FC Dallas vs Real Salt Lake Prediction, 5/22/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Dallas vs Real Salt Lake
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (-152) Salt Lake (+350)
Damir Kreilach and Real Salt Lake (2-1-1, 7th in Western Conference) travel to Toyota Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet FC Dallas (1-2-2, 12th in Western Conference). The goalies protecting the net are Jimmy Maurer for FC Dallas and David Ochoa for Real Salt Lake. FCD is priced at -152 while RSL is at +350. The total is set at 2.75.
Dallas faced off with Minnesota in their last match and took a loss by a score of 1-0. In regard to passing, they earned a 82.8% passes received percentage by connecting on 410 out of their 495 passing attempts last match. FCD tried 18 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 14 of those attempts for a percentage of 77.8%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Dallas finished the game at a 33.3% rate by putting 2 shots on target of 6 total shots. Dallas is averaging 1.20 goals per 90 (6 total goals) and have accounted for 4 assists in all competitions for the season.
Franco Jara is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for FC Dallas. Jara has been given a starting assignment in 174 contests during his pro soccer career and scores 0.47 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Argentina has 82 goals scored in 15,568 minutes. He has totaled 20 assists while accumulating 51 yellow cards in his career. Someone else who should impact this match is Andres Ricaurte, the midfielder representing Colombia. Ricaurte has 12,059 mins during 136 starts and has been handed a total of 30 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 30 times during his career while he has scored 14 goals. He scores 0.10 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The guy protecting the net for FC Dallas will be Jimmy Maurer. Maurer (64-51-41 mark during his career) has 55 shutouts, which has earned him a 35.5% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper born in the United States has faced 637 shots attempted at him in 155 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.20 (184 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 71.9. Maurer has defended the goal for a total of 13,789 mins and has tallied 458 stops so far in his career.
The last time they took the pitch, Salt Lake earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 0-0 against Nashville. RSL finished the match with a 81.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 13 of the 16 dribbles they pursued. They finished the match by converting 434 of the 497 passing tries for a percentage of 87.3%. With a total of 6 goals and 6 assists in all their contests, Salt Lake averages 1.50 goals and 1.50 assists per 90.
Damir Kreilach should be someone to watch for Real Salt Lake. He is averaging 0.24 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 329 outings during his pro soccer career. The forward from Croatia has totaled 29,110 minutes while scoring 79 goals. He has totaled 62 yellow card cautions during his career and has assisted on a goal 29 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Albert Rusnak, the forward representing Czech Republic. He has scored 42 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 30 different times. Rusnak has been given a total of 14 yellow card cautions in 15,334 professional minutes (178 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.25.
David Ochoa will look after the goal for Real Salt Lake. Ochoa has totaled 5 clean sheets and has defended 114 shots attempted against him in 2,430 mins in his career. He has a save % of 67.5 and his shutout rate is currently at 18.5%. He has surrendered 1.37 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 11-5-11. During his professional soccer career, Ochoa has allowed 37 goals and has tallied 78 saves in 27 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Salt Lake (+350)
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