Our prediction for this MLS match:
Inter Miami will be looking to build on a 2-1 win over New York Red Bulls when they take on Houston Dynamo on Saturday morning. Inter Miami proved their worth in the midweek fixture, with new signing Gonzalo Higuain scoring the winner. The former Juve ace did well to open his MLS goalscoring account, and, no doubt, all eyes will be on him when Inter Miami face Houston Dynamo.
The good news for the hosts is that defender Leandro Gonzales returns from suspension, while Mexico international Rodolfo Pizarro is still on the international duty. Houston Dynamo, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Dallas in the Texas derby, but given their anything but good away record in MLS, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the hosts. The likes of Salazar and Zahibo are sidelined with injury for the visitors, while Mauro Manotas is banned.
Highlighted Player (Blaise Matuidi):
Often described as fierce and strong tackler, Blaise Matuidi is one of the PSG’s engines in the centre of the park. Having begun his career at amateur and semi-professional clubs, the 29-year-old midfielder broke onto the big stage in 2004 when he signed for Troyes.
After a three-season spell he was transferred to Saint-Etienne where he played 132 league appearances in four years before signing with PSG. Although a midfielder tasked with ruining rivals’ play and providing support to his team mates from the back, Blaise Matuidi has a knack for scoring important goals. In 2015 Blaise Matuidi scored in a 2-1 win over Montpeiller to confirm a third consecutive French League title for his club after which he was named in the UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year for the second time in his career.
The 29-year-old is a national team regular who took part in France’s Euro 2016 campaign giving his contribution to the team’s road to the final of the competition.
Highlighted Team (Houston Dynamo):
Houston Dynamo is an American professional soccer club owned by Jake Silverstein, Gabriel Brener, Ben Guull and Oscar De La Hoya, who is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time.
BBVA Compass Stadium is Dynamo’s home ground and the capacity of the venue is 22.039. Houston Dynamo won back-to-back MLS Cup trophies (2006, 2007), with the team beating New England Revolution in each of the two title games. It has to be noted that Houston finished the 2011 and the 2012 seasons as runners-up.
In 2008 the Dynamo made it to the North American SuperLiga final, but this time out their old rivals New England Revolution proved to be a big catch for the BBVA Compass Stadium outfit. FC Dallas are regarded as the club’s main rivals and the two teams face each other in the Texas derby. Houston have developed a rivalry with Sporting Kansas City as well. The colors of the club are orange, black and white.