Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles FC Prediction, 10/4/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles FC
Date: Sunday, October 4, 2020
Location: Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Salt Lake (+180) Los Angeles (+120)
Rio Tinto Stadium is the venue where Diego Rossi and Los Angeles FC (5-3-6, 7th in the Western Conference) will play Real Salt Lake (4-6-4, 8th in the Western Conference) on Sunday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Zac MacMath for Real Salt Lake and Pablo Sisniega for Los Angeles FC. LAFC is priced at +120 while RSL is at +180. The total has been set at 2.75.
RSL have earned 19 goals for the year, which ranks them 14th in MLS. They have launched 189 shots with 58 of them being on target, which is a 30.7% shots on target percentage. Salt Lake controls possession for 52.9% of the time while they successfully dribble 66.8% of the time (3rd in the league). Their players have received 5,463 passes from teammates on 6,274 attempts for the campaign, earning them a receiving percentage of 87.1%.
Damir Kreilach is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Real Salt Lake. He has 26 assists while earning 60 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. Kreilach has started 318 matchups so far in his MLS career while scoring 0.24 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Croatia has accumulated 76 goals scored in 28,120 mins. Corey Baird is a player who should impact this matchup for Real Salt Lake. Baird has had a starting assignment in 55 games during his career and he tallies 0.29 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who was born in the United States has totaled 16 goals scored in 4,991 minutes. He has totaled 10 assists while accumulating 15 yellow card cautions during his MLS career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Real Salt Lake is Zac MacMath. MacMath (48-43-55 mark in his career) has recorded 39 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 26.7% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper from the United States has had 622 shots tried against him in 146 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.32 (195 total goals surrendered) and he holds a save % of .695. MacMath has played for 13,253 minutes and is sitting with 432 saves in his MLS career.
Los Angeles has tallied 7,549 pass targets for the season (2nd in MLS) and they have 6,399 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 84.8% and they maintain possession of the ball 59.1% of the time. LAFC have been able to dribble successfully 60% of the time so far this year while totaling 30 goals. They have been able to connect on 40.5% of their shots on target on 232 total shots.
Diego Rossi is a player who should impact this matchup for Los Angeles FC. Rossi has been in the starting lineup in 105 outings during his pro soccer career and he scores 0.49 G/90. The forward who was born in Uruguay has racked up 51 goals in 9,412 minutes played. He has 13 assists while accumulating 6 yellow cards in his MLS career. Bradley Wright-Phillips is a player who should impact this matchup for Los Angeles FC. Wright-Phillips has been given a starting assignment in 343 contests in his career and he scores 0.55 goals per 90 mins. The forward from England has accumulated 192 goals in 31,487 professional minutes played. He has totaled 43 assists while accumulating 46 yellow card warnings thus far in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Los Angeles FC will be Pablo Sisniega. Sisniega has been on the field for 1,350 mins and has earned 39 stops during his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.80 (27 total goals given up) and he holds a save % of .617. The goalie from Mexico has faced 60 shots attempted against him in 15 starting assignments. Sisniega (7-2-6 record in his MLS career) has totaled 1 clean sheets, which gives him a 6.7% shutout rate.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+120)
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