Chicago Fire - DC United Betting Preview: Back strugglers to produce a drab draw on Sunday

Ben Olsen's men are bottom of the Eastern Conference ahead of their clash with Frank Klopas' side and our tipster believes that goals could prove hard to come by this weekend
DC United are rooted to the foot of MLS's Eastern Conference after a dismal start to the campaign and Ben Olsen’s men will look to pick up a valuable away victory when they travel to take on fellow strugglers Chicago Fire on Sunday evening.

United have collected just five points from their opening 12 league matches and the visitors can be backed at 9/4 (3.25) with bet365 to pick up a much-needed win when they visit Toyota Park this weekend.

Frank Klopas’ side are just three points in front of United ahead of this weekend’s clash but can be backed at even money (2.0) with Bet365 to extend that lead to six points by claiming victory here, while the same firm offer a juicy 13/5 (3.60) that the contest ends in stalemate.

Nerves are sure to be frayed with both teams struggling at the wrong end of the table and it comes as little surprise that bet365 offer just 7/10 (1.70) that fewer than three goals are scored on Sunday.

Chicago have managed just two goals in their last five league matches while DC United have scored twice in their last six outings in all competitions so it promises to be a tight affair at Toyota Park.

With that in mind, there is plenty of value in backing the match to be tied at both half-time and full-time - a prospect rated as a 4/1 (5.0) chance with bet365, while the 8/1 (9.0) quote from the same firm for no goals to be scored is worthy of consideration.

It is worth noting that should the match end goalless, bet365 will refund all correct score, half-time/full-time and scorecast bets placed prior to Sunday’s kick-off while those seeking to follow the action will be able to enjoy live streaming of the match via the bet365 website.

With both teams desperately bereft of confidence, it seems likely that draw backers may be rewarded here and the juicy 13/5 (3.60) quote on offer from bet365 should be snapped up accordingly this weekend.

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Draw at 13/5 (3.60) with bet365

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter