Real Salt Lake vs Minnesota United FC Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 7/17/2020
Game: Real Salt Lake vs Minnesota United FC
Date: Friday, July 17, 2020
Location: ESPN Sports Complex in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Salt Lake (+220) Minnesota (+140)
Corey Baird and Real Salt Lake go to ESPN Sports Complex on Friday where they'll meet Minnesota United. The starting goaltenders are Zac MacMath for Real Salt Lake and Tyler Miller for Minnesota United. RSL is priced at +220 while the Loons are at +140. The total opens at 2.5.
Corey Baird is one of the players to watch for RSL. The midfielder from the United States has taken part in 63 contests over the course of his pro soccer career and has played 4,097 mins. In that time, the 23-year-old has scored 14 goals and has had an assist on 8 goals. He's earned a career average of 65.0 mins per appearance. Baird has started 63 games in the time he has played pro soccer and has a total of 54 fouls during that period. When it comes to shots on target, Baird has connected on 33 in the time he has played pro soccer which has him ranking 217th out of all players still active and 51st in the Western Conference among midfielders. Damir Kreilach is another scorer to keep an eye on for the team from Salt Lake. The 29-year-old from Croatia has tallied 70 goals over the course of his career which has him sitting in 4th in the West among midfielders and 23rd when compared to active players in Major League Soccer. He has played 26,999 minutes over the course of his professional soccer career which has him ranked 4th among active midfielders and has an average of 78.9 minutes per appearance which has him sitting in 138th in professional soccer. In his professional soccer career, he has totaled 202 shots on target which ranks him 6th in the West among active midfielders.
The guy protecting the net for Salt Lake will be Zac MacMath. MacMath has seen the pitch for a total of 12,983 mins and is sitting with 425 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.31 (189 goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of .698. The goalkeeper from the United States has faced 609 shots tried against him in 143 starts. MacMath (48-42-53 record in his career) has totaled 38 shutouts, which has earned him a 26.6% shutout percentage.
The Minnesota United FC is the team that is standing on the other side of the pitch and for the 2019 campaign they sit with 2 victories, 0 draws, and 0 losses. When discussing goal differential, they are sitting 2nd in the Western Conference and 2nd in the league with +5. They have compiled a total of 9 goals for this year which puts them at 1st in the Western Conference. Minnesota has a team save percentage of .800 which currently has them ranked 5th in the league, If good team save percentage.
One of the scorers to keep an eye on for the Loons is Osvaldo Alonso. The 33 year-old has guided 16 balls into the back of the net in his career. He is sitting at 31st among active midfielders in the West in assists with 15 and has earned 90 shots on target in his career. He has played 27,753 mins and averages 84.9 minutes per appearance in his career. Another solid player on this squad is Mason Toye. The forward from the United States has tallied 7 goals in his professional soccer career which has him ranked 49th in the West among active forwards. He also has totaled 24 fouls.
Tyler Miller will be residing in front of the goal for the Loons. Miller has racked up 25 clean sheets while seeing 446 shots against him in 9,059 career minutes. He sports a save % of .711 and his clean sheet rate is currently 24.8%. He has conceded 1.39 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 52-25-24. During his pro soccer career, Miller has conceded 140 goals while he has totaled 317 stops in 101 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota (+140)
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