Minnesota United FC vs Austin FC Prediction, 8/20/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota United FC vs Austin FC
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Location: Allianz Field in Saint Paul, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+115) Austin (+225)
The United (11-5-9) are welcoming Austin FC (14-6-5) at Allianz Field on Saturday. Austin FC is priced at +225 while the Loons are at +115. The total has been set at 2.75. The men protecting the net are Dayne St. Clair for Minnesota United FC and Brad Stuver for Austin FC.
The United have relinquished 35 goals while relinquishing 1.40 G/90, and opposing teams have earned 123 SoT on them. They have accumulated 4 clean sheets, which gives them a percentage of 16.0 so far this year. Minnesota has accumulated 66 yellow cards so far this season in addition to 1 red card. The United have a rank of 17th concerning expected goals with 33.2, and the squad's xGA are sitting at 39.7. On the year, the team has an average of 1.52 points per fixture (38 pts) and also are ranked 12th in MLS with 27 assists. This team's goal differential is 5 with the help of 40 goals accumulated as well as 35 goals allowed. Minnesota United FC has accumulated 90 SVs and have a save % of 74.0 over the course of the season.
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Austin FC has accounted for 54 goals and the team's xG so far this season is sitting at 38.3. The team's goals against per 90 minutes is at 1.36 with 81 saves, and they have recorded 7 shut outs. So far this year, Austin has a save % of 72.6 (113 SoT against), and they also rank 3rd in soccer with 48 pts. Austin ranks 3rd when talking about goals allowed having 34, and their difference in goals is sitting at 20. Austin has earned a clean sheet % of 28.0 this year and also 57 yellow cards. The Verde and Black sport an average of 1.9 pts per fixture while sitting with 40 assists and 3 red cards.
The man protecting the net for Minnesota will be Dayne St. Clair. St. Clair (38-14-31 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 21 clean sheets, which has earned him a 25.3% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper born in Canada has faced 385 shots attempted against him in 83 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.27 (105 total goals surrendered) and he holds a save % of .740. St. Clair has been on the pitch for 7,470 mins and has accumulated 285 stops so far in his career.
Brad Stuver will reside in front of the net for Austin. Stuver has racked up 27 clean sheets while he has seen 518 shots against him in 9,924 mins throughout his career. He has a save percentage of .714 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 23.9%. He has given up 1.39 goals per 90 minutes and he has a mark of 55-24-34. During his pro soccer career, Stuver has conceded 153 goals and has earned 370 stops in 113 starting assignments.
Franco Fragapane is a member of the team who can make a noticable difference for Minnesota. The forward from Argentina has earned 23 goals scored in 10,110 professional minutes. Fragapane has been given a starting assignment in 119 contests during his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.20 G/90. He has totaled 22 assists while earning 17 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career.
Austin has a guy in Sebastian Driussi, who pesters opposing defenses. The midfielder representing Argentina has accumulated 13,936 minutes while scoring 64 goals. He sports an average of 0.41 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 162 outings during his pro soccer career. He has totaled 20 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has helped on a goal 30 times.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota (+115)
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