Houston Dynamo vs FC Dallas Prediction, 10/7/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Dynamo vs FC Dallas
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Location: BBVA Stadium in Houston, TX
TV: FOX Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+119) Dallas (+224)
BBVA Stadium is the venue where Jesus Ferreira and FC Dallas (5-6-3, 6th in the Western Conference) will play the Houston Dynamo (3-7-5, 11th in the Western Conference) on Wednesday. The starting goalies are Marko Maric for the Houston Dynamo and Jimmy Maurer for FC Dallas. FCD is priced at +224 while the Dynamo are at +119. The over/under has been set at 3.
Houston has been able to control possession for 49.5% of games while they have success at dribbling 56.2% of the time (20th in the league). They have tried 206 shots at their opponents goal with 74 of them being on target, which calculates to a 35.9% SOT percentage. The Dynamo as a team have earned 22 goals for the season, which ranks them 12th in MLS. Their players have received 6,105 passes from teammates on 6,998 attempts so far this year, making their receiving percentage 87.2%.
Memo Rodriguez is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Houston Dynamo. Rodriguez has been given a starting assignment in 69 matchups so far in his pro soccer career and accounts for 0.34 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder who is from the United States has 24 goals in 6,366 professional minutes. He has totaled 13 assists while accumulating 12 yellow cards so far in his MLS career. Carlos Darwin Quintero is a guy who should impact this matchup for Houston Dynamo. He has totaled 85 assists while accumulating 53 yellow cards during his career. Quintero has been in the starting lineup in 283 outings during his career and he tallies 0.33 G/90. The forward who hails from Colombia has earned 92 goals in 25,381 minutes.
The man who will defend the goal for Houston will be Marko Maric. Maric (28-36-39 mark in his career) has 21 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 20.4% shutout percentage. The goalie from Croatia has faced 349 shots attempted against him in 103 starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.49 (153 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of .679. Maric has seen the pitch for a total of 9,270 mins and has earned 238 saves so far in his MLS career.
Dallas has 6,223 targets on the year (20th in MLS) with 5,408 successful received passes. They have earned a receiving percentage of 86.9% and they control possession of the ball 49.9% of the time. FCD have successfully dribbled 59.2% of the time so far this year while totaling 21 goals. They have connected on 37.3% of their shots out of 158 total shots.
Jesus Ferreira is a player who can be a difference maker for FC Dallas. He has totaled 8 assists while tallying 8 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. Ferreira has been in the starting lineup in 46 games in his pro soccer career and he scores 0.36 G/90. The forward who is from Colombia has 16 goals scored in 3,983 mins. Franco Jara is a player who can be a difference maker for FC Dallas. He has totaled 19 assists while earning 49 yellow cards during his MLS career. Jara has been a starter in 164 contests in his career and accounts for 0.49 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who was born in Argentina has totaled 80 goals scored in 14,745 mins played.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for FC Dallas is Jimmy Maurer. Maurer has seen the pitch for 13,009 mins and has accumulated 427 saves so far in his career. His GA/90 is 1.21 (175 goals surrendered) and his save percentage is .712. The goalkeeper from the United States has had 598 shots attempted against him in 146 career starts. Maurer (60-49-38 mark in his career) has accumulated 50 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 34.2% shutout percentage.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston (+119)
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