Cincinnati vs Houston Dynamo Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 26/02/2023

FC Cincinnati
26/02/23 - 00:30

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Houston Dynamo

FC Cincinnati - Houston Dynamo

USA MLS - TQL Stadium

*These betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Exclusive Cincinnati vs Houston Dynamo Predictions & Betting Lines

In this article, you’ll take a look at our key Cincinnati vs Houston Dynamo picks for the opening MLS matchday.

Cincinnati to Win

It’s highly unlikely that Cincinnati will be the 2023 MLS champions but they’ll do their best to get the Supporters’ Shield which will grant them a massive home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

And a victory over Houston Dynamo at TQL Stadium will definitely be a step in the right direction for coach Pat Noonan. This will be his first match against this opponent and we’re certain that the young and ambitious manager would like to have a good start. Our key Cincinnati vs Houston Dynamo prediction pegs the visitors to be the underdogs as they were in 13th place in the regular part of the season last year.

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BTTS

There’s not much to base our second Cincinnati vs Houston Dynamo prediction on but having a quick review of head-to-head stats, we see that the two games between the teams ended with an exchange of goals. The first one was won 3-2 by Cincinnati while the second one was a dull 1-1 at Shell Energy Stadium.

Considering how leaky the visitors’ defense was last season, we highly doubt coach Ben Olsen has managed to make plenty of improvements so our Cincinnati vs Houston Dynamo prediction remains firm – both clubs will find the net on the 26th of February.

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Top Cincinnati vs Houston Dynamo Odds & H2H Statistics

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Last Five - FC Cincinnati

18/05/24

USA MLS USA

St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

1

3

W

15/05/24

USA MLS USA

Atlanta United

Atlanta United

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

0

1

W

11/05/24

USA MLS USA

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

1

2

W

04/05/24

USA MLS USA

Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

0

1

W

27/04/24

USA MLS USA

Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati

1

2

W

Last Five - Houston Dynamo

19/05/24

USA MLS USA

FC Dallas

FC Dallas

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

1

1

D

16/05/24

USA MLS USA

Austin FC

Austin FC

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

1

0

L

12/05/24

USA MLS USA

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

1

2

W

08/05/24

USA US Open Cup USA

Detroit City FC

Detroit City FC

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

3

3

D

05/05/24

USA MLS USA

St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

0

0

D

Cincinnati odds: -153 – 59.0%

Draw odds: +315 – 23.0%

Houston Dynamo odds: +385 – 18.0%

The Cincinnati odds at -153 make coach Pat Noonan’s boys clear favorites with a 59.0% chance of success on the 26th. In comparison, Houston Dynamo barely have 18.0% and the +385 odds mustn’t tempt you!

Predicted Lineups, Team News, and Last Result

Cincinnati

In comparison to Houston Dynamo’s 2022 campaign, Cincinnati’s was on the other extreme. The Orange and Blues were in 5th place after they gave the likes of Orlando City and Inter Miami a run for their money in the final few fixtures. The fact that the team did so well previously makes our Cincinnati vs Houston Dynamo predictions very likely to be a success as it would be surprising to see Cincinnati lose at the start against a troubled Houston Dynamo.

Predicted lineup – Celentano (GK), Mosquera, Hagglund, Miazga, Barreal, Nwobodo, Moreno, Arias, Acosta, Vazquez & Santos

Houston Dynamo

As we stated previously in our key Cincinnati vs Houston Dynamo prediction, the visitors did not do well in the previous season. They missed the final series play-offs as they ended in 13th place after the regular part of the season. With 10 victories, six draws, and 18 losses in 34 matches, Houston Dynamo were never close to being a major threat to anyone.

Predicted lineup – Clark, van der Kust, Steres, Hadebe, Escobar, Artur, Herrera, Carrasquilla, Bassi, Baird & Ferreira

Starting Lineups

FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati
5-3-2
18
Roman Celentano
us
13
Santiago Arias
co
4
Nick Hagglund
us
21
Matt Miazga
us
15
Yerson Mosquera
co
31
Alvaro Barreal
ar
5
Obinna Nwobodo
ng
10
Luciano Acosta
ar
93
Junior Moreno
ve
19
Brandon Vazquez
us
17
Sergio Santos
br
Substitutes
8
Marco Angulo
ec
14
Dominique Badji
sn
29
Arquimides Ordonez
us
36
Evan Louro
us
28
Raymon Gaddis
us
32
Ian Murphy
us
2
Alvas Powell
jm
7
Yuya Kubo
jp
9
Brenner
br

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo
4-2-3-1
12
Steve Clark
us
22
Tate Schmitt
us
17
Teenage Hadebe
zw
4
Ethan Bartlow
us
2
Franco Escobar
ar
6
Artur
br
20
Adalberto Carrasquilla
pa
11
Corey Baird
us
7
Ivan Franco
py
16
Hector Herrera
mx
9
Carlos Sebastian Ferreira Vidal
py
Substitutes
14
Roberto Avila
us
21
Nelson Quinones
co
35
Brooklyn Raines
us
31
Micael
br
5
Daniel Steres
us
34
Thorleifur Ulfarsson
is
25
Griffin Dorsey
us
13
Andrew Tarbell
us
19
Charles Auguste
ca

*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off

Player to Watch: Brandon Vazquez

There were a few players that were simply remarkable during the 2022 MLS season and there’s no doubt that Brandon Vazquez was among them. His name was often mention by the fans as his lovely goals proved decisive for Cincinnati on multiple occasions. With 18 goals to his name in the 2022 campaign, Brandon Vazquez is very likely to score once more and he certainly has a role to play in our Cincinnati vs Houston Dynamo predictions this week.

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FAQs About Our Top Cincinnati vs Houston Dynamo Picks:

Cincinnati vs Houston Dynamo Prediction

  • When will the match be played? – You can watch Cincinnati vs Houston Dynamo live on Apple TV.
  • Are there any injuries or suspensions? – The only key player that will miss this game is Houston Dynamo’s Brad Smith.
  • What’s the venue? – The Cincinnati vs Houston Dynamo clash will be held at TQL Stadium.
  • Which bookmaker should I try out? – We recommend you give Caesars Sportsbook a chance.

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