Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 19 July 2020
Kick-off at 1:00 UK/ 2:00 CET
Venue: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (Bay Lake, Florida).
Since the teams are locking horns in a neutral venue, expect nothing less of a high-scoring affair at Bay Lake, as thing are getting interesting in the MLS is back campaign.
In their opening match after the restart, Portland Timbers paid a visit to Los Angeles Galaxy and came back home with a 1-2 away win in the tournament.
In the meantime, Houston Dynamo shared the spoils with Los Angeles FC in their opening match in the tournament in a 3-3 entertainer in the Group F.
The Timbers were unbeaten against the visitors in both fixtures last year, with a draw away from home and a win as the host in the clash.
With their overall form in the league, the host will probably create more chances than the Orange in the encounter to hold the lead until the final minute of play.
Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo Head-to-head (h2h)
- Their previous encounter gave a 4-0 home win for the Timbers.
- The host has recorded three of the last five wins.
- Both teams have scored in five of the recent six matches.
- The guest has been unsuccessful in their last three visits.
Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo Prediction
Portland Timbers are enjoying consecutive MLS victories for the first time. They will now be keen to convert their improving form into a big win. Houston Dynamo struggled horribly as an outsider in 2019 and has carried on that trend this year too.
Regarding this analysis of either side’s form in the campaign, the safest bet in the clash for the punters will be a draw no bet over Portland with 1.50 odds to yield decent returns from the match.
On the attacking front, only Sporting Kansas City have kept Houston scoreless in their last 14 MLS matches, and with both teams scoring in all but two of the last 11 h2h clashes between these sides, plenty of action is anticipated in ninety minutes.
Besides, it has been a high scoring affair when these two sides meet. So, the tip for BTTS at 1.57 odds and the tip for over 2.5 goals with 1.66 odds will also come in handy for the punters in the encounter.
Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo Betting tips
Draw no bet: Portland Timbers @ 1.50 (1/2).
Both teams to score @ 1.57 (4/7).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.66 (4/6).