Real Salt Lake vs Columbus Crew Prediction, 6/25/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Salt Lake vs Columbus Crew
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022
Location: Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Salt Lake (-120) Columbus (+320)
Rubio Rubin and Real Salt Lake (8-4-4, 2nd in Western Conference) host the Columbus Crew (4-5-5, 11th in Eastern Conference) at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday. The goalies protecting the net are David Ochoa for Real Salt Lake and Eloy Room for the Columbus Crew. RSL is priced at -120 while the Crew are at +320. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Salt Lake faced off with San Jose in their most recent match and took home the win by a score of 2-0. When discussing the passing game, they ended the game with a 81.5% rate by connecting on 229 of the 281 targeted passes last contest. RSL tried 11 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 3 of those tries for a rate of 27.3%.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Salt Lake wrapped this game up at a 37.5% clip by hitting 6 shots on target of 16 total shots. Salt Lake has an average of 1.25 g/90 (20 goals in total) and have accounted for 15 assists in all games for the year.
Rubio Rubin is a player who should be able to impact this match for Real Salt Lake. Rubin has been in the starting lineup in 65 outings during his soccer career and has 0.27 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from the United States has racked up 19 goals scored in 6,240 minutes. He has totaled 11 assists while accumulating 0 yellow cards thus far in his career.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Maikel Chang, the midfielder who represents Cuba. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 48 times in his career while scoring 36 goals. Chang has accumulated 16,409 mins in 189 starts and has been handed 20 yellow cards. He has an average of 0.20 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Real Salt Lake is David Ochoa. Ochoa (20-8-20 mark in his career) has accumulated 9 shutouts, which gives him a 18.8% clean sheet rate. The goalie hailing from the United States has seen 219 shots attempted at him in 48 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.52 (73 goals given up) and he holds a save percentage of 67.6. Ochoa has seen the field for 4,320 minutes and has tallied 151 saves so far in his career.
For their last match, Columbus weren't able to secure a win with a final of 1-1 against Charlotte. The Crew earned a 45.5% successful dribble rate by connecting on 5 out of the 11 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by converting 440 of the 486 passing attempts earning a rate of 90.5%. Columbus landed 4 shots on target out of 13 shots attempted earning them a 30.8% rate in their last game. Having a total of 18 goals and 11 assists in all competitions, Columbus averages 1.29 goals and 0.79 assists per 90 min.
Derrick Etienne will be counted on for Columbus Crew. The forward who is from the United States has been on the pitch for 10,002 mins and has scored 24 goals. He has earned 13 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 24 times. He has an average of 0.22 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 110 matches so far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Miguel Berry, the forward who represents Spain. Berry has been given 1 yellow cards in 2,609 professional minutes played (31 career starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.55. He has accumulated 16 goals during his pro soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 4 different times.
Eloy Room will look after the goal for Columbus Crew. Thus far in his career, Room has allowed 319 goals and has totaled 783 stops in 235 starts. He has conceded 1.34 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 92-62-83. He has earned a save % of 72.4 and his clean sheet rate sits at 22.6%. Room has tallied 53 shutouts and has seen 1,095 shots tried against him in 21,351 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Columbus (+320)
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