Colorado Rapids vs Houston Dynamo Prediction, 9/9/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rapids vs Houston Dynamo
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Location: Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+100) Houston (+240)
Christian Ramirez and the Colorado Rapids (2-3-3, 11th in the Western Conference) play the Houston Dynamo (3-4-2, 6th in the Western Conference) at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Wednesday. The goalies protecting the net are Clint Irwin for the Colorado Rapids and Marko Maric for the Houston Dynamo. The Dynamo are priced at +240 while the Rapids are at +100. The over/under has been set at 3.
Colorado has controlled possession for 49.4% of contests while they have success at dribbling 53.9% of the time (22nd in MLS). They have attempted 98 shots at the goal with 37 being on target, which is a 37.8% shots on target percentage. The Rapids as a team have earned 10 goals on the season, which ranks 15th in MLS. They have been on the receiving end of 3,063 passes on 3,454 targets so far this year, making their receiving percentage 88.7%.
Younes Namli is a guy who should be able to impact this match for the Rapids. Namli has been in the starting lineup in 89 matchups in his MLS career and he accounts for 0.13 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from Denmark has earned 11 goals (176th among active players) in 7,840 minutes. He has totaled 14 assists while tallying 8 yellow card cautions during his career. One more player who could decide who wins is Kei Kamara, the forward who is from Sierra Leone. He has assisted on a goal 43 times thus far in his career while scoring 134 goals. Kamara has been on the field for 28,739 minutes in 315 career starts and has earned himself 46 yellow cards. He has an average of 0.42 G/90 during his MLS career (40th among active MLS players).
The guy protecting the net for Colorado is Clint Irwin. Irwin (44-35-59 mark during his soccer career) has earned 32 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 23.0% shutout percentage. The goalie from the United States has had 616 shots tried at him in 139 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.57 (221 goals surrendered) and he has a save percentage of .649. Irwin has seen the field for 12,673 minutes and has earned 400 stops during his MLS career.
The Dynamo have had success dribbling 56.3% of the time on the year while earning 16 goals. They have earned a receiving percentage of 86.5% while they control possession of the ball 48.1% of the time. Houston has accumulated 4,025 pass targets for the campaign (10th in MLS) to go along with 3,483 successful received passes. The have hit on 36.7% of their shots on 128 total shots.
Christian Ramirez will need to provide a lift for Houston. The forward from the United States has totaled 14,484 professional minutes while scoring 91 goals (11th among active players). He has totaled 4 yellow card cautions thus far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 28 times. He scores 0.57 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 32 games thus far in his career. Make sure to watch out for Boniek Garcia, the midfielder from Honduras. Garcia has been handed 33 yellow card cautions in 15,608 minutes played (172 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.07 (212th among active MLS players). He has earned 13 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 31 different times.
Marko Maric will reside in front of the goal for the Dynamo. Maric has totaled 21 shutouts while he has defended 316 shots against him in 8,730 career minutes. He sports a save % of .684 and his clean sheet rate is 21.6%. He has allowed 1.45 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 28-33-36. During his career, Maric has allowed 141 goals while he has earned 216 stops in 97 starts.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Houston (+240) and under 3 goals
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