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Minnesota United want to return to winning ways on Sunday when they travel into trouble Houston Dynamo in the MLS Western Conference.
Adrian HeathIn the last six games scored against their opponents this weekend in early August, there was only one win, while Houston ended a streak of four losses in a draw last time around.
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Houston have not seen a win since they beat the Vancouver Whitecaps in late May and are now in a series of 14 winless games that put them at the bottom of the Western Conference.
Fabrice Picault and Matias Vera Houston scored a point at BBVA Stadium last weekend when Dallas took the brief Texas trip that was a missed opportunity to catch up with the guests.
On the positive side of this game, Picault has now scored four goals in his last five games and has already surpassed his goals from the previous two MLS seasons when he played for Philadelphia Union and Dallas.
Ramos tabThe team has only lost once at home this season, despite their poor league position, which they will have to accept with confidence in their clash against Minnesota on Sunday.
This Sunday game is Houston’s second home game in a series of four consecutive games at BBVA Stadium.
Minnesota has not had more than two straight wins in the MLS this season, and the team has failed to win in three games after beating Houston.
In their last game, the team from Heath could not use their numerical advantage afterwards Remi Walter was sent off for Sporting Kansas City just 21 minutes after that game.
The home side continued to dominate possession and recorded seven shots on goal, but Tim Melia stayed strong in Sporting’s goal of keeping Minnesota out.
Compared to the teams around and especially over Minnesota, the squad in front of goal is not as productive, having only scored 22 goals so far, and they have to watch out for Portland Timbers in eighth place as they are only four points behind.
Minnesota was a comfortable winner the last time these two teams met, with goals from Robin Lod and Brent Kallman a 2-0 win for the home side at Allianz Field.
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Corey Baird He moved to Houston from Los Angeles FC in July but made it to just three games before sustaining a ligament injury that incapacitated him until October.
Tyler Pasher Houston hasn’t played since he was taken off the field in the first half against Austin in early August and Sunday’s clash against Minnesota is likely to come too soon for his return.
Maximiliano Urruti Returned to the starting XI last time instead of Ariel Lassiterwhich was the only change from the team that started against Salt Lake and Ramos is expected to name the same line-up as last time.
Heath faces an offensive lack ahead of Sunday’s game, with Niko Hansen, Franco Fragapane and top scorer Lod are not available due to injury.
Adrien Hunou will lead the line for visitors with Emanuel Reynoso behind him looking for opportunities from an attacking midfield and his three assists this season.
Houston Dynamo possible starting line-up:
Maric; Lundqvist, Hadebe, Parker, Valentin; Ceren, Vera; Picault, Carrasquilla, Dorsey; Urruti
Minnesota United possible starting line-up:
Miller; Gasper, Dibassy, Boxall, Metanire; Trapp, Alonso; Dotson, Reynoso, Finlay; Hunou
Probability: Houston Dynamo 1-1 Minnesota United
Houston has the opportunity to string a few positive results during their streak of back-to-back home games and they will be helping themselves to get onto the scorers’ list after hitting a net twice last time.
Minnesota are not at their best as they have only won once in their last six games and their most recent games have been low-scoring and this is likely to continue on Sunday as the team go on without Robin Lod.
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