Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers Prediction, 6/23/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Location: BBVA Stadium in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+138) Portland (+155)
Memo Rodriguez and the Houston Dynamo (3-3-3, 7th in Western Conference) host the Portland Timbers (4-0-4, 5th in Western Conference) at BBVA Stadium on Wednesday. The starting goalies will be Marko Maric for the Houston Dynamo and Steve Clark for the Portland Timbers. The Timbers are priced at +155 while the Dynamo are at +138. The O/U is set at 3.
Houston played Los Angeles in their last game and walked away with a draw with a final of 1-1. In sharing the ball, they had a 70.7% passes received percentage by completing 222 out of their 314 passing targets in their last game. The Dynamo attempted 23 dribbles in this game and were successful in 12 of those attempts for a percentage of 52.2%. Concerning shot accuracy, Houston ended this match at a 100.0% rate by hitting 2 shots on target out of 2 total shots. Houston sports an average of 1.22 g/90 (11 total goals) and have accounted for 9 assists in all matches this season.
Memo Rodriguez is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for the Houston Dynamo. Rodriguez has started 84 matchups in his career and he has earned 0.34 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder from the United States has tallied 28 goals in 7,505 mins played. He has 14 assists while earning 14 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Maximiliano Urruti, the forward hailing from Argentina. He has assisted on a goal 25 times thus far in his career while he has scored 58 total goals. Urruti has accumulated 14,589 minutes in 163 starts and has been given a total of 20 yellow cards. He scores 0.36 goals per 90 mins during his career.
The man who is expected to protect the net for Houston Dynamo is Marko Maric. Maric has defended the goal for a total of 10,800 mins and has earned 300 stops in his pro soccer career. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.50 (180 total goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of 68.5. The goalie from Croatia has seen 435 shots attempted against him in 120 career starts. Maric (32-41-47 record in his career) has earned 23 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 19.2% shutout rate.
In their last game, Portland went home victorious with a score of 2-1 against Kansas City. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 298 of the 350 passing attempts earning a rate of 85.1%. The Timbers earned a 32.1% successful dribble percentage by converting 9 of the 28 dribbles they pursued. Portland had 3 shots on target out of the team's 7 shots attempted which gave them a 42.9% clip in their last game. Having tallied 11 goals and 6 assists for all their matches, Portland has an average of 1.37 goals and 0.75 assists per 90 minutes.
Diego Valeri should be someone to watch for Portland Timbers. The forward from Argentina has been on the field for 20,151 professional minutes and he has scored 85 goals. He has 31 yellow cards in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 66 times. He currently averages 0.38 goals per 90 mins and has started 229 matches in his career. Make sure to watch out for Marvin Loria, the midfielder representing Costa Rica. He has accounted for 12 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 7 times. Loria has been given 7 yellow card cautions in 4,747 professional minutes played (56 career starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.23.
Steve Clark will look after the net for Portland Timbers. So far in his career, Clark has conceded 342 goals and has earned 820 saves in 235 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.46 goals per 90 mins and he has earned a record of 82-68-84. He holds a save % of 71.5 and his shutout rate is currently 23.0%. Clark has tallied 54 clean sheets and has defended 1,163 shots attempted against him in 21,128 career mins.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Portland (+155)
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