LA Galaxy vs. Houston Dynamo MLS Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/15/16
Dynamo vs. Galaxy
MLS Soccer: Friday, July 15, 2016 at 11:00 pm (StubHub Center)
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TV: UniMás, MLS LIVE
The LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo square off early Friday night at the StubHub Center.
The LA Galaxy look to keep rolling after earning points in four straight matches. The LA Galaxy have relied on their defense that’s pitched a shutout in three of their last four matches and outscoring its opponents 3-0 in the last two contests. Brian Rowe has come away with 64 saves on 80 shots faced. Offensively, the Galaxy have scored at least one goal in 10 of its last 13 matches and has to be a confident bunch given its current form. Giovani dos Santos leads the Galaxy with seven goals, Steven Gerrard has seven assists and Mike Magee has 22 shot attempts. The LA Galaxy have earned points in all nine of their home matches this season.
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The Houston Dynamo also look to stay hot after earning points in five of its last six matches. The Houston Dynamo have not allowed a single goal in their last two matches and have pitched a shutout in three of their last four matches overall. Joe Willis has come away with 39 saves on 58 shots faced. Offensively, Dynamo has scored one or less goals in eight of their last nine matches, which is why they’re out of the playoff conversation. Giles Barnes leads Houston with four goals, Boniek Garcia has five assists and Will Bruin has 32 shot attempts. The Houston Dynamo have yet to win a road match this season in 10 tries.
The Galaxy won the only meeting between these two teams this season and is 2-2-1 in the last five matches against the Dynamo overall. The last five meetings between these clubs have combined for eight goals. However, one team has been shutout in three of the last five meetings.
The Galaxy have been one of the more consistent home teams this season and has yet to lose at the StubHub Center. Houston has struggled away from home all year, and that's likely not going to change here. Give me LA in a victory.