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LAFC vs. Houston Dynamo US Open Cup Semifinal Betting Preview

Posted by: Mike Davis
LAFC vs. Houston Dynamo - US Open Cup Semifinals

The US Open Cup heads to the semifinal round this evening, giving online soccer betting players some thrilling action to wager on. We’ve already taken a look at the first matchup of the day, the Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire pairing. So, now it’s time to take a look at the second matchups of the day, the LAFC vs. Houston Dynamo match. What kind of turnout are the sports betting odds predicting?

LAFC vs. Houston Dynamo – Wednesday, August 8th              

League: US Open Cup || Semifinals

When: 8:30 pm ET

Where: BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas

TV: Local Broadcasts


Online Soccer Betting Odds:

LAFC +½ (-136) 3 (-116) +206
Houston Dynamo -½ (+121) 3 (+101) +119
LAFC/Houston Dynamo Draw +274
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Like Houston, LAFC is struggling recently. The team is winless in their last 4 and is at risk of falling in the MLS rankings. Right now LAFC is sitting on a 10-6-6 record that ranks them 4th in the Western Conference. This gives them 36 points on the year, tying them with Sporting Kansas City for 3rd in points. However, it gives them just a 1-oint lead over the 5th seeded LA Galaxy. With that in mind, it wouldn’t be shocking to see LAFC get usurped in the coming weeks.

Players to Watch: Adama Diomande (11 GP, 9 G, 3 A), Diego Rossi (20 GP, 7 G, 4 A), and Latif Blessing (22 GP, 5 G, 6 A).

Houston Dynamo

Although they’re heading into the semifinal round of this US tournament, Houston is faring quite poorly in MLS play. Right now the team is sitting on a 7-6-9 record that ranks them 10th in the Western Conference. And even though they have a +6 goal differential on the year, it’s not helping them win too many games. In fact, the Dynamo have won one of their last 5 matches. Nevertheless, the club is confident they can overcome LAFC at home. Bu since LAFC is having a better year in the MLS, some sports betting fans will want to bet against Houston. Surprisingly, this evening’s online soccer betting odds are sticking with Houston at home.

Players to Watch: Mauro Manotas (21 GP, 11 G, and 0 A), Romell Quioto (22 GP, 4 G, and 8 A), and Tomas Martinez (21 GP, 4 G, 3 A).

LAFC vs. Houston Dynamo Betting Predictions


  • LAFC is 1-2-2 SU in their last 5 games
  • LAFC has scored 7 goals in their last 5 games
  • LA FC has allowed 11 goals in their last 5 games
  • Houston is 1-2-1 SU in their last 5 games
  • Houston has scored 7 goals in their last 5 games
  • The Dynamo have allowed 9 goals in their last 5 games
LAFC vs. Houston Dynamo Betting Picks

So which side should players learning how to bet US Open Cup semifinals online take in this LAFC vs. Houston Dynamo matchup? All in all, it’s probably better to stick with Houston here. They’ve had more success recently than LAFC and will be playing at home in this one. However, taking LAFC straight up could prove to be more lucrative in the end. They may be struggling as of late, but they have stepped up to the plate several times already in this tournament. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 1-0 Houston.