Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting Kansas City MLS Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/7/16
Sporting Kansas City vs. Houston Dynamo
MLS Soccer: Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 8:30 pm (BBVA Compass Stadium)
The Line: Houston Dynamo +109 / Sporting Kansas City +217 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MLS LIVE, KMCI-38, ROOT Sports SW
Houston Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City meet Saturday night at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Houston Dynamo need three points badly after a brutal 1-5-2 start to the season that has them at the bottom of the Western Conference. Houston Dynamo continues to struggle on the defensive end in which they’ve allowed seven goals in their last three matches and 16 goals overall. Houston Dynamo has also scored one or less goals in five straight matches. Will Bruin leads Houston with three goals, Boniek García has two assists and Andrew Wenger has 16 shots. Defensively, Joe Willis has come away with 36 saves on 52 shots faced. Houston Dynamo have earned points in 10 of their last 12 home matches.
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Sporting Kansas City look to earn more points after a decent 4-4-2 start to the season. Sporting Kansas City relies on a defense that’s allowing an average of one goal per game and has allowed exactly just one goal in each of the last three matches. Offensively, Sporting Kansas City has four players with at least 10 shot attempts and has scored at least once in nine of their 10 games. Dom Dwyer leads Kansas City with four goals, Saad Abdul-Salaam has three assists and Roger Espinoza has 15 shots. Defensively, Tim Melia has come away with 30 saves on 39 shots faced. Sporting Kansas City have lost five of their last nine road matches.
Houston has gotten the better of Kansas City, as Dynamo is 2-1-2 in the last five matches. Two of the last three meetings have been draws and Kansas City’s only win over Houston during this span was in June of 2014. Two of the last four meetings have produced at least four goals.
Dynamo needs a victory in the worst way if this season is going to be a success. Kansas City isn't the best road team in the world and has had trouble against Houston in the past. I like Dynamo to pickup the rare victory at home.