MLS – Portland Timbers at home to Houston Dynamo

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Thursday MLS action from Providence Park, as Portland take on Houston.

This clash sees tenth placed Portland, welcome eighth placed Houston to Providence Park.

Portland Timbers have 19 points to their name, going into this tie

Colorado Rapids were beaten 3-0 at Providence Park, the last time that Portland played.

Also, league success is all about winning football matches, any way you can, so three losses in five games would not make this a successful season for Portland. They currently stand tenth in the League, with 19 points for a total of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws.

Portland have won three meetings, drawn three games, and lost two games of their eight League matches at home this season.

Victory for Portland Timbers would take their points tally to 22 so far this season.

Houston Dynamo’s MLS season, has so far seen them gain 21 points, going into this game

Can Houston make it three out of three, having turned over Chicago Fire 2-0 and Orlando City 2-1 in their last two games?

Also, Houston need to find a way to generate wins on a consistent basis, as they’ve recorded six losses in their last nine meetings. With an eighth position in the league and 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, they currently have 21 points in the League.

Houston’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Portland. In the 7 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won two games and lost five fixtures.

Houston Dynamo will see 24 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Portland Timbers v Houston Dynamo – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels these two teams have already faced each other 23 times with the record being eight wins and nine draws for Portland. In addition, Portland have been unable to beat Houston in their last two games with Houston at Providence Park. The last time they played each other in this competition was April 2022 and the score line ended up with a 0-0 draw.

Performance Report

For Portland, Aljaž has netted in 17 League fixtures so far, while Michael, one of their best scorers, has netted in 16 League matches this campaign for Houston.

Other players of note for Portland are David and Hunter with respectively and for Houston are Steven and Xavier with respectively.