Seattle Sounders FC vs Minnesota United FC Prediction, 4/16/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Sounders FC vs Minnesota United FC
Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Location: Lumen Field in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-133) Minnesota (+300)
Robin Lod and Minnesota United (9-7-5 last season, 4th in the Western Conference) head to Lumen Field on Friday where they'll take on the Seattle Sounders FC (11-6-5 last year, 2nd in the Western Conference). The goalies protecting the net will be Stefan Frei for the Seattle Sounders FC and Dayne St. Clair for Minnesota United. The Sounders are priced at -133 while the Loons are at +300. The over/under is set at 3.
Seattle played Columbus in their last match and went home with a loss by a final score of 3-0. The Sounders attempted 23 dribbles in this match and completed 11 of the attempts for a percentage of 47.8%. In regard to passing, they ended up with a 81.9% received passes percentage by converting 411 out of their 502 passing attempts in their last match. In relation to shooting accuracy, Seattle finished at a 15.4% rate by putting 2 shots on target of 13 shots. Seattle averaged 1.91 goals per 90 min (42 total goals) and accounted for 30 assists in all competitions last year.
Nicolas Lodeiro is a player who should be able to impact this match for the Seattle Sounders FC. Lodeiro has been in the starting lineup in 155 matches so far in his pro soccer career and has 0.26 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder from Uruguay has earned 41 goals scored in 14,221 minutes played. He has accounted for 51 assists while tallying 27 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Another guy who should impact this match is Raul Ruidiaz, the forward representing Peru. Ruidiaz has been on the field for 12,590 mins in 146 starts and has been given a total of 13 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 10 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 95 total goals. He scores 0.68 G/90 during his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Seattle Sounders FC will be Stefan Frei. Frei (127-71-102 record in his career) has earned 82 shutouts, which gives him a 27.2% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from Switzerland has had 1,367 shots tried against him in 301 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.30 (391 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 72.9. Frei has seen the field for 27,066 minutes and is sitting with 986 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
For their last game, Minnesota took a loss by a final score of 3-2 against Seattle. The Loons ended the game with a 50.0% successful dribble rate by converting 7 of the 14 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this match by converting 261 out of their 342 passes they tried for a rate of 76.3%. Minnesota converted 5 shots on target out of 7 shots attempted earning them a 71.4% clip in their last match. With a total of 33 goals and 27 assists in all their matches, Minnesota averaged 1.57 goals and 1.29 assists per 90 min last season.
Robin Lod will need to provide a lift for Minnesota United FC. The midfielder born in Finland has totaled 13,964 professional minutes while scoring 36 goals. He has earned 15 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 24 times. He is averaging 0.23 goals per 90 minutes and has started 158 games so far in his pro soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Jan Gregus, the midfielder representing Slovakia. Gregus has earned himself a total of 36 yellow card warnings in 16,595 professional minutes (182 career starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.09. He has tallied 16 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 26 times.
Dayne St. Clair will look after the net for Minnesota United FC. During his professional soccer career, St. Clair has conceded 16 goals while tallying 58 stops in 18 starting assignments. He has surrendered 0.89 goals per 90 while holding a record of 9-7-2. He sports a save percentage of 78.9 and his shutout rate is currently at 50.0%. St. Clair has totaled 9 clean sheets while seeing 76 shots against him in 1,620 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota (+300)
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