Seattle Sounders FC vs Real Salt Lake Prediction, 10/7/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Sounders FC vs Real Salt Lake
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Location: CenturyLink Field in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-140) Salt Lake (+398)
Corey Baird and Real Salt Lake (4-6-5, 8th in the Western Conference) head to CenturyLink Field on Wednesday where they'll meet the Seattle Sounders FC (8-3-3, 1st in the Western Conference). The starting goaltenders are Stefan Frei for the Seattle Sounders FC and Zac MacMath for Real Salt Lake. The line on this matchup has the Seattle Sounders FC coming in at -140 and RSL is at +398. The over/under opens at 2.75.
The Sounders have tallied 31 goals for the campaign, which ranks 2nd in MLS. They have attempted 184 shots at their opponents goal with 68 of them being on target, which is a 37.0% shots on target percentage. Seattle has controlled possession for 53.4% of matches while they dribble successfully 66.2% of the time (3rd in Major League Soccer). Their players have received 6,323 passes from teammates on 7,258 tries on the season, earning them a receiving percentage of 87.1%.
Jordan Morris is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Seattle Sounders FC. He has accounted for 17 assists while earning 2 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. Morris has started 89 outings so far in his MLS career and he has earned 0.37 goals per 90 mins. The forward who was born in the United States has recorded 32 goals scored in 7,736 minutes. Raul Ruidiaz is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Seattle Sounders FC. Ruidiaz has been a starter in 142 outings in his career and he accounts for 0.68 goals per 90 mins. The forward who hails from Peru has recorded 92 goals scored in 12,230 minutes played. He has accounted for 9 assists while tallying 13 yellow cards so far in his MLS career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Seattle will be Stefan Frei. Frei has defended the goal for 26,346 minutes and has earned 970 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.30 (382 total goals given up) and he holds a save percentage of .730. The goalie from Switzerland has faced 1,341 shots attempted against him in 293 starts. Frei (124-68-100 mark during his career) has accumulated 80 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 27.3% clean sheet rate.
RSL have successfully dribbled 66.9% of the time for the year while accumulating 19 goals. They hold a receiving percentage of 86.9% while they maintain possession of the ball 51.6% of the time. Salt Lake has 6,628 targets for the campaign (12th in MLS) with 5,760 completed passes. They have connected on 31.1% of their shots out of 190 shots.
Corey Baird is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Real Salt Lake. Baird has been given a starting assignment in 56 contests in his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.28 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who was born in the United States has totaled 16 goals scored in 5,081 professional minutes played. He has totaled 10 assists while accumulating 15 yellow card warnings thus far in his career. Damir Kreilach is a player who should impact this matchup for Real Salt Lake. Kreilach has had a starting assignment in 319 matches in his MLS career while he scores 0.24 G/90. The forward who represents Croatia has totaled 76 goals in 28,210 mins played. He has accounted for 26 assists while accumulating 60 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Real Salt Lake is Zac MacMath. MacMath has been on the field for a total of 13,253 minutes and has accumulated 432 stops during his MLS career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.32 (195 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of .695. The goalkeeper from the United States has had 622 shots tried against him in 146 career starts. MacMath (48-43-55 record in his MLS career) has earned 39 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 26.7% shutout percentage.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seattle (-140)
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