Austin vs Houston Dynamo MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Austin vs Houston Dynamo Prediction 4/21/2024

Austin (2-3-3) travel to face off against Houston Dynamo (4-2-1) on Sunday, April 21st. This match will be played at Shell Energy Stadium in Houston, TX. Austin will be looking to bounce back from a loss in their last match, while Houston Dynamo is coming off a draw. The match will get started at 8:30 PM ET.

Austin vs Houston Dynamo

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Austin Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Austin will be looking to bounce back from a tough 1-0 loss to St. Louis City SC. This match was played on the road, and Austin was the heavy underdog at +310. The lone goal scored in this match was less than the line of 2.5 goals.

Overall, Austin took two shots, with just one of those coming on target. Sebastián Driussi took both of these shots but wasn’t able to get one past the keeper. Austin finished the match with six corner kicks.

On the defensive end, Austin allowed a total of 11 shots and three shots on target. Brad Stuver made three saves on the four shots he faced. The club’s defenders blocked one shot and had a total of eight interceptions.

As Austin heads on the road to take on the Houston Dynamo, they will be looking to improve upon their 2-3-3 record, which has them sitting 11th in the Western Conference. Overall, Austin has been favored in four matches, going 2-1-1 in those contests. Over their last seven matches, Austin has gone 2-2-3, with their most recent match being a 1-0 loss to St. Louis City SC on April 14th. Following this match, Austin will return home to take on the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday, April 27th.

Houston Dynamo Is Coming Off A Draw

The Houston Dynamo will be looking to build off their 2-1 win over Minnesota United. This win came on the road, and they went into the match as the +200 underdog. The three combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Houston’s offensive attack was a bit limited in the match, taking just seven shots and three shots on goal. They scored their first goal thanks to an own goal by the Minnesota defense, with Sebastian Kowalczyk getting credit for the score.

On the defensive end, the Dynamo did a good job of making plays on the ball, finishing with six interceptions and two blocked shots. However, the Minnesota offense still took a total of 24 shots. Steve Clark was able to make five saves and allowed just one goal.

The Houston Dynamo are off to a solid start this season, sitting at 3rd in the Western Conference with a record of 4-2-1. They have been strong at home, going 2-1-1, and have a winning record on the road at 2-1-0. Overall, they have been favored in four of their seven matches, going 2-1-1 in those contests. After this match against Austin, they will hit the road to take on FC Dallas on Sunday, April 28th. Over their last seven matches, they have gone 4-2-1.

Austin Offense Breakdown

Julio Cascante is the top scorer for Austin this season, as he has found the back of the net twice. He is 52nd in MLS in goals scored. Sebastián Driussi is the leader in shots on goal for Austin, and he has scored twice this season. He is also the leader in assists for Austin, as he has one on the year. Austin is 15th in MLS in goals scored, and they are 29th in shots on goal. They have had fewer corners than their opponents in 50% of their matches this season.

Houston Dynamo Offense Breakdown

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Aliyu Ibrahim has been the top scorer for the Houston Dynamo this season, finding the back of the net three times, which is also 25th in the MLS. He has also been the most accurate shooter for the Dynamo, putting nine shots on goal, which is 16th in the league. Overall, Houston is 21st in the MLS in goals per match and shots on goal per match. They are 14th in corner kicks and have had fewer corners than their opponents in 57.1% of their matches.

Austin Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Houston Dynamo, the Austin defense is giving up 1.6 goals per match, which is 22nd in the league. However, they are coming off a match where they only gave up one goal to St. Louis City SC, who is 16th in scoring. Brad Stuver leads the MLS with 38 saves, but he is just 17th in clean sheets with one. Overall, Austin’s defense is 24th in blocked shots and 26th in interceptions.

Houston Dynamo Defense Breakdown

When looking at the Houston Dynamo defense, they are currently 5th in the MLS in goals allowed per match at 1.0. However, they have not faced a top-10 offense since March 24th when they shutout the Colorado Rapids. Since then, they have given up two goals to the Chicago Fire and one goal to both Minnesota United FC and the San Jose Earthquakes. Steve Clark is 7th in the MLS with two clean sheets, and he is 14th in saves with 21. Overall, the Dynamo defense is 26th in blocked shots and 29th in interceptions.

Austin vs Houston Dynamo Prediction

Given that both Austin and Houston are strong in terms of shooting percentage, we see this match ending in a 1-1 draw, which has a payout of +280. This season, both Houston and Austin are in the top half of the league in terms of fewest goals allowed. Our projections have Sebastián Ferreira as the top goal-scoring option for Houston, while Gyasi Zardes has the best odds to score for Austin.

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