Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo Preview and Prediction

Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo 2018 MLS by LeagueLane

Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo
Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday 29th July 2018
Kick off at 02:00 UK/ 03:00 CET
Venue: Providence Stadium (Portland).

Portland Timbers are on a 5 game unbeaten run, which in a sense is great but 3 of those games have been draws, which has cut their points down. Still they are in 5th place a play-off position but have just a 3 point safety net.

Apart from FC Dallas and Los Angeles FC, Portland Timbers are undefeated at home and have stayed resilient at home all season. They have become a very difficult team to beat.

Houston Dynamo are in 8th place but with the point’s situation so close they have a decent chance to make the play offs. Form must improve though as they are drawing too many games and have only won 1 game in their past five matches as a consequence.

Away from home their recent record is very poor, winning just 1 point from their past 12 on offer. Indeed the club has won just 1 game all season on the road, which came 2 months ago.

Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo: Head to Head

  • The last time the teams played here Houston Dynamo won 2-1 but this was not a league match. In the league we have to go back to 2011.
  • There has been 26 goals in the last 7 meetings between the two clubs, averaging at 3.7 goals a game.
  • The last 4 games at Portland Timbers have all seen over 2.5 goals.

Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo: Prediction

Everything in this game points to a Portland Timbers win. They have the better form and possibly the better squad and Houston have won here just once since 2011. Portland will set their team up to attack at home and may even play 3 up front and try to crowd the midfield. This should be a difficult match for the away side. A home win.

Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo: Bet Tips

  • Portland Timbers to beat Houston Dynamo at 1.70.