FC Dallas vs Minnesota United FC Prediction, 2/25/2023 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Dallas vs Minnesota United FC
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023
Location: Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX
TV: Apple TV - Free
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (-105) Minnesota (+270)
The Toros (14-11-9 last year) welcome Minnesota United (14-6-14 last season) at Toyota Stadium on Saturday. FCD opens at -105 while the Loons are at +270. The total is 3. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Maarten Paes for Dallas and Dayne St. Clair for Minnesota.
Dallas had 94 SVs and also were the owners of a SV percentage of 75.9 last year. Their difference in goals was at 11 by way of 48 goals scored and also 37 goals conceded. The previous campaign, this club put together an average of 1.56 points per match (53 pts) and they also had a ranking of 14th in the league with 34 assists. The Toros had a ranking of 20th concerning xG with 42.4, and their expected goals against came in at 43.6. Dallas compiled 78 yellow card warnings over the course of last season and also 3 red cards. Dallas conceded 37 goals while allowing 1.09 goals per 90 min, and the opposition compiled 133 shots on target on them. They had 8 clean sheets, which had them at a % of 23.5% the prior year.
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Minnesota accounted for 48 goals and their xG over the course of last year was 45.6. This club's goals against per 90 minutes sat at 1.50 with 116 saves, and they tallied 5 clean sheets. On the year, the United had a save rate of 71.3 (164 SoT against), and also had a ranking of 12th in the league with 48 points. Minnesota ranked 15th in the category of goals surrendered having 51, and their difference in goals was -3. Minnesota held a shut out % of 14.7% last season as well as 79 yellow card warnings. The United finished with an average of 1.41 pts per contest while accounting for 31 assists and 2 red cards.
The guy who will defend the goal for Dallas will be Maarten Paes. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.23 (163 goals allowed) and he has a save % of .684. Paes (47-38-47 record in his career) has earned 26 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 19.7% clean sheet percentage. Paes has defended the goal a total of 11,880 mins and has 331 saves so far in his career. The goalkeeper from the Netherlands has had 484 shots tried at him in 132 starting assignments.
Dayne St. Clair will be residing in front of the net for Minnesota. He has conceded 1.31 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 41-15-36. St. Clair has totaled 22 clean sheets while defending 423 shots against him in 8,235 minutes throughout his career. In his pro soccer career, St. Clair has given up 120 goals and has racked up 308 saves in 92 starting assignments. He is the owner of a save percentage of .728 and his shutout rate sits at 23.9%.
Jesus Ferreira is a footballer who could help decide the outcome for Dallas. He has totaled 22 assists while accumulating 15 yellow cards in his career. The forward born in the United States has recorded 42 goals scored in 9,300 mins played. Ferreira has had a starting assignment in 107 games in his pro soccer career and he accounts for 0.41 goals per 90 mins.
Minnesota has playmaker in Robin Lod, who should keep defenses up at night. He averages 0.25 goals per 90 minutes and has started 208 games so far in his pro soccer career. The forward from Finland has totaled 18,265 mins while scoring 51 goals. He has totaled 23 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 30 times.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dallas (-105)
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