Philadelphia Union vs Colorado Rapids Prediction, 8/27/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Union vs Colorado Rapids
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
Location: Subaru Park in Chester, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-143) Colorado (+380)
The Rapids (8-8-10) are on their way to Subaru Park on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Zolos (14-9-4). The Rapids are priced at +380 while the Zolos are at -143. The betting total is set at 2.75. The starting goaltenders will be Andre Blake for Philadelphia Union and William Yarbrough for Colorado Rapids.
The Union have conceded 20 goals while conceding 0.74 goals per 90, and opponents are sitting with 102 SoT against them. They have earned 11 clean sheets, which puts them at a rate of 40.7 this year. Philadelphia has accounted for 55 yellow card warnings the season in addition to 2 red cards. The Union are 2nd in the category of goals expected with 46.2, and the team's xGA sit at 30.8. On the season, the club comes in with an average of 1.89 pts per contest (51 points) and they also are ranked 2nd in the league with 37 assists. This team's goal differential is 31 by 51 goals put in the net in addition to 20 goals given up. Philadelphia has amassed 84 SVs and also are the owners of a SV percentage of 83.3 the year.
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On the year, Colorado has the club's save rate of 67.3 (104 SoTA), and also have a ranking of 21st in the league with 32 points. The Rapids have an average of 1.2 pts per contest while tallying 23 assists and 4 red cards. The Colorado Rapids have totaled 37 goals and the squad's goals expected the season is at 41.7. Colorado has a clean sheet % of 26.9 on the campaign and 75 yellow cards. The club's goals against/90 minutes is 1.54 in addition to 69 saves, and they are sitting with 7 clean sheets. Colorado has a rank of 16th in the category of goals conceded with 40, and their goal difference sits at -3.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Philadelphia will be Andre Blake. Blake (85-49-64 record in his career) has 62 shutouts, which gives him a 31.3% shutout percentage. The goalie from Jamaica has had 844 shots attempted against him in 198 career starts. His GA/90 is 1.26 (248 goals conceded) and he holds a save % of .729. Blake has seen the pitch for 17,783 minutes and has accumulated 615 stops in his pro soccer career.
William Yarbrough will look after the goal for Colorado. Yarbrough has racked up 75 clean sheets and has defended 1,124 shots attempted against him in 23,127 minutes in his career. He sports a save % of .713 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 29.0%. He has conceded 1.32 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 96-71-91. So far in his pro soccer career, Yarbrough has allowed 340 goals and has totaled 801 stops in 259 starts.
Daniel Gazdag is one footballer who can help decide the match for Philadelphia. Gazdag has had a starting assignment in 194 matchups so far in his career and tallies 0.20 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder born in Hungary has 38 goals scored in 16,911 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 13 assists while earning 35 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career.
Colorado features a game changer in Diego Rubio, who pesters opposing defenses. He has totaled 48 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 28 times. The forward born in Chile has been on the pitch for 11,942 minutes and has scored 58 goals. He is averaging 0.44 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 130 matches so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-143)
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