Houston Dynamo vs Los Angeles FC Prediction, 5/1/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Dynamo vs Los Angeles FC
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: BBVA Stadium in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+155) Los Angeles (+109)
Christian Ramirez and the Houston Dynamo (1-0-1, 9th in Western Conference) play Los Angeles FC (1-1-0, 3rd in Western Conference) at BBVA Stadium on Saturday. The goalies expected to start will be Marko Maric for the Houston Dynamo and Pablo Sisniega for Los Angeles FC. The moneyline on this game has the Houston Dynamo priced at +155 and LAFC is at +109. The total is set at 3.5.
Houston played Portland in their last match and ended up losing by a score of 2-1. In regard to passing, they finished this match with a 83.3% received passes percentage by converting 410 of the 492 pass attempts last contest. The Dynamo attempted 14 dribbles in this matchup and converted 7 of the tries for a rate of 50.0%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Houston walked away from the pitch at a 30.0% rate by putting 3 shots on target of 10 total shots. Houston is averaging 1.00 goal per 90 (2 total goals) and are sitting with 2 assists in all matches for the season.
Christian Ramirez is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for the Houston Dynamo. He has 28 assists while accumulating 4 yellow cards thus far in his career. Ramirez has been in the starting lineup in 176 games so far in his pro soccer career and scores 0.56 G/90. The forward who is from the United States has accumulated 92 goals scored in 14,870 professional minutes. Another guy who should impact this match is Carlos Darwin Quintero, the forward born in Colombia. Quintero has 26,041 mins in 291 starts and has been handed a total of 55 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 87 times in his career and he has scored 94 total goals. He averages 0.32 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The man who will defend the goal for Houston Dynamo will be Marko Maric. Maric has defended the goal for a total of 10,170 mins and is sitting with 276 stops during his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.50 (170 total goals surrendered) and he holds a save % of 68.2. The goalkeeper hailing from Croatia has had 402 shots tried at him in 113 career starting assignments. Maric (30-38-45 mark in his professional soccer career) has recorded 22 clean sheets, which gives him a 19.5% clean sheet percentage.
The last time they took the pitch, Los Angeles went home with a draw by a final score of 1-1 against Seattle. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 400 out of their 464 pass attempts for a rate of 86.2%. LAFC earned a 41.7% successful dribble percentage by converting 10 out of the 24 dribbles they tried. Los Angeles connected on 4 shots on target out of their 9 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 44.4% rate when they last took the field. With 3 goals and 2 assists in all their matches, Los Angeles is averaging 1.50 goals and 1.00 assist per 90.
Carlos Vela should be able to be counted on for Los Angeles FC. He sports an average of 0.45 goals per 90 minutes and has been a starter in 300 outings during his career. The forward from Mexico has played 27,013 mins and has scored 134 goals. He has 50 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped on a goal 64 times. Make sure to watch out for Diego Rossi, the forward hailing from Uruguay. He has scored 54 goals during his pro soccer career while assisting a teammate on a goal 15 times. Rossi has earned himself 6 yellow card warnings in 9,862 professional minutes (110 starting assignments). His G/90 average during his soccer career is 0.49.
Pablo Sisniega will look after the goal for Los Angeles FC. Sisniega has totaled 3 shutouts and defended 82 shots against him in 1,980 career minutes. He has earned a save percentage of 64.6 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 13.6%. He has allowed 1.50 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a record of 11-4-7. During his career, Sisniega has surrendered 33 goals and has 56 stops in 22 starting assignments.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+109) and under the total goals
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