Houston Dynamo vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3/12/22 - Major League Soccer Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/11/2022 at 11:11 AM ET

The Houston Dynamo host the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday in a MLS Western Conference matchday 3 fixture. Houston is 11th in the conference table at 0-1-1 on 1 point with a goal difference of -1. Houston opened its regular season with a 0-0 draw at home against Real Salt Lake and followed it last week with a 1-0 loss on the road against Sporting Kansas City.

Houston has one draw and four losses in it's last five matches in the MLS and over that span has scored one goal and conceded six. Houston has been held scoreless in each of its last four matches. Through the first two matches of the 2022 MLS regular season, Houston has failed to score a goal and has not scored since losing to Austin FC 2-1 in October 2021.

Vancouver is 13th in the conference table at 0-1-1 on one point with a goal difference of -4. Vancouver opened its regular season with a 4-0 loss on the road to the Columbus Crew and followed that last Saturday with a 0-0 draw at home against New York City FC. Vancouver has been held scoreless in each of its first two matches in the 2022 regular season.

Vancouver has three draws and two losses in its most recent five matches in the MLS and over that span has scored three goals and conceded nine. Vancouver has been held scoreless in each of its last two matches. The Whitecaps have not scored through two matches of the 2022 season and have not scored since losing 3-1 to Sporting Kansas City in November of 2021.

Houston and Vancouver are both struggling to say the least, as both have yet to score a goal through the first two matches of the regular season. Each of the last two matches between these two have finished in scoreless draws and that is the trend for Saturday. Both have above average backlines and goalkeepers, while each has played subpar on attack. That makes the play here a draw. Final Score Prediction, Draw 0-0.

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