San Jose Earthquakes vs Houston Dynamo prediction, odds & betting tips – 07/18/2024

San Jose Earthquakes vs Houston Dynamo prediction, odds & betting tips – 07/18/2024
The Quakes will do their best to get some much-needed points. - Photo by Icon Sport
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Over 1.5 first half total goals

We saw at least two goals in four of the last five San Jose Earthquakes vs Houston Dynamo head-to-heads.

Fans at PayPal Park will be crossing their fingers on the 18th of July in hopes that their beloved San Jose Earthquakes don’t drop points against Houston Dynamo. However, does coach Ben Olsen have something to say on the matter? Find out the answer in the following San Jose Earthquakes vs Houston Dynamo betting tips below.

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San Jose Earthquakes vs Houston Dynamo prediction: Houston will edge the three points

Key Stats

  • We saw BTTS in San Jose Earthquakes’ last official Major League Soccer outing.
  • Houston Dynamo have a staggering head-to-head advantage, consisting of seven victories, one draw, and only two losses in the last 10 meetings.
  • Goals galore was the case in a whopping 90.0% of the last 10 head-to-heads.

Correct score prediction: San Jose Earthquakes 1-2 Houston Dynamo

As we mentioned earlier in our San Jose Earthquakes vs Houston Dynamo prediction, the Quakes are always having a hard time facing Houston Dynamo. Seeing as the 1-2 Houston Dynamo win is the most common result we’ve seen in the last couple of games, we trust coach Olsen’s boys will get the three points.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Poor Quakes can’t win

  • HOME: +210 – 31.5%
  • DRAW: +275 – 23.0%
  • AWAY: +110 – 45.5%

*These San Jose Earthquakes vs Houston Dynamo odds are subject to change

Despite having the home-field advantage on their side at PayPal Park, San Jose Earthquakes are considered by the bookmakers as the underdogs in this competition, with a laughably low 31.5% win probability. Houston Dynamo are the expected winners, as they have a solid 45.5% chance of securing the three points.

Last five H2Hs: Quakes not eager to face 2023 U.S. Open Cup Winners

The graphics below show the full picture – Houston Dynamo are the better of the two teams.

USA MLS 31/03/24

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

2
San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

1

USA MLS 22/06/23

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

4
San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

1

USA MLS 02/04/23

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

2
Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

1

USA MLS 18/07/22

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

1
Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

2

USA MLS 10/04/22

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

4
San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

3

San Jose Earthquakes team news and form: Quakes at the bottom

With four victories, two draws, and 17 matches lost, San Jose Earthquakes deserve to be at the bottom of the table in the Western Conference. Coach Luchi Gonzalez was sacked, but the results didn’t magically get better.

Predicted lineup: Yarbrough (GK), Munie, Rodrigues, Beason, Costa, Yueill, Gruezo, Kikanovic, Espinoza, Ebobisse & Lopez

USA MLS 18/07/24

L

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

1

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

0

USA MLS 14/07/24

L

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City

2

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

1

USA MLS 08/07/24

W

Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire

0

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

1

USA MLS 04/07/24

L

St. Louis City SC

St. Louis City SC

2

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

0

USA MLS 30/06/24

L

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy

3

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

0

Houston Dynamo team news and form: Carrasquilla out

Adalberto Carrasquilla isn’t back from international duty and will miss this match for Houston Dynamo. However, coach Olsen has plenty of top-notch performers to pick from, so we have no worries about our San Jose Earthquakes vs Houston Dynamo predictions’ safety.

Predicted lineup: Clark (GK), Micael, Sviatchenko, Dorsey, Micael, Steres, Artur, Herrera, Schmitt, Ferreira, Bassi & Aliyu

USA MLS 18/07/24

W

San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose Earthquakes

0

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

1

USA MLS 14/07/24

D

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC

1

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

1

USA MLS 04/07/24

L

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake

3

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

2

USA MLS 30/06/24

W

Charlotte FC

Charlotte FC

0

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

1

USA MLS 22/06/24

W

DC United

DC United

1

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo

4

Player to watch: Cristian Espinoza

With three goals and 11 assists since the start of the season, Espinoza earned the right to be featured as the player to watch in our San Jose Earthquakes vs Houston Dynamo prediction. He is the light at the end of the tunnel for his team, which should mean Houston Dynamo’s boss must be careful with how he marks this particular player.

San Jose Earthquakes vs Houston Dynamo Player
Espinoza is one of the few positive things we've seen from the Quakes this season. – Photo by Icon Sport

Second player to watch: Hector Herrera

Houston Dynamo’s team captain is the 2nd player to watch. He operates in the center of the pitch and we trust that the defensive midfielder will be at his lethal best against the Quakes.


Zack is a longtime football fan, writer, and bettor. He also has experience playing and coaching the game of football at a local level. His interest in the MLS, Liga MX and the Canadian Premier League adds a new dimension to the content we have at FootballWhispers.