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Houston Dynamo vs. LA Galaxy 9/15/2021 Major League Soccer Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Houston Dynamo takes on LA Galaxy on 9/15/2021.

Houston Dynamo clashes with LA Galaxy in a Major League Soccer match. Houston Dynamo with a record of 4-10-10 this season comes into this game with a 0.0-5.0-7.0 record on the road. LA Galaxy is 11-4-8 this season and is 7.0-1.0-4.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Houston Dynamo and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. In their last match, LA Galaxy won and now turns their attention to Houston Dynamo at home in friendly territory.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for LA Galaxy and it is an opportunity to get rolling. In their previous match, LA Galaxy came out with a draw and will look to chalk up a tally in the win column. Their home crowd or lack thereof (in person, but there will be virtual fans “present”) due to ongoing pandemic is hungry for a win.

The Houston Dynamo Roster

The Players to Watch for the Houston Dynamo

Tim Parker DF

Tim Parker has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Tim Parker had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Tim Parker had 24 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Houston Dynamo teammates, Tim Parker had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Tim Parker has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Tim Parker has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Zarek Valentin DF

Zarek Valentin has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Zarek Valentin has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Zarek Valentin had 22 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Zarek Valentin has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Zarek Valentin has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Zarek Valentin has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Fafà Picault FW,MF

As a shooter, Fafà Picault had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Fafà Picault has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Fafà Picault has 19 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Fafà Picault has 8 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Fafà Picault has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Fafà Picault has 3 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Matías Vera MF

As a shooter, Matías Vera had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Matías Vera had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Matías Vera had 20 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Matías Vera has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Matías Vera has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Matías Vera has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Maximiliano Urruti FW

Maximiliano Urruti has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Maximiliano Urruti has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Maximiliano Urruti had 18 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Maximiliano Urruti has 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Maximiliano Urruti has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Maximiliano Urruti has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

The LA Galaxy Roster

The Players to Watch for the LA Galaxy

Julian Araujo DF

As a shooter, Julian Araujo had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Julian Araujo has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Julian Araujo has 21 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his LA Galaxy teammates, Julian Araujo had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Julian Araujo has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Julian Araujo has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Jorge Villafaña DF

Jorge Villafaña has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Jorge Villafaña had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Jorge Villafaña had 18 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Jorge Villafaña has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Jorge Villafaña has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jorge Villafaña has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Samuel Grandsir FW,MF

As a shooter, Samuel Grandsir had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Samuel Grandsir had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Samuel Grandsir had 16 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Samuel Grandsir has 2 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Samuel Grandsir has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Samuel Grandsir has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Kevin Cabral FW,MF

As a shooter, Kevin Cabral had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Kevin Cabral has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Kevin Cabral has 16 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Kevin Cabral has 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Kevin Cabral has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Kevin Cabral has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Sebastian Lletget MF,FW

Sebastian Lletget has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Sebastian Lletget had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Sebastian Lletget has 13 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Sebastian Lletget has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Sebastian Lletget has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Sebastian Lletget has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Houston Dynamo Team Stats

The Houston Dynamo Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Houston Dynamo was able to score 0.96 goals. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Houston Dynamo was able to score 0.71 goals off assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Houston Dynamo converted on 0.24 of attempted shots on goal. The shots generated from this offense would be deemed below average.

Houston Dynamo attempted 3.92 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Houston Dynamo attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 32.8% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Houston Dynamo Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Houston Dynamo was able to hold opponents to 1.46 goals. Houston Dynamo plays below-average defense and puts a lot of pressure on their offense to score to make up for it. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 4.38 shots were saved by Houston Dynamo goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Fans are holding their breath when the ball crosses over into their defensive territory.

Houston Dynamo goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 67.6% of the time. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 16.7% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Houston Dynamo. The idea of them having a clean sheet is a bit of a long shot compared to other teams in the league.







Houston Dynamo Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Houston Dynamo had 13.12 crosses of the ball on the pitch. Houston Dynamo is in the top 64 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Houston Dynamo had 14.67 interceptions. This puts Houston Dynamo in the top 22 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Houston Dynamo commits 13.5 fouls. This puts Houston Dynamo in the top 66 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Houston Dynamo drew 11.25 fouls. Houston Dynamo is in the top 63 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Houston Dynamo committed an offside 1.96 times. This puts Houston Dynamo in the top 68 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

LA Galaxy Team Stats

The LA Galaxy Offensive Stats and Metrics

LA Galaxy scored 1.39 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. LA Galaxy scored those goals off assists 75.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 1.04 assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, LA Galaxy was able to score on 0.34 of their shots on target. This offense creates high quality shots.

LA Galaxy attempted 4.13 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, LA Galaxy is able to get 32.3% of their shots to be on goal(target). Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

LA Galaxy Defensive Stats and Metrics

LA Galaxy gave up 1.43 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. LA Galaxy plays below-average defense and puts a lot of pressure on their offense to score to make up for it. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 5.52 shots were saved by LA Galaxy goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. This defense plays with fire far too often due to their inability to prevent shots on goal.

LA Galaxy goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 74.8% of the time. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. LA Galaxy goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 17.4% of the time. The idea of them having a clean sheet is a bit of a long shot compared to other teams in the league.

LA Galaxy Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, LA Galaxy had 12.26 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts LA Galaxy in the top 71 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. LA Galaxy has successfully intercepted 13.78 passes per 90 minutes of action. LA Galaxy is in the top 32 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, LA Galaxy commits 11.43 fouls. This puts LA Galaxy in the top 31 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. LA Galaxy drew 10.39 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts LA Galaxy in the top 78 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. LA Galaxy had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.65 times per 90 minutes of action. LA Galaxy is in the top 48 percentile in offside calls against them.

Houston Dynamo vs. LA Galaxy Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Houston Dynamo 1 LA Galaxy 2

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