HOUSTON DYNAMO VS LA GALAXY PREDICTIONS, BETTING TIPS AND MATCH PREVIEWS
REASON FOR HOUSTON DYNAMO VS LA GALAXY BETTING TIPS
Dynamo’s results have been split quite evenly so far this term, with two wins, two draws and three defeats recorded in their opening seven fixtures. Houston’s home form has mirrored their overall split – the have won two and lost two of their matches at the BBVA Compass Stadium since the new campaign got under way.
The Texans were the strongest team at their own ground in the entire Western Conference last year, but they have doubled their entire number of 2017 home defeats already this season. Their abject defending has been hindering their chances and Manager Wilmer Cabrera has been unable to find a way to plug the leaks in his porous backline.
Houston have conceded at least twice in five of their last six, though the stats suggest that they shouldn’t be conceding as often as they have. Houston rank sixth across the MLS for the fewest average shots conceded per game with 10.9 per ninety minutes. Goalkeeper Chris Seitz won’t be overly enamoured by those numbers. Joe Willis took the floundering Seitz’ place in goal in Dynamo’s last two fixtures.
LA Galaxy have being hitting similar peaks and troughs in the opening months of the 2018 season. They have amassed two more points than Houston, though they have played one game more than their weekend opponents.
Since their enthralling Zlatan-inspired derby victory over Los Angeles FC, Galaxy have lost three out of four matches, including both of their last two against Atlanta United and New York RB. Defensively, they continue to be sub-par and LA have secured just two clean sheets from their eight matches to date this season.
Our featured clubs’ recent head-to-head record tells us that they are quite evenly matches. The sides ended level in both of their league meetings last season, drawing 2-2 in California and 3-3 in Texas.
With few clean sheets between them overall this season, we’re tipping both struggling goalkeepers to concede again on Sunday. Furthermore, there were over 2.5 goals scored in seven of Houston’s last eight MLS matches. We’re backing that trend to continue against Galaxy. The odds look much better when you combine those two, so we recommend you take that option.
We expect Houston and LA Galaxy to extend their run of successive draws against each to three at the BBVA Compass Stadium too. Coupling that outright prediction with the both teams to score option is also advisable. In keeping with that, our correct score prediction forecasts a 2-2 draw.
Houston Dynamo striker Alberth Elis has played his way into some good form in recent weeks. Elis scored in each of his last two appearances and the Honduran has scored three times in his last two starts against Galaxy. He’s a great bet to score anytime this weekend.