St. Louis City SC vs Real Salt Lake MLS Betting Prediction

MLS St. Louis City SC vs Real Salt Lake Prediction 3/31/2024

St. Louis City SC (1-0-4) travel to face off against Real Salt Lake (2-2-1) on Sunday, March 31st. This match will be played at America First Field in Sandy, UT. Real Salt Lake is coming off a win in their previous match, while St. Louis City SC played to a draw vs. Real Salt Lake. The match is scheduled for 9:30 PM ET.

St. Louis City SC vs Real Salt Lake

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St. Louis City SC Is Coming Off A Draw

In their last match, St. Louis City SC hosted D.C. United SC, with the match ending in a 2-2 draw. St. Louis City SC had a money line of -108, which was just slightly lower than the payout for D.C. United SC.

The over/under line going into the match was 2.5 goals, and the four combined goals easily surpassed this figure. St. Louis City SC’s attack took a total of 15 shots and five shots on goal. Klauss scored on his only penalty kick attempt and Joshua Yaro also found the net.

On the defensive end, St. Louis City SC didn’t give up a lot of corners (0) or face a lot of shots on goal (3). Despite this, Roman Burki finished with just one save and allowed two goals. D.C. United SC’s attack took a total of 10 shots.

In their first season in the MLS, St. Louis City SC has struggled to find wins, going 1-0-4 through their first five matches. Their three-match draw streak has them sitting in 8th place in the Western Conference, one spot behind the Los Angeles Galaxy. Their only win of the season came on March 3rd vs. New York City FC. In their last match, they played to a 2-2 draw vs. D.C. United SC. After this match vs. Real Salt Lake, they will return home to take on FC Dallas on April 7th.

Real Salt Lake Is Coming Off A Win

Real Salt Lake will be looking to build off their 2-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps. This win came on the road and despite the over/under line being set at 2.5 goals, the payout for Real Salt Lake on the money line was +300.

Real Salt Lake’s offensive attack took a total of 23 shots in this match, five of which were on target. The club had three more corner kick opportunities (4-1) than the Whitecaps. Anderson Julio and Alexandros Katranis were the two players to score, with Fidel Barajas finishing with two assists.

Zac MacMath and the Real Salt Lake defense gave up just one goal on the day, with MacMath making two saves. Overall, the defense blocked six shots and intercepted nine passes, but they allowed the Whitecaps’ offense to take a total of eight shots.

Real Salt Lake will be looking to move above .500 on the season as they take on St. Louis City SC. So far this season, Real Salt Lake has gone 2-2-1, putting them in 5th place in the Western Conference. They have been favored in just one match, going 0-1 in that game. After this match, Real Salt Lake will hit the road to take on Minnesota United FC on April 7th. Over their last five matches, Real Salt Lake has gone 2-2-1.

St. Louis City SC Offense Breakdown

St. Louis City SC has been an above-average offensive team this season, ranking 7th in the MLS in goals scored. They are also 13th in shots on goal and 7th in corners. Célio Martins is the team’s top scorer, with two goals this season, which is also 31st in the league. He is also 25th in shots on goal. Overall, St. Louis City SC is 28th in the MLS in passing percentage.

Real Salt Lake Offense Breakdown

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Real Salt Lake’s offense has been average this season, scoring 1.4 goals per match, which is 13th in the league. Cristian Arango is their top scorer, finding the back of the net twice this season, which is 12th in the MLS. He also leads the team in shots on goal, which is 21st in the league. Carlos Gómez has two goals and two assists, which is 13th and 5th in the MLS, respectively. Overall, RSL is 23rd in shots on goal and 14th in passing percentage.

St. Louis City SC Defense Breakdown

St. Louis City SC’s defense has struggled this season, allowing 1.6 goals per match, which is 19th in the MLS. They have given up two goals in two of their last three matches, including a 2-0 loss to D.C. United SC, who is 9th in scoring. They did hold Real Salt Lake to just one goal back on February 25th. Keeper Roman Bürki is 27th in saves and has just one clean sheet this season.

Real Salt Lake Defense Breakdown

Real Salt Lake’s defense is currently 10th in the MLS, allowing 1.2 goals per match. They are coming off a match where they allowed just one goal to the Vancouver Whitecaps, who are 8th in scoring. Overall, they have given up just four goals over their last four matches. Keeper Zac MacMath is 9th in the MLS with one clean sheet and 8th in saves with 17. Overall, RSL is 2nd in blocked shots and 10th in interceptions.

St. Louis City SC vs Real Salt Lake Prediction

Looking at how we expect this match to play out, we are going to take Real Salt Lake on the money line at -113 as they pick up a 1-0 win. This season, Real Salt Lake has been slightly better on the offensive end, and our projections have Cristian Arango as the top goal-scoring threat for the match. Our prediction is also calling for Real Salt Lake to finish with three shots on goal compared to just one for St. Louis City SC.

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