Portland Timbers go up against Houston Dynamo in the Major League Soccer (MLS) 2022 at Providence Park in Portland on Thursday, June 30. The match will start at 8:00 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Portland Timbers went through a slump after beating Sporting Kansas City 7-2 last month. The run of three losses and a draw in the MLS was brought to an end against Colorado Rapids. The hosts sealed a 3-0 victory courtesy of a brace from Jaroslaw Niezgoda. The Timbers are currently 21st in the MLS 2022 points table with 19 points.
After two consecutive defeats, Houston Dynamo bounced back to beat Chicago Fire 2-0 at home in the last league fixture. Darwin Quintero and Sebastian Ferreira have been the top players for them this season. Dynamo have won six games in this tournament and are currently 15th in the MLS 2022 points table with 21 points.
Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo Major League Soccer 2022 odds
Parimatch odds: Portland Timbers: 1.74, Houston Dynamo: 4.50, Draw: 3.90
Betwinner odds: Portland Timbers: 1.74, Houston Dynamo: 4.36, Draw: 3.90
Betway odds: Portland Timbers: 1.70, Houston Dynamo: 4.33, Draw: 3.80
10CRIC odds: Portland Timbers: 1.75, Houston Dynamo: 4.44, Draw: 3.82
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo head-to-head
Houston Dynamo have been the better team against Portland Timbers in head-to-head history, winning nine along with nine draws from 24 games.
However, in the last seven head-to-head games, Portland Timbers are unbeaten with four wins and three draws.
Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo probable starting lineups
Portland Timbers: Aljaz Ivacic (goalkeeper); Josecarlos van Rankin, Bill Tuiloma, Dario Zuparic, Claudio Bravo; Diego Chara (captain), Eryk Williamson; Santiago Moreno, Sebastian Blanco, Yimmi Chara; Jaroslaw Niezgoda.
Houston Dynamo: Steve Clark (goalkeeper); Zeca, Daniel Steres, Teenage Hadebe, Adam Lundqvist; Matias Vera (captain), Darwin Ceren; Memo Rodriguez, Darwin Quintero, Griffin Dorsey; Sebastian Ferreira.
Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo Major League Soccer 2022 top picks and players to watch
Portland Timbers: Sebastian Blanco has scored three goals and five assists in this MLS season. In the recent game against Sporting Kansas City, the 34-year-old scored two goals and provided two assists as the Timbers won 7-2.
Houston Dynamo: Paraguayan striker Sebastian Ferreira is the top pick in this match. He has scored six goals and three assists in MLS 2022, including a goal and two assists in their recent win against LA Galaxy.
Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo Major League Soccer 2022 prediction
Portland Timbers are the clear favourites in this encounter considering their form at home in MLS as well as the recent head-to-head record against Houston Dynamo.
Considering their form, the visitors will find it difficult to gain any points out of this encounter.