Minnesota United FC vs Austin FC Prediction, 5/1/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota United FC vs Austin FC
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: Allianz Field in Saint Paul, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-175) Austin (+375)
Rodney Redes and Austin FC (1-0-1, 8th in Western Conference) are headed to Allianz Field on Saturday where they'll meet Minnesota United (0-0-2, 13th in Western Conference). The starting goalkeepers are Dayne St. Clair for Minnesota United and Brad Stuver for Austin FC. Austin FC is priced at +375 while the Loons are at -175. The O/U opens at 3.5.
Minnesota faced Salt Lake in their most recent match and took a loss by a score of 2-1. When discussing the passing game, they finished with a 83.2% received passes rate by converting 452 of the 543 targeted passes in their last match. The Loons tried 25 dribbles in this outing and converted 15 of the tries for a rate of 60.0%. Concerning shot accuracy, Minnesota wrapped this game up at a 8.3% rate by putting 2 shots on target out of 24 total shots. Minnesota has an average of 0.50 g/90 (1 goals in total) and have tallied 1 assist in all matches this year.
Jan Gregus is a player who should be able to impact this game for Minnesota United. He has totaled 26 assists while accumulating 36 yellow cards during his career. Gregus has been given a starting assignment in 184 outings so far in his career while scoring 0.09 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder from Slovakia has accumulated 16 goals in 16,737 professional minutes played. Another guy who should impact this match is Robin Lod, the midfielder who represents Finland. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 24 times in his career and he has scored 37 total goals. Lod has been on the field for 14,144 mins in 160 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 15 yellow card cautions. He scores 0.24 G/90 thus far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for Minnesota United FC is Dayne St. Clair. St. Clair has seen the pitch for 1,800 mins and has 64 saves thus far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.10 (22 goals surrendered) and he holds a save percentage of 75.0. The goalie born in Canada has had 88 shots sent his way in 20 starts. St. Clair (9-7-4 record in his career) has earned 9 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 45.0% clean sheet rate.
The last time they took the field, Austin went home victorious with a score of 3-1 against Colorado. They finished the match by completing 347 of the 406 passing tries earning a rate of 85.5%. Austin FC finished with a 29.4% successful dribble percentage by converting 5 of the 17 dribbles they attempted. Austin connected on 7 shots on goal out of the team's 14 shots attempted giving them a 50.0% rate in their last game. With 3 goals and 2 assists in all competitions, Austin has an average of 1.50 goals and 1.00 assist per 90.
Rodney Redes should be able to be counted on for Austin FC. He sports an average of 0.16 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 84 games in his career. The forward from Paraguay has earned 6,038 mins while he has scored 11 goals. He has earned 6 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 7 times. You should also watch out for Cecilio Dominguez, the forward representing Paraguay. Dominguez has been handed a total of 13 yellow cards in 8,027 professional minutes (88 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.43. He has collected 38 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 9 times.
Brad Stuver will reside in front of the net for Austin FC. During his pro soccer career, Stuver has allowed 34 goals while totaling 70 stops in 22 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.55 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 9-4-9. He is the owner of a save % of 67.0 and his clean sheet rate is currently 13.6%. Stuver has tallied 3 shutouts while seeing 103 shots tried against him in 1,980 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Austin (+375)
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