Houston Dynamo vs Minnesota United FC Prediction, 9/19/2020 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Dynamo vs Minnesota United FC
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Location: BBVA Stadium in Houston, TX
TV: Fox Sports North Plus
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+110) Minnesota (+240)
Minnesota United (5-2-4, 3rd in the Western Conference) travels to BBVA Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Houston Dynamo (3-5-3, 8th in the Western Conference). The starting goaltenders are Marko Maric for the Houston Dynamo and Dayne St. Clair for Minnesota United. The Loons are priced at +240 while the Dynamo are at +110. The over/under has been set at 3.
The Dynamo have earned 18 goals for the campaign, which is currently 9th in MLS. They have attempted 154 shots with 52 on target, which is a 33.8% shots on target percentage. Houston has been able to control possession for 47.3% of games while they successfully dribble 59.1% of the time (15th in Major League Soccer). They have been on the receiving end of 4,200 passes on 4,833 attempts on the year, which makes their receiving percentage 86.9%.
Christian Ramirez is a player who should impact this matchup for the Dynamo. He has 28 assists while earning 4 yellow cards so far in his MLS career. Ramirez has started 173 matches in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.57 goals per 90 mins. The forward who is from the United States has 92 goals scored (9th among active MLS players) in 14,552 mins played. Another guy who should impact this match is Boniek Garcia, the midfielder who hails from Honduras. Garcia has been on the field for 15,664 mins during 172 starting assignments and has been given 34 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 31 times in his career while scoring 13 total goals. He is averaging 0.07 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career (215th among active MLS players).
The guy protecting the net for Houston will be Marko Maric. Maric (28-34-37 record in his MLS career) has earned 21 shutouts, which leaves him with a 21.2% clean sheet percentage. The goalie from Croatia has faced 327 shots attempted at him in 99 starts. His GA/90 is 1.45 (144 goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of .685. Maric has played for 8,910 mins and has accumulated 224 saves so far in his MLS career.
Minnesota has 4,742 targets so far this year (14th in MLS) to go along with 4,070 completed passes. They have a receiving percentage of 85.8% and they have controlled possession of the ball 47.5% of the time. The Loons have dribbled successfully 59.9% of the time this year while totaling 19 goals. The have hit on 35.5% of their SOT out of 138 total shots.
Kevin Molino will need to provide a spark for Minnesota. He currently averages 0.36 goals per 90 and has started 55 contests in his MLS career. The midfielder who is from Trinidad and Tobago has been on the field for 13,623 mins while scoring 55 goals (32nd among active players). He has totaled 14 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 45 times. Make sure to watch out for Jan Gregus, the midfielder who hails from Slovakia. Gregus has been handed 36 yellow card cautions in 15,968 mins (175 career starts). His G/90 average thus far in his career is 0.09 (202nd among active MLS players). He has scored 16 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 25 times.
Dayne St. Clair will look after the net for the Loons. St. Clair has accumulated 1 shutout while defending 11 shots against him in 270 mins throughout his career. He sports a save % of .727 and his shutout rate is currently at 33.3%. He has surrendered 1.33 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 2-0-1. So far in his career, St. Clair has surrendered 4 goals while he has accounted for 8 stops in 3 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (+240)
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