Real Salt Lake vs Seattle Sounders FC Prediction, 3/5/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Salt Lake vs Seattle Sounders FC
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Location: Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Salt Lake (+105) Seattle (+240)
Rio Tinto Stadium is the venue where Fredy Montero and the Seattle Sounders FC (0-0-1, 10th in Western Conference) will play Real Salt Lake (0-1-0, 8th in Western Conference) on Saturday. The goaltenders protecting the net will be David Ochoa for Real Salt Lake and Stefan Frei for the Seattle Sounders FC. The odds on this contest have Real Salt Lake priced at +105 and the Sounders are at +240. The over/under opens at 2.5.
Salt Lake stepped onto the pitch against Houston in their last match and finished with a draw with a score of 0-0. RSL attempted 12 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 8 of the tries for a rate of 66.7%. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 86.7% passes received percentage by connecting on 299 out of their 345 targeted passes in their last match.
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In terms of shooting accuracy, Salt Lake finished at a 25.0% clip by putting 2 shots on target of 8 total shots.
Damir Kreilach is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Real Salt Lake. He has 34 assists while accumulating 69 yellow card warnings during his career. Kreilach has had a starting assignment in 358 games so far in his pro soccer career and tallies 0.27 G/90. The forward from Croatia has recorded 94 goals scored in 31,714 mins.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Rubio Rubin, the forward representing the United States. Rubin has totaled 6,039 mins during 64 career starts and has been given no yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 11 times thus far in his career and he has scored 19 total goals. He averages 0.28 goals per 90 for his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Real Salt Lake will be David Ochoa. Ochoa has been on the pitch for 4,320 minutes and has tallied 151 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.52 (73 goals given up) and he has earned a save % of 67.6. The goalkeeper hailing from the United States has seen 219 shots sent in his direction in 48 career starts. Ochoa (20-8-20 mark during his career) has accounted for 9 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 18.8% shutout percentage.
For their last game, Seattle took a defeat with a final score of 1-0 against Nashville. The Sounders finished with a 52.6% successful dribble rate by converting 10 out of the 19 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 469 out of their 574 passing attempts earning a rate of 81.7%. Seattle had 2 shots on target out of their 10 shots attempted giving them a 20.0% clip when they last took the field.
Fredy Montero will be someone to watch for Seattle Sounders FC. The forward from Colombia has been on the pitch for 24,179 mins while scoring 119 goals. He has 51 yellow card warnings during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 44 times. He averages 0.44 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 266 outings during his pro soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Raul Ruidiaz, the forward representing Peru. He has scored 112 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 10 times. Ruidiaz has been given 18 yellow card cautions in 14,737 professional minutes played (170 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his soccer career is 0.68.
Stefan Frei is expected to look after the net for Seattle Sounders FC. Frei has racked up 87 shutouts while seeing 1,429 shots tried against him in 28,686 minutes throughout his career. He is the owner of a save % of 72.8 and his shutout rate sits at 27.3%. He has allowed 1.28 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 136-75-107. During his career, Frei has allowed 408 goals and has accumulated 1,032 stops in 319 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle (+240)
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