Real Salt Lake vs FC Dallas Prediction, 9/4/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Salt Lake vs FC Dallas
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Location: Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Salt Lake (-102) Dallas (+301)
Rio Tinto Stadium is the venue where Jader Obrian and FC Dallas (6-7-9, 10th in Western Conference) will play Real Salt Lake (7-6-8, 7th in Western Conference) on Saturday. The starting goalies are Andrew Putna for Real Salt Lake and Jimmy Maurer for FC Dallas. RSL is priced at -102 while FCD is at +301. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Salt Lake played Vancouver in their most recent game and took a loss by a score of 4-1. In the passing game, they finished with a 84.1% rate by connecting on 366 of the 435 pass attempts last contest. RSL tried 11 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 6 of the attempts for a rate of 54.5%.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Salt Lake finished at a 25.0% clip by hitting 2 shots on target out of 8 total shots. Salt Lake has an average of 1.43 goals per 90 minutes (30 total goals) and have accounted for 26 assists in all games for the year.
Damir Kreilach is a player who should be able to impact this game for Real Salt Lake. Kreilach has been in the starting lineup in 344 matchups during his pro soccer career and he scores 0.25 goals per 90. The forward who is from Croatia has accumulated 86 goals scored in 30,462 minutes played. He has accounted for 30 assists while earning 67 yellow card cautions during his career.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Rubio Rubin, the forward born in the United States. Rubin has totaled 5,233 minutes during 54 career starting assignments. He has assisted on a goal 10 times so far in his career while he has scored 16 total goals. He sports an average of 0.28 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The guy protecting the net for Real Salt Lake will be Andrew Putna. Putna (20-11-15 mark in his career) has recorded 14 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 30.4% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper born in the United States has had 191 shots tried at him in 46 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.45 (68 total goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 64.9. Putna has seen the field for 4,230 minutes and has earned 125 saves during his soccer career.
When they last took the field, Dallas went home victorious with a score of 5-3 against Austin. FCD earned a 81.0% successful dribble rate by completing 17 out of the 21 dribbles they tried. They finished this game by converting 262 out of their 290 passes they tried earning a rate of 90.3%. Dallas converted 7 shots on target out of their 20 shots attempted which had them at a 35.0% clip when they last took the field. With 29 goals and 22 assists in all matches, Dallas averages 1.32 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Jader Obrian should be someone to watch for FC Dallas. The midfielder from Colombia has earned 7,717 professional minutes while scoring 28 goals. He has 22 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 2 times. He is averaging 0.33 goals per 90 mins and has been in the starting lineup in 82 contests during his pro soccer career. Make sure to watch out for Jesus Ferreira, the forward born in Colombia. Ferreira has earned himself 10 yellow card warnings in 5,573 professional minutes (66 starts). His goals per 90 min average in his pro soccer career is 0.32. He has scored 20 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 12 times.
Jimmy Maurer will reside in front of the net for FC Dallas. In his career, Maurer has allowed 208 goals and has earned 501 stops in 171 starts. He has surrendered 1.23 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 68-56-48. He has earned a save % of 71.3 and his clean sheet rate is 33.3%. Maurer has racked up 57 clean sheets while he has seen 703 shots tried against him in 15,229 career mins.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dallas (+301)
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