Minnesota United FC vs FC Dallas Prediction, 9/9/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota United FC vs FC Dallas
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Location: Allianz Field in Saint Paul, MN
TV: Fox Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+110) Dallas (+225)
Allianz Field is the venue where Zdenek Ondrasek and FC Dallas (2-4-1, 9th in the Western Conference) will take on Minnesota United (4-2-3, 3rd in the Western Conference) on Wednesday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Greg Ranjitsingh for Minnesota United and Jimmy Maurer for FC Dallas. The odds on this matchup have Minnesota United coming in at +110 and FCD is at +225. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
The Loons as a team have accumulated 16 goals for the year, which has them 8th in MLS. They have attempted 115 shots at the goal with 44 on target, which comes out to a 38.3% shots on target percentage. Minnesota has been able to maintain possession for 47.7% of matches while dribbling successfully 59.1% of the time (14th in MLS). They have received 2,914 passes from teammates on 3,404 attempts for the year, which has earned them a receiving percentage of 85.6%.
Jan Gregus is a player who should impact this matchup for the Loons. He has accounted for 25 assists while earning 36 yellow cards in his MLS career. Gregus has been given a starting assignment in 173 games in his career and has 0.09 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder from Slovakia has earned 16 goals scored (137th among active players) in 15,788 professional minutes played. Someone else who should impact this game is Osvaldo Alonso, the midfielder who hails from Cuba. Alonso has 28,302 mins during 323 starting assignments and has been handed 68 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 15 times in his MLS career and he has scored 16 goals. He is averaging 0.05 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career (250th among active MLS players).
The man defending the goal for Minnesota will be Greg Ranjitsingh. Ranjitsingh (39-24-18 record in his career) has accumulated 32 clean sheets, which gives him a 39.0% shutout percentage. The keeper from Trinidad and Tobago has seen 269 shots tried at him in 82 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.09 (88 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of .703. Ranjitsingh has been on the field for a total of 7,246 mins and has earned 189 saves in his pro soccer career.
Dallas has tallied 3,400 pass targets so far this year (25th in MLS) with 2,999 completed passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 88.2% and they control possession of the ball 53.7% of the time. FCD have successfully dribbled 59.7% of the time on the campaign while tallying 8 goals. They have completed 38.7% of their SOT on 75 shots.
Zdenek Ondrasek will need to provide a spark for Dallas. He is averaging 0.42 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 329 games during his pro soccer career. The forward from Czech Republic has been on the field for 17,527 mins while he has scored 82 goals (15th among active MLS players). He has earned 37 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 23 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Michael Barrios, the forward who was born in Colombia. He has 30 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 34 different times. Barrios has been handed 18 yellow cards in 12,760 mins (145 starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.21 (121st among active players).
Jimmy Maurer will be looking after the net for FCD. Maurer has tallied 49 shutouts while defending 583 shots against him in 12,649 mins throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of .714 and his shutout rate sits at 34.5%. He has surrendered 1.21 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 59-47-37. During his pro soccer career, Maurer has conceded 170 goals while totaling 416 stops in 142 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dallas (+225)
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