New York City FC vs. Houston Dynamo
|Date & Time||Friday May 25, 2018, 8:55 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Dynamo +110 / NYC +240 / Draw +255 -- Over/Under: 3.5
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Houston Dynamo and New York City FC meet Friday in MLS soccer action at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Houston Dynamo enters this match with an overall record of 4-3-3, a 3-2-0 record at home and a 1-3-3 record on the road. Houston Dynamo enters this match with a great deal of confidence, earning points in five of its last six matches and coming off a road victory over the Chicago Fire. has become one of the best scoring teams in the league, especially at home where they’re averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored a combined eight goals in their last two tries. Houston Dynamo have earned points in all eight matches this season when scoring at least twice. With 10 players who have found the back of the net at least once this season, Houston Dynamo is a fun team to watch and scary when they keep that offensive pressure going. Alberth Elis leads Houston with six goals, Romell Quioto has four assists and Mauro Manotas has 29 shots.
New York City FC enters this match with an overall record of 7-2-3, a 5-0-0 record at home and a 2-2-3 record on the road. New York City FC are coming off a 4-0 win over the Colorado Rapids, but they’re not nearly the same team on the road as they are at home. New York City FC is actually being outscored by 0.6 goals on the road this season and has allowed two or more goals in five of their seven road games. Also, a New York City FC team that averages three goals per game at home averages just 1.4 goals per game on the road. New York City FC is still a very balanced club has has shown early its a force in the East, but you’d like to see a little more consistency when this team leaves its home digs. David Villa leads New York City with seven goals, Jesus Medina has five assists and Yangel Herrera has 21 shots.
Two of the three meetings between these clubs have resulted in 1-1 draws, and the other match was a New York City FC 2-0 victory. All three matches have produced two goals each.
All three meetings between these clubs have been low scoring defensive battles, but that’s not the way these clubs have played so far this season. These are two loaded offensive clubs that are aggressive when they have the ball and are near the top in goals scored in their respective conferences.
We’re likely going to see some fireworks here. Give me the over.