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Bitesize Prediction: Houston Dynamo vs Minnesota – 13/07/23

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, MLS 12 Jul 2023

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Competition: MLS

Market: Houston Dynamo win

Odds: 20/21 @ BetUS

Two sides who find themselves seeking some recent stability, Houston will welcome Minnesota to the Shell Energy Stadium in the early hours of Thursday.

Starting with the hosts, mounting a stunning last-gasp comeback at home against Sporting Kansas over the weekend as they eventually snatched an action-packed 2-2 draw, Houston will be desperate to build on that late flurry. However, mustering just a single point from their last three MLS appearances, Ben Olsen’s men will certainly be glad to make a return to home soil here. Still sat in pole position to claim a play-off place in the Western Conference, the Dynamos have continued to gain a reputation for their success at the Shell Energy Stadium. Marking their return from the international break with a stellar 4-1 romp against San Jose, Houston have collected 13 points from their previous five MLS showdowns in front of their own supporters. Likewise, it should also be highlighted, Olsen’s side have remarkably lose just a single contest in Texas since opening the 2023 campaign. Looking to skyrocket their way into the top-seven, El Naranja should be smelling a real opportunity here.

As for the visitors, crashing back down to earth with a nightmare display over the weekend, Minnesota have continued to show a string of inconsistencies since opening the 2023 campaign. Eventually getting hit with a 4-1 defeat at home against Austin, the Loons face an uphill battle in their bid to claim a play-off ticket in 2023. Remarkably mustering just a single domestic victory from their previous eight appearances across all competitions, Adrian Heath’s side have also failed to claim a single win outside of Saint Paul since the middle of May. Facing a tough challenge in the early hours of Thursday, Minnesota should also be worried by their woeful previous trip to the Shell Energy Stadium. Slumping to an infamous 4-0 drumming when they travelled to Texas for a US Open Cup showdown back on May 23rd, we are expecting a similar home victory in midweek.

Bet: Houston Dynamo 20/21 to beat Minnesota in Thursday’s MLS battle @ BetUS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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