2023 MLS Preview: Los Angeles FC vs. Houston Dynamo Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Dec 2)
- The Los Angeles FC vs. Houston Dynamo odds suggest the hosts will win.
- LAFC’s Denis Bouanga is the highest-scoring striker in the 2023 MLS.
- Houston Dynamo’s players can count themselves lucky for getting to the Western Conference Final.
Los Angeles FC vs. Houston Dynamo is the Western Conference Final of the 2023 MLS. The game is taking place on the turf of the reigning champions, LAFC, on Saturday, December 2.
The home team is seen as an odds-on favorite, but the visitors from Texas have shown everyone that they play at their best when they’re underdogs. Will we see them stage an upset this coming weekend?
How to Watch
- When: Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 9:30 p.m. ET
- Where: BMO Stadium, Los Angeles, California
- How to Watch: Apple TV
Los Angeles FC is the defending MLS Cup champion who’s the top favorite to win the trophy again. No surprise there as LAFC has some really amazing players on the roster, especially in the attacking department.
Denis Bouanga is the most productive striker in the league, who’s scored a goal in each of his last eight games. This includes two games that he played for his national team (Gabon).
LAFC’s captain Carlos Vela has also been in top shape, even though he’s been without a single goal to his name since August. Maybe the Western Conference Final is when he ends his goal drought?
Perhaps, but finishing the net against the Houston Dynamo won’t be easy. The thing is that the team from Texas has been great defensively this entire season. In the regular season, they conceded 38 goals, which made them the third-best defense in the Western Conference.
Los Angeles FC vs. Houston Dynamo Prediction
Houston Dynamo is punching above its weight. Getting to the 2023 MLS Western Conference Final is an overachievement for this team and we really doubt they can take it a step further. LAFC’s players are just way, way better than those playing for Houston Dynamo and they’re going to show it on Saturday evening.