New York City FC vs Real Salt Lake Prediction, 4/17/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York City FC vs Real Salt Lake
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: New York City (-110) Salt Lake (+240)
Yankee Stadium is the site where Maikel Chang and Real Salt Lake (3-3-1, 3rd in Western Conference) will take on New York City FC (1-1-3, 12th in Eastern Conference) on Sunday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Sean Johnson for New York City FC and Zac MacMath for Real Salt Lake. NYCFC is priced at -110 while RSL is at +240. The O/U is set at 2.5.
New York City took the field against Toronto in their last matchup and took a loss by a final of 2-1. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 89.7% passes received rate by connecting on 520 out of their 580 passing attempts in their last outing. NYCFC tried 15 dribbles in this outing and converted 9 of those tries for a percentage of 60.0%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, New York City ended this match at a 60.0% clip by putting 9 shots on target of 15 total shots. New York City averages 1.00 goal per 90 (5 total goals) and have accounted for 3 assists In all contests for the season.
Maximiliano Moralez is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for New York City FC. Moralez has had a starting assignment in 272 matchups during his soccer career and he has earned 0.18 goals per 90. The forward from Argentina has totaled 48 goals scored in 23,740 professional minutes. He has accounted for 68 assists while earning 41 yellow card cautions so far in his career.
Another guy who could decide the outcome is Valentin Castellanos, the forward hailing from Argentina. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 16 times so far in his career while scoring 40 total goals. Castellanos has accumulated 8,359 mins in 94 career starting assignments and has been given 34 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.43 goals per 90 mins during his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for New York City FC will be Sean Johnson. Johnson has been on the pitch for a total of 29,316 mins and is sitting with 998 saves in his career. His GA/90 is 1.31 (427 total goals conceded) and he holds a save % of 70.9. The goalie born in the United States has had 1,410 shots sent his way in 326 career starting assignments. Johnson (126-94-106 record in his career) has earned 77 shutouts, which gives him a 23.6% shutout percentage.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Salt Lake were able to avoid a loss with a score of 2-2 against Toronto. RSL had a 53.3% successful dribble percentage by completing 8 of the 15 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 308 of the 364 passing tries for a rate of 84.6%. Salt Lake connected on 4 shots on goal out of 16 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 25.0% rate in their last outing. Having accumulated 9 goals and 7 assists in all their contests, Salt Lake is averaging 1.29 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 min.
Maikel Chang will be counted on for Real Salt Lake. He is currently averaging 0.20 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 182 games during his career. The midfielder from Cuba has totaled 15,868 mins and has scored 35 goals. He has collected 20 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 46 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Justin Meram, the forward representing the United States. Meram has been given a total of 29 yellow card warnings in 17,801 professional minutes played (207 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.25. He has earned 49 goals during his soccer career while assisting on a goal 37 times.
Zac MacMath will look after the net for Real Salt Lake. MacMath has racked up 44 clean sheets while seeing 681 shots against him in 14,648 mins throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of 70.2 and his shutout rate is currently 27.2%. He has allowed 1.28 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 53-50-59. During his pro soccer career, MacMath has surrendered 209 goals and has 478 stops in 162 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Salt Lake (+240)
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