Houston Dynamo vs Vancouver Whitecaps Predicted Lineups: Close Contest Between Evenly Matched Teams?

Shell Energy Stadium gets ready to host the MLS encounter between Houston Dynamo and Vancouver Whitecaps on September 21st. The best predictions for the game can be arrived with knowledge about the Houston Dynamo vs Vancouver Whitecaps possible lineups amongst others.

Houston Dynamo FC midfielder Hector Herrera
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Houston Dynamo vs Vancouver Whitecaps Predicted Lineups and News

Houston Dynamo are coming into the game having gone through no defeats in the last two matches. The club are fifth in the Western Conference table. Vancouver Whitecaps step into the match with no defeats in the last four matches as well. But there is not a sizeable advantage between the two teams, as there is only one point separating them on the Western Conference table. Manager Ben Olsen is looking for his first success against his counterpart Vanni Sartini. The recent game between these two clubs produced a whopping eight goals back in June, as Vancouver Whitecaps managed a 6-2 success.

Team News: Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo will be without two players because of suspension. Franco Escobar and Adalberto Carrasquilla are the names who are unable to take part in the game against Vancouver after having picked up a suspension due to an accumulation of yellow cards. Ifunanyachi Achara and Tate Schmitt are the players who remain on the treatment table just like in the last game.

Houston Dynamo have been able to register no defeats in the last six matches in all competitions.

Houston Dynamo Predicted Lineup

Steve Clark, Griffin Dorsey, Erik Sviatchenko, Micael, Franco Escobar, Artur, Hector Herrera, Carrasquilla, Amine Bassi, Nelson Quinones, Corey Baird

Team News: Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps have been missing only a handful of players for the upcoming game. Luis Martins will be unavailable due to a lack of fitness for the fixture. Even though Sam Adekugbe has been a return to training, he does not appear to be 100% for the upcoming game. Andres Cubas did not feature the last match and he is likely to miss the upcoming game due to a lack of 100% fitness. Coach Vanni Sartini does not have any other injury concerns in the squad.

Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Ryan Gauld
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Vancouver Whitecaps have done well to go without a defeat in the last four games and three of these matches have produced a win.

Vancouver Whitecaps Predicted Lineup

Yohei Takaoka, Mathias Laborda, Ranko Veselinovic, Tristan Blackmon, Sebastian Berhalter, Richie Laryea, Alessandro Schoepf, Ali Ahmed, Ryan Raposo, Ryan Gauld, Brian White

Will Ryan Gauld Play Today?

Ryan Gauld has been one of the leading scorers in the 2023 in the last campaign after having hit 10 goals already this season. Only a handful of players have been able to score more goals than Gauld, who is just four goals shy away from becoming the top scored in the league this season. Gauld has been able to find the net or help his teammates score goals in eight out of the last 10 appearances.

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