Sporting KC vs FC Dallas Prediction, 4/30/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sporting KC vs FC Dallas
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Location: Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (-133) Dallas (+333)
Children's Mercy Park is the site where Jader Obrian and FC Dallas (4-3-1, 4th in Western Conference) will take on Sporting KC (2-1-6, 12th in Western Conference) on Saturday. The goalies protecting the net will be Tim Melia for Sporting KC and Maarten Paes for FC Dallas. The line on this matchup has Sporting KC priced at -133 and FCD is at +333. The total opens at 2.5.
Kansas City stepped onto the pitch against Columbus in their most recent match and got the draw with a final of 0-0. When discussing the passing game, they finished this match with a 91.2% received passes rate by connecting on 547 out of their 600 targeted passes last game. Sporting KC attempted 13 dribbles in this outing and converted 8 of those tries for a rate of 61.5%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Kansas City ended this match at a 100.0% rate by landing 3 shots on target out of 3 total shots. Kansas City averages 0.56 goals per 90 (5 goals in total) and have accounted for 2 assists in all contests for the year.
Daniel Salloi is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Sporting KC. Salloi has been a starter in 116 matches during his pro soccer career and tallies 0.34 G/90. The forward from Hungary has tallied 40 goals in 10,693 professional minutes. He has accounted for 23 assists while accumulating 12 yellow card cautions in his career.
One more player who could decide who wins is Johnny Russell, the forward who represents Scotland. Russell has been on the field for 29,054 mins in 328 career starting assignments and has been given 29 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 56 times so far in his pro soccer career while he has scored 106 goals. He is averaging 0.33 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man protecting the net for Sporting KC is Tim Melia. Melia has been on the field for 20,393 mins and is sitting with 674 stops so far in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.26 (286 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of 71.4. The goalie from the United States has had 951 shots tried against him in 227 career starts. Melia (94-55-79 mark during his career) has accumulated 69 shutouts, which has earned him a 30.4% clean sheet rate.
The last time they took the pitch, Dallas earned three points by winning 2-1 against Houston. They wrapped up this match by completing 404 of the 458 passes they tried for a rate of 88.2%. FCD earned a 64.3% successful dribble rate by connecting on 9 of the 14 dribbles they tried. Dallas connected on 7 shots on goal out of their 14 shots attempted giving them a 50.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. With 12 goals and 9 assists in all competitions, Dallas sports an average of 1.50 goals and 1.13 assists per 90.
Jader Obrian will need to be on top of his game for FC Dallas. He is averaging 0.34 goals per 90 mins and has started 99 matches during his career. The midfielder born in Colombia has been on the field for 9,083 mins while scoring 34 goals. He has tallied 26 yellow cards during his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 5 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Jesus Ferreira, the forward representing Colombia. He has 29 goals thus far in his career while helping on a goal 17 times. Ferreira has been given a total of 10 yellow card cautions in 7,286 professional minutes played (85 starts). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.36.
Maarten Paes will look after the goal for FC Dallas. Paes has earned 13 shutouts and has seen 245 shots tried against him in 6,300 mins in his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of 66.1 and his shutout rate is currently 18.6%. He has surrendered 1.29 goals per 90 and he has a mark of 26-14-30. So far in his career, Paes has given up 90 goals and has 164 saves in 70 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dallas (+333)
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