Seattle Sounders FC vs Minnesota United FC Prediction, 12/7/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Sounders FC vs Minnesota United FC
Date: Monday, December 7, 2020
Location: CenturyLink Field in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-120) Minnesota (+300)
CenturyLink Field is the venue where Kevin Molino and Minnesota United (9-7-5, 4th in the Western Conference) will play the Seattle Sounders FC (11-6-5, 2nd in the Western Conference) on Monday in the Western Conference Finals. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Stefan Frei for the Seattle Sounders FC and Dayne St. Clair for Minnesota United. The Loons are priced at +300 while the Sounders are at -120. The O/U is set at 2.5.
The Seattle Sounders FC as a team have earned 42 goals this year, which is 4th in MLS. They have tried 277 shots at the goal with 93 on target, which is a 33.6% shots on target percentage. Seattle controls possession for 54.5% of matches while dribbling successfully 63.9% of the time (3rd in the league). Their players have been on the receiving end of 10,235 passes from teammates on 11,668 targets this year, which makes their receiving percentage 87.7%.
Jordan Morris is a player who should impact this matchup for Seattle. He has 18 assists while accumulating 3 yellow cards so far in his career. Morris has started 96 matchups during his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.38 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who was born in the United States has accumulated 35 goals in 8,394 mins. Another player who could decide the outcome is Nicolas Lodeiro, the midfielder from Uruguay. Lodeiro has been on the field for 14,221 mins during 155 starts and has been handed a total of 27 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 51 times so far in his career and he has scored 41 goals. He averages 0.26 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The man who will protect the net for Seattle Sounders FC will be Stefan Frei. Frei (127-71-102 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 82 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 27.2% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper from Switzerland has seen 1,367 shots sent in his direction in 301 career starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.30 (392 goals surrendered) and his save percentage is .728. Frei has seen the field for 27,066 mins and has 986 stops during his pro soccer career.
Minnesota has totaled 9,119 pass targets this season (24th in MLS) and they have 7,852 completed passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 86.1% while controlling possession of the ball 47.3% of the time. The Loons have dribbled successfully 60.2% of the time for the season while tallying 33 goals. They have connected on 35.5% of their SOT out of 282 total shots.
Kevin Molino will be counted on for Minnesota United FC. He currently averages 0.37 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 166 games during his career. The midfielder who was born in Trinidad and Tobago has been on the field for 14,266 mins while scoring 59 goals. He has accounted for 14 yellow card warnings during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 45 times. Make sure to watch out for Robin Lod, the midfielder from Finland. Lod has been given a total of 15 yellow card cautions in 13,964 professional minutes (158 career starts). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.23. He has 36 goals during his MLS career while assisting on a goal 24 times.
Dayne St. Clair will reside in front of the net for the Loons. St. Clair has accumulated 9 clean sheets while he has defended 76 shots attempted against him in 1,620 career minutes. He has earned a save percentage of .789 and his clean sheet rate sits at 50.0%. He has conceded 0.89 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 9-7-2. During his pro soccer career, St. Clair has conceded 16 goals while he has earned 58 saves in 18 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota (+300)
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