Houston Dynamo are one of the top home sides in the Western Conference (WC) right now, and this match gives them a prime opportunity to maintain their unbeaten home streak in the MLS, which currently stands at ten games (W7, D3). That run gives them good momentum, as they aim to beat Los Angeles FC (LAFC) for the first time ever.
Encouragingly, Houston are currently the only team in the WC to have had all home matches feature at least two goals, and all their home matches so far have seen at least one second-half goal (1.9 on average).
LAFC, meanwhile, are the kings of the road. Both their away goals scored (2.4 on average) and conceded (0.9 on average) represent the best rates in the MLS. They are also good at holding out on leads when travelling, notably building all of their five MLS away victories so far on first-half wins.
The expectation of high entertainment is backed further still, by the fact that four of their last five MLS away matches have seen both teams score. These matches have averaged 3.4 total goals, of which 70.59% have arrived in the second half.
Players to watch: Mauro Manotas has scored four goals in the Dynamo’s last five MLS home matches, with three arriving in the first half.
Carlos Vela (LAFC) is the undisputed star of the MLS right now, with league-highs of 19 goals and 12 assists to date. He has failed to score in just five MLS matches so far.
Stat attack: The Dynamo’s ten MLS home matches this season have produced a total of six red cards, and an average of 4.0 yellow cards.
LAFC’s last five MLS away matches have produced a total of seven goals from the 80th minute onwards.
The three H2H meetings to date have averaged 5.33 goals (after 90 minutes).
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