Portland Timbers will host Houston Dynamo at their home ground within the second match of the MLS conference playoffs semifinals. In the first match of the confrontation, held on 31st October in Texas, a 0:0 draw was registered. Bookmakers reckon, that the future guests have great chances on overall victory. Portland play very powerfully at their home ground, while Dynamo have been experiencing problems with results in away games throughout the whole season.
Portland Timbers managed to win 2017 Western conference regular championship season. After 34 played rounds, the future hosts gained 53 points. The same number of points was gained by Seattle, but the Sounders conceded to Portland by secondary indicators. Portland have had 17 matches at their home ground, in which they managed to win 11 times with four draws and two defeats, 38 goals were scored and 18 conceded.
Within 34 matches of the MLS regular championship, Houston Dynamo managed to gain 50 points, i.e. the future guests conceded only three points to Portland in the end. One might say, that the Timbers and Houston are the teams of the same level, whereas Dynamo do not play that well away, having only one victory in 17 games with seven draws and nine defeats.
Portland knows, how to set themselves on important matches, the future hosts are a team with traditions, the one that can be relied on. The domestic statistics of the Timbers is just perfect, a victory in the upcoming game will allow Portland to advance to the conference finals, in which Seattle Sounders already await, which defeated Vancouver.
Prediction for the match: Portland to win