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Houston Dynamo vs San Jose Earthquakes prediction, odds and free betting tips (16/04/2021)

The Dynamo have history backing them in this tie, having won 52% of the games between the teams in this tie. However, The Earthquakes have finished above Houston in the Western Conference for the past 3 years. A fascinating match to start the season.

Houston Dynamo vs San Jose Earthquakes top betting tips for the game

We’re bringing you our top three betting tips for Houston Dynamo vs San Jose Earthquakes in the MLS.

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San Jose Win

The Dynamo went 7 games without winning at the end of the regular MLS season, which was shortened due to COVID restrictions at the time. San Jose, on the other hand, made it to the first round of the Playoffs before exiting to Sporting Kansas City. The Earthquakes had 3 wins from 5 games before the playoffs though and won twice as many games as San Jose through the regular season.

Under 2.5

Houston scored over 1 goal (1.3)  despite finishing bottom of the Western conference, whilst San Jose scored ~1.5 goals per game to finish in a playoff spot. With both teams top scorers at 7 goals apiece last season, this tie has goals in it as a result but will most likely not be a historic goal-fest.

Draw or San Jose Earthquakes

Houston’s horrible record as last season came to an end makes it hard to envision how the Dynamo can win this one. With attacking talent in Darwin Quintero who scored over 50% of his goals at home, Houston will give San Jose a game but the Earthquakes should be able to push through due to superior team chemistry and the experience of Wondolowski.

Houston Dynamo vs San Jose Earthquakes Preview and Team News

Houston Dynamo

The Dynamo enter the new season with a clean bill of health. Left-Winger Darwin Quintero started the last MLS season well, and finished even better, finishing the season with 14 goal involvements in 20 starts for Houston. The Colombian veteran has scored 28 goals in his 3 seasons in the U.S. and will hope to propel his side to greater heights this season. Tabaré Ramos has been head coach of the Dynamo since 2019. His win percentage of 17.4% is the lowest of the past 4 Dynamo bosses.

San Jose Earthquakes

The Earthquakes come into the opening game with a fully fit squad available. San Jose legend Chris Wondolowski scrapped his plans for retirement at the end of the 2020 season and will be a vital part of the team once again, having been the Earthquakes’ top scorer in the MLS last year at the age of 37 with 7 goals.  San Jose’s head coach is Argentine former defensive midfielder Matías Almeyda, who has been at the helm since 2018. His win percentage as the boss is 37.1%.

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Houston Dynamo vs San Jose Earthquakes

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FAQs about Houston Dynamo vs San Jose Earthquakes

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Where is the match scheduled?

The BBVA Compass Stadium is the location of the match, the home stadium of the Houston Dynamo. It has a capacity of 22,039 people.

When does this match start?

Kickoff is 12:00am GMT on April 16 2021.

Which team is ranked as the favourite to win?

Houston are the bookmakers’ favourites to win with odds of 20/23.