Houston Dynamo vs Minnesota United MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Houston Dynamo vs Minnesota United Prediction 4/14/2024

Houston Dynamo (3-2-1) travel to face off against Minnesota United (3-1-2) on Sunday, April 14th. This match will be played at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, MN. Houston Dynamo will be looking to bounce back from a loss in their last match, while Minnesota United is coming off a draw. The match will get started at 8:30 PM ET.

Houston Dynamo vs Minnesota United

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Houston Dynamo Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Houston Dynamo will be looking to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to the Chicago Fire. This was their second straight loss, and they are now 2-3-0 on the year. The
over/under line for the match was 2.5 goals, and the three combined goals was one more than this figure.

Going into the match with the Chicago Fire, the Dynamo were +230 on the money line. This is the second time in their last three matches that they have scored exactly
one goal. Aliyu Ibrahim was the only player for Houston to score and he finished with one conversion on his two total shot attempts.

On the defensive end, the Dynamo allowed a total of six shots on goal, four of which were saved by Steve Clark. Overall, the club blocked four shots and intercepted
seven passes.

The Houston Dynamo will be on the road to take on Minnesota United. So far this season, Houston has gone 3-2-1 and is currently 6th in the Western Conference. They have gone 1-1-0 on the road and 2-1-1 at home. Over their last six matches, the Dynamo have gone 3-2-1. Following this match, they will return home to take on Austin FC on Sunday, April 21st.

Minnesota United Is Coming Off A Draw

In their last match, Minnesota United hosted Real Salt Lake, with the match ending in a 1-1 draw. This came on the heels of two straight wins for Minnesota United. They had a money line payout of +112, but the two combined goals fell short of the over/under goal line of 2.5 goals.

Minnesota United’s attack took a total of 25 shots, with seven being on target. Tani Oluwaseyi was the only player to score for Minnesota United, with Robin Lod providing the assist on his score. Minnesota United’s offense had a total of seven corners.

On the defensive end, Minnesota United blocked 10 shots and intercepted 13 passes. Despite four saves from Dayne St. Clair, four of Real Salt Lake’s five shots on target found the mark. St. Clair and the Minnesota United defense will now be looking to get back on track after two straight matches of allowing exactly one goal.

Through six matches, Minnesota United has a record of 3-1-2, putting them in 4th place in the Western Conference. They have been solid on the road, going 2-1-0, but have yet to lose at home, going 1-0-2. Over their last three matches, they have gone 1-1-1, including a draw against Real Salt Lake on April 7th. Following this match vs. Houston, they will head on the road to take on Charlotte FC on April 21st.

Houston Dynamo Offense Breakdown

Aliyu Ibrahim has been the top goal scorer for the Houston Dynamo this season, finding the back of the net three times, which is also good for 20th in MLS. Ibrahim also leads the team in shots on goal, with nine, which is 13th in the league. Overall, Houston’s offense has been average this season, scoring 1.2 goals per match, which is 21st in MLS. Their passing percentage of 86.1 is third in the league, and they have had fewer corners than their opponents in half of their matches.

Minnesota United Offense Breakdown

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Robin Lod is the top goal scorer for Minnesota United this season, as he has found the back of the net twice, which is 28th in MLS. Teemu Pukki is right behind him, as he has also scored twice and is 31st in the league. As a team, Minnesota United is 14th in the league in goals scored, averaging 1.5 per match. They are also 6th in shots on goal and 2nd in corner kicks. This season, they have had fewer corner kicks than their opponents in half of their matches.

Houston Dynamo Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Minnesota United, the Houston Dynamo’s defense is currently 5th in MLS, allowing 1.0 goals per match. They have struggled in terms of blocked shots and interceptions, ranking 25th and 29th in those categories, respectively. Goalkeeper Steve Clark is 6th in MLS with two clean sheets this season. Over their last six matches, they have given up two goals twice, but they have also held two opponents scoreless.

Minnesota United Defense Breakdown

Minnesota United’s defense has been up and down to start the season, but they are coming off a strong performance against Real Salt Lake, who is 8th in scoring. Overall, they are 11th in goals allowed, giving up 1.2 goals per match. They will be facing a Houston Dynamo offense that is 21st in scoring. Goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair has just one clean sheet this season and is 15th in saves.

Houston Dynamo vs Minnesota United Prediction

Coming into this match, Houston has been the better defensive club, allowing the 5th fewest goals in the MLS this season. On the other side, Minnesota is one of the top clubs in terms of shots on goal, but they have struggled to finish. Our projections have this one ending in a 1-1 draw, with Teemu Pukki having the best chance to score for Minnesota. As for Houston, look for Sebastián Ferreira to find the net. The payout for a draw is sitting at +255.

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