FC Dallas vs Sporting KC Prediction, 10/14/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Dallas vs Sporting KC
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Location: Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+110) Kansas City (+225)
Toyota Stadium is the venue where Johnny Russell and Sporting KC (9-2-5, 3rd in the Western Conference) will take on FC Dallas (5-6-4, 6th in the Western Conference) on Wednesday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Jimmy Maurer for FC Dallas and Tim Melia for Sporting KC. FCD is priced at +110 while Sporting Kansas City is at +225. The O/U is set at 2.75.
FCD as a team have 21 goals for the campaign, which has them 16th in MLS. They have launched 186 shots with 68 being on target, which is a 36.6% SOT percentage. Dallas has been able to maintain possession for 51.4% of matches while they dribble successfully 59.1% of the time (14th in MLS). Their players have been on the receiving end of 5,926 passes on 6,783 tries for the year, which makes their receiving percentage 87.4%.
Franco Jara is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Dallas. Jara has started 165 outings thus far in his career and he accounts for 0.49 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Argentina has accumulated 80 goals scored in 14,835 mins played. He has 19 assists while tallying 49 yellow card warnings in his career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Jesus Ferreira, the forward who is from Colombia. Ferreira has earned 4,010 mins in 46 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 8 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times in his career while he has scored 16 total goals. He averages 0.36 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for FC Dallas will be Jimmy Maurer. Maurer (60-49-39 mark in his MLS career) has earned 50 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 34.0% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper from the United States has had 604 shots attempted at him in 147 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.22 (177 goals surrendered) and his save percentage is .714. Maurer has defended the goal for 13,099 minutes and has tallied 431 stops in his MLS career.
Sporting KC have successfully dribbled 60.3% of the time this season while tallying 28 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 88.7% and they maintain possession of the ball 51.3% of the time. Kansas City has 7,252 pass targets so far this season (16th in MLS) with 6,434 successful received passes. The have hit on 29.1% of their shots on target on 234 shots.
Johnny Russell should be someone to watch for Kansas City. He sports an average of 0.31 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 24 outings so far in his career. The forward who is from Scotland has been on the field for 25,737 mins and he has scored 90 goals. He has 26 yellow cards during his professional soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 49 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Khiry Shelton, the forward who is from the United States. Shelton has been given a total of 5 yellow card cautions in 5,356 mins (55 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his professional soccer career is 0.20. He has scored 12 goals during his MLS career while helping a teammate on a goal 12 times.
Tim Melia will be residing in front of the net for Sporting KC. Melia has recorded 56 shutouts while seeing 805 shots against him in 16,613 career minutes. He has a save % of .720 and his shutout rate is 30.3%. He has allowed 1.28 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 75-47-64. In his MLS career, Melia has allowed 236 goals while he has earned 578 saves in 185 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas City (+225)
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