Our F1 prediction for today’s race at Monaco Grand Prix 2017 was a success, as Sebastian Vettel managed to secure a victory! Below you read our free betting preview for the match between FC Dallas and Houston Dynamo. Good luck if you are following!
FC Dallas v Houston Dynamo – MLS
Dallas will continue to be without Diaz and Pomykal but will be boosted by the return of a number of players. The hosts rested key players in midweek, however, the likes of Gonzalez, Zimmerman, Grana, Acosta and Urruti will be welcomed back. Figueroa is also pressing for a start at left-back, with Dallas appearing much stronger compared to midweek team selection. The players are determined to win this game, aware of the importance this match has for the supporters. Taking on Texan rivals, Dallas see this game as the perfect opportunity to get back to winning ways and build the feel-good factor again. Back to back defeats is a rarity for Dallas, so they will expect 3 points against an opponent who have been poor on the road in 2017. Despite playing a midweek match, the players remain confident that they can win this game. A return to 4-4-2 is expected with Dallas getting a number of key players back, the hosts are expected to win this game based on opponents poor away form. Anything less would be a disappointment, which is why Dallas might panic the longer the game remains level. Could be vulnerable to counter attacks.Houston Dynamo
Houston Dynamo are expected to make changes to their starting line-up, with Torres and Quioto likely to return to the starting line-up. Beasley should drop back into a more natural left back position, with DeLaGarza playing on the opposite side of the pitch. The visitors should persist with 4-3-3 formation, with Cabezas sitting in the deep midfield role and Alex given freedom to get forward. Taking on a local rival, Houston are determined to end their away day woes and get a significant 3 points. The visitors have lost all 5 of their away games this season, which has damaged belief on the road. The performances on the road are a stark contrast to displays at home, which has left the players frustrated. A win would be a huge boost to confidence, ahead of tough away games. Despite their opponents having played just days earlier, Houston would gladly take a point from this fixture. The visitors are expected to stick with the same 4-3-3 formation, which will resemble a 4-5-1 shape for long spells of the match. The counter attack will be the main danger to the hosts, with Houston having pace on both sides of the pitch. Conceding first would be a test of character.
Verdict & Prediction
Dallas have lost their last 2 matches. The players were hurting after these defeats and have led to an increase in the levels of determination amongst the group to bounce back. Expect a response this week, players excited to have the chance to make amends in front of their own supporters. This match has been viewed as the ideal opportunity to get back on track, Dallas take on Texan rivals and a win would bring lots of joy to the supporters. Winning this game would allow the side to quickly move on from recent defeats, with more home games on the horizon to pick up vital points. Coach Pareja remains calm despite the 2 recent defeats, this approach has benefitted the players who have stayed relaxed. Pareja has the trust of the players and fans, with the mood around the club still positive. Players will be determined to repay Pareja’s faith against a local rival.
Prediction: Dallas -1.00 Asian Handicap
Odds: 1.98 Pinnacle