Real Salt Lake vs Colorado Rapids Prediction, 7/24/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Salt Lake vs Colorado Rapids
Date: Saturday, July 24, 2021
Location: Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Salt Lake (+131) Colorado (+216)
Damir Kreilach and Real Salt Lake (4-5-4, 8th in Western Conference) play the Colorado Rapids (7-3-3, 4th in Western Conference) at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be David Ochoa for Real Salt Lake and William Yarbrough for the Colorado Rapids. The Rapids are priced at +216 while RSL is at +131. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Salt Lake stepped onto the pitch against LA in their last match and walked away with a draw with a final of 2-2. When discussing the passing game, they had a 89.0% passes received rate by converting 341 out of their 383 passing attempts in their last match. RSL attempted 13 dribbles in this match and completed 9 of the tries for a rate of 69.2%.
In relation to shooting accuracy, Salt Lake finished at a 36.4% rate by putting 4 shots on target of 11 total shots. Salt Lake is averaging 1.62 goals per 90 min (21 goals in total) and have tallied 18 assists in all matches this year.
Damir Kreilach is a player who should be able to impact this match for Real Salt Lake. Kreilach has been a starter in 338 matchups thus far in his career and scores 0.26 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Croatia has totaled 85 goals scored in 29,896 mins played. He has totaled 29 assists while tallying 64 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Rubio Rubin, the forward who is from the United States. He has assisted on a goal 9 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 15 goals. Rubin has earned 4,844 minutes in 51 career starts. He scores 0.28 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The man who will protect the net for Real Salt Lake will be David Ochoa. Ochoa has seen the pitch for a total of 3,150 mins and has earned 106 stops during his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.37 (48 total goals allowed) and his save percentage is 69.5. The goalkeeper from the United States has had 151 shots tried against him in 35 starting assignments. Ochoa (13-8-14 mark in his career) has earned 6 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 17.1% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the pitch, Colorado got the victory with a final of 2-0 against Dallas. They finished the contest by connecting on 377 of the 433 passes they attempted earning a rate of 87.1%. The Rapids finished with a 71.4% successful dribble rate by connecting on 15 out of the 21 dribbles they tried. Colorado converted 6 shots on target out of their 11 shots attempted which had them at a 54.5% clip when they last took the field. Having accumulated 20 goals and 15 assists in all their matches, Colorado sports an average of 1.54 goals and 1.15 assists per 90.
Michael Barrios will be someone to watch for Colorado Rapids. The forward representing Colombia has totaled 14,852 professional minutes while scoring 35 goals. He has tallied 23 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 40 times. He sports an average of 0.21 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 171 games in his career. Make sure to watch out for Diego Rubio, the forward born in Chile. Rubio has been given 36 yellow card cautions in 9,397 minutes (102 starts). His goals per 90 minute average thus far in his career is 0.42. He has accumulated 44 goals thus far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 22 times.
William Yarbrough will reside in front of the net for Colorado Rapids. So far in his career, Yarbrough has allowed 236 goals and has totaled 567 saves in 173 starts. He has surrendered 1.37 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 66-44-62. He sports a save % of 73.2 and his shutout rate is currently at 27.2%. Yarbrough has 47 clean sheets while seeing 794 shots tried against him in 15,525 career mins.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Colorado (+216)
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