Los Angeles FC vs Real Salt Lake Prediction, 7/17/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles FC vs Real Salt Lake
Date: Saturday, July 17, 2021
Location: Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-118) Salt Lake (+280)
Diego Rossi and Los Angeles FC (5-3-4, 5th in Western Conference) play Real Salt Lake (4-4-3, 6th in Western Conference) at Banc of California Stadium on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers will be Pablo Sisniega for Los Angeles FC and David Ochoa for Real Salt Lake. RSL is priced at +280 while LAFC is at -118. The total is set at 2.5.
Los Angeles took the field against Austin in their most recent match and walked away with a win by a score of 2-0. When talking about passing the ball, they earned a 79.9% received passes percentage by connecting on 291 of the 364 targeted passes in their last match. LAFC attempted 17 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 12 of the dribbles for a rate of 70.6%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Los Angeles ended this match at a 50.0% rate by hitting 6 shots on target out of 12 total shots. Los Angeles has an average of 1.25 goals per 90 (15 total goals) and have accounted for 12 assists in all games for this campaign.
Diego Rossi is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Los Angeles FC. He has 15 assists while accumulating 7 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Rossi has started 120 matches during his soccer career and accounts for 0.49 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Uruguay has 58 goals scored in 10,752 professional minutes. One more player who should impact this match is Carlos Vela, the forward representing Mexico. Vela has been on the pitch for 27,534 minutes during 306 starts and has earned himself a total of 50 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 68 times thus far in his career while scoring 135 goals. He has an average of 0.44 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Los Angeles FC is Pablo Sisniega. Sisniega has seen the field for 2,520 minutes and is sitting with 65 stops during his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.50 (42 total goals surrendered) and he holds a save percentage of 62.0. The goalkeeper born in Mexico has faced 100 shots tried against him in 28 career starts. Sisniega (12-6-10 mark in his career) has tallied 3 clean sheets, which gives him a 10.7% clean sheet percentage.
For their last match, Salt Lake went home victorious with a score of 4-0 against Vancouver. They finished the match by connecting on 362 of the 420 attempted passes earning a percentage of 86.2%. RSL had a 100.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 11 of the 11 dribbles they tried. Salt Lake had 7 shots on target out of the team's 17 shots attempted which gave them a 41.2% clip in their last game. With a total of 18 goals and 15 assists for all their matches, Salt Lake sports an average of 1.64 goals and 1.36 assists per 90.
Damir Kreilach should be able to be counted on for Real Salt Lake. The forward hailing from Croatia has been on the pitch for 29,740 professional minutes while he has scored 85 goals. He has accounted for 63 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 29 times. He sports an average of 0.26 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 336 matches so far in his pro soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Rubio Rubin, the forward who represents the United States. Rubin has played 4,667 minutes (49 starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.29. He has accounted for 15 goals thus far in his career while assisting on a goal 8 times.
David Ochoa will be looking after the net for Real Salt Lake. Ochoa has totaled 6 shutouts and has seen 137 shots tried against him in 2,970 mins throughout his career. He has earned a save % of 69.3 and his shutout rate is 18.2%. He has surrendered 1.33 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 13-7-13. So far in his career, Ochoa has conceded 44 goals and has 96 stops in 33 starts.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Salt Lake (+280)
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