MLS Betting Tips

Portland Timbers vs Houston Dynamo betting tips: Major League Soccer preview, predictions and odds

Portland are unbeaten in seven meetings with Houston, winning five of these matches. The Dynamo are winless in five visits to Providence Park, dating back to 2017. 

Over 2.5 goals is 8/11.

Over 2.5 goals and both teams to score is 11/10.

Portland Timbers to win and over 2.5 goals is 8/5.

Felipe Mora is 10/3 to break the deadlock and 10/11 to add to his 22 Timbers goals. 

Match preview

Can Portland Timbers start to build some momentum?

On Saturday, they hammered Colorado Rapids 3-0 in Oregon, thanks to Sebastián Blanco's penalty and then Jarosław Niezgoda's quick-fire brace.

This means, bizarrely, Giovanni Savarese's side have scored 14 goals in their four MLS wins in 2022, notably putting seven past SKC.

Meanwhile, their other 13 outings have seen them score just 11 times, yielding a measly six further points.

So, last season's MLS Cup Finalists are currently 11th in the Western Conference, but hoping to close the gap with a victory here.

Another team below the west's dotted line are Houston, but this is less of a surprise as they've only made the post-season once since 2013.

El Naranja though do come into this one following a weekend victory, easily beating Chicago Fire 2-0 in Texas.

Thorleifur Úlfarsson opening the scoring, before Darwin Quintero secured the win before half time at PNC Stadium.

The former, an Icelandic international, has scored two of the Dynamo's last four goals; European players had only scored two of their previous 123 beforehand.

In the here and now, Paulo Nagamura's side have only won three of their last ten, but do kick off three points better off than their hosts.

Nevertheless, with home advantage, Portland are favourites at Providence Park.

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