Austin FC vs Los Angeles FC Prediction, 10/7/2023 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Austin FC vs Los Angeles FC
Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Location: Q2 Stadium in Austin, TX
TV: MLS Season Pass
Odds/Point Spread: Austin (-149) Los Angeles (+390)
The Rapids (5-11-15) are traveling to Toyota Stadium on Saturday where they will take on FCD (10-11-10). FCD opens at -149 while the Rapids are at +390. The total has been set at 2.5. The expected starting goalkeepers are Brad Stuver for Austin and Maxime Crepeau for Los Angeles.
Dallas has surrendered 34 goals while giving up 1.10 goals per 90 min, and opposing clubs are sitting with 127 shots on target against them. They have earned 7 clean sheets, which has them sitting at a percentage of 22.6% this season. Dallas has accumulated 65 yellow card warnings so far this season and also 2 red cards. The Toros rank 24th when it comes to xG having 33.1, and their expected goals against are coming in at 32.9. This year, this team holds an average of 1.32 pts per match (41 pts) and are 12th in soccer with 30 assists. The team's difference in goals is at 1 with the help of 35 goals put in the net as well as 34 goals surrendered. FC Dallas has tallied 96 saves and are the owners of a save rate of 74.0 on the campaign.
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The Colorado Rapids have accounted for 24 goals and the team's goals expected this year is at 32.9. This team's goals against/90 minutes is 1.52 with 100 saves, and they have a total of 9 clean sheets. This year, Colorado has a save rate of 69.4 (147 SoT against), and also rank 28th in MLS with 26 pts. Colorado has a rank of 28th for goals surrendered with 47, and their difference in goals is at -23. Colorado has accounted a clean sheet % of 29.0% over the course of the season and also 77 yellow cards. The Rapids hold an average of 0.84 pts per match while totaling 19 assists and 4 red cards.
The man defending the goal for Dallas is Maarten Paes. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.31 (370 goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of .719. Paes (108-82-94 mark in his career) has 67 shutouts, which gives him a 23.8% shutout percentage. Paes has defended the goal for 25,502 minutes and is sitting with 932 stops in his career. The goalkeeper hailing from the Netherlands has seen 1,297 shots sent in his direction in 282 starting assignments.
William Yarbrough will reside in front of the goal for Colorado. He has conceded 1.17 goals per 90 while earning a record of 49-42-43. Yarbrough has earned 43 shutouts while defending 539 shots attempted against him in 12,121 minutes in his career. During his professional soccer career, Yarbrough has allowed 158 goals while tallying 387 stops in 134 starts. He sports a save % of .718 and his shutout rate is currently 32.1%.
Alan Velasco is a guy who can create chances for Dallas. The forward representing Argentina has totaled 10 goals scored in 5,960 minutes. Velasco has been in the starting lineup in 71 outings in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.15 goals per 90. He has totaled 12 assists while earning 20 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career.
Colorado stars Diego Rubio, who opposing coaches will have to gameplan in this fixture. The forward from Chile has 13,534 minutes while scoring 65 goals. He is averaging 0.43 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 149 contests during his soccer career. He has 10 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 30 times.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+390)
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