FC Dallas vs Colorado Rapids Prediction, 4/17/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Dallas vs Colorado Rapids
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+115) Colorado (+200)
Toyota Stadium is the venue where Jonathan Lewis and the Colorado Rapids (8-4-6 last season, 8th in the Western Conference) will play FC Dallas (9-7-6 last year, 5th in the Western Conference) on Saturday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Jimmy Maurer for FC Dallas and William Yarbrough for the Colorado Rapids. The Rapids are priced at +200 while FCD is at +115. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Dallas took the field against Seattle in their last match and took a loss by a score of 1-0. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 81.7% passes received rate by completing 410 out of their 502 pass targets last game. FCD attempted 18 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 10 of those attempts for a rate of 55.6%. Concerning shot accuracy, Dallas walked away from the pitch by missing all 10 shots. Dallas sported an average of 1.27 goals per 90 min (28 goals in total) and accounted for 18 assists In all contests last season.
Franco Jara is a player who should impact this matchup for FC Dallas. Jara has been given a starting assignment in 170 matches in his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.48 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Argentina has 82 goals scored in 15,254 minutes played. He has totaled 19 assists while earning 50 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career. One more player who should impact this match is Jesus Ferreira, the forward who is from Colombia. He has helped a teammate on a goal 8 times during his career while scoring 16 goals. Ferreira has totaled 4,401 mins in 52 career starts and has been handed 9 yellow card warnings. He scores 0.33 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for FC Dallas is Jimmy Maurer. Maurer has seen the field for 13,639 minutes and has 451 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.19 (181 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 71.8. The keeper hailing from the United States has faced 628 shots attempted against him in 153 starts. Maurer (64-50-40 mark in his professional soccer career) has accumulated 54 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 35.3% clean sheet percentage.
For their last game, Colorado took a loss by a final score of 3-0 against Minnesota. They wrapped up this outing by converting 415 of the 511 passing tries for a rate of 81.2%. The Rapids finished the match with a 61.1% successful dribble rate by converting 22 out of the 36 dribbles they tried. Colorado connected on 6 shots on goal out of the team's 17 shots tried which had them sitting at a 35.3% clip in their last match. With 30 goals and 26 assists in all competitions, Colorado averaged 1.67 goals and 1.44 assists per 90 minutes.
Jonathan Lewis should be someone to watch for Colorado Rapids. He scores 0.44 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 26 matches in his career. The midfielder born in the United States has totaled 2,645 minutes while scoring 13 goals. He has collected 4 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 8 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Diego Rubio, the forward representing Chile. He has scored 41 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 19 different times. Rubio has been handed a total of 33 yellow card warnings in 8,424 minutes played (90 career starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.44.
William Yarbrough will look after the goal for Colorado Rapids. Yarbrough has 41 shutouts while defending 742 shots attempted against him in 14,355 mins throughout his career. He has earned a save % of 73.0 and his shutout rate is 25.6%. He has conceded 1.40 goals per 90 while holding a record of 59-41-59. So far in his pro soccer career, Yarbrough has surrendered 223 goals and has earned 529 saves in 160 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Colorado (+200)
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