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With this fixture having a history of producing few goals, Phil Kitromilides is backing under 2.5 strikes in the table-top clash

It's first against second in the Eastern Conference with leaders Sporting Kansas City hosting the New York Red Bulls.

Paddy Power make the home side the odds on favorites at 10/11 (1.91) while the Red Bulls can be backed at 13/5 (3.60).
 
Sporting have been in decent form of late, suffering just one defeat in their last seven games, while the team from New York have been extremely hard to predict.

Losing 2-0 in Colorado one week before thrashing the Montreal Impact 4-0 at home the next, the Red Bulls have been inconsistent at best.

Their away form however has been universally disappointing and just one goal scored in their previous four matches on the road tells it own story.  
 
Backing under 2.5 goals at 8/11 (1.73) looks tempting anyway, but it becomes almost irresistible when you consider that it has paid out in each of the last seven meetings between these two sides.

The fact that this is historically a low-scoring fixture, coupled with the Red Bulls' recent reticence in front of goals on their travels, means investing in under three goals should be an extremely solid selection.

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Under 2.5 goals scored at 8/11 (1.73) with Paddy Power

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV Presenter in Madrid

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