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Real Salt Lake vs FC Dallas Predictions, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks, July 23

MLS Western Conference Showdown

First Time?

So, after 21 games, Real Salt Lake are sitting in third place in the MLS West with their 9-6-6 this season, FC Dallas, meanwhile, are in sixth, at 7-8-6. As expected, Salt Lake enter as the soccer favorites, offering a +115 price. One perhaps surmised they’d be a stronger favorite in here.

The reason is that RSL won the last two times they met, but never managed three straight over the Burn in 46 MLS games. Can they rewrite this history?

Real Salt Lake vs FC Dallas Predictions, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks, July 23
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Check the latest MLS news, stats, injury reports, and MLS odds for Real Salt Lake vs FC Dallas. There are plenty of MLS picks and predictions and soccer betting for you to consider.

It’s Home Sweet Salt Lake Home

Real Salt Lake made it 10 straight home matches without defeat this season, 3-0 over Sporting Kansas City this past Sunday. RSL are one of two teams without a home loss this season. It’s the fourth time in team history they’ve been unbeaten in their first 10 home games of a campaign.

Sergio Cordova, Pablo Ruiz and Jefferson Savarino were the scorers in that shutout victory. With that goal, and an assist, Savarino contributed to five goals in his first four home starts since rejoining the team. He’s considerably more effective when playing at home, 20 of his 25 regular-season goals have been scored at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Defensively, the Claret and Cobalt have had some inconsistencies, which is why they declined to extend the loan option for SK Beveren left-back Chris Kablan. That also means more opportunities for academy players.

Besides their unbeaten record, only one of RSL’s 10 home games finished a goalless draw. In other words, you can expect a highly-charged affair. They are deserving to come in as the betting online favorites.

FC Dallas Needs a Victory

Last Saturday, FC Dallas drew, 1-1, to Austin FC. Considering the Green Machine are the top scoring team in the league and fighting for the lead in the conference, that wasn’t a bad result. However, it was also their seventh consecutive game without winning.

Dallas have actually led in all four of its draws in that span, conceding equalizers in the final 11 minutes of each.

Even so, the Burn are only four points behind RSL, meaning a victory could boost them to fourth in the West.. That can’t help but motivate the club, with two of the leading MLS scorers. Jesus Ferreira has scored 11 goals, while Paul Arriola has nine. Dallas are the only team with two players among the top 10 in scoring.

The visitors are priced at +250.

Real Salt Lake vs FC Dallas Head-to-Head

  • Previous Matches: 46
  • Real Salt Lake Victories: 14 (55 goals)
  • FC Dallas Victories: 21 (68 goals)
  • Draws: 11

As was previously mentioned, Real Salt Lake won the last two meetings. First, its was 3-2 at Rio Tinto Stadium. Later, 2-1 at Toyota Stadium, coming from behind in both. Albert Rusnak, formerly of RSL, scored in both. He now plays for the Sounders in Seattle.

If there’s something expected, it’s goals. The total went over in six of their last 10.

Real Salt Lake vs FC Dallas Game Information

  • Date: Saturday, July 23
  • Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
  • Location: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT
  • Real Salt Lake vs FC Dallas Live Stream: ESPN+

Real Salt Lake vs FC Dallas Betting Lines

Real Salt Lake vs FC Dallas Prediction

Real Salt Lake won seven of their previous 10 home games with two of the three draws finishing 2-2, That is  precisely our soccer prediction. First, the home side having a lethal trio in Sergio Cordova, Jefferson Savarino and Justin Meram. Each has scored at least three goals this season. On the other hand, the visitors have the best attacking duo in the league. Ferreira and Arriola can, at any time, tip the scales in their favor.

You could include the over at -125, but the draw at +245 would be better.

Score Prediction: Real Salt Lake 2, FC Dallas 2

:Pick: Draw +245

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