Houston Dynamo Hou vs Fc Dallas Dal Picks and Predictions May 18th 2024

Struggling Dynamo Face Quick Turnaroundvs. FC Dallas

The Houston Dynamo might be sitting higher in the Western Conference standings, but it’s FC Dallas that is been playing the better soccer recently. Dallas, which hasn’t won on the road this season, can sweep the annual Texas Derby on Saturday night by winning in Houston for the first time since 2016.

Houston Dynamo’s Recent Performance

Current Struggles

Houston( 5-5-2, 17 points) enters the weekend in eighth place in the West. However, the team has scored just two goals and been shut out four times during their current 1-3-1 slump.” Very frustrating result,” Dynamo trainer Ben Olsen said following Wednesday’s 1- 0 loss at Austin FC.” We do not have a lot of time to feel sorry for ourselves because we have got another derby game coming( Saturday). Which is nice. We can get back to work very quickly, we can put this one to bed and go after Dallas.”

FC Dallas’ Recent Performance

Recent Form and Key Victories

FC Dallas( 3-6-2, 11 points) is four spots behind Houston but has won two of their last three league games, starting with their 2- 0 home palm over the Dynamo on April 27. Petar Musa and Sebastien Ibeagha scored second-half goals for Dallas. The club is on a 2-0-3 overall stretch against the Dynamo but has a tough road record of 0-3-7 in Houston since their last win there on August 27, 2016.

Head- to- Head and Historical Context

Road Struggles

Though Dallas is 0-4-1 on the road this season, they should be more rested than Houston following last weekend’s 2- 1 home victory over Austin. Musa scored in the fourth minute of that match and assisted on Jesus Ferreira’s 56th- minute goal. Musa and Ferreira have combined to score half of Dallas’ 12 league goals this season, with each player also having two assists.

” Game by game and training by training, we’re more connected,” Musa told the team’s website about playing with fellow designated player Ferreira.” We need to know each other on the field.”

Key Players and Performances

Houston Dynamo

Houston’s Ibrahim Aliyu has scored just one of his team- leading four goals in the last six matches. The Dynamo will need him to recapture his scoring form to break their current slump.

FC Dallas

Petar Musa and Jesus Ferreira have been vital for Dallas, each contributing significantly to the team’s recent successes. Their partnership will be critical for Dallas as they seek their first road win of the season.

Future Implications

Importance of the Derby

Both teams are eager to secure a victory in the Texas Derby, not only for the points but also for the bragging rights. A win for Houston could help them solidify their position in the standings, while a victory for Dallas would end their road failure and boost their confidence.

Conclusion

As the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas prepare for their Texas Derby clash, both teams are keen to overcome their recent challenges and secure a important- demanded win. With crucial players stepping up and high stakes on the line, this match promises to be an intense and competitive hassle.

Docsports, The most trusted name in sports handicapping
Fri, May 17, 19:36 pm.
spread
moneyline
over/under
Houston Dynamo HOU
-
-
-
O 2.5
-102
FC Dallas DAL
-
-
-
U 2.5
-118
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