D.C. United vs Colorado Rapids Prediction, 9/3/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: D.C. United vs Colorado Rapids
Date: Saturday, September 3, 2022
Location: Audi Field in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: DC (+146) Colorado (+172)
The United (7-4-17) will compete against the Colorado Rapids (8-8-12) at Audi Field on Saturday. The Black-and-Red open at +146 and the Rapids are at +172. The over/under comes in at 2.75. The starting goalkeepers are David Ochoa for D.C. United and William Yarbrough for Colorado Rapids.
The United are 26th in the matter of goals expected with 30.9, and the team's xGA are coming in at 47.4. The United have conceded 59 goals while giving up 2.11 goals per 90 minutes, and the other team have tallied 153 SoT against them. Their differential on goals is -27 because of 32 goals finished and 59 goals given up. They have earned 4 clean sheets, giving them a rate of 14.3 on the season. D.C. United has recorded 99 SVs and also have a SV percentage of 63.4 on the campaign. DC has recorded 61 yellow card warnings over the course of the season and also 4 red cards. This year, this team has an average of 0.89 points per match (25 pts) and rank 24th in MLS with 22 assists.
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The Colorado Rapids have tallied 38 goals and the squad's goals expected on the year sits at 42.8. The team's goals against per 90 minutes is at 1.79 in addition to 83 saves, and they have accounted for 7 shut outs. So far this year, Colorado has a save percentage of 67.2 (125 SoT against), and also are ranked 23rd in MLS with 32 points. Colorado sits at 24th when talking about goals against with 50, and the goal difference is sitting at -12. Colorado has accumulated a clean sheet % of 25.0 the year and 81 yellow cards. The Rapids hold an average of 1.1 points per contest while earning 24 assists and 5 red cards.
The guy defending the goal for DC will be David Ochoa. Ochoa has been on the pitch a total of 4,590 minutes and has accumulated 163 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.53 (78 goals conceded) and he holds a save % of .691. The keeper from the United States has had 236 shots attempted at him in 51 starts. Ochoa (21-8-22 mark during his career) has earned 9 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 17.6% clean sheet rate.
William Yarbrough will look after the goal for Colorado. In his pro soccer career, Yarbrough has given up 350 goals and has earned 815 saves in 261 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.35 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 96-71-93. He is the owner of a save % of .712 and his clean sheet rate is 28.7%. Yarbrough has accumulated 75 clean sheets and has defended 1,145 shots attempted against him in 23,307 mins in his career.
Ola Kamara is one guy who has a chance to score for DC. Kamara has been a starter in 253 games thus far in his career and he tallies 0.54 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Norway has tallied 142 goals scored in 23,521 mins. He has totaled 28 assists while earning 14 yellow card cautions thus far in his career.
Colorado is being led by Diego Rubio, who gives opposing coaches headaches. He sports an average of 0.43 goals per 90 and has been in the starting lineup in 131 games during his career. The forward hailing from Chile has been on the pitch for 12,031 professional minutes while scoring 58 goals. He has totaled 48 yellow card warnings in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 28 times.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take DC (+146)
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