FC Dallas vs Minnesota United FC Prediction, 10/2/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Dallas vs Minnesota United FC
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+119) Minnesota (+234)
Ricardo Pepi and FC Dallas (6-9-13, 11th in Western Conference) host Minnesota United (10-7-9, 7th in Western Conference) at Toyota Stadium on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers are Jimmy Maurer for FC Dallas and Tyler Miller for Minnesota United. FCD is priced at +119 while the Loons are at +234. The total opens at 2.75.
Dallas took the field against Vancouver in their last matchup and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 1-0. FCD tried 11 dribbles in this game and successfully completed 6 of those tries for a rate of 54.5%. In regard to passing, they earned a 96.8% passes received percentage by connecting on 485 of the 501 targeted passes in their last outing.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Dallas finished at a 33.3% rate by putting 5 shots on target out of 15 total shots. Dallas is averaging 1.36 goals per 90 (38 total goals) and have 30 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Ricardo Pepi is a player who can be a difference maker for FC Dallas. He has totaled 3 assists while accumulating 1 yellow card caution during his soccer career. Pepi has started 26 matchups thus far in his career while he scores 0.56 G/90. The forward born in the United States has accumulated 15 goals in 2,417 professional minutes played.
Another player who should impact this match is Jesus Ferreira, the forward representing Colombia. He has assisted on a goal 14 times so far in his career while scoring 22 goals. Ferreira has accumulated 6,102 mins in 72 starting assignments and has been given a total of 10 yellow card warnings. He is averaging 0.32 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for FC Dallas will be Jimmy Maurer. Maurer (68-56-50 mark in his career) has accumulated 57 shutouts, which leaves him with a 32.9% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper hailing from the United States has faced 714 shots attempted at him in 173 starting assignments. His GA/90 is 1.24 (212 total goals given up) and he has earned a save % of 71.3. Maurer has seen the field for 15,409 minutes and is sitting with 509 saves thus far in his career.
The last time they took the pitch, Minnesota got the victory with a final of 2-0 against Houston. The Loons finished with a 36.4% successful dribble rate by connecting on 8 out of the 22 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by converting 403 of the 479 pass attempts earning a percentage of 84.1%. Minnesota converted 6 shots on target out of 12 shots attempted giving them a 50.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having a total of 30 goals and 23 assists in all competitions, Minnesota is averaging 1.15 goals and 0.88 assists per 90 minutes.
Robin Lod should provide solid play for Minnesota United FC. The midfielder from Finland has been on the pitch for 15,236 minutes and has scored 43 goals. He has totaled 16 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 28 times. He has an average of 0.25 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 173 matches so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Adrien Hunou, the forward representing France. He has collected 41 goals during his career while helping on a goal 9 different times. Hunou has been given 12 yellow cards in 11,236 minutes played (122 starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.33.
Tyler Miller will be residing in front of the goal for Minnesota United FC. Thus far in his career, Miller has conceded 164 goals and has accumulated 384 stops in 125 starts. He has allowed 1.32 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 62-34-29. He has earned a save % of 72.3 and his clean sheet rate sits at 28.0%. Miller has totaled 35 clean sheets while defending 534 shots tried against him in 11,219 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dallas (+119)
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