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

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Houston Dynamo vs Atlanta United Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Houston Dynamo will be looking to achieve greater success in the MLS 2018 season when they take on Atlanta United in the first game of the campaign. Houston reached the semi-finals last season and were ousted by Seattle Sounders. After having been a brilliant team for the majority of the campaign, Houston’s performances dipped towards the tail end. Houston prepared for the campaign with a 5-0 win over New York Red Bulls in a friendly. Atlanta United were unable to beat Charleston Battery in the Carolina Challenge Cup game during the weekend. Atalanta’s debut campaign was a resounding success with the team reaching the play-offs.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

The only game between Houston Dynamo and Atlanta United finished as an overwhelming success in favour of the latter. The two teams are almost on par in terms of attacking intent, and this may suit Houston Dynamo’s counter-attacking style of football. Atlanta were not outstanding on the road last season and the club has had a difficult start to the campaign with no wins in the three minor cup matches. I would back a win for Houston Dynamo. The two teams have been able to retain most of the players. Houston Dynamo may have lost Erick Torres during the off-season, but the club’s attacking strength will still induce jealousy among several MLS clubs. The only meeting between these two clubs witnessed over 4.5 goals, and I see tremendous value in opting for over 3.5 goals in this game.

Houston Dynamo win – 11/10

Total goals over 3.5 – 6/4

Houston Dynamo have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 2 games against Atlanta United

Atlanta United scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Atlanta United scored over 2.5 goals in 1 out of their last 2 games played against Houston Dynamo

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Houston Dynamo Form Guide

Houston Dynamo Team Logo

Houston Dynamo

Won

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
L A

29-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

05-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

09-08-2018

US Open Cup

Los Angeles FC

FT 10 - 9

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

12-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

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)

Atlanta United Form Guide

Atlanta United

Won

7

Draw

2

Lost

1
D H

15-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

21-07-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

29-07-2018

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

04-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

19-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Columbus Crew Team Logo Columbus Crew

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

25-08-2018

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

03-09-2018

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

15-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

20-09-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 3 - 4

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

23-09-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Houston Dynamo Preview

Houston have had some significant changes during the off-season, as the departure of Erick Torres presents manager Wilmer Cabrera with key decisions to make with regard to tactics and approach to the match. Last season, Houston were able to dismantle most of the opponents – especially in the first half – with amazing speed and counter-attacking abilities. As the season wore on, teams learnt to play against Houston. Torres was a crucial factor behind Houston’s successful 2017 campaign and he finished the club’s top scorer with 14 goals. His departure does provide Mauro Manotas and Alberto Elis with the potential to play an even bigger role – both players scored a combined 22 goals last season.

Houston Dynamo Team News

Adolph Joseph Delagarza (cruciate ligament) is the only player on the sidelines for Houston.

Atlanta United Preview

Atlanta United were a surprise package in the 2017 campaign, as the new MLS franchise were able to overpower most of the opponents with goals and style. Atlanta were able to finish in the top six in the debut MLS season. Martino’s team have been placed as a hot favourite in terms of title and only Toronto are ahead of them in the standings. Darlington Nagbe’s acquisition from Portland Timbers and the signing of Ezequiel Barco are the significant signings for Atlanta in the off-season, while Carlos Carmona has left the club. Last season, Josef Martinez and Hector Villalba were key players for the club with the former alone scoring 19 goals.

Atlanta United Team News

Atlanta manager Gerard Martino does not have injury issues coming into the game.

Houston Dynamo Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

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

Atlanta United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.3

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 vs Atlanta United Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
18 GK Chris Seitz 193 93
16 LB Kevin Garcia - -
4 CD Philippe Senderos 190 84
7 RB DaMarcus Beasley 173 66
3 CD Adolfo Machado 181 78
6 CDM Eric Alexander 185 75
5 CDM Juan Cabezas 182 79
17 CM Alberth Elis 183 73
27 CM Boniek Garcia 175 72
11 CM Andrew Wenger 183 -
9 CF Mauro Manotas 178 66
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Brad Guzan 193 94
18 CD Jeff Larentowicz 185 79
4 RB Greg Garza 172 66
5 CD Leandro Gonzalez Pirez 182 91
2 LB Franco Escobar - -
6 CDM Darlington Nagbe 175 75
15 CM Hector Villalba 172 67
24 CM Julian Gressel - -
10 CM Miguel Almiron 174 70
16 CDM Chris McCann 185 75
7 CF Josef Martinez 170 70