Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles FC Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 8/26/2020
Game: Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles FC
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Location: Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Salt Lake (+244) Los Angeles (+103)
Damir Kreilach and Los Angeles FC (2-3-1, 5th in the Western Conference) travel to Rio Tinto Stadium on Wednesday where they'll meet Real Salt Lake (2-3-1, 6th in the Western Conference). The goalies protecting the net are Zac MacMath for Real Salt Lake and Kenneth Vermeer for Los Angeles FC. RSL is priced at +244 while LAFC is at +103. The over/under is set at 3.25.
RSL as a team have scored 7 goals this season, which ranks 13th in the league. They have launched 63 shots at their opponents goal with 20 of them being on target, which calculates to a 31.7% shots on target percentage. Salt Lake has been able to maintain possession for 55.3% of the time while they have success at dribbling 60.2% of the time (14th in MLS). Their players have caught 2,480 passes from teammates on 2,827 tries on the year, which has earned them a receiving percentage of 87.7%.
Damir Kreilach is a player who should impact this matchup for RSL. He has accounted for 25 assists while earning 58 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. Kreilach has started 311 games during his MLS career and tallies 0.24 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder who represents Croatia has 73 goals (17th among active players) in 27,498 professional minutes played. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Corey Baird, the forward who was born in the United States. Baird has earned 4,538 minutes in 50 starting assignments and has earned himself a total of 12 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 9 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 15 total goals. He is averaging 0.30 goals per 90 minutes so far in his MLS career (83rd among active players).
The guy defending the goal for Salt Lake is Zac MacMath. MacMath (48-43-54 record during his career) has recorded 39 clean sheets, which gives him a 26.9% shutout rate. The goalie from the United States has faced 616 shots tried against him in 145 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.31 (191 total goals given up) and he has a save percentage of .698. MacMath has been on the field for a total of 13,163 mins and has earned 430 stops in his MLS career.
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Los Angeles has accumulated 3,251 pass targets on the season (2nd in MLS) and they have 2,743 completed passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 84.4% and they control possession of the ball 62.8% of the time. LAFC have had success dribbling 61.6% of the time for the season while totaling 15 goals. The have hit on 40.2% of their shots on 112 shots.
Diego Rossi will need to provide a spark for Los Angeles. He currently averages 0.48 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 191 games in his pro soccer career. The forward who hails from Uruguay has been on the field for 8,706 mins and he has scored 46 goals (42nd among active MLS players). He has 6 yellow cards so far in his MLS career and has helped a teammate on a goal 13 times. You should also keep an eye on Carlos Vela, the forward from Mexico. Vela has been handed a total of 50 yellow card cautions in 26,805 mins played (298 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his MLS career is 0.44 (33rd among active MLS players). He has scored 132 goals during his career while helping on a goal 63 different times.
Kenneth Vermeer will be looking after the goal for LAFC. Vermeer has recorded 73 shutouts while seeing 863 shots tried against him in 20,774 career minutes. He sports a save % of .692 and his clean sheet rate sits at 31.5%. He has conceded 1.25 goals per 90 mins and he has a mark of 128-51-50. In his pro soccer career, Vermeer has surrendered 288 goals while earning 597 saves in 232 starting assignments.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+103) and under 3.25 goals
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