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Houston Dynamo meet St. Louis City in Sunday’s big MLS fixture.
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Houston Dynamo enter this fixture following a 0-0 MLS draw vs Los Angeles Galaxy.
In that match, Houston Dynamo had 45% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. On the other side, LA Galaxy got 11 shots at goal with 4 on target.
An interesting theme in recent Houston Dynamo games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
From their prior six matches leading up to this one, in 5 of them a wager on both teams scoring would've been a loser.
St. Louis City
In their last fixture, St. Louis City drew 2-2 in the MLS tie with Los Angeles Galaxy.
In that game, St. Louis City managed 30% possession and 5 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. For St. Louis City, the goalscorers were Samuel Adeniran (4') and João Klauss (28'). At the other end, LA Galaxy had 20 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Riqui Puig (53') and Billy Sharp (82') scored for Los Angeles Galaxy.
Illustrating their penchant for high-scoring encounters, goals have been seen as many as 25 times in the last 6 games in which St. Louis City have sent out their troops, yielding a mean average of 4.17 goals per meeting. Their opponents have managed 10 of this grand total. With no two games being the same, time will tell if that pattern shall be sustained in this next game.
Head to head
The last league clash between these clubs was MLS match day 24 on 04/06/2023 which finished with the scoreline of St. Louis City 3-0 Houston Dynamo.
On that day, St. Louis City managed 49% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The scorers were Eduard Löwen (9'), Tomáš Ostrák (51') and Nicholas Gioacchini (83').
At the other end, Houston Dynamo got 15 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
The referee was Joe Dickerson.
Team News: Houston Dynamo
Tate Schmitt (Knee Injury), Ifunanyachi Achara (Knee Injury) and Teenage Hadebe (Surgery) won’t be playing for Houston Dynamo manager Ben Olsen.
It looks as if Orange Crush will possibly kick off with a 4-2-3-1 system, beginning the first half with Steve Clark, Griffin Dorsey, Artur, Micael, Franco Escobar, Erik Sviatchenko, Hector Herrera, Amine Bassi, A. Carrasquilla, Nelson Quinones and Corey Baird.
Team News: St. Louis City
Due to a completely healthy squad to choose from, the St. Louis City manager Bradley Carnell does not have any fitness worries at all ahead of this game.
There’s a good chance that St. Louis City seem most likely to make use of a 4-4-1-1 formation, starting Roman Buerki, Jakob Nerwinski, Tim Parker, Joakim Nilsson, Anthony Markanich, Jared Stroud, Njabulo Blom, Eduard Loewen, Aziel Jackson, Celio Pompeu and Joao Klauss.
Our feeling is that St. Louis City will manage to breach the defence of this Houston Dynamo lineup, although it probably shouldn’t be as many as they’ll concede.
We are anticipating a narrow 2-1 winning margin for Houston Dynamo at the end of the match. Definitely a tough call.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Shell Energy Stadium (22,039)
Captain: Héctor Herrera
Chairman: Ted Segal
Manager: Ben Olsen
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Western Conference), Open Cup (Final)