World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers v Houston Astros Game 1 Preview

The Houston Astros are searching for their maiden World Series title when they face the Los Angeles Dodgers in a four-game series starting on Wednesday the 25th of October. 

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Los Angeles Dodgers 11/20 vs Houston Astros 27/20 (02:09)

The LA Dodgers will meet the Houston Astros in the highly anticipated World Series. The Dodgers dispatched the Chicago Cubs 4-1 to win the National League Championships. Their opponents are the Houston Astros who erased a 3-2 series deficit against the New York Yankees to win the American League Championships 4-3.

The two sides will face off in a four-game series, with the first two in LA and the remaining two played in Houston. The Dodgers don't care where they play and proved that when they beat the Cubs on their turf twice.

The Astros were almost out of it as they took an early 2 - 0 lead on their turf in their playoff against the Yankees, but the New York side won all three of their home matches seeing them need only one game to seal a world series berth. But the Astros proved that for them - the home advantage is important, and won the remaining two games to clinch their second ever World Series appearance.

Tale of the Tape

WS Titles
101 – 61
2017 W - L
104 - 58

Key Players

LA Dodgers
Cody Bellinger: The 22-year-old rookie boasts 39 home runs and will play in his maiden World Series title in just his first year of Major League Baseball. Cody has made 128 hits and has scored 87 runs for the Dodgers.

Clayton Kershaw: 2016's highest-paid player, Kershaw surely delivers for what he's worth. With 202 strikeouts this season an ERA of 2.31, he is a pitcher who can single-handedly help his team win their seventh World Series title.

Houston Astros
Dallas Keuchel: The pitcher gets the ball as low as he can, making him almost impossible to play. He's currently on a 2.90 ERA and has made 125 strikeouts. If Dallas gets going early he can cramp hitters up and strike them out at will.

Jose Altuve: Altuve starred in his post-season appearance against the Yankees - hitting five homers. Jose has hit 24 home runs thus far, 112 runs and played 153 games. When it comes to high-pressure situations, the small man has the big match temperament to follow through

Verdict: LA Dodgers 11/20
The Dodgers seem to be in a league of their own at the moment. And with them opening things up at home, they're favourites to get the win early on in the series. The seasoned veterans will look to clinch their 7th ever World Series title. 

World Series Fixtures
Game 1
25 Oct
Game 2
26 Oct
Game 3
28 Oct
Game 4
29 Oct

Writtern by Lungelo Mdladla for Hollywoodbets

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