Real Salt Lake vs Minnesota United FC Prediction, 5/29/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Salt Lake vs Minnesota United FC
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021
Location: Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Salt Lake (+110) Minnesota (+220)
Jan Gregus and Minnesota United (2-0-4, 12th in Western Conference) go to Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on Real Salt Lake (2-2-1, 8th in Western Conference). The goalkeepers who are expected to start are David Ochoa for Real Salt Lake and Dayne St. Clair for Minnesota United. The moneyline on this matchup has Real Salt Lake priced at +110 and the Loons are at +220. The over/under is set at 2.5.
Salt Lake took the field against Dallas in their most recent match and got the draw with a final of 2-2. RSL tried 22 dribbles in this outing and converted 14 of those tries for a rate of 63.6%. When talking about passing the ball, they finished this match with a 81.4% passes received percentage by converting 280 of the 344 pass attempts last game. In regard to shooting accuracy, Salt Lake ended this match at a 27.3% rate by hitting 3 shots on target out of 11 total shots. Salt Lake averages 1.60 goals per 90 minutes (8 goals in total) and are sitting with 8 assists in all games this year.
Albert Rusnak is a player who can be a difference maker for Real Salt Lake. Rusnak has had a starting assignment in 179 games so far in his career and he has earned 0.25 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Czech Republic has earned 42 goals scored in 15,424 mins. He has totaled 30 assists while accumulating 15 yellow card warnings in his career. Someone else who should impact this match is Damir Kreilach, the forward hailing from Croatia. Kreilach has 29,200 minutes in 330 starting assignments and has been given 62 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 29 times during his soccer career while scoring 80 goals. He is averaging 0.25 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Real Salt Lake is David Ochoa. Ochoa has defended the goal for 2,520 minutes and has earned 87 saves in his career. His GA/90 is 1.39 (39 total goals given up) and he has earned a save % of 69.4. The goalkeeper hailing from the United States has faced 124 shots tried at him in 28 starting assignments. Ochoa (11-6-11 mark during his career) has tallied 5 shutouts, which leaves him with a 17.9% clean sheet percentage.
The last time they took the field, Minnesota earned three points by winning 1-0 against Dallas. The Loons ended the game with a 40.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 10 of the 25 dribbles they pursued. They finished this game by converting 315 out of their 365 passes they attempted for a rate of 86.3%. Minnesota converted 6 shots on target out of their 26 shots tried which had them sitting at a 23.1% clip in their last outing. With a total of 5 goals and 3 assists for all their games, Minnesota has an average of 0.83 goals and 0.50 assists per 90.
Jan Gregus will need to be on top of his game for Minnesota United FC. He sports an average of 0.08 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 187 contests in his career. The midfielder from Slovakia has been on the pitch for 17,005 minutes while he has scored 16 goals. He has totaled 37 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 26 times. You should also watch out for Robin Lod, the midfielder born in Finland. He has scored 38 goals during his soccer career while assisting on a goal 25 times. Lod has earned himself 15 yellow cards in 14,406 professional minutes (163 starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.24.
Dayne St. Clair will be residing in front of the goal for Minnesota United FC. St. Clair has recorded 9 shutouts and has seen 96 shots tried against him in 1,980 mins in his career. He has earned a save % of 72.9 and his shutout rate is currently 40.9%. He has conceded 1.18 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 9-7-6. In his career, St. Clair has allowed 26 goals and has earned 68 stops in 22 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Salt Lake (+110)
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