Real Salt Lake vs Dallas Match Analysis & Prediction
21/09/2023 4:30 pm
Real Salt Lake and FC Dallas will both will be looking to secure a much-needed three points when they meet at America First Field for an MLS match on Thursday morning.
While the hosts have lost five of their last six matches heading into the midweek contest, the visitors are currently on a run of one win in six games across all competitions.
Real Salt Lake were on the wrong end of a 2-1 defeat to San Jose Earthquakes when the sides met at PayPal Park on Sunday.
Goals from Jeremy Ebobisse and Rodriguez left the Claret and Cobalt with a mountain to climb after which Cristian Arango pulled one back on the stroke of half time.
As a result, Pablo Mastroeni’s side have dropped down to sixth place in the Western Conference standings, three points clear of the teams outside the playoff zone.
Unbeaten in seven of eight matches on home turf leading up to Thursday’s game, Real Salt Lake will be confident of securing another positive result in front of their home faithful.
Dallas had to make do with a share of the spoils for the second successive game following a 1-1 draw against Seattle Sounders at the Toyota Stadium on Sunday.
The Cows took the lead in the 15th minute through Jader Obrian, after which Alexander Roldan restored parity three minute from to the hour mark.
Having picked up 35 points from 27 matches this season, Nico Estevez’s side sit 11th in the Western Conference standings, five points adrift of the last automatic playoff spot, although with two games in hand.
Winless in seven straight away matches, Dallas will need to turn their away fortunes around if they are to stand any chance of securing a spot in the postseason.
Real Salt Lake vs. Dallas Head to head
In the 51 previous meetings between these two teams, Real Salt Lake have claimed 14 victories while Dallas have won 25, and they have drawn in 12. Dallas have scored 76 goals and conceded 58 in the process.
05/09/2021Real Salt Lake3Dallas2MLS
28/10/2021Dallas1Real Salt Lake2MLS
24/07/2022Real Salt Lake0Dallas1MLS
28/08/2022Dallas1Real Salt Lake1MLS
16/04/2023Dallas2Real Salt Lake1MLS
Real Salt Lake Team News
Cristian Arango has scored in three successive matches for Real Salt Lake, making the forward one to keep an eye on here.
Erik Holt has not featured for the hosts since May due to a long-term shoulder problem, which is set to keep him out of contention on Thursday.
Real Salt Lake's Last 5 Matches
24/08/2023Houston Dynamo(E)3Real Salt Lake1US Open Cup
27/08/2023Real Salt Lake0Houston Dynamo3MLS
31/08/2023Portland Timbers2Real Salt Lake1MLS
03/09/2023Real Salt Lake2Colorado Rapids0MLS
17/09/2023SJ Earthquakes2Real Salt Lake1MLS
Dallas Team News
Dallas’ Geovane Jesus sat out the draw with Seattle Sounders due to a knock, and the Brazilian remains a doubt for Thursday’s contest.
Tarik Scott is still facing an extended spell on the sidelines due to a knee problem, while Bernard Kamungo and Alan Velasco also miss out through injury.
Dallas's Last 5 Matches
07/08/2023Dallas4Inter Miami4(P)Leagues Cup
31/08/2023St Louis City2Dallas1MLS
Real Salt Lake vs. Dallas: Odds and Predictions
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