Minnesota United vs Houston Dynamo 8/7/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

Minnesota United fought hard to retain their unbeaten streak and they will now return home after two consecutive matches on the road. They will play host to a Houston side that is coming off a loss in the Texas Derby against Austin FC and have been quite bad lately.

Minnesota United (6 wins, 5 losses, 5 draws) might be feeling upset about their 2-2 draw in Vancouver last week. They conceded the first goal but managed to take the lead with goals at the 45th minute and the 75th. However, they conceded a late goal deep in the stoppage time for the final 2-2 draw. Prior to that they played for another 2-2 draw against LAFC and they are now win-less in their last 4 (2 wins, 2 draws) and have lost just 1 of their last 12 matches (6 wins, 1 loss, 5 draws). Minnesota United are sitting at the 6th spot of the Western Conference with 23 points, scoring 19 and conceding 21 goals. 7 of their 16 matches had Over 2.5 Goals, with an average of 2.5 goals per match. They lost their first 2 matches at home but have been excellent ever since with 5 wins and 1 draw, while keeping 4 clean sheets in the process. 

Houston (3 wins, 5 losses, 9 draws) are coming off a tough 3-2 loss on the road against Austin FC. They conceded an early goal and then saw a red card but did manage to pull even at the 27th minute. However, they went on to lose by 3-2 in the first ever match against Austin. Houston are now win-less in their last 10 matches (3 losses, 7 draws), keeping just 2 clean sheets in that span. They are sitting at the 11th spot of the Western Conference with 18 points, scoring 19 and conceding 23 goals so far. 7 of their 17 matches had Over 2.5 Goals, with an average of 2.5 goals per match. Houston have yet to win on the road (0 wins, 5 losses, 5 draws), scoring 10 and conceding 17 goals. 4 of their 10 away matches had Over 2.5 Goals, with an average of 2.7 goals per match. Both Teams scored in 8 of their 10 away matches so far in the season.

Minnesota United vs Houston Dynamo. The two teams met on 3 occasions last season, with Houston winning by 3-0 at home and the other two matches were 2-2 draws. Houston barely have the upper hand in this H2H with 4 wins, 3 losses and 4 draws. However, Minnesota United have been unbeaten as hosts against Houston (2 wins, 2 draws) and this season they have been doing a great job. Siding with Minnesota United to cover the spread here.

Minnesota United vs Houston Dynamo 8/7/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

MLS Starting Time: 19:00PM EDT

Location: Allianz Field, Minnesota

Date: Saturday, August 7th      

MLS Odds: Minnesota United -0.75

MLS Totals: 2.75

Free MLS Pick: Minnesota United -0.75

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