Seattle Sounders FC vs Colorado Rapids Prediction, 10/3/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Sounders FC vs Colorado Rapids
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: Lumen Field in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+109) Colorado (+260)
Lumen Field is the venue where Jonathan Lewis and the Colorado Rapids (13-9-4, 3rd in Western Conference) will play the Seattle Sounders FC (15-6-5, 1st in Western Conference) on Sunday. The starting goalies will be Stefan Frei for the Seattle Sounders FC and William Yarbrough for the Colorado Rapids. The moneyline on this game has the Seattle Sounders FC coming in at +109 and the Rapids are at +260. The over/under opens at 2.75.
Seattle faced Kansas City in their last matchup and earned the victory with a final of 2-1. The Sounders tried 12 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 6 of the tries for a percentage of 50.0%. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 79.4% received passes rate by completing 266 of the 335 pass targets in their last match.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Seattle finished the game at a 37.5% rate by putting 3 SoT out of 8 total shots. Seattle sports an average of 1.58 goals per 90 (41 goals in total) and have 23 assists In all contests for the season.
Fredy Montero is a player who should be able to impact this match for the Seattle Sounders FC. Montero has had a starting assignment in 260 games in his career while scoring 0.45 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Colombia has 118 goals scored in 23,640 minutes played. He has 42 assists while tallying 50 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career.
Another guy who could decide the outcome is Raul Ruidiaz, the forward born in Peru. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 10 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 111 total goals. Ruidiaz has earned 14,678 mins in 169 starts and has been handed 18 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.68 goals per 90 mins for his pro soccer career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Seattle Sounders FC will be Stefan Frei. Frei (134-72-103 record during his career) has earned 86 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 27.7% clean sheet percentage. The keeper hailing from Switzerland has had 1,401 shots attempted at him in 310 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.28 (396 total goals surrendered) and his save percentage is 73.2. Frei has been on the field for 27,876 mins and has 1,015 stops thus far in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Colorado took home the win by a final score of 3-0 against Austin. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 458 of the 526 pass attempts earning a percentage of 87.1%. The Rapids ended the game with a 76.9% successful dribble percentage by completing 10 of the 13 dribbles they attempted. Colorado had 5 shots on target out of the team's 10 shots attempted which had them at a 50.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 37 goals and 28 assists in all competitions, Colorado has an average of 1.42 goals and 1.08 assists per 90 minutes.
Jonathan Lewis will need to provide a spark for Colorado Rapids. He is averaging 0.46 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 34 matches in his pro soccer career. The midfielder hailing from the United States has been on the pitch for 3,555 mins while scoring 18 goals. He has totaled 5 yellow card warnings during his career and has assisted on a goal 8 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Diego Rubio, the forward representing Chile. Rubio has been given 37 yellow cards in 9,644 mins played (104 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.42. He has earned 45 goals during his soccer career while assisting on a goal 22 different times.
William Yarbrough is expected to look after the goal for Colorado Rapids. Yarbrough has tallied 52 shutouts while defending 847 shots attempted against him in 16,695 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save percentage of 73.7 and his clean sheet rate sits at 28.0%. He has conceded 1.33 goals per 90 mins while he holds a mark of 72-50-63. During his professional soccer career, Yarbrough has conceded 247 goals and has tallied 611 stops in 186 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Colorado (+260)
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