Houston Dynamo vs. Real Salt Lake
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 30, 2018, 9:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: RLS +115 / Houston +230 / Draw +255 -- Over/Under: 3
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Real Salt Lake and Houston Dynamo meet Wednesday in MLS soccer action at the Rio Tinto Stadium.
Real Salt Lake enters this match with an overall record of 5-6-1, a 4-1-0 record at home and a 1-5-1 record on the road. Real Salt Lake is coming off an impressive road victory over Seattle Sounders FC and has now won two of its last three matches. However, it’s going to take a lot more than that to connive me Real Salt Lake is anything worth keeping an eye on. Real Salt Lake lacks any real scoring depth and is one of the worst defensive clubs in the league, allowing 2.1 goals per match. Real Salt Lake has produced three clean sheets, but it’s also allowed three or more goals five times. This match will give us a better idea of those defensive issues. Albert Rusnak leads Real Salt Lake with three goals, Damir Kreilach has three assists and Jefferson Savarino has 32 shots.
Houston Dynamo enters this match with an overall record of 5-3-3, a 4-2-0 record at home and a 1-1-3 record on the road. Houston Dynamo have earned points in each of their last four matches and look to continue things on the road where things have been a struggle at times. Houston Dynamo is the best offensive team in the Western Conference, averaging 2.4 goals per match and scoring three goals in each of its last two matches. The issue for Houston is that it’s allowed two goals in all five of its road matches, preventing this club from earning more points and making an even bigger dent in the standings. The defense must make a statement this time around. Alberth Elis leads Houston with seven goals, Romell Quioto has five assists and Mauro Manotas has 31 shots.
Houston Dynamo has pretty much owned Real Salt Lake over the years, producing a 3-1-1 record in the last five meetings. The last match between these clubs was a 0-0 draw. The last time Real Salt Lake beat Houston was in April of 2016.
When you factor in Houston’s offensive consistency, Real Salt Lakes defensive struggles and the way Dynamo allows goals on the road, the over seems like a good play here. Houston is the best offensive team in the West but has allowed two goals in every road match this season. Real Salt Lake is also one of the worst defensive clubs in the sport.
Give me the over.