Los Angeles FC vs Seattle Sounders FC Prediction, 4/24/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles FC vs Seattle Sounders FC
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-116) Seattle (+240)
Raul Ruidiaz and the Seattle Sounders FC (1-0-0, 1st in Western Conference) are headed to Banc of California Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet Los Angeles FC (1-0-0, 2nd in Western Conference). The goalies protecting the net are Pablo Sisniega for Los Angeles FC and Stefan Frei for the Seattle Sounders FC. The Sounders are priced at +240 while LAFC is at -116. The O/U is set at 3.25.
Los Angeles faced off with Austin in their most recent game and earned the victory with a final of 2-0. In the passing game, they ended up with a 93.4% passes received rate by completing 297 of the 318 pass attempts in their last outing. LAFC attempted 15 dribbles in this match and converted 10 of those attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Los Angeles walked away from the pitch at a 37.5% rate by putting 9 shots on target out of 24 total shots.
Carlos Vela is a player who should impact this matchup for Los Angeles FC. He has 64 assists while earning 50 yellow card cautions in his career. Vela has been in the starting lineup in 300 games during his pro soccer career and tallies 0.45 G/90. The forward from Mexico has racked up 134 goals in 27,013 professional minutes played. One more guy who should impact this match is Diego Rossi, the forward hailing from Uruguay. He has assisted on a goal 15 times in his career while scoring 54 total goals. Rossi has 9,862 mins in 110 starts and has been given a total of 6 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.49 G/90 thus far in his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Los Angeles FC will be Pablo Sisniega. Sisniega has seen the pitch for 1,890 mins and has 54 saves during his soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.52 (32 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 64.6. The keeper born in Mexico has had 79 shots tried against him in 21 career starting assignments. Sisniega (11-3-7 mark in his career) has earned 3 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 14.3% clean sheet rate.
When they last took the field, Seattle walked away with a victory by a final of 4-0 against Minnesota. The Sounders ended the game with a 66.7% successful dribble rate by converting 10 of the 15 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 336 out of their 427 passes they tried earning a rate of 78.7%. Seattle had 9 shots on goal out of 17 shots tried which had them at a 52.9% rate in their last outing.
Raul Ruidiaz should provide a lift for Seattle Sounders FC. The forward from Peru has totaled 12,680 mins and has earned 97 goals. He has accumulated 13 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 10 times. He is currently averaging 0.69 goals per 90 mins and has started 147 games so far in his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Nicolas Lodeiro, the midfielder representing Uruguay. He has collected 41 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 51 different times. Lodeiro has been given a total of 27 yellow cards in 14,221 mins played (155 career starts). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.26.
Stefan Frei will be looking after the net for Seattle Sounders FC. Frei has tallied 83 clean sheets and has defended 1,371 shots attempted against him in 27,156 minutes in his career. He has a save percentage of 72.9 and his shutout rate is currently 27.5%. He has surrendered 1.30 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 128-71-102. So far in his career, Frei has given up 391 goals and has 990 saves in 302 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle (+240)
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