Seattle Sounders FC vs FC Dallas Prediction, 12/1/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Sounders FC vs FC Dallas
Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Location: CenturyLink Field in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-150) Dallas (+475)
Nicolas Lodeiro and the Seattle Sounders FC (11-6-5, 2nd in the Western Conference) host FC Dallas (9-7-6, 5th in the Western Conference) at CenturyLink Field on Tuesday. The goalies who are expected to start are Stefan Frei for the Seattle Sounders FC and Jimmy Maurer for FC Dallas. The Sounders are priced at -150 while FCD is at +475. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Seattle Sounders FC have scored 42 goals this season, which ranks them 4th in the league. They have tried 277 shots at their opponents goal with 93 of them being on target, which is a 33.6% SOT percentage. Seattle has been able to control possession for 54.5% of games while they successfully dribble 63.9% of the time (3rd in MLS). Their players have caught 10,235 passes from teammates on 11,668 targets so far this season, giving them a receiving percentage of 87.7%.
Nicolas Lodeiro is a guy who can be a difference maker for Seattle. Lodeiro has been a starter in 155 contests in his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.26 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder who was born in Uruguay has 41 goals scored in 14,221 minutes. He has totaled 51 assists while tallying 27 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. One more guy who should impact this match is Jordan Morris, the forward who is from the United States. Morris has been on the field for 8,394 minutes in 96 starts and has been given 3 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 18 times so far in his career while scoring 35 goals. He is averaging 0.38 goals per 90 mins in his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Seattle Sounders FC is Stefan Frei. Frei (127-71-102 record in his career) has 82 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 27.2% shutout rate. The keeper from Switzerland has faced 1,367 shots sent in his direction in 301 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.30 (392 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of .728. Frei has seen the pitch for a total of 27,066 minutes and has tallied 986 saves in his pro soccer career.
FCD have dribbled successfully 56.1% of the time for the season while earning 28 goals. They hold a receiving percentage of 87.4% while they control possession of the ball 51.4% of the time. FC Dallas has 10,136 pass targets this season (14th in the league) to go along with 8,863 completed passes. They have connected on 37.2% of their shots on 274 shots.
Franco Jara should provide solid play for FC Dallas. The forward who hails from Argentina has accumulated 15,254 minutes and he has scored 82 goals. He has totaled 50 yellow card warnings during his career and has assisted on a goal 19 times. He currently averages 0.48 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 170 outings in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Jesus Ferreira, the forward who is from Colombia. Ferreira has earned himself a total of 9 yellow cards in 4,401 mins played (52 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his MLS career is 0.33. He has earned 16 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 8 times.
Jimmy Maurer will be looking after the net for FCD. Thus far in his career, Maurer has allowed 181 goals while he has accounted for 451 saves in 153 starts. He has surrendered 1.19 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 64-50-40. He is the owner of a save % of .718 and his clean sheet rate is 35.3%. Maurer has accumulated 54 clean sheets while defending 628 shots tried against him in 13,639 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle (-150)
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