Minnesota United FC vs FC Dallas Prediction, 5/15/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota United FC vs FC Dallas
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Location: Allianz Field in Saint Paul, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+127) Dallas (+215)
Jan Gregus and Minnesota United (1-0-4, 13th in Western Conference) host FC Dallas (1-2-1, 10th in Western Conference) at Allianz Field on Saturday. The expected starting goalies will be Dayne St. Clair for Minnesota United and Jimmy Maurer for FC Dallas. The Loons are priced at +127 while FCD is at +215. The over/under opens at 3.
Minnesota played Colorado in their last game and took a loss by a final of 3-2. In the passing game, they ended with a 90.2% passes received percentage by connecting on 349 out of their 387 passing attempts in their last match. The Loons tried 13 dribbles in this outing and completed 8 of those tries for a rate of 61.5%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Minnesota ended this match at a 37.5% clip by putting 3 shots on target of 8 total shots. Minnesota sports an average of 0.80 goals per 90 minutes (4 total goals) and have accounted for 3 assists in all matches this season.
Jan Gregus is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Minnesota United. Gregus has been a starter in 186 contests thus far in his career while he scores 0.09 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder from Slovakia has totaled 16 goals in 16,915 mins. He has accounted for 26 assists while accumulating 37 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Another player who should impact this match is Robin Lod, the midfielder representing Finland. He has helped on a goal 25 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 37 total goals. Lod has totaled 14,316 minutes in 162 starting assignments and has been handed 15 yellow cards. He scores 0.23 goals per 90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Minnesota United FC will be Dayne St. Clair. St. Clair (9-7-6 record during his soccer career) has recorded 9 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 40.9% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper born in Canada has faced 96 shots sent in his direction in 22 starts. His GA/90 is 1.18 (26 goals given up) and he has earned a save % of 72.9. St. Clair has seen the field for a total of 1,980 minutes and has 68 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
For their last game, Dallas finished locked up with a final of 1-1 against Houston. FCD earned a 47.6% successful dribble percentage by converting 10 out of the 21 dribbles they pursued. They finished this game by connecting on 401 out of their 465 passing attempts for a rate of 86.2%. Dallas landed 3 shots on goal out of their 13 shots attempted giving them a 23.1% rate when they last took the field. Having accumulated 6 goals and 4 assists in all matches, Dallas is averaging 1.50 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Andres Ricaurte should provide a spark for FC Dallas. The midfielder representing Colombia has been on the field for 11,982 minutes and has scored 14 goals. He has 29 yellow cards in his career and has helped on a goal 30 times. He scores 0.11 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 135 games during his pro soccer career. Be sure to watch out for Franco Jara, the forward born in Argentina. He has earned 82 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 20 different times. Jara has been given 50 yellow cards in 15,496 professional minutes played (173 starts). His goals per 90 average thus far in his career is 0.48.
Jimmy Maurer is expected to look after the net for FC Dallas. So far in his pro soccer career, Maurer has conceded 184 goals and has 458 stops in 155 starting assignments. He has given up 1.20 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 64-51-41. He has a save % of 71.9 and his shutout rate is currently at 35.5%. Maurer has tallied 55 shutouts while defending 637 shots attempted against him in 13,789 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota (+127)
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