Houston Dynamo vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC Prediction, 5/22/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Dynamo vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021
Location: BBVA Stadium in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-213) Vancouver (+450)
BBVA Stadium is the site where Cristian Dajome and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (2-1-3, 8th in Western Conference) will play the Houston Dynamo (2-2-2, 6th in Western Conference) on Saturday. The expected starting goalies will be Marko Maric for the Houston Dynamo and Maxime Crepeau for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The odds on this contest have the Houston Dynamo coming in at -213 and the Whitecaps are at +450. The O/U opens at 3.
Houston faced Colorado in their last matchup and took a loss by a score of 3-1. When talking about passing the ball, they ended up with a 78.3% passes received percentage by connecting on 275 out of their 351 pass attempts in their last game. The Dynamo tried 19 dribbles in this match and successfully completed 14 of the tries for a percentage of 73.7%. Concerning shot accuracy, Houston ended this match at a 50.0% clip by landing 4 shots on target of 8 total shots. Houston has an average of 1.00 goal per 90 (6 goals in total) and have tallied 5 assists In all contests for this campaign.
Carlos Darwin Quintero is a player who should impact this matchup for the Houston Dynamo. He has 87 assists while tallying 55 yellow cards during his pro soccer career. Quintero has been in the starting lineup in 291 games thus far in his career and he has earned 0.32 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Colombia has 94 goals in 26,080 minutes. Someone else who should impact this match is Christian Ramirez, the forward representing the United States. Ramirez has been on the field for 14,952 minutes during 177 career starts and has earned himself a total of 4 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 28 times in his pro soccer career while scoring 93 total goals. He scores 0.56 G/90 for his career.
The guy protecting the net for Houston Dynamo will be Marko Maric. Maric has defended the goal for a total of 10,530 mins and has accumulated 288 stops in his career. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.50 (175 total goals surrendered) and his save % is 68.3. The keeper hailing from Croatia has had 419 shots sent in his direction in 117 career starting assignments. Maric (31-40-46 record in his career) has tallied 23 clean sheets, which gives him a 19.7% shutout percentage.
For their last game, Vancouver took a loss by a score of 3-0 against Kansas City. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 293 out of their 349 passing tries for a rate of 84.0%. The Whitecaps ended the game with a 76.9% successful dribble rate by connecting on 10 of the 13 dribbles they tried. Vancouver had 2 shots on goal out of 8 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 25.0% rate in their last game. Having earned a total of 5 goals and 3 assists in all their contests, Vancouver is averaging 0.83 goals and 0.50 assists per 90 min.
Cristian Dajome will be someone to watch for Vancouver Whitecaps FC. He has an average of 0.22 G/90 and has been a starter in 126 outings so far in his career. The forward born in Colombia has been on the field for 11,261 mins and has earned 28 goals. He has earned 20 yellow card warnings in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 10 times. You should also keep an eye on Lucas Cavallini, the forward representing Canada. He has earned 67 goals so far in his career while assisting a teammate on a goal 6 different times. Cavallini has been given 68 yellow card cautions in 14,462 minutes (161 starts). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.42.
Maxime Crepeau will look after the net for Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Crepeau has totaled 26 clean sheets and has defended 486 shots tried against him in 8,967 career minutes. He has earned a save percentage of 71.2 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 26.0%. He has conceded 1.53 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 27-18-54. Thus far in his career, Crepeau has allowed 152 goals and has accumulated 344 stops in 100 starts.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Vancouver (+450)
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