Sporting KC vs Los Angeles FC Prediction, 7/23/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sporting KC vs Los Angeles FC
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2022
Location: Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+180) Los Angeles (+140)
Children's Mercy Park is the site where Cristian Arango and Los Angeles FC (13-3-4, 1st in Western Conference) will play Sporting KC (5-5-12, 14th in Western Conference) on Saturday. The goalies protecting the net are Tim Melia for Sporting KC and Maxime Crepeau for Los Angeles FC. The moneyline on this matchup has Sporting KC coming in at +180 and LAFC is at +140. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Kansas City faced Salt Lake in their last game and took a loss by a final of 3-0. Sporting KC attempted 22 dribbles in this match and converted 12 of those dribbles for a percentage of 54.5%. In sharing the ball, they earned a 97.3% received passes rate by completing 319 out of their 328 passing targets in their last outing.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Kansas City walked away from the pitch at a 16.7% clip by landing 1 shot on target of 6 shots. Kansas City sports an average of 0.82 goals per 90 (18 goals in total) and have accumulated 10 assists in all games for this campaign.
Johnny Russell is a guy who can be a difference maker for Sporting KC. Russell has been a starter in 339 matchups in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.33 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Scotland has accumulated 110 goals scored in 30,028 mins played. He has 56 assists while earning 32 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career.
One more guy who should impact this match is Roger Espinoza, the defender who is from Honduras. He has helped a teammate on a goal 30 times during his soccer career and he has scored 14 total goals. Espinoza has earned 25,339 minutes in 288 starting assignments and has been handed 74 yellow card warnings. He averages 0.05 G/90 during his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Sporting KC is Tim Melia. Melia has been on the field for 20,933 mins and is sitting with 687 saves during his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.28 (298 total goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of 71.0. The keeper from the United States has faced 975 shots attempted at him in 233 career starts. Melia (95-58-81 mark in his career) has accumulated 70 clean sheets, which gives him a 30.0% shutout rate.
When they last took the field, Los Angeles went home victorious with a score of 2-1 against Nashville. They finished the match by completing 430 out of their 474 attempted passes earning a rate of 90.7%. LAFC finished with a 40.9% successful dribble percentage by converting 9 of the 22 dribbles they tried. Los Angeles had 5 shots on target out of their 13 shots attempted giving them a 38.5% rate when they last took the field. With a total of 40 goals and 23 assists in all their contests, Los Angeles averages 2.00 goals and 1.15 assists per 90 minutes.
Cristian Arango will need to provide a spark for Los Angeles FC. The forward born in Colombia has accumulated 11,176 minutes and he has scored 51 goals. He has earned 25 yellow cards during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 9 times. He currently averages 0.41 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 120 games thus far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Carlos Vela, the forward hailing from Mexico. Vela has been handed a total of 51 yellow card warnings in 29,595 minutes played (329 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.44. He has scored 145 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 75 times.
Maxime Crepeau will be residing in front of the net for Los Angeles FC. So far in his career, Crepeau has given up 190 goals and has 437 saves in 134 starts. He has surrendered 1.42 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 44-29-60. He sports a save percentage of 71.3 and his clean sheet rate is currently 25.4%. Crepeau has accumulated 34 clean sheets while defending 614 shots attempted against him in 12,027 career mins.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas City (+180)
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