Colorado Rapids vs LA Galaxy Prediction, 9/11/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rapids vs LA Galaxy
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (-125) LA (+235)
Dick's Sporting Goods Park is the venue where Kevin Cabral and the LA Galaxy (11-3-8, 4th in Western Conference) will take on the Colorado Rapids (12-5-4, 2nd in Western Conference) on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers are William Yarbrough for the Colorado Rapids and Jonathan Bond for the LA Galaxy. The Galaxy are priced at +235 while the Rapids are at -125. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Colorado took the field against San Jose in their last game and notched a win by a score of 1-0. The Rapids attempted 21 dribbles in this outing and successfully completed 12 of the attempts for a percentage of 57.1%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 86.8% passes received percentage by connecting on 414 out of their 477 pass attempts in their last game.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Colorado finished at a 30.8% clip by hitting 4 shots on target out of 13 total shots. Colorado is averaging 1.43 goals per 90 (30 total goals) and are sitting with 21 assists in all games for the season.
Michael Barrios is a player who should be able to impact this match for the Colorado Rapids. He has accounted for 40 assists while earning 23 yellow cards during his career. Barrios has been given a starting assignment in 177 matchups so far in his career while he scores 0.21 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing Colombia has totaled 36 goals scored in 15,365 minutes played.
Someone else who should impact this match is Diego Rubio, the forward representing Chile. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 22 times in his career while he has scored 45 total goals. Rubio has 9,573 minutes during 104 starts and has been given 37 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.42 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Colorado Rapids is William Yarbrough. Yarbrough (71-46-63 mark during his soccer career) has 50 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 27.6% shutout percentage. The goalie hailing from Mexico has seen 830 shots sent in his direction in 181 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.35 (243 total goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of 73.6. Yarbrough has seen the pitch for 16,245 minutes and has 598 stops in his career.
For their last outing, LA were able to avoid a loss with a score of 3-3 against Los Angeles. The Galaxy had a 77.8% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 14 out of the 18 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 326 out of their 396 passes they tried for a percentage of 82.3%. LA landed 5 shots on target out of 10 shots attempted which gave them a 50.0% rate in their last game. With 33 goals and 23 assists for all their matches, LA is averaging 1.50 goals and 1.05 assists per 90 minutes.
Kevin Cabral will need to provide a spark for LA Galaxy. He currently averages 0.25 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 54 contests in his career. The forward born in France has been on the pitch for 5,142 professional minutes while scoring 14 goals. He has 8 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 7 times. Be sure to watch out for Victor Vazquez, the forward representing Spain. Vazquez has been given 23 yellow card cautions in 15,530 mins played (180 starts). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.21. He has scored 36 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 58 times.
Jonathan Bond will be residing in front of the net for LA Galaxy. Bond has accumulated 23 clean sheets while seeing 529 shots attempted against him in 10,079 mins throughout his career. He sports a save % of 70.7 and his clean sheet rate sits at 20.5%. He has conceded 1.46 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 43-27-41. During his pro soccer career, Bond has allowed 163 goals and has 370 stops in 112 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Colorado (-125)
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