LA Galaxy vs Seattle Sounders FC Prediction, 8/19/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LA Galaxy vs Seattle Sounders FC
Date: Friday, August 19, 2022
Location: Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA
Odds/Point Spread: LA (-105) Seattle (+260)
The Sounders (10-2-13) are on their way to Dignity Health Sports Park on Friday where they will attempt to defeat the Galaxy (10-3-11). The Galaxy open at -105 while the Sounders are at +260. The over/under is 2.75. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Jonathan Bond for LA Galaxy and Stefan Frei for Seattle Sounders FC.
LA has relinquished 34 goals while giving up 1.42 goals per 90, and the opposition have 94 SoT on them. They have amassed 7 clean sheets, which has them at a percentage of 29.2 on the season. LA has amassed 59 yellow cards so far this year in addition to 3 red cards. The Galaxy are ranked 3rd in regard to expected goals having 42.2, and the xGA are at 33.6. Over the course of the season, this squad has put together an average of 1.38 pts per contest (33 pts) and also have a rank of 11th in the league with 27 assists. This team's goal differential is at 3 by means of 37 goals put in the net and also 34 goals given up. The LA Galaxy have amassed 62 saves and also have earned a save percentage of 66.0 so far this season.
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Seattle Sounders FC has totaled 32 goals and the team's goals expected on the year is currently at 34.7. This club's goals against/90 min is currently at 1.24 in addition to 82 saves, and they are sitting with 5 shutouts. So far this season, the Sounders have a save percentage of 74.8 (111 SoT against), and they also rank 20th in the league with 32 points. Seattle has a rank of 13th in regard to goals surrendered having 31, and their goal difference is coming in at 1. The Sounders have earned a clean sheet percentage of 20.0 so far this season and also 47 yellow cards. The Sounders are sitting with an average of 1.3 pts per match while amassing 19 assists and 3 red cards.
The man protecting the net for LA is Jonathan Bond. His GA/90 is 1.43 (266 goals surrendered) and he holds a save percentage of .686. Bond (71-41-73 mark during his career) has recorded 43 clean sheets, which has earned him a 23.1% clean sheet rate. Bond has seen the pitch for 16,739 minutes and has earned 560 stops so far in his pro soccer career. The goalie born in England has had 816 shots tried at him in 186 career starts.
Stefan Frei will be residing in front of the goal for Seattle. Frei has racked up 97 shutouts and has seen 1,616 shots tried against him in 32,826 mins throughout his career. He is the owner of a save % of .721 and his shutout rate sits at 26.6%. He has surrendered 1.28 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 159-78-127. In his career, Frei has allowed 468 goals and has accumulated 1,165 saves in 365 starts.
Marco Delgado is one member of the team who could help decide the outcome for LA. He has 16 assists while tallying 35 yellow cards in his career. The midfielder born in the United States has 19 goals scored in 18,406 mins. Delgado has been given a starting assignment in 209 outings in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.09 goals per 90 mins.
Seattle has playmaker in Nicolas Lodeiro, who is a thorn in the side of defenses. He scores 0.25 goals per 90 mins and has started 177 games so far in his pro soccer career. The midfielder from Uruguay has played 16,285 mins while earning 46 goals. He has collected 30 yellow card cautions in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 56 times.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take LA (-105)
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