Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Houston Dynamo Prediction, 7/20/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Houston Dynamo
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Location: Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT
Odds/Point Spread: Vancouver (+140) Houston (+155)
Rio Tinto Stadium is the site where Maximiliano Urruti and the Houston Dynamo (3-6-4, 9th in Western Conference) will take on the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (3-3-7, 12th in Western Conference) on Tuesday. The men protecting the net are Thomas Hasal for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Marko Maric for the Houston Dynamo. The Whitecaps are priced at +140 while the Dynamo are at +155. The over/under is set at 2.75.
Vancouver faced LA in their most recent match and earned the victory with a final of 2-1. The Whitecaps tried 19 dribbles in this matchup and converted 11 of those dribbles for a rate of 57.9%. In sharing the ball, they finished with a 85.4% passes received rate by completing 415 out of their 486 passing attempts last match.
In regard to shooting accuracy, Vancouver wrapped this game up at a 36.4% rate by putting 4 shots on target of 11 total shots. Vancouver is averaging 1.08 goals per 90 (14 total goals) and have earned 10 assists in all games this year.
Brian White is a guy who should impact this matchup for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. He has totaled 9 assists while earning 3 yellow cards during his career. White has started 57 outings in his career and accounts for 0.48 goals per 90 mins. The forward born in the United States has tallied 26 goals scored in 4,846 minutes. One more player who should impact this match is Cristian Dajome, the forward born in Colombia. Dajome has been on the field for 11,838 mins in 133 career starting assignments and has been handed a total of 20 yellow cards. He has helped on a goal 12 times during his soccer career while scoring 30 total goals. He scores 0.23 goals per 90 minutes so far in his pro soccer career.
The man who will protect the net for Vancouver Whitecaps FC is Thomas Hasal. Hasal (5-0-5 record in his career) has accounted for 1 shutout, which leaves him with a 10.0% clean sheet rate. The keeper born in Canada has seen 55 shots sent in his direction in 10 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.93 (20 goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 67.3. Hasal has played for 933 mins and has tallied 38 saves in his career.
In their last game, Houston took a loss by a final score of 2-0 against Seattle. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 422 of the 491 passing tries earning a percentage of 85.9%. The Dynamo finished the match with a 55.6% successful dribble rate by connecting on 10 of the 18 dribbles they tried. Houston landed 3 shots on goal out of the team's 11 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 27.3% clip in their last match. Having tallied 15 goals and 13 assists in all their games, Houston averages 1.15 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 min.
Maximiliano Urruti should be able to be counted on for Houston Dynamo. He sports an average of 0.36 goals per 90 and has been given a starting assignment in 167 outings in his career. The forward hailing from Argentina has accumulated 14,939 professional minutes while scoring 59 goals. He has 21 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has helped on a goal 25 times. You should also keep an eye on Memo Rodriguez, the midfielder born in the United States. He has earned 28 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 14 times. Rodriguez has earned himself a total of 14 yellow cards in 7,735 mins (87 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.33.
Marko Maric will be looking after the net for Houston Dynamo. Maric has earned 23 shutouts and defended 456 shots tried against him in 11,160 mins throughout his career. He holds a save % of 68.6 and his shutout rate sits at 18.5%. He has allowed 1.50 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 32-44-48. During his professional soccer career, Maric has conceded 186 goals while earning 314 saves in 124 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Vancouver (+140)
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