Our prediction for this MLS match:
Montreal will be aiming to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Atlanta United and Orlando City when they take on Houston Dynamo on Thursday morning. The Canadians are eager to stay in the playoffs berth and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against the Orange Crush. Both Toye and Sunusi are pushing for a start after the duo came off the bench in a 3-0 loss to Orlando City, while all Vilsaint, Orri Thorkelsson, and Aaron Herrera are out of contention with injuries.
Houston Dynamo, on the other hand, have a chance to climb to second place in the Western Conference, but given their poor away record (2-4-9) in the 2023 MLS campaign, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Canadian outfit. As for the visiting team, both Tate Schmitt and Ifunanyachi Achara are out of contention through injuries.
Highlighted Player (Hector Herrera):
Mexico international Hector Herrera is a 26-year-old midfielder playing for Portugal giants FC Porto. Herrera began his career with Pachuca in 2010 and spent three years at the club before being sold to Porto. During his first season with the Dragons Herrera struggled for playing time, but he went on to cement his place in the starting eleven, becoming one of the most valuable players for the club.
Herrera has since them racked up over 110 performances for the Portugal side, scoring over 20 goals in the process. Full Mexico international since 2012, Hector Herrera represented his country at the 2014 World Cup.
During the summer of 2016 Herrera was heavily linked with a move away from Porto and was reported to have made a personal agreement with Italian side Napoli, but the €25 million asking price proved to be a stumbling block that ended up ruining the deal.