total goals given up) and he has a save % of .713. The goalie from the United States has seen 579 shots attempted at him in 140 career starts. Maurer (58-46-37 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 49 shutouts, which leaves him with a 35.0% clean sheet percentage.
Colorado has totaled 2,485 pass targets on the season (17th in MLS) to go along with 2,206 completed passes. They hold a receiving percentage of 88.8% while they control possession of the ball 47.7% of the time. The Rapids have successfully dribbled 59% of the time on the year while scoring 8 goals. The have hit on 34.6% of their SOT on 78 total shots.
Kellyn Acosta will need to provide a lift for Colorado. The midfielder who was born in the United States has accumulated 12,527 professional minutes while scoring 14 goals (151st among active MLS players). He has tallied 29 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 12 times. He scores 0.10 goals per 90 mins and has started 133 matches during his MLS career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Kei Kamara, the forward who is from Sierra Leone. He has accounted for 133 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 43 different times. Kamara has been given 46 yellow card warnings in 28,689 mins played (315 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his career is 0.42 (39th among active MLS players).
Clint Irwin is expected to look after the net for the Rapids. Irwin has totaled 32 clean sheets while he has seen 616 shots against him in 12,673 career minutes. He has a save percentage of .649 and his clean sheet rate is 23.0%. He has surrendered 1.57 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 44-35-59. In his career, Irwin has allowed 221 goals while totaling 400 saves in 139 starts.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dallas (-125)
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