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Houston Dynamo v Montreal Impact Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

July 03, 2017

- Grant Whittington

Thursday 6 July – BBVA Compass Stadium – Major League Soccer

It’s a fair trip for the Montreal Impact for this midweek fixture, as the Canadian outfit head to Texas to face the Houston Dynamo. Last season’s MLS Cup semi-finalists need to build on the weekend’s victory over high-flying Dallas, while the Dynamo are looking for their first win in five.

Past Meetings

It’s fair to say that home advantage has been crucial in the history of this fixture. 11 of the 12 meetings have ended in a home win, with the Montreal Impact claiming the only away point back in 2012. The teams last met in August of last year, with Montreal’s Matteo Mancosu scoring the only goal of the game.

Team News

DaMarcus Beasley is a slight doubt for this one after only returning to the Houston team at the weekend following a thigh strain, and suffering another knock. While he’s still expected to start, George Malki definitely misses out after tearing his ACL back in March. Midfielder Eric Alexander is closer to a return after springing his knee in early May.

For the Impact, Ambroise Oyongo underwent surgery on his own knee problem last month. He’ll be very lucky to play again this year. Daniel Lovitz, Louis Beland-Goyette and Ignacio Piatti are all expected to miss out too.

Houston Dynamo v Montreal Impact Preview and Predictions

Neither side is in great form going into this game, making the three points even more valuable. The Houston Dynamo have just one win in their last eight MLS games, while the Montreal Impact have won just one of their last six in all competitions. Both teams need to start improving their records if they want to secure a place in the post season.

Wilmer Cabrera’s Houston last tasted a league victory on the first day of June. Even that was against the team with the lowest points tally in MLS, Real Salt Lake. However, with the home side so dominant in this fixture, the bookmakers are leaning towards a win for the Dynamo. Currently fifth in the Western Conference, they start this one at 3/4.

The visitors meanwhile are a lowly ninth in the East, four points off the playoff places. They do however have three games in hand over the team currently in sixth, Columbus Crew. Mauro Biello needs to get his team winning games, and the small hours of Thursday morning is a great time to start. The Impact go into the match at 9/2 in the betting, while the draw’s priced at 29/10.

Recommended Bets

Houston Dynamo to win to nil at 13/5

The away team has only got on the scoresheet in three of the 12 games played between these two. Improve your odds on a Houston victory with this bet.

Montreal Impact to win 1-0 at 17/1

Back Montreal to fly in the face of history by repeating the scoreline of their last game against the Dynamo.

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