Real Salt Lake vs FC Dallas MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Real Salt Lake vs FC Dallas Prediction 5/26/2024

Real Salt Lake (8-2-4) travel to face off against FC Dallas (3-6-3) on Sunday, May 26th. This match will be played at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX. Real Salt Lake is coming off a win in their previous match, while FC Dallas played to a draw vs. Real Salt Lake. The match is scheduled for 8:30 PM ET.

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Real Salt Lake Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, Real Salt Lake hosted the Colorado Rapids SC and came out on top in a high-scoring affair, with the final score being 5-3. The over/under line going into the match was 0.5 goals.

On the offensive end, Real Salt Lake had a total of 20 shots and 10 shots on goal. Four players scored for Real Salt Lake, led by two goals from both Carlos Gomez and Cristian Arango.

Zac MacMath was between the sticks for Real Salt Lake, finishing with seven saves on Colorado’s 10 shots on goal. Real Salt Lake’s defensive unit blocked three shots and intercepted nine passes.

In their last seven matches, Real Salt Lake has gone 5-0-2, and they are currently on a two-match winning streak. Overall, they are 8-2-4, which has them in first place in the Western Conference. They have a two-point lead over FC Cincinnati and a four-point lead over Minnesota United FC. On the road this season, Real Salt Lake has gone 3-1-3. Following this match against FC Dallas, they will take on the Seattle Sounders FC on Thursday, May 30th.

FC Dallas Is Coming Off A Draw

FC Dallas will be looking to get back on the winning track after playing to a draw against the Houston Dynamo. This draw came on the road and despite the over/under line being 2.5 goals, the two combined goals fell short of this figure. The money line payout for FC Dallas on the draw was +410.

FC Dallas’ offensive attack took a total of seven shots, three of which were on goal. They scored their only goal on Petar Musa’s shot attempt, with Bernard Kamungo picking up the assist. As a club, FC Dallas had just one corner kick.

On the defensive end, FC Dallas intercepted nine passes and didn’t have a single block shot. Maarten Paes finished with seven saves on Houston’s eight shots on goal. The club will now be looking to tighten things up on defense when they take on the LA Galaxy, who are averaging a solid 1.5 goals per game.

In the Western Conference, FC Dallas is currently 12th, tied with CF Montréal with 12 points. Over their last six matches, they have gone 2-2-2. In their most recent match, they played to a 1-1 draw vs. the Houston Dynamo on May 19th. Overall, they are 3-6-3, with all three of their wins coming at home. Following this match vs. Real Salt Lake, they will hit the road to take on the Los Angeles Galaxy on May 30th.

Real Salt Lake Offense Breakdown

Real Salt Lake is currently 2nd in MLS in goals per match, averaging 1.9 goals per match. They have scored more than their season average in three straight matches. Cristian Arango is the top scorer in MLS with 13 goals, and he also leads the league in shots on goal. He has scored 13 goals this season, which is also tops in MLS. Real Salt Lake is 4th in MLS in shots on goal and 7th in corners. They have had more corners than their opponents in 64.3% of their matches this season. Their passing percentage of 83.5% is 9th in MLS.

FC Dallas Offense Breakdown

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FC Dallas has struggled to generate shots on goal this season, as they are 23rd in MLS in that category. In fact, they have taken fewer shots on goal than their season average in three straight matches. Their leading scorer is Petar Musa, who is 25th in MLS with five goals. He also leads the team in shots on goal, as he is 44th in MLS in that category. Overall, FC Dallas is 24th in MLS in goals scored this season.

Real Salt Lake Defense Breakdown

Real Salt Lake’s defense has been solid this season, allowing just 1.0 goals per match, which is the 3rd best mark in the MLS. However, they are coming off a match where they allowed three goals to the Colorado Rapids, who have the 9th best offense in the league. Overall, they have three clean sheets this season, and their keeper, Zac MacMath, is 8th in the MLS in that category. He is also 6th in saves with 46. Looking at their last six matches, they have two clean sheets, but they have also given up two or more goals twice during that stretch.

FC Dallas Defense Breakdown

FC Dallas’ defense has been up and down this season, but they are coming off a solid performance against the Houston Dynamo, who are the worst scoring team in the MLS. Overall, they are 13th in goals allowed, and they will be facing a Real Salt Lake offense that is 2nd in scoring. Maarten Paes is 13th in clean sheets this season, and he is 9th in saves. Over his last four starts, he has given up an average of 1.2 goals per match.

Real Salt Lake vs FC Dallas Prediction

Even though FC Dallas comes in with the advantage in terms of goals allowed, our projections have this one ending in a 1-1 draw. The money line for a draw is sitting at +240. Looking at the projections for shots on goal, both Real Salt Lake and FC Dallas have a good chance to get two shots on goal. Our top projected goal scorer for the match is Cristian Arango for Real Salt Lake, while Jesús Ferreira has the best chance to score for FC Dallas.

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