Real Salt Lake vs FC Dallas Prediction, 9/20/2023 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Salt Lake vs FC Dallas
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Location: America First Field in Sandy, UT
TV: Apple TV
Odds/Point Spread: Salt Lake (-118) Dallas (+300)
The Claret and Cobalt (11-7-10) will go up against FC Dallas (9-8-10) at America First Field on Wednesday. RSL opens at -118 while FCD is at +300. The betting total comes in at 2.5. The men protecting the net will be Zac MacMath for Salt Lake and Maarten Paes for Dallas.
Real Salt Lake has a total of 70 SVs and also have a save % of 65.5 on the year. The team's difference in goals is -2 with 39 goals scored as well as 41 goals allowed. On the campaign, this club has put together an average of 1.43 pts per match (40 pts) and also sit at 4th in MLS with 32 assists. The Claret and Cobalt rank 9th when talking about goals expected with 37.8, and the team's expected goals against sit at 39.0. Salt Lake has recorded 63 yellow card warnings the season and 1 red card. RSL has relinquished 41 goals while allowing 1.46 goals per 90 minutes, and the opposition have 110 SoT on them. They have 7 shut outs, which gives them a percentage of 25.0% the season.
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The Toros sport an average of 1.30 points per fixture while tallying 27 assists and 2 red cards. Dallas has a clean sheet % of 22.2% so far this year in addition to 60 yellow cards. Dallas sits at 15th concerning goals conceded having 31, and their difference in goals is coming in at -1. So far this year, Dallas has a save rate of 72.0 (107 shots on target against), and are ranked 19th in soccer with 35 points. The team's goals against per 90 min is currently at 1.15 with 78 saves, and they are sitting with 6 clean sheets. FC Dallas has earned 30 goals and the squad's goals expected on the season is at 28.4.
The guy who will defend the goal for Salt Lake is Zac MacMath. MacMath has seen the pitch a total of 36,655 mins and has 1,282 saves so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.40 (569 goals surrendered) and he has a save percentage of .693. The goalie hailing from the United States has seen 1,850 shots attempted against him in 407 starting assignments. MacMath (141-100-168 mark in his career) has tallied 111 clean sheets, which has earned him a 27.3% shutout rate.
Maarten Paes will reside in front of the goal for Dallas. He has surrendered 1.31 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 107-79-94. Paes has racked up 66 shutouts and defended 1,277 shots against him in 25,142 minutes throughout his career. In his career, Paes has conceded 367 goals and has racked up 914 stops in 278 starts. He is the owner of a save % of .716 and his shutout rate is 23.7%.
Marcelo Silva is one member of the side who can make a noticable difference for Salt Lake. Silva has started 249 outings during his pro soccer career and scores 0.05 goals per 90. The defenseman born in Uruguay has totaled 11 goals scored in 21,888 professional minutes played. He has 1 assists while tallying 61 yellow card warnings thus far in his career.
Dallas has playmaker in Alan Velasco, who should keep defenses up at night. He sports an average of 0.14 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 68 games during his career. The forward from Argentina has played 5,741 mins while scoring 9 goals. He has collected 19 yellow cards in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 12 times.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas (+300)
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