FC Dallas vs Real Salt Lake Prediction, 8/27/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Dallas vs Real Salt Lake
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
Location: Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+100) Salt Lake (+278)
The Claret and Cobalt (10-8-8) are en route to Toyota Stadium on Saturday where they will try to defeat FCD (11-9-8). RSL is priced at +278 while FCD is at +100. The betting total comes in at 2.5. The goaltenders who are expected to start will be Maarten Paes for FC Dallas and Zac MacMath for Real Salt Lake.
FC Dallas has a total of 73 saves and also hold a SV percentage of 72.5 the year. The team's goal differential is 7 by way of 39 goals finished and 32 goals given up. On the campaign, the squad comes in with an average of 1.50 points per match (42 points) and they also are 12th in MLS with 28 assists. The Toros are ranked 10th in relation to goals expected with 38.3, and their expected goals against are 32.7. Dallas has a total of 68 yellow card warnings on the campaign in addition to 2 red cards. Dallas has relinquished 32 goals while surrendering 1.14 G/90, and their oppositition have recorded 102 SoT on them. They have a total of 7 clean sheets, which has them at a rate of 25.0 so far this year.
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Real Salt Lake has earned 34 goals and this squad's goals expected so far this year is 35.0. This team's goals against per 90 minutes is at 1.35 in addition to 82 saves, and they have recorded 8 clean sheets. Over the course of the season, RSL has a save rate of 73.7 (114 SoT against), and also sit at 9th in MLS with 38 pts. Salt Lake is ranked 14th in relation to goals conceded having 35, and the goal difference is sitting at -1. RSL has a CS% of 30.8 over the course of the season in addition to 59 yellow card cautions. The Claret and Cobalt are averaging 1.5 pts per fixture while amassing 26 assists and 1 red card.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Dallas will be Maarten Paes. Paes has seen the field for 11,340 mins and has 311 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.25 (158 goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of .685. The goalie born in the Netherlands has had 454 shots attempted at him in 126 career starting assignments. Paes (44-36-46 record in his career) has earned 25 clean sheets, which has earned him a 19.8% shutout rate.
Zac MacMath will be residing in front of the goal for Salt Lake. He has surrendered 1.29 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 78-67-78. MacMath has racked up 66 shutouts while seeing 954 shots tried against him in 20,138 career minutes. In his career, MacMath has surrendered 289 goals and has totaled 678 saves in 223 starting assignments. He holds a save % of .711 and his shutout rate sits at 29.6%.
Paul Arriola is one footballer who can make a difference on the pitch for Dallas. The forward from the United States has recorded 33 goals in 12,309 minutes. Arriola has had a starting assignment in 134 contests during his soccer career and he accounts for 0.24 goals per 90 minutes. He has accounted for 17 assists while earning 29 yellow cards during his soccer career.
Salt Lake stars Pablo Ruiz, who is a thorn in the side of defenses. He scores 0.04 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 82 outings so far in his pro soccer career. The midfielder representing Argentina has played 7,155 professional minutes and he has scored 3 goals. He has accounted for 24 yellow card cautions during his soccer career and has assisted on a goal 9 times.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dallas (+100)
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