Colorado Rapids vs FC Dallas Prediction, 5/29/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rapids vs FC Dallas
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021
Location: Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (-105) Dallas (+240)
Diego Rubio and the Colorado Rapids (3-1-2, 5th in Western Conference) host FC Dallas (1-3-2, 13th in Western Conference) at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Saturday. The expected starting goaltenders will be William Yarbrough for the Colorado Rapids and Jimmy Maurer for FC Dallas. The line on this game has the Colorado Rapids priced at -105 and FCD is at +240. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Colorado faced off with Los Angeles in their most recent game and took a loss by a score of 2-1. The Rapids tried 9 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 4 of the dribbles for a percentage of 44.4%. In sharing the ball, they ended the game with a 77.2% passes received percentage by connecting on 308 out of their 399 passing attempts last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, Colorado wrapped this game up at a 20.0% clip by hitting 2 shots on target of 10 total shots. Colorado averages 1.50 goals per 90 min (9 total goals) and have racked up 5 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Diego Rubio is a guy who can be a difference maker for the Colorado Rapids. He has totaled 20 assists while tallying 35 yellow cards thus far in his career. Rubio has been a starter in 96 matchups during his soccer career while scoring 0.43 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Chile has earned 43 goals in 8,964 minutes played. Another player who should impact this match is Jonathan Lewis, the midfielder representing the United States. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 13 goals. Lewis has totaled 2,785 minutes during 26 starting assignments and has been given 4 yellow cards. He scores 0.42 G/90 thus far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Colorado Rapids is William Yarbrough. Yarbrough (62-42-61 record in his career) has totaled 43 shutouts, which has earned him a 25.9% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper from Mexico has had 768 shots attempted against him in 166 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.40 (231 goals allowed) and he has a save % of 72.9. Yarbrough has defended the goal for 14,895 minutes and has tallied 547 saves during his career.
When they last took the field, Dallas went home with a draw by a final score of 2-2 against Salt Lake. FCD ended the game with a 100.0% successful dribble rate by completing 13 of the 13 dribbles they pursued. They finished this game by completing 465 out of their 562 passing attempts earning a rate of 82.7%. Dallas landed 10 shots on target out of their 28 shots tried giving them a 35.7% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 8 goals and 5 assists in all their games, Dallas sports an average of 1.33 goals and 0.83 assists per 90 minutes.
Andres Ricaurte will need to be on top of his game for FC Dallas. He is averaging 0.10 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 137 games thus far in his career. The midfielder born in Colombia has accumulated 12,149 mins while scoring 14 goals. He has 31 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped on a goal 30 times. You should also keep an eye on Franco Jara, the forward hailing from Argentina. Jara has been handed a total of 51 yellow cards in 15,658 mins (175 career starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.48. He has scored 83 goals during his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 20 times.
Jimmy Maurer will look after the goal for FC Dallas. So far in his career, Maurer has conceded 186 goals and has tallied 459 stops in 156 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.21 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 64-52-41. He is the owner of a save percentage of 71.7 and his clean sheet rate is 35.3%. Maurer has racked up 55 clean sheets and has defended 640 shots tried against him in 13,879 career mins.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas (+240)
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