Houston Dynamo vs Sporting KC Prediction, 5/12/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Dynamo vs Sporting KC
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Location: BBVA Stadium in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+142) Kansas City (+186)
Khiry Shelton and Sporting KC (2-1-1, 5th in Western Conference) go to BBVA Stadium on Wednesday where they'll meet the Houston Dynamo (1-2-1, 11th in Western Conference). The goalies protecting the net are Marko Maric for the Houston Dynamo and Tim Melia for Sporting KC. The line on this matchup has the Houston Dynamo priced at +142 and Sporting Kansas City is at +186. The over/under is set at 3.
Houston stepped onto the pitch against Dallas in their last match and walked away with a draw with a final of 1-1. In regard to passing, they had a 84.6% passes received percentage by connecting on 312 out of their 369 pass attempts in their last outing. The Dynamo attempted 19 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 11 of the attempts for a percentage of 57.9%. Regarding shot accuracy, Houston walked away from the pitch at a 28.6% rate by hitting 4 shots on target of 14 total shots. Houston is averaging 1.00 goal per 90 (4 goals in total) and are sitting with 3 assists in all games this year.
Christian Ramirez is a guy who can be a difference maker for the Houston Dynamo. Ramirez has been given a starting assignment in 176 outings during his soccer career and scores 0.56 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from the United States has 92 goals in 14,871 minutes. He has totaled 28 assists while earning 4 yellow card warnings during his career. Another guy who could decide the outcome is Carlos Darwin Quintero, the forward born in Colombia. He has assisted on a goal 87 times during his career and he has scored 94 total goals. Quintero has accumulated 26,080 mins in 291 career starts and has been handed 55 yellow card warnings. He has an average of 0.32 G/90 for his career.
The man who will protect the net for Houston Dynamo will be Marko Maric. Maric (30-40-45 mark in his professional soccer career) has 22 shutouts, which leaves him with a 19.1% shutout percentage. The goalie born in Croatia has faced 409 shots tried at him in 115 starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.50 (172 total goals given up) and his save % is 68.2. Maric has seen the field for 10,350 mins and has 281 saves during his career.
For their last game, Kansas City got the victory with a final of 2-1 against Austin. Sporting KC ended the game with a 60.0% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 12 out of the 20 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by connecting on 434 out of their 489 passes they attempted earning a rate of 88.8%. Kansas City converted 8 shots on target out of their 25 shots attempted earning them a 32.0% rate in their last game. Having earned a total of 6 goals and 4 assists in all competitions, Kansas City sports an average of 1.50 goals and 1.00 assist per 90.
Khiry Shelton will need to be on top of his game for Sporting KC. He scores 0.20 goals per 90 mins and has had a starting assignment in 60 contests during his soccer career. The forward born in the United States has been on the pitch for 5,801 minutes while he has scored 13 goals. He has accumulated 6 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 14 times. You should also watch out for Johnny Russell, the forward representing Scotland. He has earned 90 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 50 different times. Russell has been given a total of 27 yellow card warnings in 26,316 professional minutes played (296 starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.31.
Tim Melia will be looking after the goal for Sporting KC. Melia has accumulated 59 clean sheets and has defended 825 shots tried against him in 17,063 minutes throughout his career. He is the owner of a save percentage of 72.4 and his clean sheet rate is 31.1%. He has given up 1.26 goals per 90 minutes while earning a record of 78-48-65. So far in his career, Melia has surrendered 239 goals while totaling 593 stops in 190 starts.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kansas City (+186) and under the total goals
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