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Seattle Sounders FC vs Los Angeles FC Predictions, MLS Picks, Betting Tips 7/27/2020

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Game: Seattle Sounders FC vs Los Angeles FC

Date: Monday, July 27, 2020

Location: ESPN Sports Complex in Orlando, FL


Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+230) Los Angeles (-110)

ESPN Sports Complex is the venue where Latif Blessing and Los Angeles FC (3-5-0, 5th in the Western Conference) will play the Seattle Sounders FC (3-3-2, 6th in the Western Conference) on Monday. The goalkeepers protecting the net are Stefan Frei for the Seattle Sounders FC and Kenneth Vermeer for Los Angeles FC. The Sounders are priced at +230 while LAFC is at -110. The total has been set at 3.25.

The Sounders have accounted for 7 goals this year, which is currently 12th in MLS. They have attempted 66 shots with 19 being on target, which means they have a 28.8% SOT percentage. Seattle has been able to control possession for 51.4% of the game while they have success at dribbling 64.5% of the time (6th in MLS). They have received 2,237 passes from teammates on 2,536 targets for the season, earning them a receiving percentage of 88.2%.

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Miguel Ibarra is a guy who should impact this matchup for the Sounders. He has totaled 27 assists while earning 14 yellow card warnings so far in his MLS career. Ibarra has been a starter in 148 contests thus far in his career and accounts for 0.18 G/90. The forward who is from the United States has tallied 27 goals (80th among active MLS players) in 13,301 professional minutes played. One more player who could decide who wins is Raul Ruidiaz, the forward who is from Peru. Ruidiaz has totaled 11,617 mins in 134 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 12 yellow cards. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 7 times during his pro soccer career and he has scored 85 goals. He averages 0.66 goals per 90 in his career (5th among active players).

The man protecting the net for Seattle will be Stefan Frei. Frei has seen the field for a total of 25,536 minutes and is sitting with 945 saves during his MLS career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.31 (372 total goals conceded) and he holds a save % of .722. The keeper from Switzerland has seen 1,308 shots tried against him in 284 career starts. Frei (118-67-98 record during his career) has recorded 78 shutouts, which gives him a 27.5% clean sheet percentage.

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Los Angeles has accumulated 2,731 pass targets so far this season (1st in the league) and they have 2,309 completed passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 84.5% and they have controlled possession of the ball 63.6% of the time. LAFC have dribbled successfully 57.4% of the time for the campaign while tallying 15 goals. They have completed 40.2% of their shots on target out of 102 total shots.

Latif Blessing will need to provide a spark for Los Angeles. The midfielder from Ghana has been on the pitch for 6,458 minutes while scoring 15 goals (140th among active MLS players). He has accumulated 10 yellow cards in his career and has assisted on a goal 12 times. He currently averages 0.21 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 208 contests thus far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Mark-Anthony Kaye, the midfielder who hails from Canada. He has accounted for 14 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 18 different times. Kaye has been given 18 yellow card warnings in 9,074 mins played (105 career starts). His goals per 90 min average during his career is 0.14 (165th among active players).

Kenneth Vermeer will reside in front of the net for LAFC. In his pro soccer career, Vermeer has conceded 286 goals while he has racked up 593 stops in 231 starting assignments. He has surrendered 1.24 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 128-51-49. He sports a save percentage of .692 and his clean sheet rate sits at 31.6%. Vermeer has racked up 73 shutouts while defending 857 shots against him in 20,684 career minutes.

So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?

Parlay’s Pundit’s Pick: Take Los Angeles (-110) and under the total goals

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