Colorado Rapids vs Seattle Sounders FC Prediction, 5/22/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rapids vs Seattle Sounders FC
Date: Sunday, May 22, 2022
Location: Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (-152) Seattle (+400)
Dick's Sporting Goods Park is the site where Nicolas Lodeiro and the Seattle Sounders FC (3-1-5, 11th in Western Conference) will play the Colorado Rapids (4-3-4, 7th in Western Conference) on Sunday. The starting goaltenders will be William Yarbrough for the Colorado Rapids and Stefan Frei for the Seattle Sounders FC. The Sounders are priced at +400 while the Rapids are at -152. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
Colorado stepped onto the pitch against San Jose in their last match and took a loss by a score of 1-0. When discussing the passing game, they ended up with a 81.8% received passes rate by connecting on 283 of the 346 pass targets in their last outing. The Rapids attempted 10 dribbles in this outing and converted 8 of those dribbles for a percentage of 80.0%.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Colorado walked away from the pitch at a 38.5% clip by putting 5 shots on target of 13 total shots. Colorado is averaging 1.10 goals per 90 (11 goals in total) and have accounted for 8 assists in all competitions for the season.
Michael Barrios is a guy who should impact this matchup for the Colorado Rapids. Barrios has started 189 matches so far in his career and he accounts for 0.21 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Colombia has 39 goals scored in 16,574 mins. He has totaled 45 assists while earning 26 yellow card warnings in his career.
One more player who should impact this match is Jonathan Lewis, the midfielder hailing from the United States. He has helped on a goal 9 times thus far in his career and he has scored 21 goals. Lewis has been on the pitch for 4,597 mins during 46 career starts and has been given 7 yellow card warnings. He sports an average of 0.41 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Colorado Rapids will be William Yarbrough. Yarbrough has seen the field for a total of 18,225 mins and has 667 saves in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.32 (267 total goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save percentage of 73.9. The keeper born in Mexico has had 922 shots attempted against him in 203 starts. Yarbrough (79-54-69 mark in his career) has recorded 58 clean sheets, which has earned him a 28.6% shutout percentage.
In their last game, Seattle took a loss by a final score of 2-0 against Dallas. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 335 of the 384 passing tries earning a percentage of 87.2%. The Sounders earned a 20.0% successful dribble rate by converting 2 out of the 10 dribbles they tried. Seattle had 1 shot on target out of 4 shots attempted which gave them a 25.0% clip in their last game. With 8 goals and 5 assists in all their contests, Seattle is averaging 1.00 goal and 0.62 assists per 90 min.
Nicolas Lodeiro will be counted on for Seattle Sounders FC. He sports an average of 0.25 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 161 games in his career. The midfielder from Uruguay has accumulated 14,859 mins while earning 42 goals. He has accumulated 27 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 54 times. You should also keep an eye on Fredy Montero, the forward hailing from Colombia. Montero has been handed 51 yellow card cautions in 24,564 minutes played (270 starts). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.44. He has earned 120 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 44 times.
Stefan Frei is expected to look after the goal for Seattle Sounders FC. Frei has 87 shutouts while defending 1,447 shots against him in 29,046 career minutes. He has earned a save percentage of 72.8 and his clean sheet rate is 26.9%. He has conceded 1.29 goals per 90 mins while earning a record of 138-75-109. So far in his career, Frei has given up 416 goals while earning 1,044 saves in 323 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle (+400)
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