Colorado Rapids vs Seattle Sounders FC Prediction, 10/20/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rapids vs Seattle Sounders FC
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Location: Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+117) Seattle (+215)
Dick's Sporting Goods Park is the site where Fredy Montero and the Seattle Sounders FC (17-6-6, 1st in Western Conference) will take on the Colorado Rapids (14-9-6, 3rd in Western Conference) on Wednesday. The men protecting the net are William Yarbrough for the Colorado Rapids and Stefan Frei for the Seattle Sounders FC. The Rapids are priced at +117 while the Sounders are at +215. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Colorado stepped onto the pitch against Salt Lake in their last matchup and took a loss by a final of 3-1. The Rapids tried 15 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 8 of the attempts for a percentage of 53.3%. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 84.6% received passes percentage by connecting on 402 out of their 475 pass targets last match.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Colorado walked away from the pitch at a 25.0% clip by putting 3 shots on target of 12 total shots. Colorado has an average of 1.41 goals per 90 (41 goals in total) and have tallied 30 assists in all games this season.
Jonathan Lewis is a player who should be able to impact this match for the Colorado Rapids. Lewis has been in the starting lineup in 36 contests so far in his career and scores 0.43 G/90. The midfielder from the United States has accumulated 18 goals in 3,726 professional minutes. He has totaled 9 assists while tallying 5 yellow card warnings in his career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Michael Barrios, the forward representing Colombia. Barrios has played 15,742 mins during 181 starts and has been handed a total of 25 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 41 times during his career and he has scored 39 goals. He is averaging 0.22 goals per 90 mins thus far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for Colorado Rapids is William Yarbrough. Yarbrough (73-50-64 record in his career) has recorded 52 clean sheets, which gives him a 27.7% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper from Mexico has had 855 shots attempted against him in 188 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.34 (251 goals surrendered) and his save percentage is 73.5. Yarbrough has seen the field for 16,875 mins and has tallied 615 stops in his pro soccer career.
When they last took the field, Seattle took a defeat with a final score of 2-1 against Houston. The Sounders had a 69.2% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 9 of the 13 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by completing 402 of the 476 passing attempts for a percentage of 84.5%. Seattle connected on 3 shots on target out of their 11 shots tried which gave them a 27.3% rate in their last outing. With 49 goals and 30 assists in all matches, Seattle averages 1.69 goals and 1.03 assists per 90 minutes.
Fredy Montero will be someone to watch for Seattle Sounders FC. The forward from Colombia has earned 23,874 minutes while earning 118 goals. He has totaled 50 yellow cards in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 44 times. He is currently averaging 0.44 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 263 games in his career. You should also keep an eye on Joao Paulo, the midfielder representing Brazil. He has earned 12 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 20 different times. Paulo has been given 30 yellow card cautions in 12,480 mins played (143 starts). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.09.
Stefan Frei will be looking after the net for Seattle Sounders FC. Frei has accumulated 87 clean sheets while defending 1,410 shots attempted against him in 28,146 mins throughout his career. He sports a save % of 73.1 and his clean sheet rate is 27.8%. He has conceded 1.28 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 136-72-104. During his pro soccer career, Frei has allowed 399 goals while totaling 1,022 saves in 313 starts.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle (+215)
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