Austin FC vs Houston Dynamo Prediction, 10/24/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Austin FC vs Houston Dynamo
Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021
Location: Q2 Stadium in Austin, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Austin (+115) Houston (+200)
Q2 Stadium is the venue where Maximiliano Urruti and the Houston Dynamo (6-12-13, 11th in Western Conference) will take on Austin FC (7-4-19, 13th in Western Conference) on Sunday. The starting goaltenders are Brad Stuver for Austin FC and Marko Maric for the Houston Dynamo. The Dynamo are priced at +200 while Austin FC is at +115. The O/U opens at 2.75.
Austin faced Minnesota in their most recent match and took a loss by a score of 1-0. In the passing game, they ended with a 88.0% rate by converting 512 of the 582 targeted passes last game. Austin FC tried 17 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 13 of those tries for a percentage of 76.5%.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Austin ended this match at a 42.1% rate by hitting 8 shots on target of 19 total shots. Austin sports an average of 0.97 goals per 90 (29 total goals) and have accounted for 22 assists in all competitions this season.
Diego Fagundez is a guy who can be a difference maker for Austin FC. He has 40 assists while accumulating 31 yellow cards in his career. Fagundez has had a starting assignment in 212 outings so far in his pro soccer career and has 0.28 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Uruguay has 59 goals in 19,027 professional minutes.
Another player who should impact this match is Cecilio Dominguez, the forward representing Paraguay. Dominguez has totaled 10,034 minutes in 113 starting assignments and has been handed 16 yellow card warnings. He has helped a teammate on a goal 12 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 43 goals. He is currently averaging 0.39 G/90 so far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Austin FC will be Brad Stuver. Stuver (15-8-26 record in his career) has accounted for 8 shutouts, which gives him a 16.3% clean sheet percentage. The keeper hailing from the United States has seen 254 shots tried at him in 49 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.57 (77 goals allowed) and he has earned a save % of 70.5. Stuver has seen the field for 4,410 mins and is sitting with 177 stops in his pro soccer career.
For their last match, Houston took home the win by a final score of 2-1 against Seattle. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 299 of the 382 passing attempts earning a rate of 78.3%. The Dynamo finished the match with a 66.7% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 18 of the 27 dribbles they pursued. Houston connected on 3 shots on goal out of 13 shots tried which had them sitting at a 23.1% rate when they last took the field. Having tallied 34 goals and 23 assists for all their matches, Houston averages 1.10 goals and 0.74 assists per 90.
Maximiliano Urruti will need to be on top of his game for Houston Dynamo. He currently averages 0.34 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 179 games in his career. The forward representing Argentina has totaled 16,032 mins while scoring 60 goals. He has tallied 23 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 25 times. You should also keep an eye on Fafa Picault, the forward born in the United States. Picault has been handed a total of 31 yellow card cautions in 12,648 professional minutes (142 starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.36. He has totaled 51 goals thus far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 22 times.
Marko Maric will be looking after the goal for Houston Dynamo. So far in his career, Maric has conceded 199 goals and has racked up 335 stops in 132 starts. He has allowed 1.51 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 32-48-52. He holds a save % of 68.1 and his shutout rate is 18.9%. Maric has recorded 25 shutouts while defending 489 shots against him in 11,880 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston (+200)
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