Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles FC Prediction, 7/3/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles FC
Date: Saturday, July 3, 2021
Location: Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Salt Lake (-114) Los Angeles (+280)
Damir Kreilach and Real Salt Lake (3-4-2, 8th in Western Conference) host Los Angeles FC (3-3-4, 9th in Western Conference) at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be David Ochoa for Real Salt Lake and Pablo Sisniega for Los Angeles FC. RSL is priced at -114 while LAFC is at +280. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Salt Lake took the field against Houston in their last game and finished with a draw by a score of 1-1. RSL attempted 9 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 6 of the tries for a percentage of 66.7%. In regard to passing, they earned a 83.9% rate by converting 401 out of their 478 passing attempts in their last match. Regarding shot accuracy, Salt Lake finished the game at a 33.3% clip by landing 7 shots on target of 21 total shots. Salt Lake averages 1.56 goals per 90 (14 goals in total) and have earned 13 assists in all matches this season.
Damir Kreilach is a player who should be able to impact this game for Real Salt Lake. Kreilach has had a starting assignment in 334 outings during his career and he accounts for 0.25 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Croatia has 83 goals scored in 29,560 mins played. He has 29 assists while earning 62 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. One more player who could decide who wins is Rubio Rubin, the forward representing the United States. He has helped on a goal 8 times thus far in his career and he has scored 15 total goals. Rubin has played 4,544 minutes in 48 starts. He sports an average of 0.30 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man protecting the net for Real Salt Lake will be David Ochoa. Ochoa has seen the field for 2,790 mins and has earned 94 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.39 (43 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of 69.4. The keeper hailing from the United States has faced 134 shots attempted against him in 31 career starts. Ochoa (12-7-12 mark in his professional soccer career) has earned 5 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 16.1% shutout rate.
For their last match, Los Angeles walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-1 against Kansas City. LAFC earned a 63.3% successful dribble rate by completing 19 out of the 30 dribbles they tried. They finished the contest by completing 362 of the 393 passing tries for a percentage of 92.1%. Los Angeles converted 3 shots on target out of their 6 shots attempted which had them at a 50.0% rate when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 12 goals and 10 assists in all competitions, Los Angeles averages 1.20 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Diego Rossi should provide solid play for Los Angeles FC. He is currently averaging 0.49 G/90 and has started 118 outings in his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from Uruguay has played 10,573 professional minutes and has scored 57 goals. He has totaled 6 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 15 times. Be sure to watch out for Carlos Vela, the forward born in Mexico. Vela has earned himself 50 yellow card cautions in 27,354 mins (304 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.44. He has scored 135 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 67 different times.
Pablo Sisniega will be looking after the net for Los Angeles FC. Thus far in his career, Sisniega has conceded 42 goals while totaling 65 stops in 28 starts. He has conceded 1.50 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 12-6-10. He is the owner of a save percentage of 62.0 and his shutout rate is currently 10.7%. Sisniega has totaled 3 clean sheets while seeing 100 shots attempted against him in 2,520 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+280)
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