New York Red Bulls-Houston Dynamo Betting Preview: Why both teams to score looks an attractive bet

With New York in decent scoring record at home and Houston finding the net on the road regularly, Phil Kitromilides is backing goals at both ends
One of this weekend's biggest games in MLS sees two out-of-form sides meet in New Jersey. The New York Red Bulls have struggled in recent weeks recording just one win in their last five league games, and suffered a comprehensive 3-0 defeat at Philadelphia last weekend.

The Dynamo meanwhile have been on an even worse run, failing to win any of their last six league encounters. 

Yet while neither side has been overly convincing the bookies are in no mind that New York are the clear favorites with BetVictor pricing them at 4/5 (1.80) and Houston offered at 19/5 (4.80).

Rather than backing one team outright however, delving into the goals market might be more attractive and the price of 37/40 (1.93) for both teams to score is worthy of some serious consideration.

The Red Bulls have scored in each of their last five home matches, and boast an in-form Thierry Henry who has three goals in his last four home games.

Meanwhile the Dynamo have netted in five of their last six away encounters, making both teams to score an excellent option.

For higher odds, try investing in over 3.5 goals at 29/10 (3.90) which seems a decent value bet, given both team's scoring record, and also comes under one of BetVictor's money back specials if there are four or more goals.

Both teams to score at 37/40 (1.93) with BetVictor
Over 3.5 goals at 29/10 (3.90) with BetVictor

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV presenter in Madrid