Sporting KC vs Minnesota United FC Prediction, 9/15/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sporting KC vs Minnesota United FC
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Location: Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, KS
TV: Bally Sports North+
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (-120) Minnesota (+310)
Johnny Russell and Sporting KC (12-7-5, 2nd in Western Conference) play Minnesota United (8-7-7, 6th in Western Conference) at Children's Mercy Park on Wednesday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Tim Melia for Sporting KC and Tyler Miller for Minnesota United. The Loons are priced at +310 while Sporting Kansas City is at -120. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Kansas City faced Chicago in their last match and went home with a win by a final score of 2-0. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 90.3% rate by connecting on 594 of the 658 passing targets last contest. Sporting KC tried 22 dribbles in this match and completed 15 of those tries for a rate of 68.2%.
Get all of our Free Soccer Picks
In relation to shooting accuracy, Kansas City wrapped this game up at a 37.5% rate by putting 6 SoT out of 16 total shots. Kansas City has an average of 1.62 g/90 (39 goals in total) and have accounted for 24 assists in all matches this year.
Johnny Russell is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Sporting KC. He has 53 assists while accumulating 28 yellow card cautions in his career. Russell has been given a starting assignment in 311 outings during his career and has 0.31 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Scotland has racked up 95 goals scored in 27,567 mins.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Alan Pulido, the forward born in Mexico. Pulido has been on the pitch for 14,770 mins during 153 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 18 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 24 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 72 goals. He averages 0.44 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Sporting KC is Tim Melia. Melia (88-54-68 mark during his career) has earned 65 clean sheets, which has earned him a 31.1% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper born in the United States has faced 892 shots sent in his direction in 209 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.24 (258 goals given up) and he has a save % of 72.4. Melia has seen the pitch for 18,773 mins and has accumulated 641 saves so far in his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the pitch, Minnesota walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 1-0 against Seattle. They finished this game by connecting on 413 of the 508 passing attempts for a percentage of 81.3%. The Loons earned a 64.7% successful dribble rate by completing 11 of the 17 dribbles they attempted. Minnesota converted 5 shots on goal out of their 15 shots attempted earning them a 33.3% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 24 goals and 18 assists in all their matches, Minnesota has an average of 1.09 goals and 0.82 assists per 90 minutes.
Adrien Hunou will need to be on top of his game for Minnesota United FC. The forward who is from France has 11,086 professional minutes while scoring 41 goals. He has accumulated 12 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 9 times. He is averaging 0.33 goals per 90 and has started 121 matches in his career. You should also keep an eye on Ethan Finlay, the forward who is from the United States. Finlay has been handed 12 yellow cards in 14,787 minutes played (166 starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.29. He has scored 47 goals thus far in his career while assisting on a goal 34 times.
Tyler Miller will be looking after the net for Minnesota United FC. Miller has accumulated 33 clean sheets and has defended 516 shots against him in 10,859 mins throughout his career. He holds a save % of 72.3 and his shutout rate is currently at 27.3%. He has given up 1.30 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 60-34-27. So far in his career, Miller has given up 157 goals and has tallied 370 saves in 121 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas City (-120)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's Free Soccer Picks
Get all of Today's Expert Soccer Picks
Most Recent Soccer Picks
- Getafe vs Real Sociedad Prediction, 10/3/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
- Crystal Palace vs Leicester City Prediction, 10/3/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
- Elche vs Celta Vigo Prediction, 10/3/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
- Villarreal vs Betis Prediction, 10/3/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
- Cadiz vs Valencia Prediction, 10/2/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
- Wolverhampton vs Newcastle United Prediction, 10/2/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
- Manchester United vs Everton Prediction, 10/2/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
- Leeds United vs Watford Prediction, 10/2/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
- Mallorca vs Levante Prediction, 10/2/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
- Osasuna vs Rayo Vallecano Prediction, 10/2/2021 La Liga Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds