Chicago Fire vs Houston Dynamo Prediction, 9/23/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Fire vs Houston Dynamo
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Location: Soldier Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+121) Houston (+228)
Soldier Field is the venue where Tomas Martinez and the Houston Dynamo (3-6-3, 10th in the Western Conference) will play the Chicago Fire (2-3-7, 13th in the Eastern Conference) on Wednesday. The goalkeepers protecting the net are Bobby Shuttleworth for the Chicago Fire and Marko Maric for the Houston Dynamo. The Dynamo are priced at +228 while the Fire are at +121. The over/under has been set at 2.75.
The Fire as a team have earned 12 goals on the campaign, which is currently 19th in the league. They have launched 168 shots at the goal with 49 being on target, which is a 29.2% shots on target percentage. Chicago has controlled possession for 49.2% of contests while they have success at dribbling 65.1% of the time (5th in Major League Soccer). They have caught 4,423 passes from teammates on 5,100 targets so far this year, which makes their receiving percentage 86.7%.
Alvaro Medran is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for the Fire. Medran has been in the starting lineup in 64 games in his career and scores 0.18 G/90. The midfielder who is from Spain has recorded 12 goals scored (171st among active players) in 6,043 minutes played. He has totaled 3 assists while earning 25 yellow card warnings during his career. Another player who should impact this match is Przemyslaw Frankowski, the midfielder who is from Poland. He has assisted on a goal 20 times so far in his MLS career while scoring 31 total goals. Frankowski has accumulated 15,089 mins in 171 starts and has earned himself 20 yellow cards. He averages 0.18 goals per 90 minutes during his career (136th among active players).
The man protecting the net for Chicago is Bobby Shuttleworth. Shuttleworth (71-41-89 mark in his MLS career) has totaled 46 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 23.1% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from the United States has seen 924 shots sent his way in 199 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.58 (317 total goals surrendered) and he holds a save percentage of .661. Shuttleworth has been on the field for a total of 18,020 mins and has 611 stops during his MLS career.
Houston has 5,355 pass targets for the year (14th in MLS) and they have 4,649 successful received passes. They have a receiving percentage of 86.8% while they maintain possession of the ball 48.3% of the time. The Dynamo have had success dribbling 58.9% of the time so far this season while tallying 20 goals. The have hit on 35.9% of their SOT out of 170 shots.
Tomas Martinez will need to be on top of his game for Houston. He scores 0.19 goals per 90 mins and has started 96 games in his pro soccer career. The midfielder who represents Argentina has been on the field for 7,289 professional minutes and he has scored 15 goals (150th among active MLS players). He has tallied 14 yellow card warnings so far in his MLS career and has assisted on a goal 13 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Christian Ramirez, the forward who was born in the United States. Ramirez has been handed 4 yellow card cautions in 14,553 mins (173 starts). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.57 (10th among active MLS players). He has earned 92 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 28 times.
Marko Maric will be looking after the net for the Dynamo. Maric has earned 21 shutouts while defending 333 shots tried against him in 9,000 career mins. He has earned a save percentage of .685 and his shutout rate is currently at 21.0%. He has conceded 1.46 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 28-35-37. During his MLS career, Maric has surrendered 146 goals while he has accounted for 228 stops in 100 starts.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Houston (+228) and under 2.75 goals
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