Houston Dynamo vs Vancouver Whitecaps Info
Time: 19:00 GMT
Channel: TSN (Canada)
Houston Dynamo vs Vancouver Whitecaps 'Valued' Prediction
My main betting prediction is 'Over 2.5 goals and both teams to score'
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Houston Dynamo take on Vancouver Whitecaps in match day 3 of MLS at the BBVA Compass Stadium. Both teams are in different form right now with Houston Dynamo.
Houston Dynamo have started the season well so far remaining unbeaten in the league and last time was able to come back from behind to beat Montreal Impact. They initially went behind due to a cross to the far post that was met by a Saphir Taider volley in the 34th minute. Houstons Dynamo response was great and minutes later they hit back to tie the game after a long range shot by Memo Rodriguez. Apart from a Urruti near miss, Houston dominated the majority of the game and finally got there reward after a Quioto cross was met by Manotas to give the Western side the lead with 5 minutes to go.
Vancouver Whitecaps have taken on many changes in the past months with players leaving and manager Carl Robinson getting the boot making way for new manager Dos Santos to come in. That was after the Whitecaps ended the season narrowly out of the play-offs in 7th and now look to improve on that this time out.
Dos Santos's first taste of MLS couldn't of gotten of to a worse start after a opening match day defeat to western conferences recently rejuvenated Minnesota as they fell to a 3-2 defeat despite taking the lead very early on. Onto the recent week and you have to feel that Vancouver were unlucky to lose that game after a questionable penalty where it seemed like Chris Baird wasn't tripped was given. Rusnak emphatically dispatched the penalty to score the games only goal. The Whitecaps did come close in the second half and could of easily have come away with a point, but like so many teams that travel to Utah they came away pointless.
Whitecaps now go into there second game away in a row here and will be looking to get a point on the board, and I do feel that they could do so with Houston Dynamos early start to season with the Concacaf Champions League bound to take effect on them, with them losing out in Mexico 1 nil only a few days ago.
Houston are normally quite good at home but injuries to veterans DaMarcus Beasley and Maynor Figueroa means there will be questions with who will start at the back. Also the fact they also lacked quality to score in either of the two ties in the competition doesn't make a home win look as much value as the markets suggest.
Houston Dynamo vs Vancouver Whitecaps Betting Tips
Ultimately I do see goals in this game and advise going of the 'Both Teams To Score and Over 2.5 Goals' market. This selection came in both times last season. Vancouver have been a threat in there opening games and despite losing have scored in 13 of there last 15 MLS matches. Houston haven't failed to score at home in 7 MLS matches.
Both teams have also seen at least 2.5 goals in 4 of there last 5 games, making both selections put together look plenty of value.