FC Dallas vs Saint Louis City CS MLS Betting prediction

MLS FC Dallas vs St. Louis City SC Prediction 4/7/2024

FC Dallas (1-4-0) travel to face off against St. Louis City SC (1-1-4) on Sunday, April 7th. This match will be played at Citypark in St. Louis, MO. Both FC Dallas and St. Louis City SC will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous matches. The match is scheduled for 8:30 PM ET.

FC Dallas vs St. Louis City SC

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FC Dallas Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

FC Dallas will be looking to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Austin FC. This was their second straight match on the road, and they went into the match as the +180 underdog. The three combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Eugene Ansah scored the only goal for FC Dallas, and he needed just two total shots and two shots on goal to find the back of the net. Petar Musa picked up the assist on Ansah’s score. Overall, FC Dallas had four shots on goal and eight total shots.

On the defensive end, FC Dallas allowed two goals on Austin FC’s four shots on goal. Maarten Paes finished with just one save and FC Dallas’ defense blocked one shot while intercepting nine passes.

Through five matches, FC Dallas has just one win and sits in 12th place in the Western Conference. They have dropped four straight matches, including a loss to Austin FC on March 31st. Overall, they are 1-2 at home and 0-2 on the road. After this match, they will return home to take on the Seattle Sounders FC on April 14th. In the Western Conference standings, they are just two points behind the San Jose Earthquakes.

St. Louis City SC Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

St. Louis City SC will be looking to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Real Salt Lake. This match took place on the road, and going into the match, they were the heavy underdog at +375. The four combined goals were just above the over/under line of 3.5 goals.

Indiana Vassilev was the only St. Louis City player to score, and he took two shots and scored on his only shot on goal. No other player for St. Louis City took more than one shot on goal, and as a whole, they had just two shots on goal and nine shots overall.

On the defensive end, St. Louis City allowed three goals on Real Salt Lake’s 12 total shots. Roman Burki made just one save on four total shots on goal. St. Louis City’s defense intercepted 10 passes and had one blocked shot.

Through six matches, St. Louis City SC has a record of 1-1-4, which has them in 10th place in the Western Conference. They have yet to win a match on the road, going 0-1-2, but have been solid at home, going 1-0-2. Overall, they have been favored in three matches, going 1-0-2, and have been the underdog in their other three matches, going 0-1-2. Their last win came on March 3rd vs. New York City FC, and since then, they have gone 1-1-3. Following this match vs. FC Dallas, they will be at home again on Sunday, April 14th vs. Austin FC.

FC Dallas Offense Breakdown

FC Dallas has scored 1.2 goals per match this season, which is 17th in the MLS. Illarramendi is the team’s top scorer with one goal, which is 61st in the league. Petar Musa is the team’s leader in shots on goal and assists, and he is also tied with Illarramendi for the team lead in goals scored. His five shots on goal are 44th in the MLS, while his one assist is 110th in the league.

St. Louis City SC Offense Breakdown

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St. Louis City SC has been scoring at a solid clip this season, ranking 7th in MLS with 1.7 goals per match. Their top scorer, Célio Martins, has two goals this season, which is 37th in MLS. He also leads the club in shots on goal, ranking 27th in the league. Overall, St. Louis City SC is 13th in shots on goal and 10th in corners. They have had fewer corners than their opponents in half of their matches this season.

FC Dallas Defense Breakdown

FC Dallas’ defense has struggled this season, allowing 2.0 goals per match, which is 26th in the MLS. They have also struggled with blocked shots and interceptions, ranking 24th and 19th, respectively. Maarten Paes has started five matches and is 13th in saves, but he has yet to record a clean sheet. Over their last five matches, they have given up two goals three times, including against the 20th ranked Austin FC offense.

St. Louis City SC Defense Breakdown

St. Louis City SC’s defense has struggled this season, as they are allowing 1.8 goals per match, which is 23rd in the MLS. Over their last four matches, they have given up an average of 2.5 goals per match. They have struggled against some of the better offenses in the league, as they gave up three goals to both Real Salt Lake and the Los Angeles Galaxy. Keeper Roman Bürki has just one clean sheet this season, and his 10 saves are 31st in the MLS.

FC Dallas vs St. Louis City SC Prediction

Looking at how we expect this match between FC Dallas and St. Louis City SC to play out, we have a 1-1 draw as the top pick, with a payout of +275. Both clubs are near the middle of the pack in terms of shooting percentage, and they are also both in the bottom half of the league in goals allowed. Our projections have Klauss as the top projected goal scorer for St. Louis City SC, while Jesús Ferreira has the best chance to score for FC Dallas.

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