Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles FC Prediction, 8/6/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles FC
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2022
Location: Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Salt Lake (+179) Los Angeles (+145)
Rio Tinto Stadium is the location where LAFC (15-3-4) will compete against Real Salt Lake (9-7-7) on Saturday. RSL opens at +179 while LAFC is at +145. RSL opens at +179 while LAFC is at +145. The men protecting the net are Zac MacMath for Real Salt Lake and Maxime Crepeau for Los Angeles FC.
Real Salt Lake has accounted for 74 saves and they have a SV percentage of 76.0 on the campaign. This team's differential on goals is 1 as a result of 30 goals compiled in addition to 29 goals relinquished. So far this year, the team sports an average of 1.48 points per match (34 points) and have a ranking of 12th in MLS with 23 assists. The Claret and Cobalt are ranked 13th in relation to goals expected with 32.0, and the squad's xGA are sitting at 31.4. Salt Lake has a total of 56 yellow cards so far this year and also 1 red card. RSL has surrendered 29 goals while surrendering 1.26 goals per 90, and the other team have recorded 100 SoT against them. They have 8 clean sheets, which gives them a percentage of 34.8 so far this year.
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The LA Football Club are sitting with an average of 2.2 points per contest while having 27 assists and 0 red cards. LAFC has recorded a clean sheet % of 27.3 the year as well as 57 yellow cautions. Los Angeles is ranked 2nd in relation to goals allowed with 23, and their goal differential is 21. On the campaign, LAFC has a save percentage of 68.8 (64 SoT against), and they also rank 1st in soccer with 48 pts. The club's goals against per 90 minutes is currently at 1.05 with 46 saves, and they have compiled 6 clean sheets. Los Angeles FC has earned 44 goals and the squad's xG so far this season is 37.2.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Salt Lake will be Zac MacMath. MacMath has seen the pitch for 19,868 minutes and has 670 saves during his soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.28 (283 total goals surrendered) and he holds a save % of .713. The goalkeeper hailing from the United States has had 940 shots tried against him in 220 career starts. MacMath (77-66-77 mark in his career) has recorded 66 shutouts, which gives him a 30.0% clean sheet percentage.
Maxime Crepeau will look after the goal for Los Angeles. He has surrendered 1.32 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 76-36-67. Crepeau has earned 46 shutouts while defending 754 shots tried against him in 16,167 career mins. During his career, Crepeau has conceded 237 goals while earning 536 stops in 180 starts. He has a save % of .711 and his clean sheet rate is 25.6%.
Pablo Ruiz is one footballer who can be a force on the pitch for Salt Lake. He has totaled 9 assists while earning 23 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. The midfielder who is from Argentina has 3 goals scored in 6,885 mins played. Ruiz has started 79 matches during his soccer career while he scores 0.04 goals per 90 mins.
Los Angeles features an attacker in Carlos Vela, who can change the course of a fixture. The forward born in Mexico has accumulated 29,852 mins while scoring 146 goals. He scores 0.44 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 332 games so far in his pro soccer career. He has accounted for 52 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped on a goal 75 times.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Salt Lake (+179)
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