Houston Dynamo FC vs Chicago Fire MLS Betting prediction

MLS Houston Dynamo vs Chicago Fire Prediction 4/7/2024

Houston Dynamo (3-1-1) travel to face off against Chicago Fire (1-3-2) on Sunday, April 7th. This match will be played at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. Houston Dynamo is coming off a win in their previous match, while Chicago Fire will be looking to get back on track from a loss to the Houston Dynamo. The match is scheduled for 8:30 PM ET.

Houston Dynamo vs Chicago Fire

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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 the San Jose Earthquakes. This match took place at home, and they had a money line payout of -125.

Going into the match, the over/under line was set at 2.5 goals, and the three goals surpassed this figure. This should be considered a win for the over bettors. Houston’s attack took a total of 15 shots and eight shots on goal.

Two players scored for the Dynamo’s, with Sebastián Ferreira and Franco Escobar finding the net. Ferreira was the only player to take multiple shots and score on his only shot on goal. Artur finished with an assist for the club.

On the defensive end, the Dynamo’s allowed two total shots, with both of these being on target. Steve Clark made one save on these two shots, and the Earthquakes finished with just one corner kick.

Through five matches, the Houston Dynamo have a record of 3-1-1, putting them in 5th place in the Western Conference. They have won three straight matches, including a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on March 31st. Overall, they have been favored in four of their five matches, going 2-1-1 in those contests. After this match against the Chicago Fire, they will hit the road again to take on Minnesota United FC on Sunday, April 14th.

Chicago Fire Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Chicago Fire will be looking to put their last match behind them, as they lost to Atlanta United by a score of 3-0. This match took place on the road, and the Fire were the heavy underdog at +330. The three goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 3.5 goals.

Chicago’s offense took a total of 11 shots, with three shots being on target. Maren Haile-Selassie had the club’s only shot on goal, with Allan Arigoni and Chris Mueller each finishing without a shot on target despite taking two shots apiece.

On defense, the Fire allowed a total of 21 shots and seven shots on target, with Christopher Brady making four saves. The clean sheet was not in play for Brady, who gave up his three goals on his last four save chances.

Through six matches, the Chicago Fire have struggled to find consistency, posting a record of 1-3-2, which has them sitting in 12th place in the Eastern Conference. They have struggled on the road, going 0-2-2, but have been able to pick up a win at home. Overall, they have been favored in two matches, going 1-1, and have been the underdog in four matches, going 0-2-2. Their last win came on March 16th against CF Montréal, and since then, they have gone 1-3-1. Following this match against Houston, they will hit the road to take on the New York Red Bulls on April 13th.

Houston Dynamo Offense Breakdown

Aliyu Ibrahim has been the top scorer for the Houston Dynamo this season, finding the back of the net twice, which is also good for 34th in MLS. He has also been the most accurate shooter for Houston, with eight shots on goal, which is 16th in the league. Overall, Houston is 18th in the league in goals scored, averaging 1.2 per match.

Chicago Fire Offense Breakdown

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Chicago Fire has been a middle-of-the-pack offensive team this season, ranking 11th in goals scored at 1.5 per match. They are 25th in shots on goal and 13th in corner kicks. Fabian Herbers is the team’s top scorer, ranking 18th in MLS with two goals. Hugo Cuypers is 21st in MLS with two goals and leads the team in shots on goal.

Houston Dynamo Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Chicago Fire, the Houston Dynamo defense is currently 2nd in MLS in goals allowed per match at 0.8. They are also coming off a match against the San Jose Earthquakes in which they allowed just one goal. Overall, they have two clean sheets this season. Steve Clark is the top goalkeeper for the Dynamo, and he is currently 5th in MLS with two clean sheets. He is also 21st in saves with 12.

Chicago Fire Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Houston Dynamo, the Chicago Fire’s defense is struggling, as they are allowing 2.2 goals per match, which is 27th in the league. Over their last four matches, they have given up nine goals, including three to Atlanta United FC, who is 5th in scoring. Christopher Brady is the team’s top goalkeeper, and he is 63rd in clean sheets and 5th in saves.

Houston Dynamo vs Chicago Fire Prediction

With both teams coming in with a below-average offense, our projections have this one ending in a 1-1 draw, which is listed at +225. Looking at the projected shots on goal, we have Chicago with a slight edge at 3-2. Chris Mueller is the player with the best odds to score for Chicago. On the other side, Sebastián Ferreira is the player with the best odds to score a goal for Houston.

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