Colorado Rapids vs Real Salt Lake Prediction, 4/2/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rapids vs Real Salt Lake
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022
Location: Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (-175) Salt Lake (+482)
Bobby Wood and Real Salt Lake (3-1-1, 2nd in Western Conference) go to Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Saturday where they'll take on the Colorado Rapids (2-1-1, 6th in Western Conference). The starting goaltenders will be William Yarbrough for the Colorado Rapids and David Ochoa for Real Salt Lake. RSL is priced at +482 while the Rapids are at -175. The O/U is set at 2.75.
Colorado stepped onto the pitch against Houston in their last game and got the draw with a final of 1-1. In sharing the ball, they ended the game with a 82.5% passes received rate by converting 350 of the 424 targeted passes last match. The Rapids attempted 7 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 3 of those attempts for a percentage of 42.9%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Colorado finished at a 50.0% clip by putting 4 shots on target out of 8 total shots. Colorado sports an average of 1.50 goals per 90 min (6 goals in total) and have 6 assists in all matches this year.
Jonathan Lewis is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for the Colorado Rapids. He has totaled 9 assists while accumulating 6 yellow card cautions during his soccer career. Lewis has started 42 matches during his soccer career and he tallies 0.45 goals per 90. The midfielder representing the United States has earned 21 goals scored in 4,238 minutes played.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Diego Rubio, the forward born in Chile. Rubio has 10,360 minutes in 112 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 41 yellow card cautions. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 24 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 48 total goals. He currently averages 0.42 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Colorado Rapids is William Yarbrough. Yarbrough (78-52-66 record during his career) has recorded 56 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 28.4% shutout percentage. The keeper born in Mexico has had 896 shots sent his way in 197 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.32 (259 total goals surrendered) and his save % is 73.9. Yarbrough has seen the field for a total of 17,685 mins and has accumulated 649 saves so far in his career.
For their last game, Salt Lake took a loss by a final score of 1-0 against Kansas City. RSL ended the game with a 54.5% successful dribble percentage by completing 6 of the 11 dribbles they attempted. They finished the contest by connecting on 223 of the 283 pass attempts earning a rate of 78.8%. Salt Lake converted 2 shots on goal out of 9 shots attempted giving them a 22.2% clip in their last match. Having earned a total of 6 goals and 5 assists in all matches, Salt Lake averages 1.20 goals and 1.00 assist per 90.
Bobby Wood will need to be on top of his game for Real Salt Lake. He is averaging 0.30 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 123 contests thus far in his career. The forward from the United States has totaled 11,233 mins while earning 38 goals. He has totaled 16 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 15 times. You should also keep an eye on Justin Meram, the forward hailing from the United States. He has tallied 48 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 37 times. Meram has been given a total of 29 yellow cards in 17,665 professional minutes (205 starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his pro soccer career is 0.24.
David Ochoa is expected to look after the goal for Real Salt Lake. In his career, Ochoa has allowed 73 goals and has tallied 151 stops in 48 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.52 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 20-8-20. He is the owner of a save % of 67.6 and his clean sheet rate sits at 18.8%. Ochoa has racked up 9 shutouts and has seen 219 shots attempted against him in 4,320 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Salt Lake (+482)
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