LA Galaxy vs Houston Dynamo Prediction, 5/22/2022 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LA Galaxy vs Houston Dynamo
Date: Sunday, May 22, 2022
Location: Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA
Odds/Point Spread: LA (-119) Houston (+265)
Memo Rodriguez and the Houston Dynamo (4-3-4, 6th in Western Conference) travel to Dignity Health Sports Park on Sunday where they'll meet the LA Galaxy (6-1-4, 4th in Western Conference). The starting goaltenders will be Jonathan Bond for the LA Galaxy and Steve Clark for the Houston Dynamo. The Dynamo are priced at +265 while the Galaxy are at -119. The O/U has been set at 2.5.
LA played Salt Lake in their most recent match and went home with a loss by a final score of 1-0. The Galaxy attempted 23 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 9 of those attempts for a rate of 39.1%. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 94.3% received passes percentage by converting 551 of the 584 pass targets last contest.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, LA walked away from the pitch at a 33.3% rate by landing 3 shots on target out of 9 shots. LA is averaging 1.00 goal per 90 (10 goals in total) and have earned 8 assists in all games for the season.
Chicharito is a player who should be able to impact this match for the LA Galaxy. Chicharito has started 207 contests thus far in his career while he scores 0.63 goals per 90 mins. The forward from Mexico has totaled 139 goals in 19,909 professional minutes played. He has accounted for 22 assists while accumulating 40 yellow card cautions so far in his career.
One more guy who should impact this match is Kevin Cabral, the forward hailing from France. He has helped on a goal 8 times so far in his career while he has scored 15 goals. Cabral has been on the pitch for 6,307 minutes in 70 starts and has been handed 9 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.21 G/90 so far in his career.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for LA Galaxy is Jonathan Bond. Bond (51-33-47 mark during his soccer career) has totaled 29 clean sheets, which gives him a 22.0% clean sheet percentage. The keeper hailing from England has had 604 shots tried against him in 132 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.40 (185 total goals surrendered) and he has a save percentage of 71.0. Bond has defended the goal for a total of 11,879 mins and has tallied 424 stops in his career.
The last time they took the pitch, Houston took a loss by a final score of 2-0 against D.C.. The Dynamo had a 72.7% successful dribble rate by completing 16 out of the 22 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this match by completing 381 of the 471 passes they attempted for a rate of 80.9%. Houston converted 1 shot on goal out of their 7 shots attempted which had them sitting at a 14.3% clip in their last match. With 12 goals and 8 assists in all competitions, Houston averages 1.20 goals and 0.80 assists per 90.
Memo Rodriguez will need to be on top of his game for Houston Dynamo. The midfielder from the United States has played 8,842 professional minutes while he has scored 28 goals. He has collected 18 yellow card cautions in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 15 times. He scores 0.29 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 97 matches in his career. Be sure to watch out for Fafa Picault, the forward born in the United States. Picault has been handed 34 yellow card warnings in 13,528 mins (152 starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his pro soccer career is 0.35. He has earned 53 goals so far in his career while helping on a goal 23 times.
Steve Clark will be looking after the goal for Houston Dynamo. In his career, Clark has allowed 383 goals and has totaled 933 saves in 267 starting assignments. He has conceded 1.44 goals per 90 while he holds a record of 97-74-95. He has earned a save percentage of 72.2 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 23.6%. Clark has racked up 63 shutouts while seeing 1,311 shots against him in 23,957 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston (+265)
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