Minnesota United FC vs Real Salt Lake Prediction, 9/27/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota United FC vs Real Salt Lake
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020
Location: Allianz Field in Saint Paul, MN
TV: Fox Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-112) Salt Lake (+299)
Damir Kreilach and Minnesota United (5-3-5, 7th in the Western Conference) host Real Salt Lake (4-5-4, 8th in the Western Conference) at Allianz Field on Sunday. The starting goaltenders are Dayne St. Clair for Minnesota United and Zac MacMath for Real Salt Lake. The odds on this contest have Minnesota United coming in at -112 and RSL is at +299. The O/U is set at 2.5.
The Loons have earned 22 goals for the year, which has them 8th in MLS. They have attempted 162 shots at their opponents goal with 58 on target, which is a 35.8% SOT percentage. Minnesota has controlled possession of the ball for 46.7% of games while dribbling successfully 59.7% of the time (13th in Major League Soccer). They have received 4,710 passes from teammates on 5,496 targets for the season, which makes their receiving percentage 85.7%.
Kei Kamara is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for the Loons. He has totaled 42 assists while accumulating 45 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. Kamara has been in the starting lineup in 312 outings so far in his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.42 goals per 90 mins. The forward who represents Sierra Leone has earned 131 goals (3rd among active players) in 28,374 minutes played. Another guy who should impact this match is Jan Gregus, the midfielder who was born in Slovakia. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 26 times so far in his MLS career and he has scored 16 total goals. Gregus has been on the field for 16,055 mins during 176 starts and has been handed 36 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.09 goals per 90 so far in his MLS career (202nd among active MLS players).
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Minnesota will be Dayne St. Clair. St. Clair has seen the field for a total of 450 minutes and has 17 saves thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.60 (8 goals allowed) and his save percentage is .680. The goalkeeper from Canada has had 25 shots attempted against him in 5 career starts. St. Clair (2-1-2 mark during his soccer career) has 1 shutout, which leaves him with a 20.0% shutout percentage.
Salt Lake has accumulated 5,874 pass targets this year (10th in the league) with 5,139 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 87.5% while controlling possession of the ball 53.8% of the time. RSL have successfully dribbled 65.6% of the time on the year while totaling 19 goals. They have been able to complete 30.5% of their SOT on 177 total shots.
Damir Kreilach should provide solid play for Salt Lake. He currently averages 0.24 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 149 matches in his MLS career. The midfielder who is from Croatia has been on the field for 28,042 mins while scoring 76 goals (17th among active MLS players). He has 60 yellow card cautions in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 26 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Albert Rusnak, the midfielder from Slovakia. Rusnak has been given 13 yellow cards in 14,615 minutes played (170 starts). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.26 (98th among active players). He has accumulated 42 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 30 times.
Zac MacMath is expected to look after the goal for RSL. MacMath has earned 39 clean sheets while he has defended 622 shots against him in 13,253 career mins. He holds a save % of .695 and his clean sheet rate is 26.7%. He has conceded 1.32 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 48-43-55. During his MLS career, MacMath has allowed 195 goals while earning 432 stops in 146 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Salt Lake (+299)
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