DC United vs Houston Dynamo: Preview and Predictions

DC United vs Houston Dynamo
United States – MLS
Date: Saturday, 17 March 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: Maureen Hendricks Field (Washington).

Houston Dynamo have ruined the dream kick off to the new campaign last Saturday when they surprisingly fell 1-2 at home to the likes of Vancouver Whitecaps. They will, however, have a nice opportunity to bounce back seven days after when they are to play one of competition’s weakest sides DC United at Maureen Hendricks Field.

The hosts ended the last term at the very foot of the Eastern Conference standings and they don’t promise a better result in the new campaign judging by the opening couple of fixtures. Truth be told, Ben Olsen’s squad is yet to play in front of the home crowd as they’ve travelled to Orlando (1-1 draw) and Atlanta (3-1 defeat) so far in the competition.

Given that DC United have only suffered three losses in front of the home crowd in the entire season last year, it’s not hard to conclude that it will be anything but a one-way street for the Dynamo here. The main challenge for Olsen will be to stop Houston’s attacking duo as both Mauro Manotas and Alberto Elis have managed to score a goal in two appearances in the new season. This will, however, be Dynamo’s first away fixture of the campaign. Three points in two home outings definitely can’t satisfy Wilmer Cabrera whose side will be hoping to garb the result away in Washington.

DC United vs Houston Dynamo: Head-to-head

Houston have been much more successful over the history.

Dynamo lead the head to head tie by ten wins ahead of their landmark 30th encounter with DC United.

Three of last four H2H ties saw both teams on the scoreline, while Dynamo took a 1-3 victory in the previous away clash against DC.

DC United vs Houston Dynamo: Prediction

Houston have won only 1 of 17 away fixtures (as many as nine draws in the process) in the last term of the Major League Soccer. This combined with the fact that DC United’s most frequent outcome in home matches is also draw, makes no winner the best betting option at the odds of 3.30.

Alternatively, we’ll back goals at both ends at 1.66 as this scenario has happened in three of last four H2H games.

DC United vs Houston Dynamo: Bet Tips

Draw @ 3.30

BTTS @ 1.66