Vancouver Whitecaps vs Houston Dynamo Match Preview and Prediction
Coming up on Sunday morning (UK time), in a Major League Soccer fixture, Vancouver Whitecaps will take on Houston Dynamo at BC Place Stadium with a 3:00am kick-off.
The game will be broadcast live on FreeSports.
Read on for preview and match prediction.
Frog can reveal that the odds makers have done a good job on this match. Please stake sensibly at all times.
Betting Odds for Vancouver Whitecaps vs Houston Dynamo
Vancouver Whitecaps are 2.6 with Bet365. The draw is available at 3.8 with Unibet. Houston Dynamo are best-priced at 2.48 with Unibet.
Reviewing the Total Goals lines, the best price for Over 2.5 goals is 1.48 with Unibet while the top price for Under 2.5 goals is 2.75 with Unibet.
Here are the best odds for the BTTS market. "Yes" is available at 1.44 with Bet365. For those with the opposite view, "No" can be taken at 2.85 for the customers of Unibet.
Head To Head
The records show that Vancouver Whitecaps played Houston Dynamo in March in a Major League Soccer match. The winners were Houston Dynamo - with a score of 3-2. And J. Rodríguez scored twice for the away team.
Over the last ten years of results, these sides have clashed 15 times. Vancouver Whitecaps have won in 7 of the matches in this period, while their opponents, Houston Dynamo have won 5 matches. The other 3 matches ended in a draw.
There has been an average of 2.73 goals during regulation play. Vancouver Whitecaps score an average of 1.47; Houston Dynamo have scored an average of 1.27 per match.
In terms of the impact of home advantage in this match-up, whichever side has been home has won 46% of the matches between them. The visiting side has won 33%.
Vancouver Whitecaps have 27 points in the league. They are in 23rd place.
There have been 43 matches played by this side over the course of the last year. They have 8 wins; 13 draws; and 22 losses. In other words, Vancouver Whitecaps have won 18%, drawn 30%, and lost 51% of their recent matches.
In this period, they have an average of 0.98 goals for, and 1.74 goals against.
When at home, in this period, they have a win rate of 25% (5 wins) in their 20 home fixtures. 20% (4) of these matches have been a draw, with the remaining 55% (11) resulting in a loss for the home team.
On average they have scored 0.95 times when playing at home in this last year and they have conceded 1.6.
In their last ten matches, across all competitions, they have averaged 0.9 goals per match - 2 of these matches have been wins for them. The total number of times both Vancouver Whitecaps and the opposition have scored is 7 out of the ten... The number of matches with three match goals or more is 8 games in these last ten outings.
They have scored at least once in each of their last 6 matches.
The away team has 31 points in the Major League Soccer, which puts them in 22nd position.
There is a total of 46 matches played by the away team over the recent 12 months. They have 18 wins; 7 draws; and 21 losses. To summarise, Houston Dynamo have a Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 39%-15%-45%, in recent form.
In this time, they have scored 1.5 goals on average per match; while conceding 1.67 goals on average.
On the road in the last 12 months, they have a win rate of 19% (4 wins) from 21 away fixtures. 9% (2) of these matches have been a draw, with the remaining 71% (15) resulting in a loss when they are the away team.
On average they have scored 1.05 times when playing away in this period and they have conceded 2.1.
Their recent performance, in league or cup football, shows that they have a total of 10 goals in their last ten matches. In this time they have a win rate of 10%. The frequency of matches in which both Houston Dynamo and their opposition have scored is 6 out of the ten. The frequency of matches with a total of three goals or more is 7 games in their last ten outings.
Frog's betting tip for Vancouver Whitecaps vs Houston Dynamo
For fans of the bigger prices, Frog has picked the BTTS market in this one and will be hoping there will be only one side to score when the teams meet. This doesn't provide brilliant value which is why it is not one of Frog's favourite bets. Bet Victor make it a 3.0 shot that only one of these sides scores.