Sporting KC vs Houston Dynamo Prediction, 9/23/2023 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sporting KC vs Houston Dynamo
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
Location: Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, KS
TV: MLS Season Pass
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+101) Houston (+275)
The Wizards (9-8-13) are welcoming the Houston Dynamo (12-7-10) at Children's Mercy Park on Saturday. Sporting Kansas City opens at +101 and the Dynamo are at +275. The total comes in at 2.5. The starting goaltenders will be Kendall McIntosh for Kansas City and Steve Clark for Houston.
The Wizards sit at 21st in regard to xG having 34.3, and their xGA are sitting at 40.1. KC has allowed 43 goals while giving up 1.43 goals per 90, and the other team are sitting with 125 SoT on them. The team's difference in goals is -4 by means of 39 goals put in the net as well as 43 goals given up. They have 7 clean sheets, which gives them a percentage of 23.3% over the course of the season. Sporting KC has accumulated 80 saves and also have a SV rate of 69.6 on the campaign. Kansas City is sitting with 51 yellow cards the year and 3 red cards. On the year, this club is sitting with an average of 1.17 pts per match (35 points) and they also have a rank of 11th in the league with 29 assists.
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So far this season, Houston has a save rate of 73.6 (106 SoTA), and have a ranking of 10th in soccer with 43 pts. The Dynamo have an average of 1.48 points per fixture while having 27 assists and 5 red cards. The Houston Dynamo have accounted for 41 goals and the team's xG this season is 37.6. Houston has a clean sheet rate of 41.4% this year and 77 yellow card warnings. Their goals against per 90 minutes is at 1.14 in addition to 74 saves, and they have 12 clean sheets. Houston is 9th when talking about goals allowed with 33, and the squad's goal difference is sitting at 8.
The guy who is expected to defend the goal for Kansas City will be Kendall McIntosh. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.69 (149 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of .690. McIntosh (25-18-45 record during his career) has tallied 16 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 18.2% shutout rate. McIntosh has played for 7,942 mins and has accumulated 318 stops in his career. The goalkeeper from the United States has had 461 shots tried at him in 88 starts.
Steve Clark will look after the goal for Houston. Clark has 21 clean sheets and has defended 320 shots against him in 6,608 career mins. He sports a save % of .666 and his shutout rate is currently at 28.8%. He has surrendered 1.51 goals per 90 minutes while earning a mark of 26-17-30. During his career, Clark has conceded 111 goals while totaling 213 saves in 73 starting assignments.
Remi Walter is a player who can be a force in the game for Kansas City. The midfielder hailing from France has recorded 10 goals scored in 16,783 minutes played. Walter has been in the starting lineup in 186 outings during his soccer career and tallies 0.05 goals per 90 mins. He has accounted for 10 assists while tallying 12 yellow cards in his career.
Houston features a difference maker in Adalberto Carrasquilla, who gets under the skin of opposing sides. He has totaled 26 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 7 times. The midfielder representing Panama has played 6,418 mins and has scored 6 goals. He sports an average of 0.08 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 72 games so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLS game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Houston (+275)
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