Three of the last six meetings between these two have ended in draws, including a pair of goalless games in 2021. Vancouver have only ever won one of ten visits to Houston, a 2-1 victory four years ago last Thursday.
Under 2.5 goals is 17/20.
Draw and under 2.5 goals is 7/2.
Can either side claim their first victory of the 2022 Major League Soccer season?
Vancouver Whitecaps' campaign started in nightmare fashion, getting hammered 4-0 by Columbus Crew at Lower.com Field.
Jake Nerwinski's 53rd minute red card in Ohio was far from ideal but, already 2-0 down at that point, it was not the main reason for the defeat.
Then, last weekend, Vanni Sartini's did get a point on the board, holding defending champions NYCFC to a goalless draw at BC Place.
Having got that draw, the Caps will now be looking for their first goal and first victory of the season.
Houston Dynamo likewise have one point to their name and are yet to find the back of the net in 2022.
El Naranja drew 0-0 with Real Salt Lake in week one before a 1-0 defeat to Sporting Kansas City at Children's Mercy Park seven days later.
Paulo Nagamura's side mustered just five shots on target across those two games, which pretty much highlights where the issues are.
This isn't likely to be a classic but can either team claim three important points at PNC Stadium?
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