FC Dallas vs Houston Dynamo Prediction, 10/31/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Dallas vs Houston Dynamo
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Location: Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+100) Houston (+245)
Toyota Stadium is the venue where Carlos Darwin Quintero and the Houston Dynamo (4-9-8, 10th in the Western Conference) will play FC Dallas (7-7-5, 6th in the Western Conference) on Saturday. The starting goalies are Jimmy Maurer for FC Dallas and Marko Maric for the Houston Dynamo. The moneyline on this contest has FC Dallas coming in at +100 and the Dynamo are at +245. The total opens at 3.
FCD have collected 24 goals for the campaign, which has them 16th in the league. They have attempted 233 shots at their opponents goal with 83 being on target, which comes out to a 35.6% shots on target percentage. Dallas has controlled possession of the ball for 51.9% of matches while they dribble successfully 54.8% of the time (25th in MLS). Their players have received 7,661 passes on 8,723 attempts for the season, which has earned them a receiving percentage of 87.8%.
Franco Jara is a guy who should impact this matchup for Dallas. He has totaled 19 assists while tallying 50 yellow card warnings thus far in his career. Jara has been a starter in 169 games in his career and scores 0.48 G/90. The forward who hails from Argentina has racked up 81 goals in 15,142 minutes played. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Jesus Ferreira, the forward who was born in Colombia. Ferreira has totaled 4,221 minutes during 49 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 9 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 8 times thus far in his career while scoring 16 total goals. He scores 0.34 goals per 90 during his professional career.
The man defending the goal for FC Dallas will be Jimmy Maurer. Maurer has been on the pitch for a total of 13,459 mins and has earned 445 saves so far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.21 (181 total goals given up) and he has a save % of .715. The goalie from the United States has faced 622 shots sent in his direction in 151 starting assignments. Maurer (62-50-40 record in his career) has earned 52 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 34.4% clean sheet percentage.
The Dynamo have successfully dribbled 54.6% of the time on the campaign while tallying 29 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 86.7% and they control possession of the ball 48.5% of the time. Houston has accumulated 9,203 targets on the year (11th in the league) and they have 7,976 completed passes. The have hit on 35.7% of their shots on target on 294 total shots.
Carlos Darwin Quintero should provide a lift for Houston. He scores 0.33 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 289 games thus far in his career. The forward who is from Colombia has earned 25,900 mins while he has scored 94 goals. He has accumulated 55 yellow card cautions so far in his professional soccer career and has assisted on a goal 87 times. Be sure to watch out for Christian Ramirez, the forward who was born in the United States. Ramirez has been handed a total of 4 yellow card cautions in 14,801 minutes (175 starts). His G/90 average in his career is 0.56. He has accounted for 92 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 28 times.
Marko Maric will look after the goal for the Dynamo. Maric has racked up 22 clean sheets while defending 377 shots attempted against him in 9,810 minutes throughout his career. He has a save percentage of .682 and his clean sheet rate is 20.2%. He has allowed 1.49 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 29-38-42. During his career, Maric has allowed 162 goals while he has accumulated 259 saves in 109 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas (+100)
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