Houston Dynamo FC vs Portland Timbers 4-16-22

Houston Dynamo FC vs Portland Timbers 4/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Dynamo FC vs Portland Timbers 4/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Houston Dynamo FC (3-2-1) will be cross-passing through defenders against the Portland Timbers (2-3-2) in the MLS Western Conference battle at PNC Stadium in Houston on Saturday, April 16, 2022, at 6:00 PM ET.

 

Houston will be defending their home field against the visiting Portland Timbers on Saturday after the Dynamo defeated San Jose in their recent face off by a score of 4-3 on April 9.

 

Houston FC is in 6th place at 3-2-1 (W-D-L) in the Western Conference with 6 games played while gaining 10 goals but allowing 7 for a +3 goal difference on the season.

 

In beating San Jose, Forwards Sebastián Ferreira scored 2 goals and Darwin Quintero added a goal in the 43rd minute while Defender Teenage Hadebe pitched in one in the victory. American GK Steve Clark held the goal for the Dynamo and allowed just 3 balls to touch the net in the win.

 

Houston FC recorded 77.9% passing received rate after completing 225 of the 289 pass targets and posted 70% pass accuracy in their recent win. The Dynamo attempted to dribble the ball 11 times and successfully made the ball touch the net 4 times at a rate of 36.4%.

 

Houston had 12 total shots and made 7 on target with a shooting accuracy at 58.3%. The Dynamo committed 15 fouls with 6 yellow cards but no red cards issued in the winning effort.

 

American goalkeeper Steven Thomas Clark will be defending the net for Houston against Portland attackers. Clark (97-73-92) has a save percentage of 72.2 with 929 stops in his career in the majors.     

 

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Houston Dynamo FC vs Portland Timbers Predictions 4/16/2022

 

The Portland Timbers come into this match-up against the Houston Dynamo FC after the team shut down Vancouver at 3-2 last game. Portland took 8th place at 2-3-2 in the Western Conference with 7 games played while scoring 10 goals but gave up 13 for a goal difference of -3 this season.

 

Forwards Dairon Asprilla, Jaroslaw Niezgoda, and Yimmi Chará managed to score one goal each for the Timbers in the win. Slovenian goalkeeper Aljaz Ivacic protected the net for Portland with only 2 goals allowed in triumph.

 

The Timbers connected 460 of their 537 pass attempts at a rate of 85.7% and successfully made the ball touch the net three times out of four attempted shots that earned the team a 75.0% clip in the winning effort.

 

With 10 goals scored and 4 assists in 7 games played, Portland averages 1.43 goals and 0.57 assists per 90 minutes of open field action. The Timbers committed 12 fouls with 4 yellow cards in beating Vancouver.

 

Portland will assign Aljaz Ivacic to take his post in front of the net to guard the goal from Houston attackers. In his MLS career, Ivacic has 88 saves in 25 starting assignments while allowing the ball to touch the net 54 times. The Slovenian goalkeeper had a save percentage of 63.3% with a clean sheet rate at 8.0%.            

      

Houston Dynamo FC vs. Portland Timbers. The MLS Pick for this game is Houston +110. Both teams won each of their recent contests played but the Dynamo has the advantage of extending their two-game winning streak at home on Saturday.

 

The Timbers just got back from 2 losses and one draw in their last four on the season. Prediction: Houston will win at 2-1.

 

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Houston Dynamo FC vs Portland Timbers 4/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLS Starting Time: 6:00 PM ET

 

Location: PNC Stadium in Houston, TX

 

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022

 

TV: ESPN+

 

MLS Odds/Point Spread: Houston Dynamo FC +110

 

MLS Totals: 2.75

 

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