The two sides are preparing for MLS action taking place on Sunday as Houston Dynamo come up against FC Dallas.
Our Houston Dynamo v FC Dallas predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Houston Dynamo prepare for this match after a 1-1 MLS drawn match against Los Angeles Galaxy.
In that game, Houston Dynamo managed 36% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Houston Dynamo was Picault (13'). At the other end, Los Angeles Galaxy got 10 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Hernández (61') scored for Los Angeles Galaxy.
Tab Ramos's Houston Dynamo have managed to score a sum total of 8 times in their last half-dozen outings. Conversely, the tally of goals that they have conceded in that time is 8.
Last time out, FC Dallas drew 3-3 in the MLS match with New York City FC.
In that game, FC Dallas had 40% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 6 on target. For FC Dallas, goals were scored by Obrian (4', 73') and Ferreira (63'). On the other side, New York City FC got 15 shots at goal with 6 on target. Moralez (20'), Medina (57') and Magno (68') scored for New York City FC.
FC Dallas have been a threat going forward leading up to this encounter, scoring 13 times in their last 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that FC Dallas can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same games. That sort of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this game, though.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 22/08/2020 tells us that Houston Dynamo have won 1 of these games and FC Dallas 2, with the tally of draws being 3.
An aggregate of 14 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 6 from Orange Crush and 8 being from Toros. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.33.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was MLS match day 28 on 22/08/2021 when it ended Houston Dynamo 2-2 FC Dallas.
In that match, Houston Dynamo had 42% possession and 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. The goals were scored by Picault (25') and Vera (72').
FC Dallas got 11 shots at goal with 6 on target. Burgess (54') and Pepi (58') scored.
The referee was Allen Chapman.
Team News: Houston Dynamo
Regarding absentees, there’s just one fitness concern for the Houston Dynamo manager Tab Ramos to contend with from a near full-strength set of players. Corey Baird (Leg Injury) won’t play.
Team News: FC Dallas
FC Dallas manager Luchi Gonzalez has not got a full squad to pick from. John Nelson (Back Injury) and Beni Redžić (Ankle Surgery) can’t be considered.
We’re thinking that FC Dallas are likely to put a goal past this Houston Dynamo lineup, however that possibly won’t quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re predicting a close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Houston Dynamo at the end of this one. Expecting it to be very competitive.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: BBVA Stadium (22,039)
Captain: Tim Parker
Chairman: Matt Jordan
Manager: Tab Ramos
Competitions: MLS (Parent), MLS (Western Conference)