Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Houston Dynamo enter into the MLS 2017 play-off semi-finals after a 1-0 extra time victory over Sporting Kansas City. The two teams could not be separated after 90 minutes of action, but Houston grabbed a decisive lead just a few minutes into extra time through Alberto Elis. This turned out to be the only goal of the game, as Vicente Sanchez missed a late penalty. Portland Timbers finished top of the Western Conference after a 2-1 win over Vancouver Whitecaps in the final regular game. Kendall Watson provided the lead for the away team, but Portland came up with two goals either side of the break – through Liam Ridgewell and Darren Mattocks – to finish top of the table. Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The recent matches between the two clubs have been dominated by the home team. Houston Dynamo have been able to claim two wins in the last three home matches against Portland, who are winless at the BBVA Compass stadium in the last six. I would go with a victory for Houston Dynamo, as they can take advantage of their excellent home form. Portland have been able to score in each of the last 10 away games in the MLS, while they have also failed to score in just one of the five away games against Houston Dynamo. Houston Dynamo have not been the last word in a strong defence this season. I would back both teams to score.

Houston Dynamo win 
Both teams to score – 4/6

Houston Dynamo saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Houston Dynamo saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Portland Timbers

Portland Timbers saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Portland Timbers saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Houston Dynamo

AVG Goals

1.4

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

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
D H

28-09-2017

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 3 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

01-10-2017

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

12-10-2017

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

16-10-2017

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

22-10-2017

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

27-10-2017

Major League Soccer Playoff

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

31-10-2017

Major League Soccer Playoff

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

06-11-2017

Major League Soccer Playoff

Portland Timbers Team Logo Portland Timbers

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

22-11-2017

Major League Soccer Playoff

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

01-12-2017

Major League Soccer Playoff

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Portland Timbers Form Guide

Portland Timbers Team Logo

Portland Timbers

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W H

24-08-2017

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D A

28-08-2017

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders FC Team Logo Seattle Sounders FC

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

09-09-2017

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

17-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

25-09-2017

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

01-10-2017

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

16-10-2017

Major League Soccer

DC United Team Logo DC United

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

22-10-2017

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

31-10-2017

Major League Soccer Playoff

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

06-11-2017

Major League Soccer Playoff

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

Houston Dynamo Preview

Houston Dynamo were able to sneak into the play-offs despite a mediocre run of form over the last few months. Earlier in the campaign, Houston were amongst the top attacking teams in the division as they destroyed teams on the counter-attack with the pace of players like Eric Torres, Mauro Manotas, and Alberto Elis. Even now, Houston really heavily upon the trio. The form at the BBVA Compass stadium has made the biggest difference with regard to the qualification to the knockout. Erick Torres remains the leading scorer at Houston with 14 goals.

Houston Dynamo Team News

George Malki (cruciate ligament), Alex (ankle), Adolph Joseph Delagarza (cruciate ligament), Jose Guillermo Rodriguez (knee), and José Ribeiro da Silva Leonardo (leg) are the players suffering from injury.

Portland Timbers Preview

Portland were able to get a spring in the step to directly reach the semi-finals of the play-offs. Portland have now been able to appear in the play-offs on four occasions, and the club are seeking to provide a repeat of the MLS Cup success back in 2015. The momentum is certainly within Caleb Porter’s team after they have managed four wins in the last six matches. Throughout the campaign, the club have excelled when it comes to home matches. However, they have picked up only one win in the last six on the road. Diego Valeri is the leading scorer at the club with 21 goals.

Portland Timbers Team News

Fanendo Adi (hamstring), Chance Myers (ankle), Gbenga Arokoyo (Achilles tendon), and Marco Farfan (ankle) are the players unavailable for Portland Timbers.

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

Portland Timbers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

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 Portland Timbers Sidelined Players

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