Los Angeles FC vs Colorado Rapids Prediction, 5/22/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles FC vs Colorado Rapids
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-175) Colorado (+400)
Diego Rossi and Los Angeles FC (1-2-2, 13th in Western Conference) host the Colorado Rapids (3-1-1, 4th in Western Conference) at Banc of California Stadium on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Pablo Sisniega for Los Angeles FC and William Yarbrough for the Colorado Rapids. The Rapids are priced at +400 while LAFC is at -175. The over/under has been set at 3.25.
Los Angeles took the field against Seattle in their last matchup and went home with a loss by a final score of 2-0. LAFC attempted 30 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 17 of those dribbles for a rate of 56.7%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 78.0% received passes percentage by converting 389 out of their 499 pass attempts in their last game. Concerning shot accuracy, Los Angeles walked away from the pitch at a 33.3% rate by putting 3 SoT out of 9 total shots. Los Angeles averages 1.00 goal per 90 (5 total goals) and are sitting with 4 assists in all competitions this year.
Diego Rossi is a guy who can be a difference maker for Los Angeles FC. He has accounted for 15 assists while accumulating 6 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. Rossi has been in the starting lineup in 113 matchups so far in his career while scoring 0.49 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Uruguay has accumulated 55 goals scored in 10,132 mins. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Carlos Vela, the forward representing Mexico. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 64 times during his pro soccer career while he has scored 134 total goals. Vela has totaled 27,034 mins during 300 starting assignments and has been given a total of 50 yellow cards. He currently averages 0.45 G/90 for his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Los Angeles FC will be Pablo Sisniega. Sisniega has seen the pitch for 2,250 mins and is sitting with 61 saves in his career. His GA/90 is 1.52 (38 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of 63.0. The goalie hailing from Mexico has seen 92 shots sent in his direction in 25 career starts. Sisniega (11-5-9 record in his career) has recorded 3 clean sheets, which has earned him a 12.0% clean sheet rate.
For their last match, Colorado walked away with a victory by a final of 3-1 against Houston. The Rapids finished the match with a 56.3% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 9 of the 16 dribbles they pursued. They finished the match by converting 502 of the 576 passes they tried earning a percentage of 87.2%. Colorado had 6 shots on target out of the team's 13 shots attempted which had them at a 46.2% rate in their last game. With a total of 8 goals and 4 assists for all their matches, Colorado is averaging 1.60 goals and 0.80 assists per 90.
Jonathan Lewis will need to be on top of his game for Colorado Rapids. The midfielder born in the United States has been on the field for 2,757 minutes and has scored 13 goals. He has accumulated 4 yellow cards in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 8 times. He is averaging 0.42 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 26 outings thus far in his career. You should also keep an eye on Diego Rubio, the forward born in Chile. He has earned 43 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 19 different times. Rubio has earned himself a total of 34 yellow card cautions in 8,874 mins (95 starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.44.
William Yarbrough is expected to look after the goal for Colorado Rapids. Yarbrough has accumulated 43 shutouts and has seen 764 shots against him in 14,805 career minutes. He has a save percentage of 73.0 and his shutout rate sits at 26.1%. He has surrendered 1.39 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 62-42-60. During his professional soccer career, Yarbrough has allowed 229 goals and has 545 stops in 165 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Colorado (+400)
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