San Jose Earthquakes vs Houston Dynamo MLS Betting Prediction

San Jose Earthquakes vs Houston Dynamo Prediction 3/31/2024

San Jose Earthquakes (1-4-0) travel to face off against Houston Dynamo (2-1-1) on Sunday, March 31st. This match will be played at Shell Energy Stadium in Houston, TX. Both club’s come into this one having won their previous match. The match starts at 8:30 PM ET.

San Jose Earthquakes vs Houston Dynamo

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San Jose Earthquakes Is Coming Off A Win

The San Jose Earthquakes will be looking to build off their 3-2 win over the Seattle Sounders. This match took place on their home pitch, but they were still the underdog at +140 and the five combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

San Jose’s offensive attack took a total of 13 shots and seven shots on goal. Three of their offensive scores came on their first seven kick attempts. Cristian Espinoza and Vitor Costa were two of the players finding the net.

William Yarbrough had four saves and the midfielders finished with just two corners. On the defensive end, the Earthquakes intercepted 12 passes and blocked two shots. Yarbrough also picked up a win despite the Sounders taking eight corners.

Through five matches this season, the San Jose Earthquakes have struggled, going just 1-4-0, which has them in 12th place in the Western Conference. They have yet to win on the road, going 0-2-0, and overall, they have dropped three of their last four matches. Their lone win came on March 24th when they defeated the Seattle Sounders FC, who were ranked 14th in the Western Conference at the time. Following this match against the Houston Dynamo, they will hit the road again, taking on Austin FC on Sunday, April 7th.

Houston Dynamo Is Coming Off A Win

The Houston Dynamo will be looking to build off their 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids. This win came on the road and the Dynamo were the heavy underdog, with a money line payout of +310. The lone goal scored came from Brad Smith, and the combined goal fell short of the line of 2.5 goals.

Smith only needed to take one shot and put it on target to score, with no other player for the Dynamo taking more than two shots total. Houston didn’t have any corner opportunities in the match, and as a club, they took just six shots.

On the defensive end, the Dynamo were able to keep the clean sheet, with goalkeeper Steve Clark making three saves. Clark has now allowed just one goal over his last two starts. Overall, the defense intercepted eight passes and didn’t block a single shot.

Through four matches, the Houston Dynamo have a record of 2-1-1, putting them in 7th place in the Western Conference. They have won two straight matches, including a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids on the road. Overall, they are 1-1-1 at home. After this match, they will head on the road to take on the Chicago Fire FC on April 7th. In the standings, they are tied with Charlotte FC and Real Salt Lake, all with seven points.

San Jose Earthquakes Offense Breakdown

The San Jose Earthquakes have been an average offensive team this season, ranking 17th in MLS in goals scored and 15th in shots on goal. Vítor Costa is their top scorer, finding the net twice this season, which is 22nd in MLS. Cristian Espinoza is 8th in MLS in shots on goal and has scored once this season. Costa also leads the team in assists, while Espinoza is 2nd in that category.

Houston Dynamo Offense Breakdown

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Aliyu Ibrahim has been the top offensive threat for the Houston Dynamo this season, leading the team in goals scored and shots on goal. His two goals are 28th in MLS, while his four shots on goal are 46th. Ibrahim also leads the team in assists, as his one assist is 67th in the league. Overall, the Dynamo are 19th in the league in goals scored, averaging 1.0 per match. They are 26th in shots on goal and corners, but their passing percentage of 85.3% is fifth in MLS.

San Jose Earthquakes Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Houston Dynamo, the San Jose Earthquakes’ defense is currently 29th in MLS, allowing 2.2 goals per match. Over their last five matches, they have given up two goals three times, including their most recent match against the Seattle Sounders, who are 20th in scoring. Overall, they have given up two goals to teams ranked 1st, 8th, and 18th in scoring. Keeper Daniel has started four matches and is 13th in MLS with 13 saves. He has yet to record a clean sheet this season.

Houston Dynamo Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the San Jose Earthquakes, the Houston Dynamo defense is currently ranked 3rd in the MLS, allowing just 0.8 goals per match. They are also coming off a shutout performance against the Colorado Rapids, who have the 28th ranked offense in the league. Overall, they have two clean sheets on the season. Keeper Steve Clark is 4th in the league with two clean sheets and 20th in saves. Over their last three matches, they have given up just 0.7 goals per match.

San Jose Earthquakes vs Houston Dynamo Prediction

When looking at the odds for this San Jose Earthquakes vs. Houston Dynamo matchup, we are going with the draw at +255. Both teams are near the bottom of the league in terms of scoring, with our projections giving each team just three shots on goal. Our top projected goal scorer for the match is Sebastián Ferreira of the Dynamo. As for the Earthquakes, look for Amahl Pellegrino to find the net.

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