Our football match prediction:
Following a 2-1 win over Seattle Sounders, Houston Dynamo will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they host Columbus Crew at their BBVA Compass. Wilmer Cabrera’s men proved their worth in the match against the title holders, but they do not want to stop now. Houston are high on confidence ahead of Sunday’s football match against Columbus and we predict that they will keep their 100% record in the 2017 MLS season intact. Gregg Berhalter’s troops were on the verge of beating Chicago Fire in their opener, but the visitors eventually scored the equalizing goal. Columbus Crew are not regarded as good travelers and we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the away team. You should have in mind that Houston recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Columbus in their last meeting at BBVA Compass and the history is likely to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Tyler Deric):
Tyler Deric is a product of Houston Dynamo football academy. On February 27, 2009 the USA goalkeeper signed a professional development deal with the Dynamo and he made his senior debut for the club on October 16, 2010. The shoot-stopper, who was born on August 30, 1988 played for the likes of Austin Aztex, San Antonio Scorpions and Rio Grande Valley FC Toros in the past as well, but he has yet to earn his first call-up for USA national soccer team. Speaking of his personal life, it has to be noted that Tyler Deric and his teammate Warren Creavelle were arrested in 2012 following a row with a police officer. The 191-cm-tall goalkeeper conceded six goals in 10 appearances for Houston Dynamo in the 2016 MLS campaign and he did well to keep six clean sheets. During his youth career Tyler played for North Carolina Tar Heels, but, as previously mentioned, Houston Dynamo coaches helped him improve his goalkeeping skills.
Highlighted Team (Columbus Crew):
Columbus Crew are an American soccer club based in Columbus, Ohio. The Black & Gold participate in the Eastern Conference and in 2008 they won both the conference and the MLS CUP final. Columbus Crew defeated New York Red Bulls in the MLS Cup final, with the likes of Moreno, Marshall and Hejduk scoring for the Black & Gold in the title game. The club welcome their rivals at Mapfre Stadium, the venue which was opened on May, 15 1999. The current capacity of the stadium is 19.968 and it has to be noted that Mapfre Stadium is the first soccer-specific venue ever built for a MLS club. A number of high-profile players were part of Columbus Crew in the past, but Guillermo Barros Schelotto is the most famous footballer that wore the black and yellow shirt. Schelotto played for Columbus Crew from 2007 to 2010 and during his spell with the Mapfre Stadium outfit the Black & Gold won the aforementioned MLS Cup.