Seattle Sounders FC vs Houston Dynamo Prediction, 7/7/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Sounders FC vs Houston Dynamo
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Location: Lumen Field in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-222) Houston (+550)
Lumen Field is the site where Maximiliano Urruti and the Houston Dynamo (3-6-3, 7th in Western Conference) will play the Seattle Sounders FC (7-5-0, 2nd in Western Conference) on Wednesday. The starting goaltenders are Stefan Cleveland for the Seattle Sounders FC and Marko Maric for the Houston Dynamo. The Sounders are priced at -222 while the Dynamo are at +550. The total opens at 2.75.
Seattle stepped onto the pitch against Colorado in their last matchup and wrapped it up with a draw by a score of 1-1. The Sounders attempted 9 dribbles in this matchup and were able to convert 4 of those tries for a rate of 44.4%. In sharing the ball, they ended up with a 85.0% received passes percentage by converting 436 out of their 513 targeted passes last game. In relation to shooting accuracy, Seattle walked away from the pitch at a 14.3% rate by putting 1 shot on target of 7 total shots. Seattle sports an average of 1.75 goals per 90 (21 total goals) and have accounted for 12 assists in all competitions this season.
Raul Ruidiaz is a player who should impact this matchup for the Seattle Sounders FC. Ruidiaz has had a starting assignment in 158 matches in his pro soccer career while scoring 0.68 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Peru has 104 goals in 13,669 minutes. He has 10 assists while accumulating 15 yellow card cautions so far in his career. Someone else who should impact this game is Fredy Montero, the forward representing Colombia. Montero has been on the pitch for 22,976 mins in 253 starts and has earned himself a total of 50 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 42 times during his pro soccer career while scoring 114 total goals. He currently averages 0.45 G/90 for his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Seattle Sounders FC will be Stefan Cleveland. Cleveland (6-7-3 mark during his career) has recorded 2 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 12.5% shutout rate. The keeper from the United States has faced 62 shots attempted at him in 16 starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.06 (17 total goals given up) and his save % is 80.6. Cleveland has seen the pitch for 1,440 minutes and has accumulated 49 stops so far in his career.
For their last game, Houston were able to avoid a loss with a score of 1-1 against Cincinnati. The Dynamo finished the match with a 54.5% successful dribble rate by converting 12 of the 22 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by converting 370 of the 430 passing attempts earning a percentage of 86.0%. Houston converted 4 shots on target out of their 21 shots attempted which had them at a 19.0% rate in their last game. Having accumulated 15 goals and 13 assists in all their contests, Houston sports an average of 1.25 goals and 1.08 assists per 90 min.
Maximiliano Urruti should provide solid play for Houston Dynamo. The forward born in Argentina has accumulated 14,849 mins while scoring 59 goals. He has 21 yellow cards during his soccer career and has helped on a goal 25 times. He scores 0.36 G/90 and has been a starter in 166 contests so far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Memo Rodriguez, the midfielder born in the United States. He has 28 goals in his career while helping on a goal 14 different times. Rodriguez has been handed a total of 14 yellow card warnings in 7,677 mins (86 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.33.
Marko Maric will look after the goal for Houston Dynamo. During his professional soccer career, Maric has allowed 184 goals while earning 310 stops in 123 starts. He has conceded 1.50 goals per 90 mins while holding a mark of 32-44-47. He has a save percentage of 68.6 and his shutout rate is currently at 18.7%. Maric has earned 23 shutouts while seeing 449 shots against him in 11,070 career mins.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston (+550)
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