The MLS Cup final will bring the former England captain's spell in the USA to an end, and Al Hain-Cole is expecting a fittingly entertaining match at the Home Depot CenterThe MLS reaches its climax on Saturday evening, as the glamour of LA Galaxy take on the graft of Houston Dynamo with the championship title up for grabs.
The fixture is a rematch of last year’s final between these two sides, when Los Galacticos came out on top in a tight game thanks to a goal from Landon Donovan.
The champions are favourites to retain their title this year, with Marathon Bet offering odds of 22/25 (1.88) on a win for Bruce Arena’s men.
Houston Dynamo actually emerged victorious in the last meeting between the two teams, but are a long shot at 71/20 (4.55) to take home the MLS Cup for the third time in their short history.
Only four of the 18 encounters between this pair have resulted in a draw, but you can get odds of 5/2 (3.50) on them cancelling each other out this time.
Although this match has understandably been billed as a farewell to David Beckham, who is set to leave the USA for a new challenge after the final, there are a number of other excellent players on display at the Home Depot Center.
Robbie Keane and Will Bruin have scored a combined 37 goals for Galaxy and Dynamo respectively, and both come into this match in fine form.
With such attacking talent on display, it is worth taking up the odds of 59/20 (3.95) on any player to score two goals, especially considering Keane has hit two doubles in his last three games, while Bruin also scored twice in the play-off win over Colorado Rapids.
Aside from that pair, the likes of Landon Donovan, Oscar Boniek Garcia and, of course, David Beckham will surely guarantee a fittingly entertaining final, with plenty of goalmouth action at both ends.
With seven of Galaxy’s last nine matches having featured at least 3 goals, odds of 11/10 (2.10) seem like terrific value on over 2.5 goals being scored in this match, and are surely too good to pass up.
|Over 2.5 goals at 11/10 (2.10) with Marathon Bet
||Player to score 2 goals at 59/20 (3.95) with Marathon Bet
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