FC Dallas vs Sporting KC Prediction, 9/29/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Dallas vs Sporting KC
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Location: Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+159) Kansas City (+174)
Toyota Stadium is the site where Johnny Russell and Sporting KC (13-7-6, 2nd in Western Conference) will take on FC Dallas (6-9-12, 11th in Western Conference) on Wednesday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Jimmy Maurer for FC Dallas and Tim Melia for Sporting KC. FCD is priced at +159 while Sporting Kansas City is at +174. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Dallas took the field against Vancouver in their last matchup and took a loss by a final of 1-0. In regard to passing, they had a 96.8% rate by converting 485 out of their 501 passing targets in their last outing. FCD attempted 12 dribbles in this game and completed 7 of the attempts for a percentage of 58.3%.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Dallas finished at a 33.3% clip by hitting 5 shots on target of 15 shots. Dallas is averaging 1.37 goals per 90 min (37 total goals) and have 29 assists in all matches this season.
Jesus Ferreira is a guy who can be a difference maker for FC Dallas. He has totaled 14 assists while accumulating 10 yellow card cautions during his career. Ferreira has been in the starting lineup in 71 games during his soccer career while he scores 0.33 G/90. The forward hailing from Colombia has recorded 22 goals scored in 6,023 minutes played.
Someone else who should impact this game is Ricardo Pepi, the forward hailing from the United States. Pepi has been on the pitch for 2,327 minutes in 25 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 1 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 3 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 14 goals. He sports an average of 0.54 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for FC Dallas is Jimmy Maurer. Maurer (68-56-49 mark in his career) has totaled 57 clean sheets, which has earned him a 33.1% shutout percentage. The keeper born in the United States has seen 708 shots tried at him in 172 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.23 (209 total goals surrendered) and he has earned a save percentage of 71.3. Maurer has played for a total of 15,319 mins and has tallied 505 saves during his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Kansas City went home defeated by a final of 2-1 against Seattle. Sporting KC finished with a 47.1% successful dribble percentage by completing 8 of the 17 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by connecting on 548 out of their 629 passing tries for a rate of 87.1%. Kansas City converted 3 shots on target out of 14 shots attempted which gave them a 21.4% clip in their last game. With a total of 44 goals and 26 assists in all their matches, Kansas City has an average of 1.69 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 min.
Johnny Russell will need to be on top of his game for Sporting KC. The forward from Scotland has played 27,747 minutes while scoring 97 goals. He has tallied 28 yellow card warnings during his career and has helped on a goal 55 times. He is currently averaging 0.31 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 313 matches in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Daniel Salloi, the forward representing Hungary. Salloi has been handed 12 yellow cards in 9,589 minutes played (104 starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.34. He has 36 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 21 times.
Tim Melia will look after the net for Sporting KC. Melia has racked up 66 clean sheets and has defended 895 shots attempted against him in 18,953 career mins. He sports a save % of 72.3 and his clean sheet rate sits at 31.3%. He has surrendered 1.23 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 89-54-69. During his pro soccer career, Melia has conceded 260 goals and has racked up 642 stops in 211 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas (+159)
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