Los Angeles FC vs Real Salt Lake Prediction, 9/12/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles FC vs Real Salt Lake
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Location: Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-210) Salt Lake (+567)
Banc of California Stadium is the venue where Damir Kreilach and Real Salt Lake (8-6-8, 7th in Western Conference) will take on Los Angeles FC (7-6-9, 9th in Western Conference) on Sunday. The expected starting goalies will be Tomas Romero for Los Angeles FC and David Ochoa for Real Salt Lake. The moneyline on this matchup has Los Angeles FC coming in at -210 and RSL is at +567. The O/U has been set at 3.25.
Los Angeles took the field against Kansas City in their last matchup and notched a win by a score of 4-0. LAFC attempted 27 dribbles in this match and converted 15 of those attempts for a rate of 55.6%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 84.4% rate by completing 324 out of their 384 pass targets in their last match.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Los Angeles finished at a 50.0% rate by putting 7 shots on target of 14 total shots. Los Angeles has an average of 1.41 goals per 90 min (31 total goals) and are sitting with 23 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Latif Blessing is a guy who should impact this matchup for Los Angeles FC. He has 13 assists while tallying 15 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career. Blessing has been in the starting lineup in 99 matchups in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.17 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Ghana has 17 goals scored in 9,199 minutes played.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Carlos Vela, the forward representing Mexico. Vela has been on the field for 28,167 mins in 314 starts and has earned himself 50 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 68 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 139 goals. He scores 0.44 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Los Angeles FC will be Tomas Romero. Romero (10-9-16 record in his career) has totaled 7 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 20.0% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper hailing from El Salvador has had 176 shots attempted against him in 35 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.86 (66 goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save % of 63.6. Romero has seen the field for 3,195 minutes and has accumulated 111 saves in his pro soccer career.
When they last took the field, Salt Lake got the victory with a final of 3-2 against Dallas. RSL ended the game with a 60.0% successful dribble rate by converting 9 out of the 15 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by converting 390 of the 436 passes they tried for a percentage of 89.4%. Salt Lake converted 11 shots on goal out of their 25 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 44.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 33 goals and 28 assists for all their matches, Salt Lake averages 1.50 goals and 1.27 assists per 90 minutes.
Damir Kreilach will need to be on top of his game for Real Salt Lake. He averages 0.25 G/90 and has been a starter in 345 matches in his career. The forward representing Croatia has 30,552 minutes while scoring 86 goals. He has 67 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 30 times. You should also keep an eye on Rubio Rubin, the forward representing the United States. His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.27. He has collected 16 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 10 different times.
David Ochoa will be looking after the net for Real Salt Lake. Ochoa has racked up 7 clean sheets and has defended 152 shots tried against him in 3,240 minutes throughout his career. He is the owner of a save % of 69.7 and his clean sheet rate is currently 19.4%. He has surrendered 1.33 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a mark of 14-8-14. Thus far in his career, Ochoa has surrendered 48 goals and has accumulated 107 stops in 36 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Salt Lake (+567)
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