Colorado Rapids vs Minnesota United FC Prediction, 8/6/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rapids vs Minnesota United FC
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2022
Location: Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (-136) Minnesota (+348)
The Rapids (7-6-9) will go up against Minnesota United (10-5-8) at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Saturday. The Loons are priced at +348 and the Rapids are at -136. The Loons are priced at +348 and the Rapids are at -136. The expected starting goalies will be William Yarbrough for Colorado Rapids and Dayne St. Clair for Minnesota United FC.
Colorado has conceded 33 goals while surrendering 1.50 goals per 90, and their opponents have amassed 85 shots on target against them. They have accounted for 7 shut outs, giving them a percentage of 31.8 so far this year. Colorado has accounted for 65 yellow cards on the season and also 3 red cards. The Rapids sit at 8th when talking about expected goals having 34.0, and the squad's expected goals against are 29.7. On the campaign, this team sports an average of 1.23 pts per contest (27 pts) and also rank 19th in soccer with 20 assists. This team's differential on goals is currently at -3 with 30 goals scored and 33 goals relinquished. The Colorado Rapids have compiled 57 saves and also are the owners of a SV percentage of 68.2 the year.
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This season, the United have a save % of 74.5 (106 shots on target against), and also rank 8th in soccer with 35 points. The United are averaging 1.5 points per match while sitting with 22 assists and 1 red card. Minnesota United FC has compiled 35 goals and the team's expected goals so far this season is sitting at 30.9. The United have earned a clean sheet rate of 17.4 the year as well as 60 yellow cautions. This team's goals against per 90 is currently at 1.30 in addition to 78 saves, and they have a total of 4 clean sheets. Minnesota ranks 8th in goals surrendered with 30, and their goal difference is 5.
The man who will defend the goal for Colorado will be William Yarbrough. Yarbrough (95-69-90 mark in his career) has recorded 75 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 29.4% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from the United States has seen 1,105 shots attempted against him in 255 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.32 (333 goals allowed) and his save % is .714. Yarbrough has been on the field a total of 22,767 minutes and has earned 789 stops in his career.
Dayne St. Clair will be looking after the net for Minnesota. He has given up 1.23 goals per 90 and he has a record of 37-14-30. St. Clair has recorded 21 shutouts while seeing 368 shots attempted against him in 7,290 mins throughout his career. During his career, St. Clair has surrendered 100 goals and has 273 stops in 81 starting assignments. He holds a save % of .742 and his shutout rate is currently at 25.9%.
Diego Rubio is a man to keep an eye out for Colorado. Rubio has been a starter in 127 games during his career while scoring 0.43 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Chile has racked up 56 goals in 11,681 mins. He has 28 assists while earning 47 yellow card warnings in his career.
Minnesota has a player in Franco Fragapane, who should keep defenses up at night. He has collected 15 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 22 times. The forward born in Argentina has been on the pitch for 9,948 professional minutes while scoring 22 goals. He currently averages 0.20 goals per 90 minutes and has started 117 games in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Colorado (-136)
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