Houston Dynamo vs Real Salt Lake Prediction, 7/31/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Dynamo vs Real Salt Lake
Date: Saturday, July 31, 2021
Location: BBVA Stadium in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+105) Salt Lake (+210)
BBVA Stadium is the site where Rubio Rubin and Real Salt Lake (5-5-4, 7th in Western Conference) will take on the Houston Dynamo (3-8-4, 9th in Western Conference) on Saturday. The men protecting the net are Marko Maric for the Houston Dynamo and David Ochoa for Real Salt Lake. The Dynamo are priced at +105 while RSL is at +210. The O/U is set at 2.75.
Houston played San Jose in their most recent match and got the draw with a final of 1-1. The Dynamo tried 13 dribbles in this contest and were successful in 9 of the tries for a rate of 69.2%. When discussing the passing game, they had a 75.2% rate by converting 203 of the 270 pass targets in their last game.
In regard to shooting accuracy, Houston walked away from the pitch at a 50.0% clip by putting 5 shots on target of 10 shots. Houston has an average of 1.07 goals per 90 (16 total goals) and have tallied 13 assists In all contests this year.
Maximiliano Urruti is a player who can be a difference maker for the Houston Dynamo. He has totaled 25 assists while accumulating 22 yellow card cautions in his career. Urruti has been a starter in 169 contests in his career while scoring 0.35 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Argentina has earned 59 goals in 15,119 mins. Another player who could decide the outcome is Memo Rodriguez, the midfielder hailing from the United States. Rodriguez has accumulated 7,837 mins in 88 starts and has been given a total of 14 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 14 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 28 total goals. He is averaging 0.32 G/90 so far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for Houston Dynamo is Marko Maric. Maric has been on the pitch for a total of 11,340 mins and has earned 316 saves during his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.48 (187 total goals conceded) and he has earned a save percentage of 68.6. The goalkeeper hailing from Croatia has faced 458 shots attempted at him in 126 starts. Maric (32-46-48 record in his career) has earned 24 shutouts, which gives him a 19.0% clean sheet percentage.
For their last outing, Salt Lake earned three points by winning 3-0 against Colorado. RSL finished the match with a 73.7% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 14 out of the 19 dribbles they attempted. They finished this game by converting 286 of the 333 passing attempts for a percentage of 85.9%. Salt Lake landed 2 shots on goal out of their 5 shots attempted earning them a 40.0% rate when they last took the field. With a total of 23 goals and 20 assists in all their matches, Salt Lake averages 1.64 goals and 1.43 assists per 90 minutes.
Rubio Rubin should provide a spark for Real Salt Lake. The forward from the United States has totaled 4,880 mins and has scored 16 goals. He has assisted on a goal 9 times. He is averaging 0.30 goals per 90 minutes and has started 51 outings so far in his career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Damir Kreilach, the forward representing Croatia. He has tallied 85 goals during his career while helping a teammate on a goal 30 different times. Kreilach has earned himself 65 yellow card cautions in 29,986 mins (339 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average in his career is 0.26.
David Ochoa will look after the net for Real Salt Lake. Ochoa has recorded 7 shutouts while defending 152 shots against him in 3,240 career minutes. He holds a save % of 69.7 and his shutout rate is 19.4%. He has given up 1.33 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 14-8-14. So far in his career, Ochoa has conceded 48 goals while totaling 107 saves in 36 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Salt Lake (+210)
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