Austin FC vs Real Salt Lake Prediction, 10/16/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Austin FC vs Real Salt Lake
Date: Sunday, October 16, 2022
Location: Q2 Stadium in Austin, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Austin (-138) Salt Lake (+340)
Q2 Stadium is where RSL (12-11-11) will try to beat Austin FC (16-8-10) on Sunday. Austin FC opens at -138 while RSL is at +340. The total has been set at 2.5. The goaltenders protecting the net will be Brad Stuver for Austin FC and Zac MacMath for Real Salt Lake.
Austin has allowed 48 goals while surrendering 1.41 goals per 90 min, and opposing teams have accumulated 156 shots on target on them. They have tallied 8 clean sheets, which puts them at a % of 23.5 on the campaign. Austin has tallied 73 yellow cards so far this year in addition to 4 red cards. The Verde and Black rank 10th when talking about xG with 49.9, and the xGA are sitting at 54.1. the season, this team averages 1.65 pts per match (56 points) and also are 2nd in MLS with 47 assists. The team's differential on goals is 16 by means of 65 goals scored in addition to 49 goals given up. Austin FC has amassed 112 saves and they are the owners of a SV percentage of 72.4 the year.
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Over the course of the season, RSL has the club's save rate of 72.1 (140 SoT against), and also have a rank of 14th in soccer with 47 points. The Claret and Cobalt are sitting with an average of 1.4 pts/match while having 33 assists and 1 red card. Real Salt Lake has totaled 43 goals and their xG on the season is at 45.2. RSL has amassed a shut out rate of 29.4 this year and also 69 yellow card cautions. The club's goals against per 90 minutes is at 1.32 with 99 saves, and they have 10 clean sheets. Salt Lake is 14th in relation to goals against having 45, and the difference in goals is coming in at -2.
The man protecting the net for Austin is Brad Stuver. Stuver (57-26-39 record during his soccer career) has earned 28 clean sheets, which has earned him a 23.0% clean sheet rate. The goalie born in the United States has had 561 shots sent his way in 122 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.40 (167 total goals surrendered) and his save % is .715. Stuver has seen the field for 10,734 minutes and has tallied 401 saves in his pro soccer career.
Zac MacMath will be residing in front of the goal for Salt Lake. MacMath has accumulated 68 clean sheets and has defended 980 shots against him in 20,858 career minutes. He has a save % of .709 and his shutout rate is currently 29.4%. He has surrendered 1.29 goals per 90 while earning a record of 80-70-81. In his pro soccer career, MacMath has conceded 299 goals while totaling 695 stops in 231 starting assignments.
Sebastian Driussi is one player who should impact this matchup for Austin. He has 30 assists while accumulating 20 yellow cards in his career. The midfielder representing Argentina has totaled 69 goals scored in 14,652 mins played. Driussi has started 170 contests so far in his career and scores 0.42 goals per 90 mins.
Salt Lake stars Pablo Ruiz, who defenders will be preparing in this game. He has earned 24 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped on a goal 9 times. The midfielder representing Argentina has been on the pitch for 7,608 mins and has scored 3 goals. He currently averages 0.04 G/90 and has been a starter in 87 contests thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Austin (-138)
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