Houston Dynamo vs Los Angeles Galaxy MLS Betting Prediction

Houston Dynamo vs Los Angeles Galaxy Prediction 5/26/2024

Houston Dynamo (5-5-3) travel to face off against Los Angeles Galaxy (5-2-7) on Sunday, May 26th. This match will be played at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA. Both Houston Dynamo and Los Angeles Galaxy ended their previous matches with a draw. The match is scheduled for 10:30 PM ET.

Houston Dynamo vs Los Angeles Galaxy

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Houston Dynamo Is Coming Off A Draw

The Houston Dynamo will be looking to get back in the win column after picking up a draw vs. FC Dallas in their last match. Despite playing at home, they were unable to get the win or even score more than one time. The pre-match money line payout for the Dynamo was -157.

Amine Bassi was the only player for the Houston Dynamo to score, and he took a total of four shots and one shot on goal. No other player for the club finished with more than two shots on goal, and as a whole, they took 18 shots.

On the defensive end, the Dynamo allowed a goal on just three total shots on goal from FC Dallas. Steve Clark was the keeper for the club, and he finished with two saves on the match. Houston’s defenders blocked six shots and intercepted seven passes.

In the Western Conference standings, the Houston Dynamo are currently in 8th place with a record of 5-5-3. Over their last five matches, they have gone 1-2-2. On May 19th, they played to a 1-1 draw vs. FC Dallas at home. Overall, they have been favored in eight matches, going 2-3-3, while going 3-2 as the underdog. Following this match vs. the Los Angeles Galaxy, they will return home to face the Colorado Rapids SC on May 30th.

Los Angeles Galaxy Is Coming Off A Draw

The Los Angeles Galaxy will be looking to get back in the win column after playing to a 0-0 draw vs. Charlotte FC. This match took place on the road, and even though they didn’t get the win, they avoided the upset since they were the +200 underdog.

Heading into the match, the over/under line was set at 2.5 goals, and since no goals were scored, the payout for the under was +120. The Galaxy’s offense took a total of 18 shots in this last match, with five being on target.

On the defensive end, the Los Angeles Galaxy did a good job of keeping the pressure off their goalie, as Charlotte FC finished with just two shots on goal. Overall, the defense blocked six shots and had three interceptions.

Through 14 matches, the Los Angeles Galaxy have a record of 5-2-7, putting them in 4th place in the Western Conference. They have been in a draw streak, going 0-1-4 in their last five matches. Overall, they have been favored in six matches, going 2-1-3, while they have been the underdog in eight matches, going 3-1-4. This match vs. the Houston Dynamo will be their final match before a home match vs. FC Dallas on Thursday, May 30th.

Houston Dynamo Offense Breakdown

Aliyu Ibrahim is the top scorer for the Houston Dynamo this season, and he is 37th in MLS with four goals. He is also 19th in MLS with 15 shots on goal. Amine Bassi is the leader in assists for Houston, and he is 41st in MLS with three assists. He is also 229th in MLS with one goal. This season, Houston is 28th in MLS with 0.8 goals per match, and they are 12th in shots on goal. They have taken more shots on goal than their season average in four straight matches. Their passing percentage of 85.4% is fourth in MLS, and they have had fewer corners than their opponent in 61.5% of their matches.

Los Angeles Galaxy Offense Breakdown

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Dejan Joveljić has been the top scorer for the Los Angeles Galaxy this season, finding the back of the net seven times, which is 12th in MLS. He also leads the team in shots on goal, which is 15th in the league. Riqui Puig is the leader in assists for the Galaxy, with five, which is 10th in MLS. He has also scored three goals, which is 60th in the league. As a team, the Galaxy are 5th in the league in goals per match, and 2nd in shots on goal per match.

Houston Dynamo Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match with the Los Angeles Galaxy, the Houston Dynamo’s defense is currently 5th in MLS play, allowing just 1.0 goal per match. Over their last three matches, they have given up just one goal in each match. This includes a match against the 10th ranked offense in Sporting Kansas City. Overall, they are 21st in blocked shots and 29th in interceptions. Steve Clark is 10th in clean sheets this season with three.

Los Angeles Galaxy Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Houston Dynamo, the Los Angeles Galaxy’s defense is 17th in MLS, allowing 1.5 goals per match. However, they have been trending in the right direction, giving up just one goal per match over their last four matches. They will be facing a Houston offense that is 28th in scoring. John McCarthy is 24th in clean sheets this season with two, and he is 3rd in saves with 52.

Houston Dynamo vs Los Angeles Galaxy Prediction

Given the way both goalies have been playing this season, we have this one finishing in a 1-1 draw between the Houston Dynamo and Los Angeles Galaxy. Coming into the match, Houston is 5th in goals allowed, and they are also 5th in fewest goals allowed. Our projections have Joseph Paintsil as the top goal scorer for the Galaxy, and he has the best odds to score a goal overall. As for Houston, Sebastián Ferreira has the best odds to score.

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