Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Houston Dynamo Match Analysis and Prediction

Two sides separated by just two points in Western Conference MLS will face each other this week when Vancouver Whitecaps welcomes Houston Dynamo to BC Place in the 24 round of the campaign. Match day schedules for August six at 05:30 EAT.

The hosts currently occupy the 10 spot in the western table with 27 points to their name after 23 league matches. In their campaign this season they have recorded seven wins against 10 loses and six draws. Coming into this game, Vancouver Whitecaps are in a struggling form and having picked up three points from the last five games both home and away.

Vancouver Whitecaps gets into this meeting off the back of 1-1 stalemate with Nashville in their previous game. In that match, Vancouver Whitecaps had 50% possession, 21 shots with six of them on target and a goal scored by Javain Brown (87′). Nashville got 18 shots with three of them on target and a goal by Teal Bunbury (17′).

Meanwhile, Houston Dynamo is just two points shy of their hosts in the 11 place. In their campaign so far the club has picked up seven wins against 12 loses and four draws. Coming into this game, Houston Dynamo recorded four points from their last five matches both home and away.

Houston Dynamo will hope for improved results following 6-0 MLS trashing at the hands of Philadelphia Union in their last outing. In that match, Houston Dynamo managed 50% possession, 11 shots with one of them on target. Philadelphia Union got 16 shots with eight of them on target and goals by Dániel Gazdag (23′), Jack McGlynn (42′), Mikael Uhre (45′, 48′), Julián Carranza (55′) and Quinn Sullivan (89′).

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Houston Dynamo head to head

There have been 22 head to head encounters between these two sides since 2011; Vancouver claims nine wins, Houston eight wins while five matches ended with the spoils shared.      

  • Houston 2-1 Vancouver 13/03/22
  • Houston 0-0 Vancouver 30/09/21
  • Vancouver 0-0 Houston 21/07/21
  • Houston 2-1 Vancouver 23/05/21
  • Vancouver 2-1 Houston 15/09/19

Home

  • Nashville 1-1 Vancouver
  • Vancouver 5-3 Toronto
  • Vancouver 1-3 Chicago
  • Portland 1-1 Vancouver
  • Cincinnati 2-2 Vancouver

Away

  • Philadelphia 6-0 Houston
  • Houston 1-2 Minnesota
  • San Jose 1-2 Houston
  • Austin 3-1 Houston
  • Houston 2-2 Dallas

Vancouver Whitecaps team news

The duo of Déiber Caicedo and Thomas Hasal will sit on the bench through injuries for this game

 Houston Dynamo team news

Boss Paulo Nagamura is grateful to have a fully fit squad ahead of this match.

Prediction and odds

Both sides are on relatively similar form at the moment and they have been struggling to get all the three points in their recent matches. We see them settle for a low scoring draw here.

  • Draw
  • Goals under 2.5
  • Double Chance 1 or 2

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