Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo
USA – Major League Soccer
Date: Sunday, 23 June 2019
Kick-off at 04:00 UK/ 05:00 CET
Venue: Providence Park (Portland).
Portland may be placed at the extreme end of the Western table, but keep note that they have played three fewer games than the teams in the vicinity. Not Houston though. Dynamo has taken part in exactly 13 fixtures as their counterparts and still has posted 10 more points on the board.
The Timbers had a whirlwind of a game the last day at home. They were hosting toppers Los Angeles FC, and right away the visitors took the lead in the 6th minute. They added one more in the 34th minute and went to the dressing room at half time with a 2-0 lead.
The hosts hit back at the beginning of the latter half, but once again LA took back the lead of two goals in the 54th minute. Towards the end of the tie, the Timbers scored another one, and then tried desperately for a third, but the opposing defense was up to the task.
Houston has won just once in their last five match-days and seems to be throwing away all their momentum from early in the season. The last day they drew against Sporting Kansas at home, with a 1-1 scoreline.
Fortunately for them, they have three ties in hand, and if used properly, the runner-up position in the table is not that far.
Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo Head-to-head (h2h)
- Nine of the last ten wins belong to the teams at home.
- Seven of the last nine clashes at this stadium had the hosts scoring two or more goals.
- Six of the last seven meetings at this venue saw the Timbers winning.
- Since 2012, Portland has scored in every one of their home game.
Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo Prediction
The Timbers will be desperate to get off from the last spot, and it’d be easy as they seriously lag in total matches played. They were also unbeaten in seven of their last nine matches and won six of them as well. At home, they have an even more impressive record, with them staying unbeaten in ten of their last eleven attempts, and in 14 of their last 17.
Importantly, they scored two or more goals in 13 of their last 17 home ties, while Dynamo was winless in five of their last seven match-ups, and lost in four of their last five on the road.
Moreover, home teams recorded nine of the last ten wins and six of the last seven at this venue. As such, expect Portland to come out on top this Sunday.
Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo Betting Tips
Portland Timbers to Win @ 1.70 (7/10)
The Hosts to Open the Scoring @ 1.50 (1/2).