DC United vs Houston Dynamo Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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DC United vs Houston Dynamo Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

DC United suffered more disappointment at the hands of Atlanta United after a 3-1 loss at Mercedes Benz stadium. Josef Martinez provided the opening goal in the 24th minute, while two quick goals from Hugo Almiron and Hector Villalba in the second half put Atlanta in a commanding position. Darren Mattocks came up with a goal for DC United with the club’s only shot on target. Houston Dynamo lost in just the second home match of the 2018 campaign after Vancouver Whitecaps picked up a 2-1 win. Kei Kamara’s penalty put the visitors in front after 28 minutes, but Alberto Elis levelled the scores before half-time. Brek Shea continued his remarkable run of scoring at BBVA Compass Stadium by coming up with the winner just after half-time.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

DC United prepare for the first home match of 2018, while Houston Dynamo prepare for their first trip. The visitors certainly have the advantage in terms of quality and the opening two matches from Wilmer Cabrera’s team have seen a strong set of performances. DC United fared better at home than in away matches last season, but the quality of Houston Dynamo is expected to prevail. I would back an away win in this game.

Atlanta’s forward line-up capitalised on the excessive space provided by DC United’s defence. Now, Houston are very similar to Atlanta in terms of their attacking approach to a game. As a result, I expect a similar struggle for DC United in this game – albeit on a slightly lower scale due to home advantage. I would back Houston Dynamo to score over 1.5 goals.

Houston Dynamo win – 21/10

Houston Dynamo to score over 1.5 goals – 6/4

 

DC United saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

DC United saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Houston Dynamo saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against DC United

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

DC United Form Guide

DC United Team Logo

DC United

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
W H

20-08-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

27-08-2018

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

30-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union Team Logo Philadelphia Union

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

03-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Atlanta United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

08-09-2018

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

16-09-2018

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 3 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

30-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 5 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

07-10-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-10-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Houston Dynamo Form Guide

Houston Dynamo Team Logo

Houston Dynamo

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
L H

19-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

24-08-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

30-08-2018

Major League Soccer

New York Red Bulls Team Logo New York Red Bulls

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

02-09-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

16-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D A

23-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

27-09-2018

US Open Cup

Philadelphia Union Team Logo Philadelphia Union

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

30-09-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

09-10-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

13-10-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

DC United Preview

The disappointing performance against Atlanta shows that DC United are far from putting up a positive show in the 2018 MLS campaign. United were almost non-existent in the match and allowed their opponents a free run at goal. Manager Ben Olsen needs to see a significant improvement from his team as they prepare for the first home match of the campaign. One of the excuses for the manager may be the string of away matches for his team. The home game against Houston is the club’s only home game until the middle of April. Darren Mattocks has scored in the opening two matches for United.

 

DC United Team News

Taylor Kemp (hernia) and Russell Canouse (knee) are the only players unavailable for DC United.

 

Houston Dynamo Preview

Houston Dynamo’s inability to capitalise on some mediocre defending from Vancouver Whitecaps could come back to hurt them later on in the campaign. The air of invincibility provided by the BBVA Compass Stadium was a key factor in Houston Dynamo qualifying for the play-offs in 2017. However, a home defeat in just the second game does not look good. Now, Houston prepare for a run of three away matches in four. The huge positive for manager Wilmer Cabrera is that the attacking qualities of the team remain intact from last season.

 

Houston Dynamo Team News

George Malki (concussion), Philippe Senderos (hamstring), Juan Cabezas (thigh), and A. J. DeLaGarza (cruciate ligament) miss out on this game.

 

DC United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Houston Dynamo Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

DC United vs Houston Dynamo Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK David Ousted 192 94
14 LB Nick DeLeon 178 -
13 CD Fredric Brillant 187 73
15 CD Steven Birnbaum 188 -
- RB Joseph Mora 170 68
18 LM Zoltan Stieber 175 67
8 CM Ulises Segura - -
22 RM Yamil Asad - -
10 AM Luciano Acosta - -
5 CM Junior Moreno 175 70
11 CF Darren Mattocks 183 70
No. Pos Player M kg
18 GK Chris Seitz 193 93
7 RB DaMarcus Beasley 173 66
22 CD Leonardo 187 81
3 CD Adolfo Machado 181 78
16 LB Kevin Garcia - -
11 CM Andrew Wenger 183 -
17 CM Alberth Elis 183 73
24 CDM Darwin Ceren - -
6 CDM Eric Alexander 185 75
10 CM Tomas Martinez - -
9 CF Mauro Manotas 178 66