LA Galaxy vs Seattle Sounders FC Prediction, 6/19/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LA Galaxy vs Seattle Sounders FC
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
Location: Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA
Odds/Point Spread: LA (+206) Seattle (+152)
Sacha Kljestan and the LA Galaxy (5-0-2, 3rd in Western Conference) host the Seattle Sounders FC (5-3-0, 1st in Western Conference) at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday. The expected starting goaltenders will be Jonathan Bond for the LA Galaxy and Stefan Cleveland for the Seattle Sounders FC. The odds on this matchup have the LA Galaxy coming in at +206 and the Sounders are at +152. The over/under is set at 2.75.
LA played San Jose in their most recent match and earned the victory with a final of 1-0. The Galaxy attempted 15 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 11 of the attempts for a percentage of 73.3%. When discussing the passing game, they finished with a 85.6% received passes rate by connecting on 379 out of their 443 pass targets in their last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, LA finished the game at a 33.3% rate by putting 7 shots on target out of 21 total shots. LA averages 1.43 goals per 90 (10 goals in total) and have racked up 7 assists in all matches this season.
Sacha Kljestan is a player who should be able to impact this match for the LA Galaxy. He has totaled 77 assists while tallying 65 yellow card warnings during his career. Kljestan has been a starter in 365 games during his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.16 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder hailing from the United States has earned 57 goals in 32,493 minutes. One more guy who could decide who wins is Chicharito, the forward hailing from Mexico. Chicharito has accumulated 17,917 minutes in 184 starting assignments and has been handed 34 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 21 times during his soccer career while scoring 124 total goals. He averages 0.62 G/90 during his career.
The man who will protect the net for LA Galaxy will be Jonathan Bond. Bond has been on the field for a total of 8,819 mins and has accumulated 324 stops so far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.42 (139 goals conceded) and he holds a save % of 71.1. The goalkeeper from England has had 461 shots attempted against him in 98 career starting assignments. Bond (38-24-35 mark in his career) has totaled 22 clean sheets, which has earned him a 22.4% clean sheet percentage.
For their last match, Seattle earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 0-0 against Austin. They finished this game by converting 470 out of their 552 attempted passes earning a percentage of 85.1%. The Sounders finished the match with a 89.5% successful dribble percentage by converting 17 of the 19 dribbles they attempted. Seattle converted 2 shots on target out of the team's 14 shots attempted earning them a 14.3% rate in their last game. Having earned a total of 14 goals and 9 assists in all their matches, Seattle averages 1.75 goals and 1.13 assists per 90 minutes.
Raul Ruidiaz will need to be on top of his game for Seattle Sounders FC. He is averaging 0.68 G/90 and has been a starter in 154 matches during his soccer career. The forward hailing from Peru has totaled 13,310 minutes while scoring 101 goals. He has totaled 14 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 10 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Fredy Montero, the forward representing Colombia. He has 114 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 41 times. Montero has been handed a total of 50 yellow card warnings in 22,865 mins played (252 starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.45.
Stefan Cleveland will be looking after the net for Seattle Sounders FC. Cleveland has recorded 2 clean sheets and has defended 54 shots attempted against him in 1,080 minutes in his career. He has earned a save % of 83.3 and his shutout rate sits at 16.7%. He has allowed 1.00 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 4-5-3. So far in his pro soccer career, Cleveland has conceded 12 goals while tallying 44 stops in 12 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle (+152)
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