Seattle Sounders FC vs Sporting KC Prediction, 7/25/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Sounders FC vs Sporting KC
Date: Sunday, July 25, 2021
Location: Lumen Field in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+128) Kansas City (+220)
Lumen Field is the site where Khiry Shelton and Sporting KC (8-3-3, 2nd in Western Conference) will take on the Seattle Sounders FC (9-5-1, 1st in Western Conference) on Sunday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Stefan Cleveland for the Seattle Sounders FC and Tim Melia for Sporting KC. Sporting Kansas City is priced at +220 while the Sounders are at +128. The total has been set at 2.75.
Seattle stepped onto the pitch against Austin in their most recent match and went home with a win by a final score of 1-0. In the passing game, they ended up with a 80.7% passes received rate by connecting on 205 of the 254 passing attempts in their last match. The Sounders tried 12 dribbles in this matchup and successfully completed 9 of those dribbles for a percentage of 75.0%.
In terms of shooting accuracy, Seattle ended this match at a 30.0% rate by hitting 3 shots on target out of 10 total shots. Seattle sports an average of 1.60 goals per 90 min (24 goals in total) and have accounted for 14 assists In all contests for this campaign.
Fredy Montero is a guy who should be able to impact this match for the Seattle Sounders FC. He has totaled 42 assists while accumulating 50 yellow card warnings thus far in his career. Montero has been a starter in 255 contests thus far in his career and he has earned 0.44 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in Colombia has earned 114 goals in 23,170 mins played. Another player who should impact this match is Raul Ruidiaz, the forward representing Peru. Ruidiaz has 13,886 mins in 160 starts and has been handed 16 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 10 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 106 goals. He currently averages 0.69 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The guy protecting the net for Seattle Sounders FC will be Stefan Cleveland. Cleveland (7-7-4 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 3 clean sheets, which has earned him a 16.7% clean sheet percentage. The goalie hailing from the United States has had 67 shots sent in his direction in 18 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.00 (18 goals surrendered) and he has a save % of 80.6. Cleveland has seen the field for a total of 1,620 minutes and has 53 saves in his career.
When they last played, Kansas City were able to avoid a loss with a score of 1-1 against San Jose. They finished this game by completing 410 of the 457 attempted passes earning a percentage of 89.7%. Sporting KC ended the game with a 72.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 18 out of the 25 dribbles they tried. Kansas City landed 7 shots on target out of their 18 shots attempted earning them a 38.9% rate in their last match. With a total of 25 goals and 14 assists in all their matches, Kansas City averages 1.79 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 min.
Khiry Shelton will need to provide a spark for Sporting KC. The forward born in the United States has totaled 6,471 mins while earning 14 goals. He has accumulated 6 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 14 times. He has an average of 0.19 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 67 matches so far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Daniel Salloi, the forward hailing from Hungary. Salloi has been handed 9 yellow card cautions in 8,760 minutes (95 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.32. He has totaled 31 goals during his career while helping a teammate on a goal 19 times.
Tim Melia will be looking after the net for Sporting KC. So far in his career, Melia has allowed 248 goals and has accounted for 617 stops in 199 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.25 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 84-50-66. He sports a save % of 72.4 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 30.7%. Melia has racked up 61 shutouts while defending 858 shots against him in 17,873 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas City (+220)
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