Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting Kansas City Prediction, Preview and Odds -5/12/21
The Houston Dynamo will be trying to pick up their second win of the year when they face Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday night. The Dynamo are coming off a 1–1 draw against Dallas. Sporting Kansas City is coming off a 2-1 win over Austin FC.
Sporting Kansas City is 5-2-3 in its last 10 games against Houston.
Houston Needs To Work On Offense
The Dynamo have lost a game and finished in a tie in two consecutive games since their season-opening win over San Jose. They will try to bounce back with a win over Kansas City, which will give them their second win of the season.
However, if they want to get the win, they will need to play better offensively than they did in their last three games.
In their last game, the Dynamo had 45 percent of possession. They had four of 15 shots on target, but their only goal came on a penalty by Fabrice Picault.
The Dynamo have played well defensively, giving up five goals in four games. Marko Maric has saved 68.8 percent of shots on goal this season.
Sporting Kansas City Going For Second Consecutive Win
Sporting Kansas City has played well this season, with two wins, a loss, and a draw in four games. They bounced back from their loss to Real Salt Lake with a win over Austin FC in their last game and will try to make it two wins in a row when they play on Wednesday.
Kansas City has played well offensively with six goals in four games. They were shutout in the first half of their last game and scores two goals in the final 10 minutes to seal the win. They will try to avoid another slow start against the Dynamo.
They had 56 percent of possession and had plenty of missed scoring opportunities, with only eight of their 25 shots on target.
Sporting Kansas City hasn’t played well defensively on the road, giving up four goals in two games. John Pulskamp hasn’t been very effective in goal this season with a 64.7 save percentage. They will need a better performance from him if they want to win this game.
Side: Houston Dynamo +130
The Dynamo have played better than expected and they’re unbeaten at home, where they have given up two goals in two games. Even though Sporting Kansas City has done a better job offensively, they haven’t played well on the road and will have a hard time scoring against the Dynamo. Defensively, Kansas City has struggled on the road, giving up two goals per game. While the Dynamo haven’t looked impressive offensively, expect them to play well in this game. With the Dynamo winning two of the last three games between the two teams, take Houston to get the win here.
Total: Over 3
The Dynamo are averaging 1.25 goals per game and 1.5 goals per game at home. They averaged 2.66 goals per game in their last three games against Sporting Kansas City. With Kansas City giving up two goals per game on the road, expect the Dynamo to go over their average in this game. Kansas City is averaging 1.5 goals per game, but their average drops to 1.5 goals per game on the road. They averaged 1.66 goals per game in their last three games against the Dynamo. Even though Houston is giving up one goal per game at home, expect Kansas City to score enough goals to push the score over the total. The Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City played over the total in their last four meetings.