Houston Dynamo vs Austin FC Prediction, 4/30/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Dynamo vs Austin FC
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Location: PNC Stadium in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-143) Austin (+360)
PNC Stadium is the venue where Sebastian Driussi and Austin FC (5-2-1, 2nd in Western Conference) will take on the Houston Dynamo (3-3-2, 7th in Western Conference) on Saturday. The men protecting the net are Steve Clark for the Houston Dynamo and Brad Stuver for Austin FC. The moneyline on this game has the Houston Dynamo priced at -143 and Austin FC is at +360. The total opens at 2.5.
Houston took the field against Dallas in their last match and went home with a loss by a final score of 2-1. The Dynamo tried 16 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 13 of those tries for a rate of 81.3%. In sharing the ball, they ended the game with a 86.9% received passes percentage by connecting on 390 of the 449 targeted passes in their last match.
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In relation to shooting accuracy, Houston walked away from the pitch at a 22.2% rate by landing 2 shots on target of 9 total shots. Houston is averaging 1.37 goals per 90 (11 total goals) and are sitting with 7 assists in all games this year.
Fafa Picault is a player who should be able to impact this game for the Houston Dynamo. Picault has had a starting assignment in 151 games in his pro soccer career and has 0.35 goals per 90 mins. The forward from the United States has tallied 53 goals in 13,452 mins played. He has 23 assists while earning 34 yellow card warnings thus far in his career.
One more player who could decide who wins is Memo Rodriguez, the midfielder who represents the United States. He has assisted on a goal 15 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 28 total goals. Rodriguez has been on the field for 8,742 minutes during 96 starting assignments and has been given a total of 17 yellow cards. He sports an average of 0.29 goals per 90 for his career.
The man defending the goal for Houston Dynamo is Steve Clark. Clark (97-74-93 record in his career) has tallied 63 shutouts, which leaves him with a 23.8% clean sheet percentage. The goalkeeper from the United States has had 1,300 shots tried against him in 265 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.43 (379 total goals given up) and he is the owner of a save % of 72.2. Clark has seen the field for 23,777 minutes and is sitting with 926 stops during his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the pitch, Austin walked away with a victory by a final of 3-0 against Vancouver. Austin FC had a 75.0% successful dribble rate by connecting on 6 of the 8 dribbles they pursued. They finished the match by connecting on 604 of the 641 pass attempts for a percentage of 94.2%. Austin had 4 shots on goal out of their 10 shots tried giving them a 40.0% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having accumulated 19 goals and 16 assists in all competitions, Austin averages 2.37 goals and 2.00 assists per 90 min.
Sebastian Driussi will need to provide a spark for Austin FC. He currently averages 0.38 goals per 90 and has had a starting assignment in 146 games in his career. The forward representing Argentina has accumulated 12,483 minutes while scoring 53 goals. He has accumulated 15 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 27 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Diego Fagundez, the forward born in Uruguay. Fagundez has been handed 34 yellow cards in 19,990 mins played (223 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his career is 0.27. He has scored 61 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 46 different times.
Brad Stuver will be looking after the goal for Austin FC. Thus far in his career, Stuver has surrendered 91 goals while earning 213 saves in 61 starting assignments. He has given up 1.49 goals per 90 and he has a record of 22-10-29. He holds a save percentage of 71.0 and his clean sheet rate is 18.0%. Stuver has tallied 11 shutouts while defending 303 shots against him in 5,490 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston (-143)
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