FC Dallas vs Seattle Sounders FC Prediction, 8/18/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Dallas vs Seattle Sounders FC
Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Location: Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+122) Seattle (+190)
Toyota Stadium is the venue where Raul Ruidiaz and the Seattle Sounders FC (10-6-3, 2nd in Western Conference) will take on FC Dallas (5-6-8, 10th in Western Conference) on Wednesday. The starting goalkeepers will be Jimmy Maurer for FC Dallas and Stefan Cleveland for the Seattle Sounders FC. FCD is priced at +122 while the Sounders are at +190. The total is set at 2.5.
Dallas played Kansas City in their most recent game and took a loss by a final of 2-0. When discussing the passing game, they had a 88.5% passes received percentage by connecting on 455 out of their 514 pass attempts last match. FCD attempted 20 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 13 of those attempts for a rate of 65.0%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Dallas finished the game at a 6.3% rate by putting 1 shot on target 16 total shots. Dallas averages 1.16 goals per 90 min (22 total goals) and have racked up 18 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Ricardo Pepi is a player who should impact this matchup for FC Dallas. Pepi has been given a starting assignment in 18 matches in his career and has 0.53 goals per 90 minutes. The forward representing the United States has 10 goals in 1,712 professional minutes played. He has totaled 1 assists while accumulating 1 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career.
One more guy who should impact this match is Jader Obrian, the midfielder born in Colombia. Obrian has totaled 7,541 mins during 80 starts and has been handed 22 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 2 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 27 goals. He averages 0.32 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for FC Dallas is Jimmy Maurer. Maurer (68-55-47 record in his career) has recorded 57 clean sheets, which gives him a 33.7% shutout rate. The goalie from the United States has had 699 shots attempted against him in 169 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.23 (205 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 71.4. Maurer has seen the field for a total of 15,049 mins and is sitting with 499 stops so far in his career.
For their last outing, Seattle earned three points by winning 6-2 against Portland. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 405 of the 495 passes they attempted earning a rate of 81.8%. The Sounders had a 52.9% successful dribble rate by converting 9 out of the 17 dribbles they attempted. Seattle landed 8 shots on goal out of the team's 14 shots attempted earning them a 57.1% rate in their last outing. Having earned a total of 32 goals and 18 assists in all their contests, Seattle is averaging 1.68 goals and 0.95 assists per 90 minutes.
Raul Ruidiaz should be someone to watch for Seattle Sounders FC. He is averaging 0.68 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 164 matches during his career. The forward representing Peru has been on the pitch for 14,245 mins while he has scored 108 goals. He has accumulated 16 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 10 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Fredy Montero, the forward born in Colombia. Montero has been handed a total of 50 yellow card warnings in 23,430 minutes played (258 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.45. He has accounted for 118 goals in his career while helping on a goal 42 different times.
Stefan Cleveland will be looking after the goal for Seattle Sounders FC. Cleveland has racked up 3 clean sheets while seeing 86 shots attempted against him in 1,980 career minutes. He is the owner of a save % of 76.7 and his clean sheet rate sits at 13.6%. He has surrendered 1.14 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 8-8-6. During his professional soccer career, Cleveland has given up 25 goals while tallying 65 saves in 22 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle (+190)
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