LA Galaxy vs Colorado Rapids Prediction, 9/19/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LA Galaxy vs Colorado Rapids
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Location: Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet
Odds/Point Spread: LA (-139) Colorado (+333)
The Colorado Rapids (3-4-4, 10th in the Western Conference) travel to Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday where they'll take on the LA Galaxy (4-3-3, 6th in the Western Conference). The goaltenders who are expected to start are David Bingham for the LA Galaxy and Clint Irwin for the Colorado Rapids. The odds on this contest have the LA Galaxy coming in at -139 and the Rapids are at +333. The O/U is set at 3.
The Galaxy have tallied 15 goals this year, which has them 16th in MLS. They have tried 113 shots at the goal with 44 being on target, which is a 38.9% shots on target percentage. LA has controlled possession for 46.8% of contests while they have success at dribbling 53.3% of the time (25th in Major League Soccer). They have caught 3,256 passes on 3,792 targets on the season, which gives them a receiving percentage of 85.9%.
Perry Kitchen is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for the Galaxy. He has 12 assists while tallying 51 yellow card warnings in his career. Kitchen has been in the starting lineup in 249 matchups in his career and he tallies 0.04 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder who was born in the United States has totaled 9 goals (185th among active players) in 22,416 minutes. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Jonathan dos Santos, the midfielder from Mexico. Santos has 16,567 mins during 183 career starts and has been handed a total of 41 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 25 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 14 total goals. He is averaging 0.08 goals per 90 mins in his MLS career (213th among active players).
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for LA will be David Bingham. Bingham has been on the pitch for 16,382 minutes and has tallied 556 stops during his MLS career. His GA/90 is 1.43 (260 total goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of .698. The goalie from the United States has had 797 shots attempted against him in 181 starts. Bingham (74-43-66 mark in his career) has recorded 50 shutouts, which leaves him with a 27.6% shutout percentage.
The Rapids have been able to dribble successfully 56.3% of the time so far this year while tallying 17 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 89.3% and they control possession of the ball 52.6% of the time. Colorado has accumulated 4,555 pass targets on the campaign (17th in MLS) with 4,069 successful received passes. They have been able to hit on 35.2% of their shots out of 162 shots.
Kei Kamara should provide a spark for Colorado. The forward who is from Sierra Leone has earned 28,829 minutes while he has scored 134 goals (2nd among active MLS players). He has totaled 46 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 43 times. He is averaging 0.42 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 210 contests during his career. Make sure to watch out for Kellyn Acosta, the midfielder who was born in the United States. He has collected 14 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 12 different times. Acosta has earned himself 31 yellow cards in 12,924 minutes played (144 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his MLS career is 0.10 (195th among active MLS players).
Clint Irwin will reside in front of the net for the Rapids. During his MLS career, Irwin has allowed 225 goals while he has racked up 403 saves in 140 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.59 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 44-35-60. He has a save % of .647 and his shutout rate is currently 22.9%. Irwin has accumulated 32 clean sheets while defending 623 shots against him in 12,763 career mins.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take LA (-139)
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