MLS Preview: DC United vs. Real Salt Lake Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Jun 17)
- DC United welcomes Real Salt Lake at Audi Field on June 17.
- Rooney’s men are great on their turf, especially in duels against Salt Lake.
- Real Salt Lake players have been brilliant on the road over the last couple of weeks.
DC United is coming back home to Audi Field. On Saturday, June 17, 2023, Wayne Rooney’s men going to play their first home game this month. They’re undefeated in Washington in MLS since April 8, winning two and drawing two games along the way. DC United’s next opponent is Real Salt Lake, a team that’s been amazing on the road.
How to Watch
- When: Saturday, June 17, 2023, at 7:30 p.m ET
- Where: Audi Field, Washington, D.C.
- Channel: Apple TV
DC United is 6-5-7 overall (23 points) with a score differential of 25-24. Obviously, Wayne Rooney’s boys have been great offensively, scoring 1.38 goals per game on average. However, their defense hasn’t been great in 2023. They’re conceding 1.33 goals on average.
Luckily for them, their next opponent is conceding even more. Real Salt Lake is allowing 1.58 goals per game. In their most recent game, however, the guys from Utah kept a clean sheet against New York City FC.
The game in question took place on their turf, but Real Salt Lake’s players are even better on the road. With a 3-2-3 record away from home and a score difference of 9-13, they’re one of the best away teams in the league.
They’re doing great on the road lately, with a 4-3-0 record on the road in all competitions since mid-April. Truth be told, Pablo Mastroeni’s boys did not play against too tough of an opponent in that period. In fact, DC United vs. Real Salt Lake is going to be their biggest challenge in away games in a while.
Another reason why the clash with DC United needs to worry them is that they have some traumatic memories from their trips to the US capital. They’re 1-0-4 in their last four duels in Washington, with their most recent duel ending in a 5-0 win for the hosts.
DC United vs. Real Salt Lake Prediction
Rooney’s men are great at home, which is why we’re almost certain they’re going to win on June 17. However, Real Salt Lake players aren’t coming to Washington with a white flag raised. They’re going to fight back on Saturday, but that probably won’t bring them any results.