Houston Dynamo vs Los Angeles FC Match Info
Date: Friday July 12 2019
Kick-off time: 2.00am BST Saturday
Venue: BBVA Stadium
Referee: Armando Villarreal
Houston Dynamo vs Los Angeles FC Head-To-Head Record
3 previous matches
October 13 2018: Los Angeles FC 4-2 Houston Dynamo
August 9 2018 (US Open Cup): Houston Dynamo 3-3 Los Angeles FC (Houston won on penalties)
July 4 2018: Houston Dynamo 2-2 Los Angeles FC
Houston Dynamo vs Los Angeles FC Stats
- Los Angeles FC have scored five more MLS away goals than any other team this season
- They also have the joint best defensive record away from home
- Houston Dynamo are unbeaten at home in MLS this year
Houston Dynamo vs Los Angeles FC Match Preview
Los Angeles FC have been clearly the best team in MLS so far this season, but they are far from certainties to win away to a Houston Dynamo side who remain unbeaten at home.
Seven points clear at the top of the overall standings with two games in hand on closest pursuers Philadelphia Union, LAFC are 5/2 favourites (bet365) to lift the MLS Cup at the end of the play-offs with second choice New York City available at 8/1.
Bob Bradley’s side excel in all areas of the pitch, with former Arsenal forward Carlos Vela well clear at the top of the goalscorers’ chart and the defence, which contains no well-known names, also impressively solid.
But despite winning 5-1 at Sporting Kansas City on their latest road trip, this will be a difficult test for the franchise who are in only their second MLS campaign.
Houston are a far better side at their BBVA Stadium than on their travels, unbeaten in all 10 MLS games on their own pitch this term with seven victories, and last time out at their Texas base they dished out a 4-0 stuffing to New York Red Bulls.
This should be a really entertaining and competitive contest and we fancy both teams to emerge from it with their reputations – and Houston’s undefeated home record – intact.
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Houston Dynamo vs Los Angeles FC Betting Tips
Draw @ 11/4 with bet365
Over 3.5 goals @ 11/8 with bet365