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MLS Betting: Toronto FC vs. D.C. United

MLS Betting: Toronto FC vs. D.C. United

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Toronto FC’s brutal season is almost over but it'll have to contend with a desperate and streaky D.C. United squad that is without MVP Dwayne De Rosario for the rest of the year.

D.C. United marches into BMO Field on Saturday looking to continue its strong run and add to its four-game unbeaten streak. A win would catapult the Black and Red into second spot in the Eastern Conference standings, but more importantly it would give the team some much needed breathing room as it is only three points away from being out of the playoff picture.

Despite losing 2011 MLS MVP Dwayne De Rosario, Ben Olsen’s men have fared rather well without their talisman, with a 1-1 draw at Portland last week.

D.C has the third most potent offence in the league with 48 goals scored, and that firepower is facing the league’s worst defence in Toronto FC, whicjh has conceded 59 goals this year.

A D.C. win looks very solid at 2.18, and I expect that to go down further towards kickoff so go claim your $500 in bonus bet money from Sportsbook and lay some on that result.

The draw is being listed at 3.20 but unless D.C. gets into foul trouble I still cannot see this match resulting in a tie.

The hosts have struggled mightily all season and are currently free-falling on a brutal 11-game winless streak in league play. Their home record is the second-worst in the league behind Chivas USA with only three wins from 15 games.

The Toronto win at 3.05 isn’t even generous considering the Reds' lacklustre play these last few months, and despite Ryan Johnson scoring a superb strike away last week to New York, the team was dismantled in a 4-1 drubbing. Also, frontman Eric Hassli is listed as questionable with an ankle sprain, which is just another sad addition to the list of top stars that have suffered injuries for the team this season.

I also like the Over 2.5 which is sitting at 1.85 as well as DC to win by two goals which is at 4.40 under the -1 Handicap market. D.C. has beaten Toronto by two goals in both meetings earlier this season, including one earlier at BMO Field.

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