Atlanta United vs Houston Dynamo predictions and betting tips for this Major League Soccer Match on Thursday 18th July (UK Time). Atlanta United slipped up at Century Link field on Sunday, but they are far more effective home turf, and will be expecting to get back to winning ways. Houston Dynamo have struggled on the road all season, and they could come up short at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
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Frank de Boer’s side have been thoroughly inconsistent this season, although they have improved as the season has progressed. The Five Stripes played reasonably well against Seattle Sounders, although the hosts were far more clinical when it mattered.
Their home form is very effective, and they’ve lost just one of their last ten matches at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. They picked up a 3-3 draw with NY Red Bulls, and have also beaten the likes of Chicago Fire and Montreal Impact here.
Houston Dynamo are also home specialists, and have been pretty reliable in Texas. However, their away form leaves a lot to be desired, and they are expected to struggle on the road once again. They come off the back of a heavy defeat to Western Conference leaders Los Angeles FC, but that can be forgiven based on current form.
The h2h stands at 1-1, with Atlanta winning 4-0 here back in 2017.
Neither side can be completely relied upon this season, but Atlanta don’t slip up often at home, and they will be included in many accumulators this week.
Although goals are always expected in the MLS, Atlanta haven’t been involved in too many high-scoring games at home. With the exception of their crazy 3-3 draw against the Red Bulls, they’ve actually been fairly professional in front of their own fans this campaign. They’ve kept three clean sheets in five, and have conceded just eight times. Houston Dynamo are yet to keep a clean sheet on the road, and that run is unlikely to end here.
We expect the hosts to prevail here, but they’re unlikely to do it in swashbuckling style.
Atlanta to Win and Over 2.5 Goals is tempting, but we’re playing it much safer and opting for Atlanta United to Win and Over 1.5 Goals which is available at 8/11. Alberth Ellis has been finding the net with regularity for the visitors, and if they do find the net, he is likely to be the man. He is 3/1 anytime.
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