Colorado Rapids vs Seattle Sounders FC Prediction, 9/20/2023 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rapids vs Seattle Sounders FC
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Location: Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+155) Seattle (+158)
The Rapids (4-10-13) are welcoming the Seattle Sounders FC (11-9-9) at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Wednesday. The Rapids open at +155 while the Sounders are at +158. The over/under has been set at 2.5. The starting goaltenders are William Yarbrough for Colorado and Stefan Frei for Seattle.
The Colorado Rapids have accounted for 88 SVs and also have earned a save % of 70.3 the season. This team's difference in goals is at -22 by means of 18 goals tallied as well as 40 goals surrendered. This year, the team is averaging 0.81 points per contest (22 pts) and they also sit at 29th in MLS with 14 assists. The Rapids sit at 24th in relation to xG having 30.1, and their xGA are sitting at 37.5. Colorado has 70 yellow card warnings this year in addition to 4 red cards. Colorado has allowed 40 goals while allowing 1.48 goals per 90 min, and their opponents have tallied 128 SoT on them. They have accounted for 8 shut outs, which has them sitting at a % of 29.6% over the course of the season.
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This season, the Sounders have a save % of 71.6 (102 SoTA), and rank 9th in the league with 42 points. The Sounders come in with an average of 1.45 pts/match while accumulating 24 assists and 2 red cards. Seattle Sounders FC has accumulated 35 goals and the team's expected goals on the season sits at 42.4. The Sounders have accumulated a clean sheet % of 37.9% this year and 51 yellow card warnings. Their goals against/90 minutes is currently at 1.03 with 74 saves, and they have tallied 11 clean sheets. Seattle is ranked 12th in goals conceded having 30, and the squad's difference in goals is coming in at 5.
The man who will protect the net for Colorado is William Yarbrough. Yarbrough (49-42-43 record in his career) has earned 43 clean sheets, which has earned him a 32.1% shutout rate. The goalie from the United States has faced 539 shots sent his way in 134 starts. His GA/90 is 1.17 (158 total goals surrendered) and his save percentage is .718. Yarbrough has seen the pitch for 12,121 mins and has accumulated 387 saves during his pro soccer career.
Stefan Frei is expected to look after the goal for Seattle. Frei has tallied 36 shutouts while seeing 401 shots against him in 10,039 mins throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of .703 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 32.4%. He has given up 1.11 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 46-29-36. During his pro soccer career, Frei has conceded 124 goals and has earned 282 saves in 111 starts.
Diego Rubio is one footballer who should impact this matchup for Colorado. Rubio has started 146 contests during his career while he scores 0.43 goals per 90. The forward born in Chile has accumulated 63 goals in 13,287 professional minutes. He has 30 assists while tallying 9 yellow card warnings during his soccer career.
Seattle stars Raul Ruidiaz, who gives opposing coaches headaches. He has accumulated 19 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 12 times. The forward representing Peru has accumulated 17,092 minutes while scoring 126 goals. He is averaging 0.66 goals per 90 and has started 195 contests during his soccer career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Colorado (+155)
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