Houston Dynamo vs FC Dallas Prediction, 8/21/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Dynamo vs FC Dallas
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: BBVA Stadium in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+133) Dallas (+264)
BBVA Stadium is the venue where Jader Obrian and FC Dallas (5-6-9, 10th in Western Conference) will take on the Houston Dynamo (3-9-8, 12th in Western Conference) on Saturday. The starting goalies will be Marko Maric for the Houston Dynamo and Jimmy Maurer for FC Dallas. The Dynamo are priced at +133 while FCD is at +264. The total opens at 2.5.
Houston played Colorado in their last match and ended up losing by a score of 3-1. The Dynamo tried 11 dribbles in this game and completed 5 of those attempts for a rate of 45.5%. In regard to passing, they ended with a 94.4% received passes percentage by completing 389 out of their 412 pass attempts last game.
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Regarding shot accuracy, Houston walked away from the pitch at a 7.1% rate by putting 1 shot on target of 14 shots. Houston sports an average of 1.00 goal per 90 (20 total goals) and are sitting with 14 assists in all matches this year.
Fafa Picault is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for the Houston Dynamo. Picault has started 131 matchups so far in his career and has 0.35 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in the United States has 45 goals scored in 11,702 professional minutes played. He has 20 assists while tallying 30 yellow card cautions in his career.
Another player who should impact this match is Maximiliano Urruti, the forward born in Argentina. He has helped on a goal 25 times so far in his career and he has scored 59 goals. Urruti has earned 15,241 minutes in 170 starting assignments and has earned himself 22 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.35 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Houston Dynamo is Marko Maric. Maric (32-47-52 mark during his career) has recorded 25 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 19.1% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper hailing from Croatia has had 482 shots attempted at him in 131 starts. His GA/90 is 1.50 (197 total goals given up) and his save % is 68.0. Maric has been on the field for 11,790 mins and is sitting with 330 stops thus far in his career.
For their last game, Dallas walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 2-0 against Kansas City. FCD finished with a 65.0% successful dribble percentage by converting 13 out of the 20 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 455 of the 514 passing attempts for a rate of 88.5%. Dallas connected on 2 shots on target out of 18 shots attempted earning them a 11.1% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having a total of 22 goals and 18 assists in all their matches, Dallas sports an average of 1.10 goals and 0.90 assists per 90.
Jader Obrian should provide a spark for FC Dallas. He averages 0.32 goals per 90 minutes and has started 81 matches in his pro soccer career. The midfielder from Colombia has earned 7,604 minutes while scoring 27 goals. He has 22 yellow cards so far in his career and has helped on a goal 2 times. Be sure to watch out for Ricardo Pepi, the forward born in the United States. Pepi has been given 1 yellow card warning in 1,802 mins played (19 starting assignments). His G/90 average during his career is 0.50. He has accounted for 10 goals so far in his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 1 times.
Jimmy Maurer will be residing in front of the goal for FC Dallas. In his pro soccer career, Maurer has given up 206 goals while earning 499 saves in 170 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.22 goals per 90 mins and he has a record of 68-55-48. He has earned a save percentage of 71.3 and his clean sheet rate is 33.5%. Maurer has racked up 57 clean sheets and has defended 700 shots against him in 15,139 mins throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas (+264)
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