Minnesota United FC vs Austin FC Prediction, 6/23/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota United FC vs Austin FC
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Location: Allianz Field in Saint Paul, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-161) Austin (+350)
Cecilio Dominguez and Austin FC (2-3-4, 10th in Western Conference) travel to Allianz Field on Wednesday where they'll meet Minnesota United (2-2-4, 11th in Western Conference). The expected starting goalkeepers will be Dayne St. Clair for Minnesota United and Brad Stuver for Austin FC. The Loons are priced at -161 while Austin FC is at +350. The total opens at 2.75.
Minnesota faced off with Dallas in their most recent game and walked away with a draw with a final of 1-1. The Loons tried 16 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 7 of the dribbles for a rate of 43.8%. When discussing the passing game, they ended up with a 82.6% rate by converting 379 of the 459 passing targets in their last outing. In terms of shooting accuracy, Minnesota finished at a 41.2% rate by hitting 7 SoT out of 17 total shots. Minnesota averages 0.87 goals per 90 min (7 total goals) and have accounted for 3 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Ethan Finlay is a guy who should impact this matchup for Minnesota United. He has accounted for 32 assists while accumulating 12 yellow card warnings thus far in his career. Finlay has been in the starting lineup in 158 games during his soccer career and scores 0.30 goals per 90. The forward from the United States has accumulated 46 goals in 13,996 mins. Another player who should impact this match is Ramon Abila, the forward representing Argentina. Abila has totaled 8,014 mins during 88 starting assignments and has been handed 23 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 16 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 52 goals. He scores 0.58 goals per 90 mins during his soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Minnesota United FC is Dayne St. Clair. St. Clair has defended the goal for a total of 1,980 minutes and is sitting with 68 saves thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.18 (26 total goals allowed) and his save percentage is 72.9. The goalie from Canada has faced 96 shots tried against him in 22 career starts. St. Clair (9-7-6 record during his soccer career) has recorded 9 clean sheets, which gives him a 40.9% shutout rate.
The last time they took the field, Austin finished locked up with a final of 0-0 against San Jose. They finished the match by completing 366 of the 398 passes they tried for a percentage of 92.0%. Austin FC finished the match with a 63.6% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 14 of the 22 dribbles they tried. Austin converted 6 shots on goal out of their 21 shots tried giving them a 28.6% clip when they last took the field. Having accumulated 6 goals and 5 assists in all their matches, Austin averages 0.67 goals and 0.56 assists per 90 min.
Cecilio Dominguez will need to provide a spark for Austin FC. The forward from Paraguay has 8,578 minutes and has scored 39 goals. He has 13 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 9 times. He sports an average of 0.41 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 95 contests so far in his career. You should also watch out for Rodney Redes, the forward born in Paraguay. He has scored 11 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 7 different times. Redes has earned himself a total of 6 yellow card cautions in 6,214 minutes played (85 starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.16.
Brad Stuver will be looking after the net for Austin FC. Stuver has recorded 6 clean sheets while seeing 144 shots against him in 2,610 minutes throughout his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of 72.2 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 20.7%. He has conceded 1.38 goals per 90 while holding a record of 10-7-12. So far in his career, Stuver has given up 40 goals and has tallied 103 saves in 29 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota (-161)
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