Major League Soccer Preview: Montreal Impact vs Houston Dynamo

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Next Thursday at 12:30am GMT, on matchday 45 of the Major League Soccer, we will see MON play Houston at Stade Saputo.

It’s a clash of tenth vs twelfth, as MON host Houston at Stade Saputo.

This season’s Major League Soccer campaign, has so far seen Montréal achieve 43 points

This match gives Wilfried Nancy’s MON 90 minutes to get their season back on track. Their last outing resulted in a 1-0 loss to New York Red Bulls, with a 1-1 draw against Toronto FC before that. Only a positive result will be good enough.

Also, MON seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with three draws in four meetings. They currently stand tenth in the League, with 43 points for a total of 11 wins, 11 losses and 10 draws having won 11 meetings, drawn 10 games, and lost 11 fixtures.

Playing at home, MON have won eight meetings, drawn four matches, and lost three games.

A win in this fixture, would take Montréal’s points from 43 to 46, so far this season.

With the Major League Soccer season well into its stride, Houston Dynamo have managed to gain 30 points

If Houston’s season is to maintain on track, they must put their recent poor form to an end in this game. In their last two outings, they lost 0-1 at Colorado Rapids and 2-1 at Austin.

Also, Tab Ramos knows that a run of 11 losses in 17 games for his Houston side, is going to be a tough run of form to change. However that is exactly what he must try to deliver. Now they have 6 matches won, 15 games lost and 12 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in twelfth place, with a total of 30 points having won six meetings, drawn 12 fixtures, and lost 15 games.

Houston have had a disappointing run of performances on the road, having drawn six matches and lost 10 meetings of their 16 League matches on the road this season.

Houston Dynamo will have 33 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Montréal v Houston Dynamo – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels when these two sides meet, a draw is never usually the expected outcome. In the past 14 matches, Houston have won seven wins and MON six victories. Their most recent encounter in this competition was March 2019, when Montréal walked away as 2-1 winners.

Players to watch

For MON, Clément has netted
in 32 League games this campaign, while Marko is a top performing player who has scored
in 33 League fixtures this season for Houston.

Other players of note for MON are James and Sebastian with respectively and for Houston are Michael and Alejandro Enrique with respectively.

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