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Real Salt Lake vs. Houston Dynamo 7/31/2021 Major League Soccer Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Real Salt Lake visits Houston Dynamo on 7/31/2021.

Real Salt Lake takes on Houston Dynamo in a Major League Soccer match. Real Salt Lake with a record of 5.0-5.0-4.0 this season comes into this game with a 2.0-1.0-2.0 record on the road. Houston Dynamo is 3.0-8.0-4.0 this season and is 3.0-3.0-0.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Real Salt Lake and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. In their previous match, they were victorious and look to build upon this result. Now on their home pitch, they look continue the positive momentum in familiar and friendly territory against Real Salt Lake.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Houston Dynamo and it is an opportunity to get rolling. In their previous match, Houston Dynamo 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 Real Salt Lake Roster

The Players to Watch for the Real Salt Lake

Justen Glad DF

As a shooter, Justen Glad 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 Justen Glad 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.

Justen Glad has 14 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Justen Glad has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Justen Glad has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Justen Glad 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.

Damir Kreilach MF

As a shooter, Damir Kreilach 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 Damir Kreilach 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.

Damir Kreilach has 13 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Damir Kreilach has 7 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Damir Kreilach has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Damir Kreilach 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.

Albert Rusnák FW,MF

Albert Rusnák 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 Albert Rusnák 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.

Albert Rusnák has 13 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Albert Rusnák 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.

Albert Rusnák has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Albert Rusnák has 2 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Aaron Herrera DF

As a shooter, Aaron Herrera 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. Aaron Herrera 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.

Aaron Herrera has 11 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Real Salt Lake teammates, Aaron Herrera had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Aaron Herrera has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Aaron Herrera 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.

Rubio Rubin FW

As a shooter, Rubio Rubin 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 Rubio Rubin 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, Rubio Rubin had 11 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Rubio Rubin has 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Rubio Rubin has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Rubio Rubin 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 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. Tim Parker 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.

Tim Parker has 15 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 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.

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. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Maximiliano Urruti 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, Maximiliano Urruti had 13 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, Maximiliano Urruti had 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.

Zarek Valentin DF

As a shooter, Zarek Valentin 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. 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.

Zarek Valentin has 14 goals scored 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.

Joe Corona MF

As a shooter, Joe Corona 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 Joe Corona 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.

Joe Corona has 12 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 Houston Dynamo teammates, Joe Corona had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Joe Corona has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Joe Corona 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

Fafà Picault 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. 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.

As a scorer, Fafà Picault had 12 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, Fafà Picault had 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.

Fafà Picault has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Fafà Picault has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Real Salt Lake Team Stats

The Real Salt Lake Offensive Stats and Metrics

Real Salt Lake scored 1.50 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Real Salt Lake was able to score 1.43 goals off 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, Real Salt Lake was able to score on 0.40 of their shots on target. This offense creates high quality shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Real Salt Lake attempts 3.79 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. 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, Real Salt Lake is able to get 34.0% 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.

Real Salt Lake Defensive Stats and Metrics

Real Salt Lake gave up 1.0 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. There is nothing remarkable about their defensive effort. This is a generally average defense. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 3.64 shots were saved by Real Salt Lake goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 72.5% of shots on target were saved by Real Salt Lake goalkeepers. 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, 21.4% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Real Salt Lake. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.







Real Salt Lake Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Real Salt Lake had 12.14 crosses of the ball on the pitch. Real Salt Lake is in the top 83 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Real Salt Lake had 14.71 interceptions. This puts Real Salt Lake in the top 14 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Real Salt Lake has committed 9.93 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Real Salt Lake in the top 9 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Real Salt Lake drew 9.29 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Real Salt Lake is in the top 88 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Real Salt Lake committed an offside 1.14 times. Real Salt Lake is in the top 23 percentile in offside calls against them.

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 1.00 goals. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Houston Dynamo scored those goals off assists 87.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.87 assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Houston Dynamo converted on 0.29 of attempted shots on goal. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Houston Dynamo attempted 3.47 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. They are not attempting shots on goal enough. 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 32.3% 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

Houston Dynamo gave up 1.27 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. Houston Dynamo plays below-average defense and puts a lot of pressure on their offense to score to make up for it. Houston Dynamo goalkeepers fended off 4.33 shots per 90 minutes. 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 70.8% 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. Houston Dynamo goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 13.3% of the time. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.

Houston Dynamo Utility Stats

Houston Dynamo tried 10.13 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts Houston Dynamo in the top 91 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Houston Dynamo had 14.07 interceptions. This puts Houston Dynamo in the top 18 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Houston Dynamo has committed 14.0 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Houston Dynamo in the top 60 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Houston Dynamo drew 11.6 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Houston Dynamo is in the top 71 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Houston Dynamo committed an offside 2.0 times. Houston Dynamo is in the top 66 percentile in offside calls against them.

Real Salt Lake vs. Houston Dynamo Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Real Salt Lake 2 Houston Dynamo 1

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