Minnesota United FC vs Sporting KC Prediction, 10/31/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota United FC vs Sporting KC
Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Location: Allianz Field in Saint Paul, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+105) Kansas City (+248)
Johnny Russell and Sporting KC (17-7-7, 1st in Western Conference) go to Allianz Field on Sunday where they'll meet Minnesota United (12-9-11, 8th in Western Conference). The goalies protecting the net are Tyler Miller for Minnesota United and John Pulskamp for Sporting KC. The Loons are priced at +105 while Sporting Kansas City is at +248. The O/U opens at 2.75.
Minnesota took the field against Los Angeles in their last match and earned a one point draw by a score of 1-1. The Loons tried 26 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 21 of those tries for a percentage of 80.8%. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 84.7% passes received percentage by completing 569 of the 672 targeted passes in their last game.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Minnesota finished the game at a 38.9% rate by landing 7 shots on target of 18 total shots. Minnesota sports an average of 1.16 g/90 (37 goals in total) and have accounted for 27 assists in all competitions for this campaign.
Adrien Hunou is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Minnesota United. Hunou has been in the starting lineup in 127 matches in his career and has 0.33 goals per 90 mins. The forward from France has accumulated 43 goals scored in 11,600 minutes played. He has totaled 9 assists while earning 13 yellow card cautions thus far in his career.
Another guy who could decide the outcome is Franco Fragapane, the forward representing Argentina. Fragapane has been on the pitch for 8,342 mins in 97 starting assignments and has been handed 11 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 20 times in his career while scoring 17 goals. He sports an average of 0.18 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for Minnesota United FC is Tyler Miller. Miller (64-36-31 record during his career) has recorded 37 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 28.2% shutout percentage. The goalie from the United States has faced 571 shots attempted at him in 131 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.32 (172 total goals given up) and he has a save % of 72.9. Miller has been on the pitch for a total of 11,759 mins and is sitting with 413 saves so far in his career.
In their last outing, Kansas City earned three points by winning 2-0 against LA. They wrapped up this match by completing 453 out of their 508 passing tries for a percentage of 89.2%. Sporting KC had a 44.4% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 4 of the 9 dribbles they pursued. Kansas City landed 2 shots on goal out of 10 shots tried giving them a 20.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 56 goals and 36 assists in all competitions, Kansas City averages 1.81 goals and 1.16 assists per 90 min.
Johnny Russell will need to provide a lift for Sporting KC. The forward representing Scotland has totaled 28,195 professional minutes while scoring 104 goals. He has 28 yellow cards during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 55 times. He is currently averaging 0.33 goals per 90 and has started 318 games during his pro soccer career. You should also watch out for Gadi Kinda, the midfielder born in Ethiopia. He has earned 11 goals in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 8 times. Kinda has been given 10 yellow cards in 3,259 minutes played (38 starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average so far in his career is 0.30.
John Pulskamp is expected to look after the net for Sporting KC. In his career, Pulskamp has given up 64 goals and has totaled 109 saves in 34 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.88 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 10-7-17. He has a save percentage of 64.1 and his clean sheet rate is currently 20.6%. Pulskamp has racked up 7 clean sheets while seeing 170 shots attempted against him in 3,060 career mins.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota (+105)
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