Houston Dynamo vs New York Red Bulls for Thursday’s Major League Soccer match, at the BBVA Stadium, in Houston.
The Houston Dynamo are in the midst of a four-game losing streak in all competitions and their visitors on Thursday, the New York RB, have lost two of their last three league and cup games. The New York RB has three more points in the table than its hosts this season but one more game.
Cerén made the only goal 25 minutes into the first half, giving Houston Dynamo a gap advantage into the second half with the New England Revolution, but the hosts equalized early in the second half. The game seemed to be headed for a draw until New England scored at the last minute to win 2-1, but in the final balance, the hosts deserved the three points.
The New York RB hosted the Chicago Fire and Romero scored the home goal shortly before the hour mark to double the hosts’ advantage. The Chicago Fire scored nine minutes before full time, but Royer restored the two-goal lead to a 3-1 victory.
The confrontation between the two teams performances in recent weeks suggests that more than 2.5 goals will be scored on Thursday and that the game must end in a draw. Five of the last seven meetings between these two clubs produced more than 2.5 goals.
The Houston Dynamo have conceded at least two goals in each of the last five games, while the New York RB have conceded two goals in three of their previous six games, the reason why the correct result should be a draw with goals. Both have conceded at least 20 goals, which means their defence is not the strongest.
My bet is that both teams will score.