Toronto FC vs Houston Dynamo: MLS Betting Preview

Notice! Actual odds are subject to change and are correct as displayed only at the time of publishing: 9:42 AM 19.07.2019.

Toronto FCToronto recorded their second victory in the space of five days with a 3-1 triumph over New York Red Bulls earlier this week. Greg Vanney’s side are up to sixth in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference and plenty of punters will be backing Toronto make it three in a row this weekend. William Hill are offering 4/6 for the Canadian outfit to emerge victorious…

Another home contest at BMO Field gives Toronto a good opportunity to claim three points and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see Vanney’s men get the job done. On paper, Toronto have the strength in depth to put Houston to the sword and Canadian supporters will fancy their chances of another important win.

At the other end of the spectrum, Houston have lost three Major League Soccer games in a row and the Dynamo are in real need of a confidence boost. The visitors have slipped down to eighth in the Western Conference pecking order after their recent struggles and Houston will need everything to go their way to pick up a positive result here.

Underdog backers should consider taking the 15/4 available with Betvictor for the Dynamo to secure three points. A shock win for the visitors could turn out to be the catalyst for an improved second half of 2019 but Houston have shown next to no signs of a revival and you won’t find many punters backing the Dynamo.

Date: July 21, 2019

Toronto Starting To Build Momentum

Confidence is mounting at BMO Field and Toronto are starting to look like dark horses for the 2019 MLS Cup. The Canadian side tick all the right boxes to secure a surprise triumph at the highest level and it would be foolish to write Toronto off just yet after recent results. It wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see Toronto climb the MLS ladder in the coming months.

As predicted ahead of Toronto’s 3-1 victory over the Red Bulls, Alejandro Pozuelo got his name on the scoresheet. The Spaniard has been in fine form this campaign and is primed to make another major impact in this fixture. Punters can back Pozuelo at 7/5 to score in this fixture.

Houston Destined For Playoff-Less Campaign

Houston DynamoThe Dynamo have failed to inspire confidence throughout 2019 and you’d be hard pressed to find too many punters backing the visitors here. Houston are struggling and their recent results have been very poor indeed – this could get ugly for the Dynamo if Toronto score in the early exchanges.

Punters fancying Houston to avoid defeat should consider taking the 21/20 with 888sport in the double chance betting odds. The Dynamo could spring a shock if Toronto are below their best but it looks unlikely. At least with the double chance wager, you could nick a winner if Houston manage to snag a draw.

Score Prediction

Toronto are on the verge of something special and plenty of punters will fancy the hosts to challenge for the MLS Cup this year. Vanney’s side have shown signs of major improvement in recent weeks and that run of results might be enough to tempt punters to side with the Canadian outfit here.

Backing Toronto is easy enough but 11/8 with William Hill for the hosts to lead at half-time is preferred. That additional value gives punters a chance to maximise profit and Toronto are likely to be quick out of the blocks. With Houston struggling for form, the Canadian side could exploit their weaknesses from start to finish.

TIP: Toronto to lead at half-time (11/8 with William Hill)

CORRECT SCORE: Toronto FC 2-0 Houston Dynamo (7/1 with 888sport)