Atlanta vs Houston Dynamo Prediction: Team to Win, Form, News and more

Here is our prediction for the upcoming MLS games taking place this weekend between Atlanta and Houston Dynamo.

 
8:45am on Saturday 15th June 2024
By
Jake Skudder

Atlanta United FC will host Houston Dynamo FC in a Major League Soccer (MLS) clash at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday. This cross-conference showdown is pivotal for both teams in their quest to qualify for the MLS Cup.

Atlanta United sits 13th in the Eastern Conference with 16 points, while Houston Dynamo is 7th in the Western Conference with 22 points.

Atlanta United's Form and Team News

Recent Form

Atlanta United has struggled this season, averaging just one point per game.

They have won only once in their last 11 league fixtures, losing six times and conceding 17 goals.

Despite this, they are only three points behind Nashville SC, who occupy the final MLS Cup playoff spot in their conference.

However, Atlanta has not won any of their last six home games, losing the last five consecutively.

Team News

The team will be without Tyler Wolff (knee injury) and Stian Gregersen (hamstring injury).

Additionally, several players, including Luis Abram, Thiago Almada, and Caleb Wiley, are on international duty.

Interim head coach Rob Valentino will lead the team after the recent sacking of Gonzalo Pineda.

Houston Dynamo's Form and Team News

Recent Form

Houston Dynamo has had a mixed season, winning just two of their last nine league games.

They have not won any of their last three away matches. Despite these struggles, they currently hold the 7th spot in the Western Conference, which would qualify them for the MLS Cup.

Houston has scored and conceded 18 goals this season, highlighting their balanced but inconsistent performance.

Team News

Houston will miss Nelson Quinones (knee injury), McKinze Gaines (hip injury), and Steve Clark (head injury). Coco Carrasquilla, Brooklyn Raines, and Xavier Valdez are also unavailable due to international commitments.

Head coach Ben Olsen, who had an impressive debut season, will look to improve on his team's recent form.

Prediction and Expected Lineups

Atlanta United: Cohen; Hernandez, Williams, Morales; Lennon, McCarty, Muyumba, Mosquera; Brennan, Thiare, Giakoumakis

Houston Dynamo: Tarbell; Dorsey, Sviatchenko, Bartlow, Steres; Artur, Herrera, Bassi; Aliyu, Kowalczyk, Blessing

Prediction

Given Atlanta's numerous absentees and their poor recent form, Houston Dynamo is favoured to win.

This fixture has historically been high-scoring, and fans can expect an entertaining clash.

Our Prediction: Atlanta United 1-3 Houston Dynamo

For all of the analysis of Atlanta vs Houston as it happens live, check out our Preview and Live Update page for the game.

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