Houston Dynamo - San Jose Earthquakes: Start of the MLS
Houston Dynamo will host San Jose Earthquakes in the MLS regular season opener on April 17. What's the most possible outcome of this event? Find out in our prediction.
Houston Dynamo FC
Houston Dynamo played very unstable during their pre-season matches. Oranges managed to keep the core of their squad, but their play-off chances remain slim. Tab Ramos' men failed the ending of a previous season and didn't get a play-off spot.
Houston club don't have worldwide stars in their roster, but Dynamo supporters will count on goalkeeper Marko Maric and forward Darwin Quintero.
San Jose Earthquakes
San Jose Earthquakes chose an attacking style for their pre-season games. In the previous season Quakes managed to secure a play-off spot, but Matias Almeyda's side lost in the first round. This manager tries to make his team play attacking football, but that often makes difficulties on the defensive end.
Team's main strength is a pair of Argentinian strikers Cristian Espinoza and Andres Rios. Level of their efficiency will be the main factor in an upcoming game.
With that score Houston Dynamo lost 3 of their 9 last MLS fixtures.
Oranges scored in the second half on 7 of their 8 last home MLS games
During the pre-season matches both teams seemed fit for new season, but the guests seemed a little more stable.
Our prediction - San Jose Earthquakes won't lose at 1,98 from BC Liga Stavok.
Both teams looks to play with an attacking style, especially San Jose Earthquakes.
Our prediction - total over 2,5 at 1,67 from BC Liga Stavok.