MLS Betting Tips

Houston Dynamo vs Real Salt Lake betting tips: Major League Soccer preview, predictions and odds

None of the last six meetings between Houston and RSL have produced away wins. In fact, Real Salt Lake have only ever won three of 17 MLS matches away to the Dynamo.

So, Houston to win is 11/10.

Both teams to score is 3/4.

Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is 6/5.

Darwin Quintero has scored four goals in five career appearances against RSL. He is 5/1 to open the scoring and 8/5 to add to that tally.

Match preview

After a very memorable 2021, what will Real Salt Lake achieve in 2022?

Last season, the Claret and Cobalt looked like going nowhere before somehow sneaking into the final play-off spot on decision day.

Then, in the play-offs, they beat Seattle on penalties, despite having zero shots in 120 minutes, before ousting Sporting Kansas City in round two.

RSL's fairytale then finally came to an end in the Western Conference Final, going down 2-0 to Portland Timbers at Providence Park.

Nevertheless, this was the club's best campaign since 2013 when they reached both MLS Cup and U.S. Open Cup Finals but lost both to SKC and D.C. United.

With expectations raised, what will Pablo Mastroeni's team achieve this year?

In the off-season, Toni Datković, Albert Rusnák, Justin Portillo, Jeizon Ramírez and Ashtone Morgan have all departed Utah.

Sergio Córdova, Scott Caldwell and Johan Kappelhof are the two new signings with the rest of the roster spots taken up by home-grown talents.

Will RSL kick off 2022 with a win?

Houston Dynamo's glory days are now very much in the past, winning back-to-back MLS Cups in 2006 and 2007 before losing in successive finals in 2011 and 2012.

Last season, el Naranja ended up rock bottom of the Western Conference with only Toronto and Cincinnati below them in the overall standings.

So, they've turned to Paulo Nagamura as a new Head Coach, despite his only previous role being with Sporting Kansas City II.

There's also been a relatively high turnover of players with Maynor Figueroa, Maxi Urruti, Marko Marić and Boniek García all leaving for pastures new.

Zeca, Sebastián Ferreira and Steve Clark have all landed in Texas but, given Houston's current squad, a top seven finish would be an achievement.

Which unfancied side will make a winning start at PNC Stadium?

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