Houston Dynamo vs Austin MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Houston Dynamo vs Austin Prediction 5/16/2024

Houston Dynamo (5-4-2) travel to face off against Austin (4-4-4) on Thursday, May 16th. This match will be played at Q2 Stadium in Austin, TX. Houston Dynamo is coming off a win in their previous match, while Austin will be looking to get back on track from a loss to the Houston Dynamo. The match is scheduled for 8:30 PM ET.

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Houston Dynamo Is Coming Off A Win

The Houston Dynamo will be looking to build off their 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City. This win came on the road, and they went into the match as the +220 underdog. The three combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

On offense, the Dynamo were extremely efficient with their seven shots on goal, scoring twice on their 12 total shot attempts. Aliyu Ibrahim and Héctor Herrera were the two players to score, with Griffin Dorsey and Amine Bassi picking up the assists.

Steve Clark played the entire match between the sticks, finishing with five saves on Sporting Kansas City’s six shots on goal. Overall, the defense intercepted 12 passes and finished with just one block.

The Houston Dynamo are in 7th place in the Western Conference, tied with St. Louis City SC with 17 points. They have a record of 5-4-2, and their last match was a 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City on May 12th. Overall, they have gone 2-2-1 in their last five matches. This season, they have been favored in seven matches, going 2-3-2. After this match, they will return home to face FC Dallas on Sunday, May 19th.

Austin Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Austin will be looking to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to FC Dallas. This was their second straight match on the road, and going into the match, they were the heavy underdog at +280. The three combined goals surpassed the line of 2.5 goals.

Sebastián Driussi was the only player for Austin to score, with his goal coming on a penalty kick. Overall, Austin took five shots on goal and 20 shots overall. They also finished the match with eight corner kicks.

On the defensive end, Austin allowed two goals on just three shots on goal from FC Dallas. Brad Stuver made one save on the match and stopped a penalty kick. The club’s defenders blocked eight shots and intercepted 11 passes without allowing a corner kick.

In their last match, Austin fell to FC Dallas by a score of 2-1. Over their last six matches, Austin has gone 3-2-1. On the season, Austin is 4-4-4, which has them tied with St. Louis City SC for 8th in the Western Conference. Austin has gone 3-1-2 at home, and this match vs. Houston will be their 7th home match of the season. Following this match, Austin will take on Sporting Kansas City at home on Sunday, May 19th.

Houston Dynamo Offense Breakdown

Aliyu Ibrahim has been the top scorer for the Houston Dynamo this season, finding the back of the net four times. His four goals are 31st in MLS and first on the team. He has also been the most accurate shooter for Houston, with 14 shots on goal. Overall, the Dynamo are 28th in the league in goals scored, averaging 0.9 per match. They have been out-cornered in 63.6% of their matches this season, which is 26th in the league. Their passing percentage of 85.0 is fourth in MLS.

Austin Offense Breakdown


The Austin attack has been led by Sebastián Driussi, who has three goals this season, which is 56th in MLS. Diego Rubio is the team leader in shots on goal, and he has found the back of the net three times as well. Austin is 19th in the league in goals per match, and they are 29th in shots on goal per match. They have had fewer corners than their opponents in 58.3% of their matches this season.

Houston Dynamo Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Austin, the Houston Dynamo defense is currently 4th in MLS in goals allowed at 1.0 per match. Over their last six matches, they have given up seven goals (1.2 per match). They are also 26th in blocked shots and 29th in interceptions. Steve Clark is 9th in MLS with three clean sheets, and he is 12th in saves with 35. In their last match, they gave up just one goal to Sporting Kansas City, who is 13th in scoring.

Austin Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Houston Dynamo, the Austin defense is 10th in the MLS, allowing 1.2 goals per match. They have struggled in terms of blocked shots and interceptions, ranking 25th and 27th in those categories. However, they have been able to limit their fouls, ranking 22nd in the league. Brad Stuver has been the top goalkeeper in the MLS this season, leading the league in saves with 57. He is also 2nd in clean sheets with four. Over their last seven matches, Austin has given up just seven goals, including three against the San Jose Earthquakes.

Houston Dynamo vs Austin Prediction

Given the way these two teams have performed on the defensive end, we have this one ending in a 1-1 draw between Houston and Austin. Coming into the match, Austin is 10th in goals allowed, while Houston is 4th. On the offensive side, Austin is 2nd in shooting percentage, but they are taking on a Houston club that is 28th in shooting percentage. Our top projected goal scorer for the match is Gyasi Zardes for Austin, while Sebastián Ferreira has the best chance to score for Houston.

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