Los Angeles FC
Los Angeles FC, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 2-0 MLS victory vs Los Angeles Galaxy.
In that game, Los Angeles FC had 63% possession and 27 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. For Los Angeles FC, the scorers were Musovski (58') and Vela (90'). At the other end, Los Angeles Galaxy got 5 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
LAFC have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets recently, although they have also managed to hit the back of the net themselves. Over their last 6 matches, LAFC have been punished defensively in 5 of them while also managing to get on the scoresheet in 6 of those games. Even so, we will just have to wait and see if that trend might be replicated in this match or not.
In their last fixture, Houston Dynamo drew 1-1 in the MLS match with Columbus Crew.
In that match, Houston Dynamo managed 48% possession and 24 shots at goal with 6 on target. For Houston Dynamo, goals were scored by Rodríguez (37') and Cabrera (67' Own goal). For their opponents, Columbus Crew had 8 shots at goal with 1 on target.
The stats tell the story, and Houston Dynamo have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 9 goals in all. Defensively, Orange Crush have not been doing too well.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 04/07/2018 shows that Los Angeles FC have won 3 of them and Houston Dynamo 0, with the number of drawn matches being 3.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 30 in total which averages out at 5 goals per match.
Team News: Los Angeles FC
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just a single fitness concern for the Los Angeles FC manager Bob Bradley to contend with due to a largely intact squad. Carlos Vela (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) will miss out.
Team News: Houston Dynamo
Thanks to a largely full-strength group of players, there’s only the one fitness issue for the Houston Dynamo manager Tab Ramos to be concerned with. Michael Salazar (Knee Injury) misses out for this game.
For this match, we think that Los Angeles FC have it within them to create enough chances to score more than one when they line up against Houston Dynamo, who might well find it a difficult task scoring a goal of their own.
Accordingly, we see a controlled 2-0 margin for Los Angeles FC at the end of the match.
What are the best odds for this match?
In terms of the bookies’ odds in the win-draw-win market, the win for Los Angeles FC is best priced at 1.512, betting on the game finishing all-square is 4.78 and selecting the win for Houston Dynamo gets you 7. These are the most competitive bets offered at present.