Austin vs Houston Dynamo Prediction: Lineup, ODDs & H2H

The Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas, prepares to host a heated in-state rivalry clash on Saturday, May 16th, 2024. Austin FC, currently sitting comfortably in…

Austin vs Houston Dynamo

The Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas, prepares to host a heated in-state rivalry clash on Saturday, May 16th, 2024. Austin FC, currently sitting comfortably in the playoff positions, welcomes their rivals, the Houston Dynamo. This match promises tactical battles, bragging rights, and a chance for the Dynamo to close the gap in the standings.

Match

  • Teams: Austin FC vs Houston Dynamo
  • Compettition: MLS 2024
  • Date: Saturday, May 16th, 2024 (**Double-check closer to the date for confirmation)
  • Time: Time is yet to be confirmed, but MLS matches typically start between 1:00 PM and 8:15 PM Eastern Time (GMT-4).
  • Venue: Q2 Stadium, Austin, Texas

Prediction

The Q2 Stadium is set for a passionate clash between an in-form team seeking to solidify their lead and their Texas rivals desperately needing points. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect:

  • Austin FC Win (Favorable): Playing at home with a strong squad and recent form, Austin FC is the clear favorite. Their creative midfield and in-form attackers pose a significant threat to the Houston Dynamo defense.
  • Draw (Possible, but Less Likely): The occasional unpredictable nature of derbies suggests a draw is a possibility, but Austin FC’s home advantage makes it less likely.
  • Houston Dynamo Win (Upset): The Dynamo’s need for points could lead to a more aggressive and determined performance, potentially causing an upset on the road. However, their recent struggles make this outcome less probable.

Lineups (Predicted)

Austin FC (4-3-3):

  • Goalkeeper: Brad Stuver
  • Defenders: Žan Zebaze, Nick Lima, Matt Besler, Salvatore Spinazzola
  • Midfielders: Wilmer Barrios, Sebastián Driussi, Daniel Pereira
  • Forwards: Diego Fagúndez, Cecilio Domínguez, Dániel Pereira

Houston Dynamo (4-2-3-1):

  • Goalkeeper: Steve Clark
  • Defenders: Adalberto Escobar, Tim Parker, Eddie Segura, Zarek Valentin
  • Midfielders: Héctor Herrera, Marlon Hairston
  • Forwards: Corey Baird, Mateo Bajamich, Pnchard Williams
  • Striker: Sebastián Ferreira

Odds

(subject to change, always check with your preferred sportsbook)

  • Austin FC Win: Favorite (around -1.70)
  • Draw: Moderate Odds (around +3.25)
  • Houston Dynamo Win: Underdog (around +4.00 or higher)

H2H (Head-to-Head)

This Texas rivalry is still young, but recent encounters have been interesting:

  • Austin FC Dominance: In their last 5 meetings, Austin FC has dominated, winning 3 with Houston Dynamo winning 1 and 1 draw.
  • High-Scoring Encounters: Recent clashes have often been entertaining affairs with both teams finding the net.

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