Houston Dynamo vs San Jose Earthquakes:
MLS Regular Season,
Date: Monday, 1-August-2016,
Kick-off: 2:00 UK,
Venue: BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston).
Houston Dynamo will seek to bounce back to winning ways as they host San Jose Earthquakes at the BBVA Compass Stadium on Monday. They are coming without a win in their last four games and look to redeem themselves in the upcoming game. While San Jose Earthquakes will look for improvements in their performance after a 1-1 draw away to Real Salt Lake on last Saturday.
Houston Dynamo are win-less in last four straight games following 1-0 victory at home against Philadelphia Union on July 3. They have won just a game, two draws and loss in last five matches that’s against Philadelphia Union, picking just five points out of possible 15 and scored one and concede two in these games.
San Jose Earthquakes did not pick a win in three games on a trot before breaking that jinx with a 2-1 victory over Toronto FC. Their record in last five games compared to Houston Dynamo has no difference but have scored four and allowed five from one win, two draws and lost.
Major injury concern has hit the camp of Houston Dynamo as four players such as DaMacus Beasley, Rob Lovejoy, Tyler Deric are out and dependable center-back Agus is doubtful for the game.
San Jose Earthquakes also have a number of injured players who are doubtful for the game Mac Pelosi, Jordan Stewart and Clarence Goodson are likely to miss the game.
Houston Dynamo: Predicted Starting XI (4-1-4-1)
Willis- Rodriguez, Horst, Beasley, Williams – Warner – Garcia, Alex, Clark, Wenger -Barnes
San Jose Earthquakes: Predicted Starting XI (4-4-2)
Bingham – Francis, Imperiale, Bernardez, Wynne – Dawkins, Thompson, Alshe, Salinas – Amarikwa, Wondolowski.
Houston Dynamo vs San Jose: Head-to-Head Stats
Houston Dynamo have met 16 times with San Jose Earthquakes, the former picked eight wins and seven in Earthquakes favour with just a draw between.
However, 41 goals have come out of these 16 clashes, Houston Dynamo scored 20 and 21 to San Jose Earthquakes.
Houston Dynamo vs San Jose: Prediction
Houston Dynamo performance in their last five games have not been very impressive looking at their failure to win games for four straight matches.
Dynamo finds it difficult to score goals meaning they are not prolific in front of goal moreover they have less goals than when it comes to head-to-head outings but Earthquakes also have a poor form and concede more goals than they have scored, in the end this game will go in favor of any side who will utilize their chances and much goals seems unlikely.
Houston Dynamo vs San Jose: Tips
Under 2.5 goals.
Double Chance: Huston/Draw.