Columbus Crew vs Houston Dynamo Preview and Prediction

Columbus Crew vs Houston Dynamo
2018/19 Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 12 August 2018
Kick-off at 00:30 UK/ 01:30 CET
Venue: MAPFRE Stadium (Columbus).

Columbus Crew had a quite patch when they managed just 1 win from 8 matches between the end of May and mid-July.

They had now won back-to-back games by exact 3-2 margin which will boost their morale and chance of staying inside the play-off zone.

Meantime, Houston are coming on the back of three consecutive defeats and sit just 2 spots above the bottom of the Western Conference table.

The Dynamos had a decent start to the campaign, but faded since and managed just 2 wins from the last 11, drew 3 and lost 6.

Their away record is terrible, 1 win, 4 draw and 5 losses from 10, indicates potential struggle in the trip to Columbus.

Columbus Crew vs Houston Dynamo Head-to-head

  • The last 9 h2h meetings saw 4 Houston wins, 1 draw and 3 Crew wins.
  • However, all the victories belong to the team playing at home.
  • The last away win in the series dates back to 2011, 12 games ago.
  • At home, Crew won the last three without conceding a goal to Houston and are unbeaten in 9 with 6 wins and 3 draws.

Columbus Crew vs Houston Dynamo Prediction

The stats sway heavily in favor of Crew with the team boasting a strong record at home this season. Their defense is not playing their part, but their knack of scoring goals at crucial periods of the game will be prove a handful for the struggling Dynamos.

Houston have only won 1 game on the road this season and conceded 2 or more in 8 of the 10. However, they scored in all but one during the period, thus a Crew win with both teams to score looks like the top bet of this MLS fixture.

Columbus Crew vs Houston Dynamo Betting Tips

Btts and Crew to win at 29/20 (2.45)

Crew to Score over 1.5 goals at 5/11 (1.45).