Colorado Rapids vs FC Dallas Prediction, 7/21/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rapids vs FC Dallas
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Location: Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (-133) Dallas (+300)
Dick's Sporting Goods Park is the site where Jader Obrian and FC Dallas (2-5-6, 13th in Western Conference) will play the Colorado Rapids (6-3-3, 4th in Western Conference) on Wednesday. The goalies protecting the net are William Yarbrough for the Colorado Rapids and Jimmy Maurer for FC Dallas. The Rapids are priced at -133 while FCD is at +300. The total opens at 2.75.
Colorado took the field against San Jose in their last matchup and finished with a draw with a score of 1-1. The Rapids tried 16 dribbles in this contest and completed 9 of those dribbles for a percentage of 56.3%. In regard to passing, they ended up with a 85.1% rate by completing 348 out of their 409 passing targets last match.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Colorado finished at a 14.3% clip by hitting 2 SoT out of 14 total shots. Colorado sports an average of 1.50 goals per 90 (18 goals in total) and are sitting with 13 assists in all competitions for the season.
Diego Rubio is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for the Colorado Rapids. Rubio has been a starter in 101 contests in his pro soccer career and scores 0.42 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Chile has 44 goals scored in 9,333 mins played. He has 21 assists while accumulating 36 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career. Someone else who should impact this game is Michael Barrios, the forward hailing from Colombia. He has helped a teammate on a goal 40 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 34 total goals. Barrios has accumulated 14,780 mins in 170 starts and has been given a total of 23 yellow cards. He has an average of 0.21 G/90 during his soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Colorado Rapids will be William Yarbrough. Yarbrough (65-44-62 mark in his career) has 46 shutouts, which gives him a 26.7% shutout percentage. The keeper born in Mexico has seen 792 shots sent in his direction in 172 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.38 (236 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of 73.1. Yarbrough has played for 15,435 mins and is sitting with 565 stops in his pro soccer career.
In their last game, Dallas took a defeat with a final score of 1-0 against Portland. FCD ended the game with a 54.5% successful dribble rate by completing 6 of the 11 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 440 out of their 516 passes they tried for a rate of 85.3%. Dallas had 2 shots on target out of 7 shots tried which gave them a 28.6% clip in their last match. With 13 goals and 10 assists in all competitions, Dallas has an average of 1.00 goal and 0.77 assists per 90 min.
Jader Obrian should be someone to watch for FC Dallas. The midfielder from Colombia has earned 7,390 minutes while scoring 26 goals. He has collected 21 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 2 times. He is currently averaging 0.32 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 80 outings during his soccer career. You should also watch out for Franco Jara, the forward representing Argentina. Jara has earned himself 53 yellow card warnings in 15,971 mins (177 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.47. He has totaled 84 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 20 different times.
Jimmy Maurer will look after the net for FC Dallas. In his career, Maurer has given up 199 goals while earning 480 saves in 163 starting assignments. He has given up 1.23 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 65-54-45. He is the owner of a save percentage of 71.2 and his shutout rate is currently at 33.7%. Maurer has earned 55 shutouts and defended 673 shots against him in 14,509 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dallas (+300)
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