Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo
Major League Soccer
Date: Monday, 6th November 2017
Kick-off at 0:30 UK/ 1:30 CET
Venue: Providence Park (Portland).
Portland and Houston have everything to play for in the second leg after a drab goal-less draw in their meeting at the BBVA stadium on the midweek.
The Timbers finished top of the Western Conference and made direct entry into the conference semifinals. Meanwhile, Houston were ranked fourth and have to go through the elimination play-offs which saw them edge past Kansas City by a narrow goal in added extra time.
Form-wise, Portland are looking more solid on paper with an insatiable home record this season. They were beaten just twice during the 17 home games this term, while raking up 11 wins and 4 draws. It is also worth to note that the Timbers scored in every home game except once.
On the other hand, Houston’s overall form at the end of the season look decent. But their current unbeaten streak of 8 matches has equal number of wins and draws. The away form is particularly poor with the team managing just 1 win throughout the season, drew 7 and lost 9; making them second from bottom in the away record.
Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo: Head-to-head
Portland Timbers are unbeaten in the three MLS fixtures against Houston this season. The lone fixture played at Timbers saw a 4-2 win, while the away leg in Houston ended 2-2 square. The third is the first leg of the corresponding fixture which ended in a goal-less draw.
Timbers are unbeaten at home in the last five h2h matches with 4 wins and a draw. Also, they scored at least twice in each of those games.
Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo: Predictions
Portland Timbers have a huge advantage going into this game as they are one of the toughest home teams to beat in MLS this season. The win% is impressive after bagging 11 wins from the 17 alongside 4 draws and 2 losses.
Houston’s away credentials are extremely poor and the team managed just 1 win from their 17 this season. Therefore, we have every reason to believe that Portland are the team going to go into the Western Conference finals.
Correct Score Prediction: 2-1 Portland win for 8.50 odd
Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo: Bet Tips
Both teams to Score and Portland to win for 3.35 odd
Over 1.5 second half goals @ 1.89.
All Odds courtesy of 888Sport
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