Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers MLS Betting Prediction

MLS Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers Prediction 6/2/2024

Houston Dynamo (6-6-3) travel to face off against Portland Timbers (5-7-4) on Sunday, June 2nd. This match will be played at Providence Park in Portland, OR. Both club’s come into this one having won their previous match. The match starts at 10:30 PM ET.

Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers

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Houston Dynamo Is Coming Off A Win

The Houston Dynamo will be looking to build off their 3-1 win over the Colorado Rapids. This match took place on their home pitch, and they had a money line of -125, which was the most favorable line on the board. The four combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

On offense, the Dynamo got a lot of production from an attack that had six shots on goal and scored three times. Four different players either scored or finished with an assist. Sebastian Kowalczyk and Amine Bassi were two of the players who scored, with Latif Blessing also finding the net.

Andrew Tarbell finished with 10 saves and allowed just one goal, and he picked up the win as the keeper. The only goal allowed for the Dynamo came on Colorado’s six corner kicks. Overall, the defense blocked three shots and intercepted nine passes.

The Houston Dynamo are looking to get back on track as they take on the Portland Timbers on the road. So far this season, Houston has a record of 6-6-3, which has them sitting in 8th place in the Western Conference. In their last three matches, they have gone 1-1-1, with their only win coming against the Colorado Rapids. Overall, they have been favored in nine matches, going 3-3-3, while they have gone 3-3 as the underdog. After this match, they will head back on the road to take on Atlanta United FC on June 15th.

Portland Timbers Is Coming Off A Win

The Portland Timbers will be looking to build off their 2-0 shutout win over Austin FC. This win came on the road and despite the over/under line being 2.5 goals, the two combined goals fell short of this figure. Heading into the match, the Timbers were an underdog at +225 on the money line.

Portland’s offensive attack took a total of eight shots, three of which were on target. The Timbers’ offense needed just two kicks to score their two goals, and one of their goals came on a penalty kick. Jonathan Rodriguez and Evander were the only two players to score.

Defensively, the Timbers also held Austin FC scoreless, with James Pantemis picking up a clean sheet. Overall, Austin FC took 15 shots and three shots on goal. Portland’s defenders blocked three shots and intercepted 11 passes.

The Portland Timbers enter this match on a two-match winning streak, defeating Austin FC and Sporting Kansas City. Over their last seven matches, they have gone 3-4. On the season, they are 5-7-4, which has them tied with Nashville SC for 9th in the Western Conference. They have a record of 3-2-2 at home and will be looking to improve that mark against the Houston Dynamo. Following this match, they will head on the road to take on St. Louis City SC on June 9th.

Houston Dynamo Offense Breakdown

Aliyu Ibrahim is the leading scorer for the Houston Dynamo this season, and his four goals are the most on the team and 47th in MLS. He also leads the team in shots on goal, which is 23rd in the league. Amine Bassi is the leader in assists for Houston, and his three assists are 45th in MLS. His two goals are second on the team and 129th in the league. Overall, Houston is 25th in goals scored and 12th in shots on goal. They are also third in passing percentage, and they have had fewer corners than their opponent in 66.7% of their matches.

Portland Timbers Offense Breakdown

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The Portland Timbers have been one of the most efficient teams in MLS this season, scoring 1.8 goals per match, which is fourth in the league. They have been led by Evander, who is 12th in MLS with seven goals. Jonathan Rodríguez has also been a key contributor, as he is 26th in MLS with 15 shots on goal and has scored six goals. Overall, the Timbers are 21st in MLS in shots on goal and 29th in corner kicks.

Houston Dynamo Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Portland Timbers, the Houston Dynamo’s defense is currently ranked 4th in goals allowed per match at 1.1. Over their last five matches, they have given up just five goals, which is right on par with their season average. However, they have struggled against some of the better offenses in the league, giving up two goals to the LA Galaxy and one to the Colorado Rapids. Steve Clark is the team’s top goalkeeper, and he is 13th in clean sheets with three.

Portland Timbers Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against the Houston Dynamo, the Portland Timbers’ defense is currently 26th in the MLS in goals allowed per match (1.9). However, they have been playing better of late, giving up just five goals over their last four matches (1.2). Their top goalkeeper, Maxime Crépeau, is 78th in the MLS in clean sheets (0), and his 37 saves are 20th in the league. Overall, the Timbers’ defense is 26th in blocked shots per match (2.6) and 21st in interceptions per match (8.5).

Houston Dynamo vs Portland Timbers Prediction

Looking at how we expect this one to play out, we have the Houston Dynamo and Portland Timbers ending in a 1-1 draw, with a payout of +250. Coming into the match, the Dynamo are 4th in MLS in fewest goals allowed, while the Timbers are 26th. Our projections have Jonathan Rodriguez as the top goal scorer for the Timbers, while Sebastian Ferreira has the best chance to score for Houston.

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