Orlando City vs Houston Dynamo: Preview and Prediction

Orlando City vs Houston Dynamo:
MLS Regular Season,
Date: Saturday, 9 July, 2016
Kick-off: 1:00 UK Time
Venue: Camping World Stadium, Orlando (Florida)

Orlando City hopes to get back to winning ways as they welcome Houston Dynamo at Camping World Stadium in the early hours of Saturday

Orlando City were heart broken when their 5-game unbeaten streak in the MLS was put to an end the last time out, they were humiliated with a 4-0 defeated on the road at FC Dallas after they put in an awful performance failing to register a shot on target.

Also, Orlando City were kicked out of the US Open Cup by a low ranked side Fort Lauderdale in a 2-1 defeat. Now they have to focus only on MLS and may be start to grab victories rather than draws. Orlando City have no problem in scoring but the problem is they concede as much as they score.

Houston Dynamo are in the bottom of the Western Conference table but their recent outings have been good as they grabbed a 3-1 victory over Sporting Kansas in the Us Open Cup and later snatched a 1-0 victory against Philadelphia Union.

They are now unbeaten in 7 of their last 8 games in all competitions, they have also kept a clean sheet in 3 of their last 5 games in all competitions. But their away form is a thing of worry as they have not won an away game this season, they have lost 7 and drawn 2.

Orlando City: Team News

Pedro Ribeiro is on Injury and won’t play in this game while Carlos Riva and Brek Shea are on suspension

Orlando City: Predicted Line-up (4-3-3)

Bendik – Boden, Mateos, Redding, Alston – Higuita, Kaka, Ceren – Baptista, Larin, Morino

Houston Dynamo: Team News

Alex will be out on suspension while Rob Lovejoy is a doubt for the game.

Houston Dynamo: Predicted Line-up (4-1-4-1)

Derik – Beasley, Horst, Rodriguez, Anibaba – Warner – Garcia, Clark, Maidana, Barnes – Bruin

Orlando City vs Houston Dynamo: Head to Head

Both teams have played only 3 times which have favoured Houston Dynamo more than Orlando City, Houston Dynamo have won 2 of the previous 3 fixture while Orlando City have won once.

Orlando City vs Houston Dynamo: Prediction

Orlando City have a good home form, they have gone unbeaten in their last 14 home fixture while Houston Dynamo have a bad record on the road. Orlando also have a decent record recently and this may help them in the game.

I predict a win for the home side but the game will see a low outcome of goals.

Orlando City vs Houston Dynamo-Statistical Prediction-Major League Soccer-9-July-2016


1. Home team wins
2. Under 2.5 goals