FC Dallas vs Minnesota United FC Prediction, 6/19/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Dallas vs Minnesota United FC
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
Location: Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+103) Minnesota (+266)
Andres Ricaurte and FC Dallas (1-3-3, 13th in Western Conference) play Minnesota United (2-1-4, 12th in Western Conference) at Toyota Stadium on Saturday. The goaltenders who are expected to start are Jimmy Maurer for FC Dallas and Dayne St. Clair for Minnesota United. The moneyline on this matchup has FC Dallas coming in at +103 and the Loons are at +266. The total opens at 2.75.
Dallas faced off with Colorado in their most recent game and ended up losing by a score of 3-0. FCD attempted 14 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 10 of the tries for a percentage of 71.4%. In sharing the ball, they finished with a 89.7% received passes rate by connecting on 489 out of their 545 passing attempts in their last match. In terms of shooting accuracy, Dallas ended this match at a 30.0% rate by putting 6 shots on target of 20 total shots. Dallas is averaging 1.14 goals per 90 min (8 total goals) and have accounted for 5 assists in all games for this campaign.
Andres Ricaurte is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for FC Dallas. He has accounted for 30 assists while accumulating 31 yellow card cautions in his career. Ricaurte has started 138 matches during his career and tallies 0.10 G/90. The midfielder from Colombia has earned 14 goals in 12,239 minutes played. Another player who should impact this match is Franco Jara, the forward who is from Argentina. He has helped on a goal 20 times during his career and he has scored 83 goals. Jara has 15,748 minutes in 176 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 52 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.47 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for FC Dallas is Jimmy Maurer. Maurer (64-52-42 record during his soccer career) has accumulated 55 clean sheets, which has earned him a 35.0% shutout rate. The goalkeeper from the United States has had 644 shots attempted at him in 157 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.22 (189 goals allowed) and his save % is 71.4. Maurer has seen the field for a total of 13,969 minutes and is sitting with 461 saves during his soccer career.
In their last game, Minnesota weren't able to secure a win with a final of 1-1 against Salt Lake. They finished the contest by converting 418 of the 473 passing tries for a percentage of 88.4%. The Loons earned a 61.9% successful dribble percentage by completing 13 of the 21 dribbles they attempted. Minnesota connected on 1 shots on target out of 12 shots tried which had them sitting at a 8.3% rate when they last took the field. With a total of 6 goals and 3 assists in all matches, Minnesota averages 0.86 goals and 0.43 assists per 90 minutes.
Ramon Abila should provide a spark for Minnesota United FC. The forward who is from Argentina has been on the pitch for 7,997 minutes while scoring 52 goals. He has earned 23 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 16 times. He is averaging 0.59 goals per 90 mins and has started 88 outings during his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Ethan Finlay, the forward hailing from the United States. He has collected 46 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 32 different times. Finlay has earned himself 12 yellow card cautions in 13,971 minutes played (158 starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.30.
Dayne St. Clair will reside in front of the goal for Minnesota United FC. St. Clair has racked up 9 shutouts and defended 96 shots attempted against him in 1,980 mins in his career. He has earned a save percentage of 72.9 and his shutout rate sits at 40.9%. He has allowed 1.18 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 9-7-6. During his professional soccer career, St. Clair has conceded 26 goals and has 68 saves in 22 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota (+266)
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