LA Galaxy vs Houston Dynamo Prediction, 9/15/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LA Galaxy vs Houston Dynamo
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Location: Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA
TV: Spectrum SN
Odds/Point Spread: LA (-140) Houston (+360)
Victor Vazquez and the LA Galaxy (11-4-8, 4th in Western Conference) host the Houston Dynamo (4-10-10, 12th in Western Conference) at Dignity Health Sports Park on Wednesday. The goalies protecting the net will be Jonathan Bond for the LA Galaxy and Marko Maric for the Houston Dynamo. The Galaxy are priced at -140 while the Dynamo are at +360. The total has been set at 2.5.
LA faced Colorado in their most recent match and walked away with a draw with a final of 1-1. The Galaxy attempted 12 dribbles in this outing and converted 8 of those attempts for a rate of 66.7%. In regard to passing, they had a 87.8% passes received percentage by connecting on 431 out of their 491 targeted passes in their last game.
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Concerning shot accuracy, LA walked away from the pitch at a 37.5% rate by putting 3 shots on target out of 8 total shots. LA sports an average of 1.48 goals per 90 minutes (34 total goals) and have earned 24 assists in all games this season.
Victor Vazquez is a guy who can be a difference maker for the LA Galaxy. Vazquez has been a starter in 181 contests so far in his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.21 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Spain has earned 36 goals scored in 15,591 mins. He has accounted for 58 assists while earning 23 yellow cards during his career.
One more player who could decide who wins is Kevin Cabral, the forward hailing from France. Cabral has earned 5,203 mins during 55 career starts and has been handed a total of 8 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 7 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 14 total goals. He currently averages 0.24 G/90 so far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for LA Galaxy is Jonathan Bond. Bond (43-28-41 mark during his career) has accumulated 23 shutouts, which gives him a 20.4% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper born in England has faced 532 shots tried at him in 113 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.45 (164 total goals conceded) and he has earned a save % of 70.7. Bond has seen the field for a total of 10,169 mins and is sitting with 372 saves in his career.
For their last game, Houston went home victorious with a score of 3-0 against Austin. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 249 of the 307 passing attempts for a rate of 81.1%. The Dynamo had a 40.0% successful dribble percentage by completing 4 of the 10 dribbles they tried. Houston landed 7 shots on goal out of their 16 shots attempted which gave them a 43.8% clip when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 26 goals and 17 assists in all competitions, Houston averages 1.08 goals and 0.71 assists per 90 min.
Maximiliano Urruti will need to be on top of his game for Houston Dynamo. He has an average of 0.34 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 174 games thus far in his career. The forward representing Argentina has been on the field for 15,601 mins while scoring 59 goals. He has totaled 23 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has helped a teammate on a goal 25 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Fafa Picault, the forward representing the United States. He has tallied 48 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 21 different times. Picault has been given 31 yellow card warnings in 12,035 professional minutes played (135 starting assignments). His goals per 90 minute average in his career is 0.36.
Marko Maric will look after the goal for Houston Dynamo. So far in his career, Maric has given up 199 goals and has totaled 335 saves in 132 starts. He has surrendered 1.51 goals per 90 while earning a record of 32-48-52. He holds a save % of 68.1 and his shutout rate is currently 18.9%. Maric has racked up 25 clean sheets and has defended 489 shots attempted against him in 11,880 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston (+360)
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