Austin FC vs Minnesota United FC Prediction, 10/16/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Austin FC vs Minnesota United FC
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Q2 Stadium in Austin, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Austin (+180) Minnesota (+137)
Diego Fagundez and Austin FC (7-4-17, 13th in Western Conference) play Minnesota United (10-8-10, 7th in Western Conference) at Q2 Stadium on Saturday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Brad Stuver for Austin FC and Tyler Miller for Minnesota United. The Loons are priced at +137 while Austin FC is at +180. The total has been set at 2.75.
Austin faced Salt Lake in their last match and earned the victory with a final of 2-1. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 90.7% rate by connecting on 390 of the 430 pass targets in their last match. Austin FC attempted 30 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 20 of those attempts for a percentage of 66.7%.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Austin finished at a 44.4% rate by putting 8 shots on target of 18 total shots. Austin sports an average of 1.04 goals per 90 (29 total goals) and are sitting with 22 assists in all games for this campaign.
Diego Fagundez is a player who can be a difference maker for Austin FC. He has totaled 40 assists while tallying 31 yellow card cautions in his career. Fagundez has started 210 games so far in his career and he accounts for 0.28 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Uruguay has earned 59 goals in 18,869 mins.
One more player who could decide who wins is Cecilio Dominguez, the forward hailing from Paraguay. Dominguez has been on the pitch for 9,903 mins during 111 starts and has earned himself 16 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 12 times so far in his career while scoring 43 goals. He scores 0.39 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for Austin FC will be Brad Stuver. Stuver has played for a total of 4,230 minutes and has earned 170 stops during his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.53 (72 total goals given up) and he has earned a save % of 71.1. The keeper hailing from the United States has seen 242 shots tried at him in 47 starts. Stuver (15-8-24 record in his career) has tallied 8 shutouts, which has earned him a 17.0% shutout rate.
When they last played, Minnesota walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 3-1 against Colorado. The Loons finished with a 72.7% successful dribble rate by completing 8 of the 11 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by connecting on 417 of the 500 passing tries earning a percentage of 83.4%. Minnesota landed 4 shots on target out of 18 shots tried which had them sitting at a 22.2% clip in their last game. Having accumulated 31 goals and 24 assists in all their contests, Minnesota has an average of 1.11 goals and 0.86 assists per 90.
Adrien Hunou should be able to be counted on for Minnesota United FC. The forward hailing from France has been on the field for 11,302 minutes and has scored 42 goals. He has accounted for 13 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 9 times. He is averaging 0.33 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 123 contests during his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Franco Fragapane, the forward hailing from Argentina. He has earned 15 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 19 different times. Fragapane has been given a total of 11 yellow card warnings in 7,986 professional minutes (93 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.17.
Tyler Miller will reside in front of the net for Minnesota United FC. So far in his career, Miller has given up 167 goals and has accumulated 397 saves in 127 starts. He has surrendered 1.32 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 62-35-30. He has earned a save percentage of 72.7 and his clean sheet rate is currently 28.3%. Miller has totaled 36 shutouts while defending 550 shots attempted against him in 11,399 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (+137)
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