Free MLS Pick: Real Salt Lake vs. DC United
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Real Salt Lake vs. DC United
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Real Salt Lake vs. DC United
Date: Saturday, August 12th
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C
MLS Moneyline Odds: DC +130, RSL +195, Draw +250
MLS Spread Betting Odds: OFF
MLS Betting Total: 3
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Real is looking to close up some ground in the West and can’t really squander this opportunity against lowly DC. United will look to build upon the draw they scored against Toronto FC last week.
Real Salt Lake
RSL has drawn in their last three tilts. Throw in a couple of wins before that and they not lost a match since June 30. I know they are not dominating but they are not that far off from being relevant.
All three of those draws have been at home so the club must be better at Rio Tinto Stadium. The problem has been scoring, they do not have a lot of it and what they do have has been streaky. Top scorer Joao Plata did not plate any goals in the entire month of June.
Fellow leader Yura Movsisyan started fast with goals in 4 of the first six games but since then has only had 2.
RSL is certainly not an elite club but they are within striking distance. Against DC United they should be able to be a little more comfortable knowing they can compete and hopefully engage in a more entertaining game. United has nothing to lose and no reason to slog it out.
It has been a hard season for DC. They drew at home against league leading Toronto FC last week, breaking a 7 game losing skid (6 MLS contests and one Open Cup match).
Though the fate of their season is sealed at this point they can build off that performance in this home contest and are the favourite.
Given their last place status it should be no surprise that DC struggle to score. Their goal leader, Luciano Acosta, has just four and none since June. No other player on the club has more than 2 goals on the season.
The lack of scoring really puts them behind the eight ball because even good teams get down sometimes and have to catch up. They essentially can’t.
DC did show a lot of fight in their last contest against Toronto though. They were a man short for a significant bunch yet still held off the best team in the league. Effort does not appear to be lacking.
The struggles of DC are why you can get such a nice payoffs on the home favourites. Still it is hard to get behind a side that has won only 5 matches all season long.
Free Real Salt Lake vs. DC United MLS Prediction:
In other sports you can get burned a lot by backing bad teams in what look like favourable situations. I think that is less so in soccer where the ability to draw can really level things, though I am not very fond of predicting ties. They are just not any fun. You have to look hard at both sides here.
4* Free MLS Betting Pick: Real Salt Lake to win
They are the dogs but I love the potential payoff with this choice. It certainly would not be a shock to see them beat the worst team in the league.
MLS Free Score Prediction: Real Salt Lake 2 – DC United 1
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