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Thursday’s MLS schedule features Real Salt Lake fighting it out with FC Dallas.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Real Salt Lake v FC Dallas can be found here (plus the best game odds).
Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake will be looking for an improved result here after the 1-3 MLS defeat in their last game at the hands of FC Dallas.
In that game, Real Salt Lake managed 55% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 7 on target. The only player to score for Real Salt Lake was Cristián Arango (43'). FC Dallas got 7 shots on goal with 4 on target. Paul Arriola (56') and Jesús Ferreira (62', 71') scored for FC Dallas.
Matches involving Real Salt Lake have tended to be entertaining affairs lately with high scoring being the norm. Over their past 6 clashes alone, a grand total of 20 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 9 of those being chalked up by Real Salt Lake.
In their last 6 clashes, FC Dallas have amassed the sum of 7 goals. FC Dallas have also scored in every single one of those games. In that time, they have seen 7 goals go into their own net. That sort of trend might not follow through here, however.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings dating back to 23/05/2021, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Real Salt Lake winning 2 of those games, FC Dallas 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A total of 18 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 9 from Claret and Cobalt and 9 belonging to Toros. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
The previous league game between the two was MLS match day 11 on 16/04/2023 when the final score was FC Dallas 2-1 Real Salt Lake.
In that match, FC Dallas had 48% possession and 5 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The goalscorers were Jesús Ferreira (5') and Bernard Kamungo (88').
Real Salt Lake had 15 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Jefferson Savarino (68') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Serhiy Boiko.
Team News: Real Salt Lake
Pablo Ruiz (Meniscal Injury) and Erik Holt (Shoulder Injury) won’t be available for Real Salt Lake gaffer Pablo Mastroeni.
Team News: FC Dallas
FC Dallas manager Nico Estévez has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Geovane Jesus (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Tarik Scott (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not ready for selection.
We feel that over the course of the game, FC Dallas could find themselves up against it to hit the back of the net against this Real Salt Lake team who we think should emerge victorious.
That’s why we have predicted a narrow 1-0 winning score for Real Salt Lake at full-time.
Little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Real Salt Lake
Stadium: America First Field (20,213)
Captain: Damir Kreilach
Chairman: John Kimball
Manager: Pablo Mastroeni
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Western Conference)