NYFC vs HD Dream11 Prediction | Major League Soccer – New York FC vs Houston Dynamo, Fantasy Team News

Updated on: Aug 9, 2019 11:13 am IST

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    Having lost 3-1 to Real Salt Lake in the last game, New York City will be looking for a response from their players when they host Houston Dynamo in the regular season of Major Soccer League at Yankee Stadium.

    Season so far:

    New York FC:

    They are averaging almost the same points per game this season what they managed in the 2018 MLS regular season.

    But the comparison to last season should be looked upon with a wide spectrum, for the team sitting below them, especially the teams outside the playoff positions, are within a touching distance of catching them.

    As things stand in the Eastern Conference, Toronto FC, who are 8th and outside the playoffs at the moment, are only 3 points adrift New York FC on the table.

    With New York having the same owners as Manchester City’s, manager Domènec Torrent knows that the expectations are high at this club.

    This is a critical game, though more than one-third of the season is still to go because a defeat here and a win for their rivals, will increase the pressure even more.

    Houston Dynamo:

    There have been some improvements and the season could be seen as slightly better. But they are still outside the top-seven in the Western Conference, with three-point separating them from FC Dallas heading into this match.

    But the complete picture is not the current table, but there is denying either that the current form which is the main reason why they are outside the playoffs positions.

    In the last 12 games, Houston have won just twice in the league, losing 8 times in those matches.

    Match Details:

    The Major League Soccer match will be played between New York FC and Houston Dynamo at Yankee Stadium, in Concourse, Bronx, New York City. The ground has a capacity of 54,251.
    The game will start at 04:30 AM (IST), on Friday, August 09.

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    Recent form (Last six matches)
    New York FC –
    L L L W W L
    Houston Dynamo – L L W L L L

    New York FC Team News:

    • The hosts will be without three first-team players for the clash against Houston Dynamo.
    • Sixteen-year-old defender Joe Scally is out with a hip injury, while Ismael Tajouri-Shradi will take some time in recovering from the ankle problem.
    • Another center-back in the form of Ben Sweat is down with a back problem after suffering the injury in the last game. The 27-year-old was subbed off in the 17th minute in that match.

    Possible INs and OUTs of this game:

    • With so many problems at the back, manager Dome Torrent is expected to hand new defender Eric Miller his debut here. The defender was signed by New York in July and comes from Minnesota United.

    New York FC Probable XI:

    Sean Johnson (GK), Eric Miller, Sands, Chanot, Matarrita, Ofori, Ring, Tinnerholm, Mitrita, Castellanos, Heber

    Houston Dynamo FC Team News:

    No missing players for Houston Dynamo.

    Possible ins or outs of this game:

    • The Houston Dynamo have signed talented forward Christian Ramírez from Los Angeles FC.
    • The 28-year-old has won two caps with the United States Men’s National Team and has scored one goal at the senior international level. The forward

    Houston Dynamo Probable XI:

    Deric (GK), DeLaGarza, Aljaz Struna, Figueroa, Beasley, Vera, Garcia, Elis, Martinez, Rodriguez, Manotas

    Likely to score:

    • For New York FC: Heber, Maximiliano Moralez
    • For Houston Dynamo: Mauro Manotas, Alberth Elis

    Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

    Heber: The hosts will be well aware of the threat that the away team carries. One of the players who need to be checked is Heber. The 27-year-old is a very intelligent player. as he is mobile enough to run to the defense and drop back to link up with the midfielders as well. He is in very good scoring touch as well.

    Season stats:

    • Games: 14
    • Games Started: 12
    • Minutes: 1063
    • Goals: 09
    • Assists: 03
    • Shots: 38
    • Shots on Goal: 19

    Mauro Manotas: Despite Houston Dynamo losing 0-1 at home against Chicago, Manotas had a good game. He will be a big threat as the 23-year-old has been in the good touch of late. But it’s his overall contribution which sets him apart from most of his teammates, for he can pick a pass or two, from nowhere.

    Season stats:

    • Minutes played: 1755
    • Games: 22
    • Goals scored: 08
    • Assist: 05
    • Total shots: 67
    • Shots on Goal: 22

    Suggested combination:

    NYFC vs HD Dream11 potential winner:
    Houston Dynamo should at least get a draw here.

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