St. Louis City SC vs Houston Dynamo MLS Betting Prediction

MLS St. Louis City SC vs Houston Dynamo Prediction 5/5/2024

St. Louis City SC (2-1-6) travel to face off against Houston Dynamo (4-4-1) on Sunday, May 5th. This match will be played at Shell Energy Stadium in Houston, TX. St. Louis City SC is coming off a draw while Houston Dynamo is coming off a loss. The match is scheduled for 8:30 PM ET.

St. Louis City SC vs Houston Dynamo

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St. Louis City SC Is Coming Off A Draw

In their last match, St. Louis City SC played to a high-scoring draw vs. Sporting Kansas City. This match featured a total of six goals, which was well above the line of 2.5 goals. The over/under line was three goals heading into the match.

Going into the match, St. Louis City SC was the heavy underdog at +270. The draw was also an option, and this payout would have gone to bettors who took St. Louis City SC or Sporting Kansas City.

Three St. Louis City SC players found the net, with Klauss, Célio Martins, and Tomas Totland each scoring one time. Klauss also finished with two assists, while Célio Martins and Totland scored on their only shot.

In their first season in the MLS, St. Louis City SC has struggled to find consistency, going 2-1-6 overall and sitting 9th in the Western Conference. They have been slightly better at home, going 2-0-3, but have yet to win on the road, going 0-1-3. Over their last six matches, they have just one win, going 1-1-4. Following this match against the Houston Dynamo, they will return home to take on the Chicago Fire FC on Sunday, May 12th. In the standings, they are tied with Atlanta United FC with 12 points, one point behind the 11th-ranked Charlotte FC.

Houston Dynamo Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Houston Dynamo will be looking to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to FC Dallas. This match was on the road, and even though they lost, they were still the favorite, but at +163. The two goals scored were right at the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

Overall, Houston took just two shots, neither of which was on goal. Aliyu Ibrahim and Amine Bassi were the only two players for the Dynamo to take a shot, with each taking one shot total.

On the defensive end, the club allowed a total of 25 shots, five of which were on target. Steve Clark finished with three saves, and the club’s back line had a total of four interceptions and one blocked shot.

The Houston Dynamo will look to snap a two-match losing streak when they host St. Louis City SC. Overall, Houston is 4-4-1, which has them in 8th place in the Western Conference. They have been favored in six of their nine matches, going 2-3-1 in those contests. Following this match, they will head on the road to take on Sporting Kansas City on May 12th. Over their last three matches, Houston has gone 1-2.

St. Louis City SC Offense Breakdown

St. Louis City SC has been a solid offensive club this season, ranking 10th in MLS with 1.6 goals per match. Célio Martins is the team’s top scorer, finding the back of the net three times this season, which is 41st in MLS. He also leads the club in shots on goal, which is 27th in the league. Klauss has been the top playmaker for St. Louis City SC, as he is 43rd in MLS with two assists and 33rd in the league with three goals.

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 39th in the MLS. He also leads the team in shots on goal, with 11, which is 16th in the league. Overall, the Dynamo are 28th in the MLS in goals per match, averaging 0.9. They are also 23rd in shots on goal per match and 25th in corners. In terms of passing, Houston is third in the league, completing 85.1% of their passes.

St. Louis City SC Defense Breakdown

St. Louis City SC’s defense has been up and down this season, but they have been trending in the right direction of late. They have given up three goals in two of their last four matches, but they also have two clean sheets during that stretch. They will be facing a Houston Dynamo offense that is 28th in the MLS in scoring. Roman Bürki is 2nd in the MLS with three clean sheets this season. However, he is just 30th in saves. Overall, St. Louis City SC is 19th in the MLS in goals allowed per match.

Houston Dynamo Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against St. Louis City SC, the Houston Dynamo’s defense is currently 7th in MLS in goals allowed per match (1.1). However, they are coming off a match where they gave up two goals to FC Dallas, who is 25th in scoring. Overall, they have given up two or more goals in three of their last seven matches. Steve Clark is 12th in MLS with two clean sheets this season.

St. Louis City SC vs Houston Dynamo Prediction

Our prediction for this St. Louis City SC vs. Houston Dynamo matchup in the MLS is to take Houston on the money line at -109. We have this one staying low scoring, with our prediction being a 1-0 win for Houston. Coming into the match, Houston is 7th in the league in fewest goals allowed and is also 3rd in interceptions. Our top projected goal scorer for the match is Sebastián Ferreira of Houston.

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