There will be competitive action in the MLS this weekend, as the race for a playoff spot in the Western Conference heats up. Houston Dynamo FC will have home-field advantage, as they chase a victory that could lift them into the top seven. Continue reading below to get our best Houston Dynamo FC vs Austin FC picks, betting odds and much more.
Meanwhile, Austin FC will be looking to land victory over the side directly below them in the MLS standings to move up to fifth. You can find the latest MLS odds and our Houston Dynamo FC vs Austin FC picks here.
Dynamo FC vs. Austin FC Odds
Moneyline: Houston Dynamo FC comes into this fixture as the narrow favorites in the betting, as they are currently available at +115. An away win for Austin FC is a +225 chance, while the draw is priced up at +230.
Over/Under Total: It could be a high-scoring match on the MLS schedule this weekend, with over 2.5 match goals available at -118. Meanwhile, both MLS teams to find the net this weekend is a -150 chance.
Houston Dynamo FC vs. Austin FC Information
Houston Dynamo FC vs Austin FC
Location of the Game: Shell Energy Stadium, Houston, TX.
Date and Time: Saturday, May 27. 8:30 PM ET
How to Watch: Apple TV
Houston Dynamo FC vs. Austin FC Betting Preview
Houston Dynamo FC
The hosts come into this MLS fixture as the overwhelming favorites to land victory on Saturday. They finally looked back to their peak level of performance in midweek, as they landed a 4-0 home win over Minnesota in the U.S. Open Cup. However, their league form over recent weeks would be a concern for anyone siding with the hosts when making Houston Dynamo FC vs Austin FC picks this weekend.
In the league, Houston are without a win in four matches. Their most recent success was a 1-0 win over Inter Miami at the end of April. Since then, they have lost three and drawn twice in their previous five matches. That includes a 1-0 home loss against the Seattle Sounders in their previous match at the Shell Energy Stadium.
Their biggest issue over recent weeks to scoring goals, as they have netted just once in their last four in the MLS. They have had no such issues in the U.S. Open Cup, as they have netted six since their last win in the MLS.
This could be a perfect opportunity for Austin FC to open up a gap in the race for a playoff spot in the MLS this term. They currently sit ninth in the Western Conference, but a victory could take them up to as high as fifth in the overall standings. But, it would be a slight concern that they have won just four games in 13 outings this term.
Despite losing 2-0 to Chicago in the round of 16 of the U.S. Open Cup in midweek, they have impressed over recent weeks in the league. They come into this fixture after winning each of their previous two, while they have suffered just one defeat in their last five MLS matches.
Last weekend, they battled hard to claim a 1-0 home win over Toronto FC. Their defensive line has been a standout part of their game, as they have allowed just one in their last three. That could be a decisive factor to consider before making MLS picks this weekend.
Houston Dynamo FC vs. Austin FC Betting Picks
Houston looked back to somewhere near their best in midweek, but they will need to transfer that form to the league on Saturday.
One of the most solid Houston Dynamo FC vs Austin FC picks this weekend could come in the form of over 2.5 match goals, which would have been a winning selection in five of the previous six encounters.
But, we see value in siding with an away win on the moneyline.
- Pick 1: Over 2.5 Goals (-118)
- Pick 2: Austin FC (+225)