Houston Dynamo vs Vancouver Whitecaps Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Houston Dynamo vs Vancouver Whitecaps Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

Houston Dynamo secured an impressive 4-0 win over Atlanta United in the opening game of the 2018 campaign. A horrendous defensive display from the opposition was taken advantage by Houston, who scored through Andrew Wenger, Phillippe Senderos, and Mauro Manotas inside the 27 minutes. Darwin Ceren made it a 4-0 score for Houston in the 45th minute, while Hugo Almiron went on to miss a penalty for Atlanta. Vancouver Whitecaps secured bragging rights over Canadian rivals Montreal Impact after a 2-1 win at the BC Place stadium. Kei Kamara and Alphonso Davies came up with two goals in the space of seven second-half minutes to give Vancouver a decisive lead, but there was to be no clean sheet as Matteo Mancosu scored in the 81st minute.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

Houston will not be expecting another big win, as Vancouver Whitecaps will be coming in with the stern opposition. Both these teams reached the conference semi-finals last year and are looking to go the distance this time around. This match is between two teams that dominated the Western Conference for different reasons: Vancouver with the best away record and Houston with the best home run. However, Houston Dynamo have been able to pick up four wins in the last five home matches against Vancouver. I would go with a slender win for Houston Dynamo. The two teams have plenty of attacking threat that should ensure a lot of goals for fans. The last two games between the two clubs have finished as a 2-1 win in favour of the home team. Since both clubs have a strong offensive capability, I would choose over 2.5 goals in this game.

Houston Dynamo win – 8/11

Total goals over 2.5 – 13/20

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 Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

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

AVG Goals

1.2

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

6

Draw

1

Lost

3
W H

21-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Toronto FC Team Logo Toronto FC

FT 5 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

29-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

06-05-2018

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Team Logo LA Galaxy

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

12-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo Vancouver Whitecaps

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

20-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Chicago Fire Team Logo Chicago Fire

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

26-05-2018

Major League Soccer

New York City FC Team Logo New York City FC

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

31-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

03-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Montreal Impact Team Logo Montreal Impact

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

07-06-2018

US Open Cup

North Texas Rayados Team Logo North Texas Rayados

FT 5 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Vancouver Whitecaps Form Guide

Vancouver Whitecaps Team Logo

Vancouver Whitecaps

Won

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
L H

14-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Los Angeles FC

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

21-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Sporting Kansas City Team Logo Sporting Kansas City

FT 6 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

28-04-2018

Major League Soccer

Real Salt Lake Team Logo Real Salt Lake

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

05-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Minnesota United Team Logo Minnesota United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

12-05-2018

Major League Soccer

Houston Dynamo Team Logo Houston Dynamo

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

17-05-2018

Major League Soccer

San Jose Earthquakes Team Logo San Jose Earthquakes

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

19-05-2018

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas Team Logo FC Dallas

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

26-05-2018

Major League Soccer

New England Rev. Team Logo New England Rev.

FT 3 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

02-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Colorado Rapids Team Logo Colorado Rapids

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

10-06-2018

Major League Soccer

Orlando City Team Logo Orlando City

FT 5 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

Houston Dynamo Preview

An impressive 4-0 win puts Houston in a commanding position after the first game of the season, but manager Wilmer Cabrera will be quick to remind his players that much better opposition will be coming along in the campaign. Houston need not be reminded of the impressive start in the 2017 campaign, but the conclusion to the season was less than spectacular. This time around, the team will be looking to maintain the performances over the course of the regular and play-off campaign. Just like last season, Houston’s attack looks one of the potent in the league.

Houston Dynamo Team News

George Malki is doubtful with a concussion, while Juan Cabezas (thigh) and A. J. DeLaGarza (cruciate ligament) are also unavailable for the game.

Vancouver Whitecaps Preview

The new signings produced the desired impact for Carlo Robinson’s Vancouver Whitecaps, as they secured a comfortable win over Montreal Impact. The team may not have been able to cling onto the clean sheet, but getting one over the rivals in the first match of the season is a positive sign. Vancouver put together a strong surge of form towards the end of the 2018 campaign, but even that momentum did little to help the team in the conference semi-finals.

Vancouver Whitecaps Team News

Brett Levis (thigh), Ali Ghazal (hamstring), and Doneil Henry (hamstring) are unavailable for manager Carlo Robinson.

Houston Dynamo Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

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

Vancouver Whitecaps Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

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 Vancouver Whitecaps Sidelined Players

Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
18 GK Chris Seitz 193 93
3 LB Adolfo Machado 181 78
4 CD Philippe Senderos 190 84
7 RB DaMarcus Beasley 173 66
22 CD Leonardo 187 81
11 CM Andrew Wenger 183 -
24 CDM Darwin Ceren - -
6 CDM Eric Alexander 185 75
17 CM Alberth Elis 183 73
25 CM Tomas Martinez - -
9 CF Mauro Manotas 178 66
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Stefan Marinovic 191 90
17 RB Marcel De Jong 174 73
22 CD Aaron Maund - -
4 CD Kendall Waston 196 87
28 LB Jakob Nerwinski 184 -
67 RM Alphonso Davies 178 -
6 CM Efrain Juarez 178 65
8 LM Felipe 171 67
31 CDM Russell Teibert 170 66
29 CM Yordy Reyna 169 68
23 CF Kei Ansu Kamara 188 84