Real Salt Lake vs Austin FC Prediction, 5/14/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Salt Lake vs Austin FC
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Location: Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Salt Lake (+110) Austin (+252)
Sebastian Driussi and Austin FC (6-2-2, 2nd in Western Conference) are headed to Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on Real Salt Lake (4-4-3, 5th in Western Conference). The goalkeepers protecting the net will be David Ochoa for Real Salt Lake and Andrew Tarbell for Austin FC. RSL is priced at +110 while Austin FC is at +252. The O/U is set at 2.75.
Salt Lake took the field against Nashville in their last game and took a loss by a score of 2-0. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 80.9% rate by connecting on 338 of the 418 passing targets last match. RSL attempted 7 dribbles in this match and were successful in 3 of those tries for a percentage of 42.9%.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Salt Lake finished the game at a 33.3% rate by hitting 2 shots on target out of 6 total shots. Salt Lake sports an average of 0.91 goals per 90 (10 goals in total) and have 8 assists in all matches this year.
Maikel Chang is a guy who should be able to impact this match for Real Salt Lake. He has 46 assists while earning 20 yellow card warnings in his career. Chang has had a starting assignment in 185 matches during his soccer career and has 0.20 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder from Cuba has tallied 35 goals in 16,111 professional minutes.
One more player who should impact this match is Rubio Rubin, the forward representing the United States. He has assisted on a goal 11 times so far in his career while he has scored 19 goals. Rubin has been on the pitch for 6,211 mins during 65 starting assignments and has been handed 0 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.28 goals per 90 so far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Real Salt Lake is David Ochoa. Ochoa has seen the field for a total of 4,320 minutes and has earned 151 saves during his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.52 (73 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 67.6. The goalkeeper hailing from the United States has had 219 shots attempted at him in 48 career starts. Ochoa (20-8-20 mark in his career) has accumulated 9 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 18.8% clean sheet rate.
When they last played, Austin went home victorious with a score of 2-1 against Houston. They finished this game by connecting on 468 out of their 506 attempted passes earning a rate of 92.5%. Austin FC had a 62.5% successful dribble rate by converting 5 out of the 8 dribbles they attempted. Austin landed 2 shots on goal out of the team's 13 shots attempted giving them a 15.4% rate in their last game. Having accumulated 21 goals and 18 assists in all their contests, Austin sports an average of 2.10 goals and 1.80 assists per 90 min.
Sebastian Driussi should be someone to watch for Austin FC. He averages 0.38 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 148 matches so far in his pro soccer career. The forward from Argentina has played 12,663 professional minutes while scoring 54 goals. He has accumulated 16 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has helped on a goal 27 times. You should also watch out for Diego Fagundez, the forward representing Uruguay. He has totaled 61 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 47 different times. Fagundez has been given a total of 34 yellow card cautions in 20,158 mins (225 starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his pro soccer career is 0.27.
Andrew Tarbell will look after the goal for Austin FC. Tarbell has racked up 6 clean sheets and has defended 264 shots against him in 4,916 career mins. He has earned a save percentage of 63.3 and his shutout rate is 11.1%. He has allowed 1.87 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 14-10-29. So far in his pro soccer career, Tarbell has given up 102 goals and has earned 165 stops in 54 starts.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Austin (+252)
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