DC United has done well lately, Houston continues to have problems, and I had no problems analyzing this game. Take my pick now.
D.C. United – Houston Dynamo
Pick: D.C. United
Odds: 2.39 Pinnacle
DCU are not a team that handle pressure that well, when the fans expect them to win they fail and when the pressure is off they play really well and take points even against better teams. In the recent games they have played quite okay and managed to get 0-0 away against LA Galaxy a couple of rounds ago. 1-3-1 in the last five games and they are third in the standings (Eastern). At home this season they have played 2-3-2.
Houston has not had an easy time lately and the results have not gone their way. They have not managed to get their play to work and the team is far from any kind of good form. 1-1-3 in the last five, last they lost at home against Columbus with 0-2. On the road this season they have been miserable with 0-4-3. In the Western standings the team is fifth.
DCU have confidence now after taking points from better teams and they have shown what they are capable of doing despite being a young and inexperienced team. What they need now is to start to win more games and today they have a great opportunity to do so. Houston has more problems than they can handle and the form seems as far away as it can. DCU should take this one with ease at home.