Houston Dynamo vs Minnesota United FC Prediction, 8/28/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Dynamo vs Minnesota United FC
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: BBVA Stadium in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+165) Minnesota (+155)
BBVA Stadium is the site where Adrien Hunou and Minnesota United (7-7-6, 5th in Western Conference) will take on the Houston Dynamo (3-10-8, 13th in Western Conference) on Saturday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start will be Marko Maric for the Houston Dynamo and Tyler Miller for Minnesota United. The Loons are priced at +155 while the Dynamo are at +165. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Houston played Dallas in their last match and walked away with a draw with a final of 2-2. The Dynamo attempted 17 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 11 of the tries for a rate of 64.7%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 92.0% received passes percentage by completing 276 of the 300 passing targets last contest.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Houston ended this match at a 27.3% rate by hitting 3 shots on target out of 11 total shots. Houston sports an average of 1.05 goals per 90 minutes (22 total goals) and are sitting with 15 assists in all competitions this year.
Maximiliano Urruti is a guy who can be a difference maker for the Houston Dynamo. Urruti has been a starter in 171 contests in his career while he scores 0.35 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Argentina has tallied 59 goals in 15,331 professional minutes played. He has 25 assists while accumulating 23 yellow card cautions in his pro soccer career.
Someone else who should impact this game is Fafa Picault, the forward hailing from the United States. Picault has totaled 11,792 mins in 132 career starting assignments and has been given 30 yellow cards. He has assisted on a goal 20 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 46 total goals. He scores 0.35 goals per 90 minutes for his pro soccer career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Houston Dynamo is Marko Maric. Maric has been on the pitch for 11,880 mins and has accumulated 335 stops during his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.51 (199 total goals surrendered) and he has a save % of 68.1. The goalkeeper born in Croatia has faced 489 shots tried against him in 132 career starts. Maric (32-48-52 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 25 shutouts, which has earned him a 18.9% clean sheet rate.
For their last game, Minnesota weren't able to secure a win with a final of 0-0 against Kansas City. The Loons had a 55.6% successful dribble rate by connecting on 15 of the 27 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this contest by converting 375 of the 445 passing attempts for a rate of 84.3%. Minnesota converted 7 shots on target out of their 24 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 29.2% clip in their last match. With 22 goals and 16 assists in all their games, Minnesota is averaging 1.10 goals and 0.80 assists per 90 minutes.
Adrien Hunou should provide a lift for Minnesota United FC. He currently averages 0.32 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 119 contests so far in his career. The forward from France has earned 10,943 professional minutes while scoring 39 goals. He has earned 11 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has assisted on a goal 9 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Ethan Finlay, the forward hailing from the United States. Finlay has been handed 12 yellow card warnings in 14,607 professional minutes (164 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.29. He has 47 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 32 different times.
Tyler Miller will reside in front of the net for Minnesota United FC. Miller has recorded 33 clean sheets while seeing 506 shots attempted against him in 10,679 career mins. He has a save percentage of 72.1 and his shutout rate is currently at 27.7%. He has surrendered 1.31 goals per 90 mins while holding a record of 59-34-26. So far in his career, Miller has allowed 155 goals while totaling 362 saves in 119 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (+155)
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