LA Galaxy vs FC Dallas Prediction, 7/7/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LA Galaxy vs FC Dallas
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Location: Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA
Odds/Point Spread: LA (+105) Dallas (+220)
Andres Ricaurte and FC Dallas (2-5-4, 12th in Western Conference) head to Dignity Health Sports Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the LA Galaxy (7-0-4, 3rd in Western Conference). The expected starting goaltenders will be Jonathan Bond for the LA Galaxy and Jimmy Maurer for FC Dallas. The Galaxy are priced at +105 while FCD is at +220. The O/U opens at 3.
LA took the field against Kansas City in their last game and took a loss by a score of 2-0. The Galaxy attempted 11 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 6 of those dribbles for a rate of 54.5%. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 90.6% received passes percentage by completing 512 out of their 565 pass targets last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, LA ended this match at a 38.9% clip by putting 7 shots on target of 18 total shots. LA sports an average of 1.36 goals per 90 min (15 goals in total) and have racked up 10 assists in all contests for this campaign.
Sacha Kljestan is a guy who can be a difference maker for the LA Galaxy. He has totaled 77 assists while accumulating 65 yellow cards during his career. Kljestan has had a starting assignment in 367 matchups in his career and scores 0.16 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder hailing from the United States has recorded 58 goals scored in 32,674 minutes played. One more guy who should impact this match is Chicharito, the forward representing Mexico. Chicharito has 18,168 mins in 187 starts and has earned himself a total of 34 yellow card warnings. He has assisted on a goal 21 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 127 goals. He is averaging 0.63 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for LA Galaxy will be Jonathan Bond. Bond has been on the pitch for a total of 9,179 mins and is sitting with 337 saves during his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.42 (145 total goals surrendered) and his save % is 71.0. The goalkeeper hailing from England has seen 480 shots tried at him in 102 starting assignments. Bond (40-24-37 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 22 clean sheets, which has earned him a 21.6% clean sheet percentage.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Dallas finished locked up with a final of 2-2 against Vancouver. FCD finished the match with a 46.7% successful dribble percentage by completing 7 of the 15 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by connecting on 474 out of their 547 passes they attempted for a rate of 86.7%. Dallas connected on 8 shots on target out of their 17 shots attempted which had them at a 47.1% clip in their last outing. Having accumulated 12 goals and 9 assists in all matches, Dallas sports an average of 1.09 goals and 0.82 assists per 90 min.
Andres Ricaurte will need to be on top of his game for FC Dallas. The midfielder representing Colombia has been on the pitch for 12,309 professional minutes while scoring 14 goals. He has accumulated 32 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted on a goal 30 times. He has an average of 0.10 goals per 90 and has started 139 games during his soccer career. You should also watch out for Franco Jara, the forward representing Argentina. He has scored 83 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 20 different times. Jara has been given a total of 53 yellow card cautions in 15,868 minutes played (176 starts). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.47.
Jimmy Maurer will reside in front of the goal for FC Dallas. Maurer has totaled 55 clean sheets while defending 666 shots against him in 14,329 career minutes. He has a save % of 71.5 and his clean sheet rate is 34.2%. He has conceded 1.22 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 65-54-43. During his pro soccer career, Maurer has conceded 195 goals while tallying 477 saves in 161 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dallas (+220)
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