Match Preview for Houston Dynamo vs Columbus Crew SC
- Tournament: Major League Soccer 2017
- Kick-off (USA): 8:30 pm Eastern Time, Saturday, 11th March
- Kick-Off (UK): 1:30 am, Sunday, 12th March
- Venue: BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
Houston Dynamo will be keen to build on to their electrifying start to their MLS 2017 campaign. They defeated the defending champions Seattle Sounders by a 2-1 margin aided by two first half goals from Erick Torres and Romell Quioto.
The Dynamo finished at the bottom of the Western Conference table last season. However, from the first impression, they look like a different proportion under the head coach Wilmer Cabrera.
Columbus Crew are also coming on the back of a disappointing 2016 season after finishing second from bottom. They made a fair start to the current campaign after playing out a 1-1 stalemate against Chicago Fire.
The Crew should have sealed off the match in the first half and were leading 1-0 at the break. They have themselves to blame, for allowing Chicago to steal a point with a lackluster second half display.
Houston Dynamo vs Columbus Crew: Head-to-head
Columbus Crew lead the overall head-to-head in MLS matches against Huston with 7 wins and 10 draws as against Huston’s 5 wins.
Meanwhile, the Dynamo can boast of a solid record in the home matches of this series. They lost just once in 11 outings, picking 4 wins and 6 draws.
Houston Dynamo vs Columbus Crew: Prediction
It is fair enough to point out that Huston looked better of the two sides on matchday 1. If the drubbing of defending champions is no fluke, the same will be repeated here again. The head-to-head meetings between the two at Houston is another factor to consider. The Crew never looked comfortable in their previous 11 visits to the BBVA Compass Stadium.
Also, keep an eye on the new Houston signing Romell Quioto, who scored the 2-1 win over Seattle, who can be backed to score any time during the game.