Minnesota United FC vs FC Dallas Prediction, 11/8/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota United FC vs FC Dallas
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Location: Allianz Field in Saint Paul, MN
TV: FOX Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+122) Dallas (+262)
Kei Kamara and Minnesota United (8-7-5, 6th in the Western Conference) play FC Dallas (9-7-5, 4th in the Western Conference) at Allianz Field on Sunday. The goalkeepers protecting the net are Dayne St. Clair for Minnesota United and Jimmy Maurer for FC Dallas. The Loons are priced at +122 while FCD is at +262. The O/U is set at 3.
The Loons as a team have scored 30 goals this season, which is currently 13th in MLS. They have launched 267 shots at the goal with 92 being on target, which means they have a 34.5% SOT percentage. Minnesota has been able to maintain possession for 47% of contests while they have success at dribbling 57.8% of the time (16th in the league). Their players have been on the receiving end of 7,094 passes on 8,234 tries for the season, which gives them a receiving percentage of 86.2%.
Kei Kamara is a player who should impact this matchup for Minnesota. He has 43 assists while accumulating 46 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Kamara has had a starting assignment in 322 games in his career and he tallies 0.41 G/90. The forward who was born in Sierra Leone has racked up 135 goals in 29,283 professional minutes played. Someone else who should impact this game is Kevin Molino, the midfielder who is from Trinidad and Tobago. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 45 times thus far in his career while he has scored 57 goals. Molino has been on the field for 14,187 minutes in 165 starting assignments and has been given a total of 14 yellow card cautions. He averages 0.36 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Minnesota United FC is Dayne St. Clair. St. Clair has defended the goal for a total of 1,530 mins and is sitting with 54 stops so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 0.94 (16 goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of .778. The keeper from Canada has had 72 shots sent in his direction in 17 career starting assignments. St. Clair (8-7-2 record in his career) has recorded 8 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 47.1% clean sheet percentage.
Dallas has accumulated 9,726 pass targets this year (12th in the league) to go along with 8,512 successful received passes. They have a receiving percentage of 87.5% and they have controlled possession of the ball 51.6% of the time. FCD have had success dribbling 56.2% of the time on the season while totaling 28 goals. The have hit on 38.1% of their shots on target on 257 shots.
Franco Jara should provide a lift for FC Dallas. The forward who is from Argentina has played 15,216 mins while scoring 82 goals. He has totaled 50 yellow card cautions during his career and has assisted on a goal 19 times. He sports an average of 0.49 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 170 matches in his pro soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Jesus Ferreira, the forward who is from Colombia. He has accounted for 16 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 8 different times. Ferreira has been given a total of 9 yellow card cautions in 4,349 professional minutes (51 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average during his MLS career is 0.33.
Jimmy Maurer will be residing in front of the goal for FCD. During his MLS career, Maurer has surrendered 181 goals while tallying 451 stops in 153 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.19 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 64-50-40. He holds a save percentage of .718 and his clean sheet rate sits at 35.3%. Maurer has 54 shutouts while defending 628 shots tried against him in 13,639 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas (+262)
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