Real Salt Lake vs LA Galaxy Prediction, 9/29/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Salt Lake vs LA Galaxy
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Location: Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Salt Lake (+101) LA (+260)
Rubio Rubin and Real Salt Lake (10-6-10, 7th in Western Conference) host the LA Galaxy (11-5-10, 5th in Western Conference) at Rio Tinto Stadium on Wednesday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be David Ochoa for Real Salt Lake and Jonathan Bond for the LA Galaxy. The Galaxy are priced at +260 while RSL is at +101. The over/under has been set at 3.
Salt Lake faced Portland in their most recent game and ended up losing by a score of 6-1. RSL tried 15 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 7 of the dribbles for a rate of 46.7%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended the game with a 86.8% passes received rate by completing 429 out of their 494 pass attempts in their last game.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Salt Lake ended this match at a 50.0% rate by putting 9 shots on target of 18 total shots. Salt Lake averages 1.58 g/90 (41 goals in total) and have 34 assists in all matches for the season.
Rubio Rubin is a player who should impact this matchup for Real Salt Lake. Rubin has had a starting assignment in 58 games during his soccer career and he scores 0.29 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from the United States has 18 goals in 5,580 minutes played. He has totaled 10 assists while earning 0 yellow cards during his pro soccer career.
One more guy who should impact this match is Damir Kreilach, the forward hailing from Croatia. Kreilach has been on the pitch for 30,912 mins in 349 career starts and has been given a total of 69 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 30 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 89 total goals. He currently averages 0.26 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Real Salt Lake is David Ochoa. Ochoa (16-8-16 mark during his soccer career) has earned 8 clean sheets, which has earned him a 20.0% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper born in the United States has seen 176 shots tried against him in 40 starts. His GA/90 is 1.50 (60 total goals given up) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 67.0. Ochoa has defended the goal for a total of 3,600 minutes and has tallied 120 stops so far in his career.
For their last game, LA took a defeat with a final score of 2-0 against Austin. They wrapped up this match by completing 498 of the 554 passing tries for a percentage of 89.9%. The Galaxy had a 52.9% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 9 of the 17 dribbles they attempted. LA connected on 7 shots on goal out of the team's 14 shots attempted which gave them a 50.0% clip when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 35 goals and 25 assists in all their matches, LA has an average of 1.35 goals and 0.96 assists per 90.
Chicharito will need to provide a spark for LA Galaxy. The forward from Mexico has earned 18,442 minutes and has scored 128 goals. He has 34 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 21 times. He scores 0.62 goals per 90 mins and has started 190 games during his pro soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Kevin Cabral, the forward born in France. Cabral has been given 8 yellow cards in 5,348 mins played (57 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.24. He has accounted for 14 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 7 times.
Jonathan Bond is expected to look after the goal for LA Galaxy. Bond has recorded 23 shutouts while defending 537 shots tried against him in 10,259 mins in his career. He has earned a save percentage of 70.6 and his clean sheet rate sits at 20.2%. He has conceded 1.46 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 43-28-42. During his professional soccer career, Bond has given up 166 goals and has racked up 375 stops in 114 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Salt Lake (+101)
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