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Real Salt Lake vs. San Jose 9/15/2021 Major League Soccer Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Real Salt Lake meets San Jose on 9/15/2021.

San Jose visits Real Salt Lake in a Major League Soccer match. Real Salt Lake with a record of 8-6-9 this season comes into this game with a 2.0-2.0-7.0 record on the road. San Jose is 6-9-8 this season and is 3.0-3.0-5.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Real Salt Lake and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. The bitter taste of disappointment is in the mouths of San Jose after their previous game, which was a loss. However, there is an opportunity for redemption at home against Real Salt Lake.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for San Jose and it is an opportunity to get rolling. In their previous match, San Jose came out with a draw and will look to chalk up a tally in the win column. Their home crowd or lack thereof (in person, but there will be virtual fans “present”) due to ongoing pandemic is hungry for a win.

The Real Salt Lake Roster

The Players to Watch for the Real Salt Lake

Albert Rusnák FW,MF

Albert Rusnák has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Albert Rusnák has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Albert Rusnák has 22 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Albert Rusnák has 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Albert Rusnák has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Albert Rusnák has 2 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Damir Kreilach MF

As a shooter, Damir Kreilach had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Damir Kreilach has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Damir Kreilach has 21 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Real Salt Lake teammates, Damir Kreilach had 9 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Damir Kreilach has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Damir Kreilach has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Justen Glad DF

Justen Glad has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Justen Glad had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Justen Glad had 20 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Real Salt Lake teammates, Justen Glad had 2 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Justen Glad has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Justen Glad has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Aaron Herrera DF

Aaron Herrera has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Aaron Herrera had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Aaron Herrera had 18 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Real Salt Lake teammates, Aaron Herrera had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Aaron Herrera has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Aaron Herrera has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Marcelo Silva DF

Marcelo Silva has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Marcelo Silva has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Marcelo Silva has 17 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Real Salt Lake teammates, Marcelo Silva had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Marcelo Silva has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Marcelo Silva has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

The San Jose Roster

The Players to Watch for the San Jose

Javier Eduardo López MF,FW

As a shooter, Javier Eduardo López had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Javier Eduardo López had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Javier Eduardo López had 16 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his San Jose teammates, Javier Eduardo López had 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Javier Eduardo López has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Javier Eduardo López has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Cristian Espinoza FW,MF

Cristian Espinoza has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Cristian Espinoza had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Cristian Espinoza has 19 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Cristian Espinoza has 2 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Cristian Espinoza has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Cristian Espinoza has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Oswaldo Alanís DF

As a shooter, Oswaldo Alanís had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Oswaldo Alanís had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Oswaldo Alanís had 17 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his San Jose teammates, Oswaldo Alanís had 2 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Oswaldo Alanís has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Oswaldo Alanís has 2 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Eric Remedi MF

Eric Remedi has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Eric Remedi has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Eric Remedi has 17 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Eric Remedi has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Eric Remedi has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Eric Remedi has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Jackson Yueill MF

As a shooter, Jackson Yueill had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Jackson Yueill had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Jackson Yueill has 17 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his San Jose teammates, Jackson Yueill had 2 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Jackson Yueill has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jackson Yueill has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Real Salt Lake Team Stats

The Real Salt Lake Offensive Stats and Metrics

Real Salt Lake scored 1.43 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Real Salt Lake scored those goals off assists 91.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 1.30 assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Real Salt Lake was able to score on 0.31 of their shots on target. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Real Salt Lake attempts 4.61 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Real Salt Lake attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 36.4% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. They are among the best at ensuring that their shots reach the goalkeeper and striking fear in the hearts of opposing fans.

Real Salt Lake Defensive Stats and Metrics

Real Salt Lake gave up 1.17 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. There is nothing remarkable about their defensive effort. This is a generally average defense. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 3.87 shots were saved by Real Salt Lake goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 67.4% of shots on target were saved by Real Salt Lake goalkeepers. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. Real Salt Lake goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 21.7% of the time. The idea of them having a clean sheet is a bit of a long shot compared to other teams in the league.







Real Salt Lake Utility Stats

Real Salt Lake tried 12.7 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Real Salt Lake is in the top 68 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Real Salt Lake has successfully intercepted 13.52 passes per 90 minutes of action. Real Salt Lake is in the top 34 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Real Salt Lake commits 10.26 fouls. Real Salt Lake is in the top 17 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Real Salt Lake drew 9.52 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Real Salt Lake is in the top 87 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Real Salt Lake committed an offside 1.17 times. This puts Real Salt Lake in the top 20 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

San Jose Team Stats

The San Jose Offensive Stats and Metrics

San Jose scored 0.87 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. Offensively, they are quite disappointing in their ability to put the ball in the back of the net. San Jose scored those goals off assists 85.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.74 assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

San Jose converted on 0.21 of attempted shots on goal. The shots generated from this offense would be deemed below average.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, San Jose attempts 4.22 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. San Jose attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 34.0% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

San Jose Defensive Stats and Metrics

San Jose gave up 1.17 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. There is nothing remarkable about their defensive effort. This is a generally average defense. San Jose goalkeepers fended off 4.7 shots per 90 minutes. Fans are holding their breath when the ball crosses over into their defensive territory.

San Jose goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 72.2% of the time. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. San Jose goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 13.0% of the time. The idea of them having a clean sheet is a bit of a long shot compared to other teams in the league.

San Jose Utility Stats

San Jose tried 11.7 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts San Jose in the top 76 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. San Jose has successfully intercepted 17.83 passes per 90 minutes of action. San Jose is in the top 5 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. San Jose has committed 12.13 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts San Jose in the top 43 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. San Jose drew 13.39 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts San Jose in the top 26 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, San Jose committed an offside 1.13 times. San Jose is in the top 19 percentile in offside calls against them.

Real Salt Lake vs. San Jose Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Real Salt Lake 2 San Jose 0

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