Minnesota United vs Houston Dynamo
Major League Soccer
Date: Thursday, 20th July 2017
Kick off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: TCF Bank Stadium.
The league’s newcomers Minnesota United just can’t seem to find a breakthrough in their debut season in MLS.
The hosts currently hold the very foot of the Western Conference standings and they will host the third-ranked Houston Dynamo being winless in last three league outings.
Minnesota failed top pick up a victory in a friendly with Atlas as well as they only played a 1-1 draw with the Mexicans last Sunday.
Christian Ramirez is the only positive side of the new season for the hosts as he bagged as many as ten goals in 19 appearances for Heath’s team.
Dynamo were off to a surprisingly strong start to the season, but their form saw a certain slide in the most recent period.
The Colombian manager Wilmer Cabrera managed to end the dismal run in the previous round when Houston saw off Montreal Impact 3-1 on the home pitch to regain the third position on the West.
Cabrera is hoping to stay there after the visit to Minnesota, but avoiding a defeat on the road will be a huge task without the key man in the final third (Erick Torres features CONCACAF Gold Cup for Mexico).
Minnesota United vs Houston Dynamo: Head to head
The lone previous head to head encounter between the two sides offered a four-goal thriller ending without a winner.
Houston had a two-goal lead at the break, but Christian Ramirez and Johan Venegas made it all square for the league’s newcomers.
Minnesota United vs Houston Dynamo: Prediction
The visitors would have normally been the favourites, but we see the value in backing Minnesota to clinch points in front of their fans as Houston will be without their most lethal weapon in the final third.
Minnesota United vs Houston Dynamo: Bet Tips
The main betting pick will be Minnesota United DNB at 1/1.
Houston Dynamo Under 1.5 Team Goals is paid at 4/5.