Real Salt Lake vs Colorado Rapids Prediction, 10/16/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Salt Lake vs Colorado Rapids
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Salt Lake (+140) Colorado (+185)
Rubio Rubin and Real Salt Lake (11-6-11, 5th in Western Conference) host the Colorado Rapids (14-9-5, 3rd in Western Conference) at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday. The starting goalies are David Ochoa for Real Salt Lake and William Yarbrough for the Colorado Rapids. The moneyline on this game has Real Salt Lake priced at +140 and the Rapids are at +185. The over/under is set at 2.75.
Salt Lake faced Austin in their last game and took a loss by a final of 2-1. In the passing game, they earned a 90.3% rate by connecting on 393 of the 435 passing attempts last match. RSL attempted 15 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 7 of those attempts for a rate of 46.7%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Salt Lake ended this match at a 33.3% rate by landing 3 SoT of 9 shots. Salt Lake is averaging 1.57 g/90 (44 goals in total) and have tallied 37 assists in all contests for this campaign.
Rubio Rubin is a guy who should impact this matchup for Real Salt Lake. Rubin has started 59 games so far in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.28 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in the United States has accumulated 18 goals in 5,689 mins played. He has totaled 11 assists while tallying 0 yellow card cautions in his career.
One more player who could decide who wins is Damir Kreilach, the forward representing Croatia. Kreilach has totaled 31,092 minutes during 351 starts and has been given a total of 69 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 31 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 91 total goals. He sports an average of 0.26 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The man who will defend the goal for Real Salt Lake will be David Ochoa. Ochoa (17-8-17 mark in his career) has tallied 8 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 19.0% clean sheet rate. The goalie from the United States has seen 188 shots sent his way in 42 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.50 (63 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of 67.6. Ochoa has played for a total of 3,780 mins and has earned 129 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
For their last match, Colorado went home victorious with a score of 3-1 against Minnesota. The Rapids finished the match with a 62.5% successful dribble percentage by converting 15 of the 24 dribbles they pursued. They finished the contest by converting 333 out of their 402 passes they tried earning a rate of 82.8%. Colorado converted 11 shots on target out of 19 shots tried which gave them a 57.9% clip in their last outing. Having a total of 40 goals and 30 assists for all their games, Colorado averages 1.43 goals and 1.07 assists per 90 minutes.
Diego Rubio will need to provide a lift for Colorado Rapids. The forward representing Chile has been on the pitch for 9,751 mins and he has scored 45 goals. He has earned 38 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 22 times. He currently averages 0.42 goals per 90 mins and has started 105 outings in his career. Be sure to watch out for Jonathan Lewis, the midfielder hailing from the United States. Lewis has earned himself a total of 5 yellow card cautions in 3,639 mins played (35 starts). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.45. He has collected 18 goals in his career while helping on a goal 9 times.
William Yarbrough is expected to look after the goal for Colorado Rapids. In his pro soccer career, Yarbrough has surrendered 248 goals while earning 614 stops in 187 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.33 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 73-50-63. He is the owner of a save % of 73.7 and his clean sheet rate is currently 27.8%. Yarbrough has accumulated 52 clean sheets and has defended 851 shots against him in 16,785 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Colorado (+185)
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