Real Salt Lake vs Orlando City SC Prediction, 7/8/2023 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Real Salt Lake vs Orlando City SC
Date: Saturday, July 8, 2023
Location: America First Field in Sandy, UT
TV: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass
Odds/Point Spread: Salt Lake (+111) Orlando (+228)
America First Field is the site where the Lions (9-7-5) will attempt to defeat Real Salt Lake (8-6-7) on Saturday. RSL opens at +111 and the Lions are at +228. The total is set at 2.5. The starting goalies are Zac MacMath for Salt Lake and Pedro Gallese for Orlando.
RSL has relinquished 31 goals while giving up 1.48 goals per 90 min, and opposing teams have accumulated 83 shots on target against them. They have earned 5 shut outs, which gives them a % of 23.8% on the campaign. Salt Lake has amassed 47 yellow card warnings on the season and 1 red card. The Claret and Cobalt are 8th in the matter of xG with 28.5, and the team's xGA are sitting at 30.8. This season, the squad comes in with an average of 1.43 points per match (30 pts) and sit at 5th in the league with 22 assists. This team's difference in goals is at -5 with the help of 26 goals finished and also 31 goals conceded. Real Salt Lake has earned 53 SVs and they also hold a save percentage of 66.3 so far this season.
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So far this season, Orlando has a save % of 71.4 (77 shots on target against), and are 7th in soccer with 34 pts. The Lions are averaging 1.62 points per contest while recording 25 assists. Orlando City SC has accounted for 32 goals and their xG on the year is 26.6. Orlando has recorded a clean sheet % of 33.3% this year and also 41 yellow cards. This team's goals against per 90 min is currently at 1.10 with 55 saves, and they have tallied 7 shutouts. Orlando is 7th concerning goals allowed with 23, and the squad's difference in goals is sitting at 9.
The guy protecting the net for Salt Lake will be Zac MacMath. MacMath (138-100-166 record in his career) has earned 109 clean sheets, which gives him a 27.1% clean sheet rate. The keeper hailing from the United States has seen 1,831 shots tried against him in 402 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.40 (564 goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .693. MacMath has been on the pitch for 36,205 minutes and has 1,268 saves in his career.
Pedro Gallese will be looking after the net for Orlando. He has allowed 1.30 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 148-106-119. Gallese has totaled 95 clean sheets and has defended 1,599 shots against him in 33,546 career minutes. So far in his pro soccer career, Gallese has allowed 483 goals while totaling 1,118 stops in 373 starts. He is the owner of a save % of .699 and his shutout rate is currently at 25.5%.
Marcelo Silva is a guy who can create chances for Salt Lake. He has accounted for 1 assists while earning 61 yellow card cautions so far in his career. The defenseman born in Uruguay has tallied 11 goals in 21,708 mins. Silva has started 247 games in his career while scoring 0.05 goals per 90 minutes.
Orlando stars Ercan Kara, who is a thorn in the side of defenses. He has totaled 8 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 13 times. The forward representing Austria has been on the field for 6,877 mins and has scored 43 goals. He averages 0.56 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 82 games so far in his pro soccer career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Orlando (+228)
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