Sporting KC vs Los Angeles FC Prediction, 6/26/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sporting KC vs Los Angeles FC
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2021
Location: Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+107) Los Angeles (+170)
Daniel Salloi and Sporting KC (6-2-3, 2nd in Western Conference) play Los Angeles FC (3-3-3, 8th in Western Conference) at Children's Mercy Park on Saturday. The starting goaltenders will be Tim Melia for Sporting KC and Pablo Sisniega for Los Angeles FC. The moneyline on this matchup has Sporting KC coming in at +107 and LAFC is at +170. The over/under opens at 3.
Kansas City took the field against Colorado in their most recent match and notched a win by a score of 3-1. In the passing game, they earned a 90.6% received passes rate by completing 570 of the 629 passing attempts in their last outing. Sporting KC attempted 15 dribbles in this outing and completed 12 of the attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. Concerning shot accuracy, Kansas City walked away from the pitch at a 42.9% clip by putting 6 shots on target of 14 total shots. Kansas City has an average of 1.82 goals per 90 (20 total goals) and have 12 assists in all contests for this campaign.
Daniel Salloi is a player who should be able to impact this game for Sporting KC. He has accounted for 19 assists while tallying 8 yellow cards during his career. Salloi has had a starting assignment in 92 matches during his pro soccer career and has 0.31 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Hungary has totaled 29 goals in 8,490 mins. Someone else who should impact this match is Alan Pulido, the forward who is from Mexico. He has helped a teammate on a goal 23 times during his career while he has scored 69 goals. Pulido has totaled 14,087 mins during 145 starts and has earned himself 17 yellow cards. He scores 0.44 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Sporting KC will be Tim Melia. Melia (82-49-66 record in his career) has earned 60 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 30.6% clean sheet rate. The keeper born in the United States has faced 845 shots tried at him in 196 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.26 (246 total goals given up) and his save percentage is 72.2. Melia has been on the pitch for 17,603 minutes and has earned 606 stops during his soccer career.
When they last played, Los Angeles finished locked up with a final of 1-1 against Houston. LAFC earned a 55.6% successful dribble rate by completing 10 out of the 18 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this contest by converting 511 out of their 597 passing attempts for a percentage of 85.6%. Los Angeles had 5 shots on target out of 16 shots attempted earning them a 31.3% rate in their last outing. With a total of 11 goals and 9 assists in all their matches, Los Angeles sports an average of 1.22 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Carlos Vela should provide a lift for Los Angeles FC. He averages 0.44 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 304 matches thus far in his career. The forward representing Mexico has totaled 27,320 professional minutes and has scored 135 goals. He has accounted for 50 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 67 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Diego Rossi, the forward who is from Uruguay. Rossi has been handed a total of 6 yellow card warnings in 10,492 professional minutes (117 career starts). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.49. He has 57 goals during his career while helping a teammate on a goal 15 different times.
Pablo Sisniega will be residing in front of the goal for Los Angeles FC. Thus far in his career, Sisniega has given up 42 goals and has 65 saves in 28 starts. He has conceded 1.50 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 12-6-10. He is the owner of a save % of 62.0 and his shutout rate is currently at 10.7%. Sisniega has totaled 3 shutouts and has seen 100 shots against him in 2,520 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+170)
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