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Match preview and best betting tip:

Houston wants to score all three points, so they will have to show good football. Visitors want to surprise, so they shouldn’t just score. The trend is for it to be a busy match, so we will bet that there will be more than 2.5 goals in the match.

Betting tip

More than 2.5 goals

Odd 1.61

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Prediction

Houston Dynamo and Portland Timbers meet at BBVA Compass Stadium, in a match for the 12th round of Major League Soccer. Portland Timbers won at home by (2‑1) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 04-25-2021. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 2 wins and 3 draws in the last 5 games. However, the last time these teams met at this stadium was on 05-16-2019, in a match for Major League Soccer that ended in a draw (1‑1). The goals of the match were scored by M. Manotas (40 ‘), for the Houston Dynamo, and B. Fernández (77’), for the Portland Timbers. Although this is a game between 6th and 7th in the overall standings, it is in fact a game between 7th in home games and 15th in away games.

Houston Team Analysis

After 3 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, the home team is in 6th position, with 12 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Sporting KC by (3‑2). This is a team affected by the home factor, since they won 10 points in their stadium, with 6 goals scored and 3 suffered, against 2 points away, where they scored 6 goals and suffered 10. In the last 4 home matches for the championship , Houston Dynamo has 3 wins and 1 draw, having earned 10 points out of 12 possible.

In this competition, they have not lost in their stadium in 4 games. Defensive consistency has not been his best feature, as he has suffered goals in 8 of the last 9 matches, but his offense has scored regularly, as he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 9 matches for this competition. In 9 games in this competition, he conceded the first goal 4 times and never managed to come back. There are 1 periods that stand out in the last 5 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 3 of their 6 goals between minutes (46 ‘- 60’).

Houston Dynamo has been running as expected and hopes to stay in the playoff qualifying zone. In this way, they mainly have to take advantage of home games to go after good results. So he has to go out on the field to get the Portland Timbers involved and he knows he has what it takes to win. It will be necessary to have intelligence and quality throughout the duel to get what you want.

Portland Team Analysis

After 4 victories and 4 defeats, the visiting team is in 7th position, having obtained 12 points. In the last match, they lost away against Philadelphia Union by (3‑0), in the last home match against Sporting KC by (2‑1). This is a team affected by the home factor, as it won 3 points as a visitor and 9 at home, with 8 scored and 4 received at home, against 3 scored and 8 received as a visitor. In the championship, Portland Timbers won 3 points out of 12 possible, after 1 win and 3 losses in the last 4 games they played on the road. The team has conceded goals in 6 of the last 8 matches, so they have not shown great defensive strength, but their attack has scored regularly, as they managed to score in 6 of the last 8 matches for this competition. In 8 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 5 times and only managed 1 comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 7 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 3 of their 6 goals between minutes (61 ‘- 75’).

What is most striking about the Portland Timbers campaign is that it remains tied in this edition of Major League Soccer. This leads us to believe that he ends up exposing himself in his games, because that is how he manages to win or ends up being defeated by such exposure. Therefore, we can believe that they will attempt a good result against the Houston Dynamo, whatever the cost.

Betting tip

More than 2.5 goals

Odd 1.61

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