Colorado Rapids vs Houston Dynamo Prediction, 5/15/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Rapids vs Houston Dynamo
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Location: Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+112) Houston (+225)
Christian Ramirez and the Houston Dynamo (2-2-1, 4th in Western Conference) are headed to Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Saturday where they'll meet the Colorado Rapids (2-1-1, 6th in Western Conference). The goaltenders who are expected to start are William Yarbrough for the Colorado Rapids and Marko Maric for the Houston Dynamo. The odds on this contest have the Colorado Rapids coming in at +112 and the Dynamo are at +225. The over/under has been set at 3.
Colorado stepped onto the pitch against Minnesota in their last matchup and notched a win by a score of 3-2. The Rapids tried 12 dribbles in this matchup and were successful in 7 of those attempts for a percentage of 58.3%. In the passing game, they ended up with a 88.4% received passes percentage by connecting on 467 out of their 528 targeted passes in their last match. Regarding shot accuracy, Colorado finished at a 28.6% clip by putting 4 SoT out of 14 shots. Colorado is averaging 1.25 g/90 (5 goals in total) and have 2 assists in all matches for the season.
Diego Rubio is a guy who should be able to impact this game for the Colorado Rapids. Rubio has had a starting assignment in 94 contests in his career and he accounts for 0.43 G/90. The forward born in Chile has 42 goals scored in 8,784 minutes. He has totaled 19 assists while accumulating 34 yellow cards thus far in his career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Jonathan Lewis, the midfielder born in the United States. He has assisted on a goal 8 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 13 goals. Lewis has played 2,757 mins in 26 starts and has been handed 4 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.42 G/90 so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Colorado Rapids will be William Yarbrough. Yarbrough has seen the pitch for a total of 14,715 minutes and has tallied 542 saves in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 1.39 (228 total goals conceded) and his save percentage is 73.0. The keeper hailing from Mexico has seen 760 shots attempted at him in 164 career starting assignments. Yarbrough (61-42-60 mark in his career) has 43 shutouts, which gives him a 26.2% clean sheet percentage.
For their last match, Houston earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 1-1 against Dallas. They finished this game by connecting on 312 of the 369 passes they tried earning a rate of 84.6%. The Dynamo earned a 57.9% successful dribble percentage by completing 11 of the 19 dribbles they attempted. Houston landed 4 shots on goal out of their 14 shots attempted which had them at a 28.6% clip in their last match. With a total of 5 goals and 4 assists in all their matches, Houston is averaging 1.00 goal and 0.80 assists per 90 min.
Christian Ramirez should provide a lift for Houston Dynamo. He currently averages 0.56 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 176 games in his pro soccer career. The forward representing the United States has been on the field for 14,893 mins while scoring 92 goals. He has 4 yellow card cautions during his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 28 times. You should also keep an eye on Carlos Darwin Quintero, the forward born in Colombia. He has accumulated 94 goals so far in his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 87 different times. Quintero has earned himself 55 yellow card warnings in 26,080 mins (291 starts). His G/90 average during his soccer career is 0.32.
Marko Maric will be looking after the goal for Houston Dynamo. Maric has totaled 23 clean sheets while defending 413 shots tried against him in 10,440 mins throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of 68.5 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 19.8%. He has given up 1.48 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 31-40-45. In his career, Maric has allowed 172 goals and has accumulated 285 saves in 116 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston (+225)
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