Seattle Sounders FC vs Colorado Rapids Prediction, 10/14/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Sounders FC vs Colorado Rapids
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Location: CenturyLink Field in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-175) Colorado (+400)
CenturyLink Field is the site where Jonathan Lewis and the Colorado Rapids (5-4-4, 8th in the Western Conference) will take on the Seattle Sounders FC (9-3-4, 1st in the Western Conference) on Wednesday. The starting goalkeepers are Stefan Frei for the Seattle Sounders FC and William Yarbrough for the Colorado Rapids. The line on this game has the Seattle Sounders FC coming in at -175 and the Rapids are at +400. The total has been set at 2.75.
Seattle has controlled possession for 53.3% of matches while they successfully dribble 66.4% of the time (2nd in Major League Soccer). They have attempted 210 shots with 77 being on target, which means they have a 36.7% shots on target percentage. The Sounders as a team have totaled 34 goals on the season, which has them 3rd in MLS. Their players have received 7,199 passes from teammates on 8,257 tries for the season, which makes their receiving percentage 87.2%.
Nicolas Lodeiro is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Seattle. He has totaled 50 assists while earning 27 yellow card warnings in his career. Lodeiro has been given a starting assignment in 149 games during his pro soccer career and has 0.26 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder who is from Uruguay has 39 goals scored in 13,681 professional minutes. One more player who could decide who wins is Jordan Morris, the forward who hails from the United States. Morris has earned 7,916 minutes in 91 career starts and has been given a total of 2 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 17 times thus far in his career while scoring 33 total goals. He has an average of 0.38 G/90 in his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Seattle is Stefan Frei. Frei has played for a total of 26,526 mins and has 972 saves so far in his MLS career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.31 (386 total goals surrendered) and his save % is .728. The keeper from Switzerland has had 1,346 shots attempted at him in 295 starts. Frei (125-68-101 mark during his soccer career) has totaled 80 shutouts, which leaves him with a 27.1% clean sheet rate.
The Rapids have had success dribbling 58.3% of the time for the year while scoring 23 goals. They hold a receiving percentage of 89.8% and they control possession of the ball 53.3% of the time. Colorado has totaled 6,324 pass targets so far this season (24th in MLS) and they have 5,680 completed passes. They have been able to connect on 34.7% of their shots on target on 196 shots.
Jonathan Lewis will need to provide a spark for Colorado. The midfielder who is from the United States has played 2,475 professional minutes while scoring 13 goals. He has accumulated 4 yellow cards in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 8 times. He scores 0.47 goals per 90 mins and has started 193 matches during his career. You should also keep an eye on Diego Rubio, the forward who is from Chile. He has earned 40 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 17 times. Rubio has earned himself a total of 33 yellow card cautions in 8,038 mins (86 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.45.
William Yarbrough will be looking after the goal for the Rapids. Yarbrough has 40 shutouts while seeing 716 shots attempted against him in 13,905 mins throughout his career. He has a save % of .732 and his clean sheet rate is 25.8%. He has surrendered 1.39 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 56-41-57. Thus far in his career, Yarbrough has allowed 215 goals while he has earned 510 saves in 155 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seattle (-175)
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