Seattle Sounders FC vs Los Angeles FC Prediction, 5/16/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Sounders FC vs Los Angeles FC
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Lumen Field in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+135) Los Angeles (+224)
Lumen Field is the venue where Corey Baird and Los Angeles FC (1-2-1, 11th in Western Conference) will play the Seattle Sounders FC (4-1-0, 1st in Western Conference) on Sunday. The starting goalkeepers are Stefan Cleveland for the Seattle Sounders FC and Pablo Sisniega for Los Angeles FC. LAFC is priced at +224 while the Sounders are at +135. The O/U has been set at 3.25.
Seattle played San Jose in their last game and notched a win by a score of 1-0. In the passing game, they ended the game with a 79.6% received passes percentage by connecting on 262 out of their 329 pass attempts in their last match. The Sounders tried 14 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 9 of the tries for a rate of 64.3%. In terms of shooting accuracy, Seattle walked away from the pitch at a 5.9% clip by putting 1 shot on target 17 total shots. Seattle has an average of 2.20 goals per 90 (11 total goals) and have accumulated 6 assists in all competitions this season.
Raul Ruidiaz is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for the Seattle Sounders FC. He has totaled 10 assists while earning 14 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Ruidiaz has been in the starting lineup in 151 contests in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.69 goals per 90. The forward who is from Peru has recorded 100 goals in 13,040 professional minutes played. Another player who could decide the outcome is Nicolas Lodeiro, the midfielder who represents Uruguay. Lodeiro has been on the field for 14,246 mins during 155 starts and has been given 27 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 51 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 41 total goals. He sports an average of 0.26 G/90 for his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Seattle Sounders FC is Stefan Cleveland. Cleveland (3-3-3 mark in his career) has 0 shutouts, which gives him a 0.0% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from the United States has had 47 shots tried at him in 9 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.22 (11 goals given up) and he is the owner of a save % of 80.9. Cleveland has defended the goal for a total of 810 mins and has tallied 37 saves in his career.
The last time they took the field, Los Angeles went home defeated by a final of 2-1 against LA. They finished the match by connecting on 484 of the 565 passes they attempted for a percentage of 85.7%. LAFC had a 45.8% successful dribble percentage by completing 11 out of the 24 dribbles they tried. Los Angeles converted 5 shots on target out of the team's 17 shots attempted giving them a 29.4% rate when they last took the field. With a total of 5 goals and 4 assists for all their matches, Los Angeles sports an average of 1.25 goals and 1.00 assist per 90.
Corey Baird should provide a lift for Los Angeles FC. He is currently averaging 0.27 G/90 and has been given a starting assignment in 66 matches so far in his pro soccer career. The forward from the United States has been on the field for 5,904 mins while scoring 18 goals. He has accumulated 15 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 11 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Diego Rossi, the forward hailing from Uruguay. Rossi has been given a total of 6 yellow card warnings in 10,042 mins (112 career starts). His goals per 90 average so far in his career is 0.49. He has earned 55 goals thus far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 15 different times.
Pablo Sisniega will reside in front of the net for Los Angeles FC. Sisniega has totaled 3 shutouts while seeing 89 shots against him in 2,160 career minutes. He holds a save percentage of 64.0 and his clean sheet rate sits at 12.5%. He has allowed 1.50 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 11-5-8. During his career, Sisniega has conceded 36 goals and has accounted for 60 stops in 24 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+224)
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