Austin FC vs Sporting KC Prediction, 8/13/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Austin FC vs Sporting KC
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2022
Location: Q2 Stadium in Austin, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Austin (-147) Kansas City (+400)
The Wizards (6-5-14) are en route to Q2 Stadium on Saturday where they will play AFC (13-6-5). Sporting Kansas City is priced at +400 and Austin FC is at -147. Sporting Kansas City is priced at +400 and Austin FC is at -147. The men protecting the net are Brad Stuver for Austin FC and Tim Melia for Sporting KC.
The Verde and Black are ranked 7th in the matter of goals expected with 36.9, and the team's expected goals against are at 37.0. Austin has relinquished 31 goals while conceding 1.29 goals per 90 min, and opposing teams have recorded 107 SoT against them. The team's goal differential is at 19 as a result of 50 goals notched and 31 goals conceded. They have earned 7 clean sheets, giving them a percentage of 29.2 so far this season. Austin FC has a total of 77 SVs and they have a save % of 72.9 on the campaign. Austin has earned 55 yellow card warnings the year and 3 red cards. This year, this club has an average of 1.88 pts per match (45 pts) and also sit at 1st in soccer with 39 assists.
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Sporting KC has recorded 23 goals and the squad's goals expected on the year is at 23.2. Their goals against per 90 min is currently at 1.76 with 58 saves, and they have tallied 4 shut outs. On the year, KC has a save % of 58.2 (98 SoTA), and also have a ranking of 27th in soccer with 23 pts. Kansas City is ranked 28th in goals against having 44, and the difference in goals is sitting at -21. KC has accounted a clean sheet percentage of 16.0 this year and also 50 yellow card warnings. The Wizards average 0.9 points per match while sitting with 12 assists and 6 red cards.
The man defending the goal for Austin will be Brad Stuver. Stuver (54-23-34 record in his career) has accumulated 27 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 24.3% shutout rate. The goalie from the United States has had 506 shots attempted against him in 111 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.36 (147 goals allowed) and his save percentage is .717. Stuver has seen the pitch a total of 9,744 mins and is sitting with 363 stops so far in his career.
Tim Melia will reside in front of the goal for Kansas City. During his professional soccer career, Melia has allowed 374 goals and has earned 792 saves in 279 starts. He has surrendered 1.34 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 107-66-107. He has a save % of .688 and his shutout rate sits at 28.0%. Melia has tallied 78 shutouts and defended 1,152 shots attempted against him in 25,035 career minutes.
Sebastian Driussi is a member of the side who can be a difference maker for Austin. The midfielder from Argentina has totaled 63 goals in 13,846 minutes played. Driussi has been given a starting assignment in 161 matches during his career and he has earned 0.41 goals per 90. He has 30 assists while earning 19 yellow cards during his pro soccer career.
Kansas City features a difference maker in Remi Walter, who opposing coaches will have to gameplan in this fixture. The midfielder born in France has played 13,459 mins while scoring 9 goals. He averages 0.06 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 149 outings so far in his career. He has totaled 9 yellow card cautions in his career and has helped on a goal 8 times.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Austin (-147)
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