Los Angeles FC v Houston Dynamo: MLS Action on Match-day 45

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Monday MLS action from Banc of California Stadium, as Los Angeles take on Houston.

This clash sees first placed Los Angeles, welcome thirteenth placed Houston to Banc of California Stadium.

Los Angeles FC will be under pressure to remain top, going into the fixture

With Steve Cherundolo’s men stubbornly held to a 1-1 draw in their last match, he will hope to find the key to unlock the defence in this fixture.

Also, League leaders Los Angeles keep finding ways to win, having secured 12 victories in their last 19 games is astonishing this season. With 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws for a total of 61 points so far this season, they have secured the top spot in the MLS.

Given Houston’s form at this time, it will be a significant challenge for them to overturn Los Angeles’s home record. They have won 12 meetings, drawn two games, and lost one game so far this season. The prospects of a positive result for Houston are concerning for the visitors.

A victory for Los Angeles FC would be a huge boost, giving them the chance to stay on top of the table and put additional pressure to their closest rivals.

Houston Dynamo’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 33 points this season

Houston will take a huge positive from their recent 3-1 win against New England Revolution at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Also, Houston have now lost 12 of their last 20 matches, a worrying statistic that has to be addressed by Manager Kenny Bundy. With 33 points (0W, 0L and 0D), they are established in thirteenth position in the League.

With a poor record on the road, which amounts to three wins, one draw, and 11 losse, it is hard to predict a positive outcome for Houston as they travel once more.

Houston Dynamo will have 36 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Los Angeles FC v Houston Dynamo – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Los Angeles and Houston have faced each other nine times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Los Angeles’s favour (4 – 1). In addition, four of the past six fixtures between Los Angeles and Houston have resulted in a Los Angeles win. Their most recent encounter in this competition was September 2022 and the score line ended up with a 2-1 win for Los Angeles FC.

Players to watch

For Los Angeles, John is one of the top performing players after having scored in 31 League games this season, while Michael is a top performing player who has scored in 31 League matches this MLS Season for Houston.