Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at Houston Dynamo vs Los Angeles FC 5/6 in Thursdays US Open Cup semi-final
Competition: US Open Cup
Market: Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals
Odds: 5/6 @ Bet 365
Two sides that have recently hit a dip in their MLS campaigns, Los Angeles FC will travel to Houston on Thursday as both sides look to book their spot in this years US Open Cup semi-final.
Starting with the hosts, although they were able to secure a playoff position last season, The Dynamo’s have struggled this time around and know the US Open Cup might be there only chance of some success. After 22 games in the Western Conference, Houston have won seven, drawn six and lost nine, scoring 39 and conceding 33 in return, while they may sit seven-point adrift of the Top Six, they now hold the third best-attacking stats in the West. As for their recent form, although they did come past Sporting KC in the quarter-finals, The Dynamo’s have failed to win any of their four matches since, losing three and drawing one. While they have found the net in each of their last four, they have now shipped seven in those four and haven’t recorded a clean sheet in the past month.
As for the visitors, while many had them tipped as the leading contenders to win the West, like Houston, Los Angeles have also struggled to keep up the pace. After 22 MLS games this season, The Whites have won 10, drawn six and lost six, scoring 45 and conceding 37 in return, they do hold the best-attacking stats in the division. Now six points behind Dallas and currently sat fourth in the table, Los Angeles booked their spot in the semi-finals with a 3-2 win over Portland. As for their recent form, LA have now won just one of their last five, drawing two and losing two. More worrying, why they have scored six in their last four, they have now shipped 11 in those four outings. Backing both teams to score and over 2.5 goals seems like the safest bet here.
Bet: Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at Houston Dynamo vs Los Angeles FC in Thursdays US Open Cup semi-final 5/6 @ Bet 365