Our prediction for this MLS match:
Houston Dynamo welcome New York City to their PNC Stadium in what is expected to be a close MLS contest. Houston are a team with two faces, with the team producing much better showings at home than on the travels, and they must be high on confidence following a 2-0 win over Austin. Fit-again Morocco international Amine Bassi, who opened his goal-scoring account at the weekend, should continue leading the line for the hosts, while defender Brad Smith misses out with an ACL injury.
The Blue Pigeons, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Inter Miami and DC United, and given their attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. In their last meeting in the Major League Soccer New York City defeated Houston Dynamo 3-2, which is yet another reason why BTTS betting option should be considered. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team.
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.
Highlighted Team (New York City):
New York City are an American soccer club and they have been competing in Major League Soccer since 2015. The Pigeons play their home games at Yankee Stadium and they are the second club in New York after the New York Red Bulls.
Famous Arsenal player Patrick Vieira took over the reins in January, 2016 and he helped the team finish the season in second place in the Eastern Conference. However, they were totally outclassed by Toronto FC (0-7 on aggregate) in the conference semifinals.
New York City chiefs have been pumping up a lot of money into the squad ever since the team began play in MLS and it has to be noted that the likes of Andrea Pirlo and David Villa played for the Pigeons in the 2016 season. New York City footballers wear sky blue shirts when playing at home, while the colour of the team’s away kit is dark blue.
Companies City Football Group (80%) and Yankee Global Enterprises own the club.