LA Galaxy vs FC Dallas Prediction, 10/23/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LA Galaxy vs FC Dallas
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA
Odds/Point Spread: LA (-116) Dallas (+250)
Chicharito and the LA Galaxy (13-6-11, 5th in Western Conference) play FC Dallas (6-10-14, 12th in Western Conference) at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Jonathan Bond for the LA Galaxy and Jimmy Maurer for FC Dallas. The Galaxy are priced at -116 while FCD is at +250. The O/U is set at 3.
LA faced off with Portland in their most recent match and notched a win by a score of 2-1. In regard to passing, they finished with a 94.3% rate by completing 551 of the 584 pass targets in their last game. The Galaxy attempted 18 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 9 of those attempts for a rate of 50.0%.
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Concerning shot accuracy, LA finished the game at a 42.1% rate by landing 8 shots on target out of 19 total shots. LA has an average of 1.37 goals per 90 (41 total goals) and are sitting with 29 assists in all games for this campaign.
Chicharito is a player who can be a difference maker for the LA Galaxy. Chicharito has been in the starting lineup in 194 games so far in his career and he tallies 0.62 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Mexico has recorded 130 goals in 18,768 minutes played. He has accounted for 22 assists while earning 36 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Kevin Cabral, the forward born in France. Cabral has accumulated 5,472 mins during 59 starting assignments and has been given a total of 8 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 7 times in his career while scoring 15 goals. He scores 0.25 goals per 90 mins so far in his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for LA Galaxy will be Jonathan Bond. Bond has seen the pitch for 10,619 mins and has accumulated 394 saves during his soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.44 (170 goals conceded) and his save percentage is 71.1. The goalie hailing from England has faced 561 shots sent in his direction in 118 career starting assignments. Bond (45-29-43 mark in his career) has recorded 24 shutouts, which gives him a 20.3% shutout rate.
The last time they took the field, Dallas took a loss by a final score of 3-2 against Los Angeles. FCD had a 53.8% successful dribble rate by converting 7 out of the 13 dribbles they pursued. They finished the contest by connecting on 427 out of their 498 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 85.7%. Dallas connected on 2 shots on goal out of their 10 shots tried which had them sitting at a 20.0% rate in their last match. With a total of 40 goals and 32 assists in all their matches, Dallas sports an average of 1.33 goals and 1.07 assists per 90 min.
Jesus Ferreira will be counted on for FC Dallas. He scores 0.32 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 74 contests during his career. The forward from Colombia has 6,282 professional minutes while he has scored 22 goals. He has tallied 10 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 15 times. Be sure to watch out for Ricardo Pepi, the forward born in the United States. He has earned 15 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 3 different times. Pepi has been handed a total of 1 yellow cards in 2,507 minutes played (27 starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.54.
Jimmy Maurer will look after the goal for FC Dallas. Maurer has 57 clean sheets and has defended 714 shots tried against him in 15,409 mins in his career. He has a save percentage of 71.3 and his clean sheet rate is 32.9%. He has given up 1.24 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 68-56-50. During his pro soccer career, Maurer has conceded 212 goals while tallying 509 stops in 173 starts.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas (+250)
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