Los Angeles FC vs Houston Dynamo Prediction, 10/28/2020 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles FC vs Houston Dynamo
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Location: Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: QuestTEXAS Ch. 55
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-200) Houston (+400)
Banc of California Stadium is the site where Christian Ramirez and the Houston Dynamo (4-9-7, 10th in the Western Conference) will take on Los Angeles FC (8-4-7, 4th in the Western Conference) on Wednesday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Pablo Sisniega for Los Angeles FC and Marko Maric for the Houston Dynamo. The Dynamo are priced at +400 while LAFC is at -200. The O/U opens at 3.25.
LAFC as a team have accumulated 40 goals this season, which has them 1st in the league. They have attempted 298 shots at the opposition with 115 being on target, which comes out to a 38.6% SOT percentage. Los Angeles has been able to control possession for 58.9% of matches while they dribble successfully 57.9% of the time (17th in the league). They have been on the receiving end of 8,560 passes from teammates on 9,990 attempts for the year, which has earned them a receiving percentage of 85.7%.
Bradley Wright-Phillips is a guy who can be a difference maker for Los Angeles. Wright-Phillips has started 347 games in his career and he scores 0.55 goals per 90 minutes. The forward who was born in England has accumulated 193 goals scored in 31,805 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 45 assists while earning 46 yellow cards so far in his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Latif Blessing, the forward who was born in Ghana. Blessing has been on the field for 7,523 mins during 80 career starts and has been handed a total of 12 yellow card warnings. He has helped on a goal 12 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 15 goals. He is currently averaging 0.18 goals per 90 minutes during his professional career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Los Angeles FC is Pablo Sisniega. Sisniega has seen the field for a total of 1,800 minutes and has earned 51 saves thus far in his career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.60 (32 total goals allowed) and his save percentage is .632. The goalie from Mexico has seen 76 shots tried at him in 20 starting assignments. Sisniega (10-3-7 mark in his career) has recorded 2 shutouts, which gives him a 10.0% clean sheet rate.
The Dynamo have been able to dribble successfully 54.7% of the time this year while accumulating 28 goals. They have a receiving percentage of 86.7% while controlling possession of the ball 49% of the time. Houston has accumulated 9,202 pass targets on the campaign (7th in MLS) and they have 7,975 successful received passes. The have hit on 35.8% of their shots on target on 285 total shots.
Christian Ramirez will need to provide a lift for Houston. The forward who is from the United States has been on the pitch for 14,801 mins while he has scored 92 goals. He has earned 4 yellow cards so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 28 times. He is currently averaging 0.56 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 175 outings so far in his professional soccer career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Carlos Darwin Quintero, the forward who hails from Colombia. Quintero has been handed a total of 54 yellow card warnings in 25,810 minutes played (288 career starts). His goals per 90 min average so far in his professional soccer career is 0.33. He has earned 94 goals so far in his MLS career while assisting on a goal 86 different times.
Marko Maric will be residing in front of the net for the Dynamo. Maric has earned 22 shutouts while seeing 372 shots against him in 9,720 minutes in his career. He has a save % of .683 and his shutout rate sits at 20.4%. He has allowed 1.48 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a mark of 29-38-41. In his pro soccer career, Maric has conceded 160 goals while he has 256 stops in 108 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston (+400)
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