FC Dallas vs Houston Dynamo Prediction, 5/8/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: FC Dallas vs Houston Dynamo
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (-130) Houston (+245)
Christian Ramirez and the Houston Dynamo (1-1-1, 8th in Western Conference) go to Toyota Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet FC Dallas (1-1-1, 7th in Western Conference). The goalkeepers protecting the net are Phelipe for FC Dallas and Marko Maric for the Houston Dynamo. The Dynamo are priced at +245 while FCD is at -130. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Dallas stepped onto the pitch against Portland in their last game and notched a win by a score of 4-1. FCD attempted 17 dribbles in this game and converted 9 of those tries for a rate of 52.9%. In the passing game, they finished this match with a 85.5% passes received percentage by completing 442 of the 517 targeted passes last game. Regarding shot accuracy, Dallas ended this match at a 54.5% rate by landing 6 shots on target of 11 shots. Dallas has an average of 1.67 goals per 90 minutes (5 goals in total) and have accumulated 3 assists in all games for the season.
Andres Ricaurte is a player who should be able to impact this match for FC Dallas. Ricaurte has started 134 matches so far in his career while scoring 0.11 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder from Colombia has racked up 14 goals in 11,892 mins. He has accounted for 30 assists while tallying 29 yellow card cautions thus far in his career. Someone else who should impact this match is Franco Jara, the forward who represents Argentina. He has helped on a goal 20 times in his career while he has scored 82 goals. Jara has earned 15,431 minutes during 172 career starts and has been given 50 yellow card cautions. He currently averages 0.48 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for FC Dallas will be Phelipe. Phelipe has defended the goal for 390 mins and has accumulated 13 saves in his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 2.08 (9 goals given up) and he has a save % of 59.1. The keeper from Brazil has had 22 shots attempted at him in 4 career starts. Phelipe (1-0-3 record during his career) has recorded 0 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 0.0% clean sheet rate.
The last time they took the field, Houston finished locked up with a final of 1-1 against Los Angeles. They finished this game by completing 239 out of their 338 attempted passes for a percentage of 70.7%. The Dynamo had a 45.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 9 out of the 20 dribbles they tried. Houston converted 4 shots on goal out of the team's 12 shots tried earning them a 33.3% rate in their last outing. Having a total of 3 goals and 3 assists in all their contests, Houston sports an average of 1.00 goal and 1.00 assist per 90.
Christian Ramirez will be someone to watch for Houston Dynamo. He scores 0.56 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 176 outings during his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from the United States has been on the pitch for 14,871 mins and has scored 92 goals. He has accumulated 4 yellow card warnings in his career and has assisted on a goal 28 times. Make sure to watch out for Carlos Darwin Quintero, the forward representing Colombia. Quintero has been given a total of 55 yellow cards in 26,073 professional minutes played (291 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.32. He has scored 94 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 87 different times.
Marko Maric will look after the goal for Houston Dynamo. Maric has totaled 22 shutouts while defending 406 shots attempted against him in 10,260 mins in his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of 68.2 and his shutout rate sits at 19.3%. He has allowed 1.50 goals per 90 while earning a mark of 30-39-45. In his pro soccer career, Maric has conceded 171 goals while totaling 279 stops in 114 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas (-130)
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