Houston Dynamo vs Columbus Crew Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 31/08/2023

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

Houston Dynamo vs Columbus Crew Predictions

U.S. Open Cup finalists Houston Dynamo host Columbus Crew on the 31st of August in an MLS gladiator battle for three points. Give this article a thorough read if you wish to get the inside scoop on our Houston Dynamo vs Columbus Crew betting tips.

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Under 1.5 Goals

  • Two of the last four head-to-heads had under 1.5 goals.
  • With 33 goals conceded, Columbus Crew have the 4th-best defensive line in the Eastern Conference this season.
  • Two of Houston Dynamo’s last seven matches were goalless ties.

0-1 to Columbus Crew

  • Two of the last five Houston Dynamo vs Columbus Crew head-to-heads saw the Crew winning 1-0.
  • Coach Ben Olsen’s record against the Crew consists of eight victories, three draws, and 13 losses.
  • On the other hand, we have Wilfried Nancy with his perfect 2-0-0 record against Houston Dynamo.

Key Houston Dynamo vs Columbus Crew Head-to-Head Statistics

Not only do we have match statistics for you this week but we also have some interesting Houston Dynamo vs Columbus Crew odds that you might want to take advantage of.

Head to Head

25/10/20

USA MLS USA

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

us

Columbus Crew

1

1

23/02/20

World Club Friendlies World

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

us

Columbus Crew

1

4

28/04/19

USA MLS USA

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

us

Columbus Crew

2

0

12/08/18

USA MLS USA

us

Columbus Crew

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

1

0

12/03/17

USA MLS USA

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

us

Columbus Crew

3

1

Last Five - Houston Dynamo

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

28/04/24

USA MLS USA

FC Dallas

FC Dallas

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

2

0

L

Houston Dynamo odds: +110 – 46.8%

Draw odds: +270 – 25.0%

Columbus Crew odds: +235 – 28.2%

The home-field advantage works wonders, as we have coach Ben Olsen’s Houston Dynamo as the expected winners, with a 46.8% win probability at +110. Meanwhile, in-form Columbus Crew barely have a 28.2% shot at the three points. However, we fancy our Over 3.5 Goals betting suggestion. The odds are standing at +220 and the probability is set at 31.25%.

Houston Dynamo vs Columbus Crew Lineups & Team News

Houston Dynamo

Despite scoring five against Giovani Savarese’s Portland Timbers, coach Olsen and his players aren’t favorites in our Houston Dynamo vs Columbus Crew predictions. This was the first time this season Houston scored so many. They’ll find it hard to penetrate the Crew’s robust backline.

Predicted lineup – Clark (GK), Dorsey, Sviatchenko, Michael, Escobar, Artur, Herrera, Carrasquilla, Bassi, Iturre & Baird

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew average 2.0 goals per game this season. Wilfried Nancy’s boys scored 48 goals in 24 league appearances, and that’s something that definitely boosts our Houston Dynamo vs Columbus Crew predictions even more. Columbus Crew got kicked out of the Leagues Cup in the round-of-32 match against Minnesota United but Nancy’s players made an immediate comeback defeating top-of-the-table Cincinnati 3-0 at home.

Predicted lineup – Schulte (GK), Moreira, Zawadzki, Amundsen, Gressel, Nagbe, Morris, Yeboah, Matan, Ramirez & Hernandez

Player to Watch: Christian Ramirez

Goalscorer-in-chief Christian Ramirez is only two goals away from Lucas Zelarayan and his 10-goal tally. The latter opted to swap MLS for the Saudi Pro League, and this will surely give Christian Ramirez more room to operate up front.

Columbus Crew are known for preferring the attacking style to the defensive one, which is another reason we should keep an eye out for Christian Ramirez this week. With eight goals and three assists this season, Ramirez is proving to be one of coach Nancy’s key performers.

Starting Lineups

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo
4-2-3-1
28
Erik Sviatchenko
dk
6
Artur
br
16
Hector Herrera
mx
20
Adalberto Carrasquilla
pa
Substitutes
32
Sebastian Kowalczyk
pl
18
Ibrahim Aliyu
ng
27
Luis Caicedo
co
7
Ivan Franco
py

Columbus Crew

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3-4-1-2
21
Yevhen Cheberko
ua
8
Aidan Morris
us
19
Jacen Russell-Rowe
ca
9
Cucho Hernandez
co
Substitutes
13
Kevin Molino
tt
7
Julian Gressel
us
14
Yaw Yeboah
gh
10
Diego Rossi
uy

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

Houston Dynamo vs Columbus Crew Prediction


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