MLS Soccer: Houston Dynamo vs. Real Salt Lake Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/18/15
Real Salt Lake (5-7-8) vs. Houston Dynamo (6-7-6)
MLS Soccer: Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Rio Tinto Stadium)
The Line: Houston +224 / Salt Lake +136 -- Over/Under: 2.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MLS LIVE, ROOT Sports, SW, KMYU
The Houston Dynamo and Real Salt Lake square off Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.
The Houston Dynamo have won two of their last six matches and would love to steal three points here. The Houston Dynamo have scored 24 goals in 19 matches and have three goals in their last three MLS matches. Will Bruin leads Houston with eight goals, Brad Davis has four assists and Giles Barnes has 50 shot attempts. Defensively, the Houston Dynamo have pitched four shutouts and allowed two or more goals in five matches. Tyler Deric has come away with 47 saves and has allowed four goals in his last three starts. The Houston Dynamo have won just one of their last five road MLS matches, which includes a 1-3-1 record overall during that span.
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Real Salt Lake have picked up points in four of their last six matches and need a victory. Real Salt Lake has 19 goals in 20 matches and has scored four goals in their last four matches. Sebastian Jaime leads Real Salt Lake with four goals, Javier Morales has six assists and Alvaro Saborio has 30 shot attempts. Defensively, Real Salt Lake has pitched six shutouts and has allowed two or more goals in six matches. Nick Rimando has come away with 43 saves and has allowed four goals in his last three starts. Real Salt Lake has won two of its last five home MLS matches, which includes a 2-0-3 record during that span.
These two teams have split their last four matches against one another, however, Real Salt Lake has won the last two meetings. Real Salt Lake has also taken points in its last five matches at home against Houston. Last year’s match in May produced seven goals.
Real Salt Lake not only beat Houston in its last two matches, but has had great success at home, picking up points in five straight. I like Real Salt Lake to come away with three points here.