Houston Dynamo vs. Vancouver Whitecaps Prediction, Preview and Odds - 9/29/21
The Vancouver Whitecaps will be trying to keep their playoff hopes alive when they face the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday night. The Whitecaps are coming off a 1-0 win over Dallas. The Dynamo are coming off a 2-0 loss to Minnesota.
Houston and Vancouver split their last 10 meetings.
Dynamo Trying To Bounce Back From Loss
The Dynamo had their three-game unbeaten streak snapped by Minnesota in their last game. They will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Whitecaps, which will give them their third win in their last five games.
Houston isn’t very good offensively, with the team scoring 31 goals in 27 games. They didn’t score a goal in their last game, even though seven of their 15 shots were on target.
Fabrice Picault leads Houston with 10 goals and three assists. Maximiliano Urruti has six goals, while Tyler Pasher has four goals for the Dynamo.
Houston has also struggled defensively, giving up 41 goals so far. They gave up two goals in their last game and will need to play better if they want to win this game.
Whitecaps Going For Second Consecutive Win
The Whitecaps snapped their two-game winless streak with a win over Dallas in their last game. They are currently three points behind Real Salt Lake, who are currently in the seventh and final playoff spot, and will try to pick up three points with a win over the Dynamo, which will give them their second win in a row.
Vancouver has struggled offensively, scoring 31 goals in 25 games. They scored one goal in their last game, with five of their 19 shots on target.
Brian White scored the lone goal for Vancouver, while Russell Teibert picked up an assist.
Vancouver has done a better job defensively, giving up 34 goals so far. They didn’t give up a goal in their last game and will need a similar effort if they want to get the win.
Side: Houston Dynamo -110
The Dynamo aren’t very good, but they have done a good job at home in recent games, winning two of their last three home games. They played well offensively, scoring six goals in those games and will continue playing well against the Whitecaps, who have only one win on the road. Vancouver also isn’t playing well offensively, scoring only two goals in their last three games. Even though the Dynamo aren’t very good defensively, they did a good job in their last three home games, giving up only two goals, so expect them to be up to the task of slowing down Vancouver’s offense and pick up the win.
Total: Over 2.5
The Dynamo are averaging 1.14 goals per game and 1.46 goals per game at home. They averaged one goal per game in their last three games against the Whitecaps. With Vancouver giving up 1.66 goals per game on the road, the Dynamo will hit their average in this game. The Whitecaps are averaging 1.24 goals per game and 1.16 goals per game on the road. They averaged one goal per game in their last three games against Houston. With Houston giving up 1.30 goals per game at home, the Whitecaps will score enough goals to push the score over the total.