Fascinating action is set for the MLS in midweek as two of the leading sides in the race for a playoff spot in the Western Conference lock horns. Houston Dynamo have made an excellent start to the new campaign, and they could move up to fourth in the MLS standings this week.
However, the San Jose Earthquakes have shown their quality throughout the campaign to this point, and they could potentially move to the top of the Western Conference standings with a victory on Wednesday. You can find the latest Dynamo vs Earthquakes odds and our Bovada soccer betting predictions below.
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San Jose Earthquakes vs Houston Dynamo
Location of the Match: PNC Stadium, Houston
Date and Time: June 21, 2023 | 8:30 PM ET
How to Watch: Apple TV
San Jose Earthquakes at Houston Dynamo Betting Preview
Houston Dynamo Preview
Houston Dynamo back on track in 2023, making MLS waves. They missed out on a playoff spot for the eighth time in nine seasons, but the initial signs under new head coach Ben Olsen are encouraging.
The Dynamo currently sit sixth in the Western Conference standings and 13th overall in the MLS. They have won seven of their opening 17 matches this term, and they have lost seven times.
The number of matches that they are losing at this stage would be a pretty big concern, as they will need to be tougher to beat if they are to finish in the top seven. However, their home record could be one of the key MLS stats to consider before assessing the Dynamo vs Earthquakes odds this week.
Houston has won six of their eight matches at home, scoring an impressive 13 goals and allowing just two. They have also lost just once in front of their home fans, compared to the six losses on their travels.
The Dynamo also comes into this home match having won each of their last three in all competitions, with their standout success coming in their previous outing, as they edged to a 1-0 win on the road against LAFC. There is a clear case to be made that they could be one of the dark horse contenders in the MLS odds to go deep in the playoffs this term.
San Jose Earthquakes Preview
The San Jose Earthquakes also come into this match after showing excellent progression in 2023. Last term, they finished back in 14th place in the overall standings, as they recorded just eight wins from 34 matches. They already look on course to surpass that tally at this early stage on the Earthquakes schedule, as they have landed seven victories from their opening 18 matches.
At present, they sit fourth in the overall standings in the MLS, and they could rise to the top of the standings with victory on the road on Wednesday. Their recent form showcases how consistent they have been over the opening months of the season, as they are unbeaten in five fixtures since a 2-1 loss against Los Angeles FC on May 20.
However, draws have slightly stifled their progression, as they have been held on three occasions across their previous five. Their most recent draw was a 0-0 stalemate against the Portland Timbers on June 17.
That was the second time in three they had failed to find the net, and they have scored just three goals across their last four MLS matches. It is also worth examining that they have been easy to beat on the road throughout the 2023 season. All four losses they have suffered have come on the road, including back-to-back losses in Los Angeles.
Top Sportsbooks Odds
BetOnline: Dynamo (-135) Draw (+315) Earthquakes (+355)
Bovada: Dynamo (-130) Draw (+290) Earthquakes (+340)
MyBookie: Dynamo (-131) Draw (+290) Earthquakes (+340)
BetUS: Dynamo (-135) Draw (+305) Earthquakes (+340)
BetNow: Dynamo (-134) Draw (+306) Earthquakes (+339)
San Jose Earthquakes at Houston Dynamo Odds & Picks
Odds For This Matchup
|San Jose Earthquakes
|Over 2.5 Goals
|Under 2.5 Goals
|Both Teams To Score
|Both Teams Not To Score
This should be an exciting matchup in the MLS, with both the Dynamo and Earthquakes coming into the showdown in fine recent form. The visitors are the outsiders at the Dynamo vs Earthquakes odds that are available, which isn’t surprising given their recent struggles on the road. However, the fact that they have gone five without defeat across all competitions could offer value in siding with either the draw or away win on Wednesday. But their struggles on the road do make it more challenging to see them landing victory, especially against a Dynamo side that has won six from eight in Houston this season.
The hosts have excelled in front of their home fans throughout the campaign, as they have allowed just two goals and have found the net on 13 occasions. They also come into this match after commanding victories over Los Angeles FC, scoring a total of five goals without conceding against one of the standout teams in the Western Conference.
The Earthquakes may have won the previous encounter, but the Dynamo have still won three of the previous five encounters. Their record in home fixtures against the Earthquakes is also excellent, as they are unbeaten in eight, winning on seven occasions. The trends also indicate that over 2.5 goals could be among the solid soccer picks for this showdown, with four of the previous five seeing at least five efforts being registered.
- Pick: Houston Dynamo
- Pick: Over 2.5 Goals