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Second take on third in the Eastern Conference in the MLS with both sides still in the hunt for top spot and our tipster backing a tight game

Sporting KC travel to Houston Dynamo this week with only three fixtures left in the MLS regular season. New York Red Bulls lead the way in the Eastern Conference, with Sporting KC hot on their heals, two points behind them having played a game less.

Houston realistically have to win this match if they are to finish on top, as they trail league leaders New York Red Bulls by six points, but do also have a game in hand.

Dynamo come into this match unbeaten in their last five matches. Dominic Kinnear's side won a crunch match against fourth-placed Montreal Impact at the weekend, with a Ricardo Clark goal enough to give them the three points.

The side that is part owned by Oscar De La Hoya finished fifth in last year's Eastern Conference, and runners-up in the play-offs. Bet365 price them at 6/5 (2.20) to take all three points.

Sporting KC have hit a shaky patch of form as we enter the business end of the season. Peter Vermes' side have won two, lost one and drawn one of their last four matches, which has seen them slip just behind New York. Despite sitting in second position, the Wizards do have their destiny in their own hands.

KC topped the Eastern Conference last season, but failed to impress in the play-offs, being knocked out in the quarterpfinals. Bet365 price the Wizards at 21/10 (3.10) to win the match and go top. The same firm price the draw at 5/2 (3.50).

With an outright result tough to call, it's worth looking at the goals market to find a bet that stands out. With so much at stake in this match, expect it to be a tight contest, with both sides eager not to lose.

With this in mind, the under 2.5 goals bet at 7/10 (1.70) is certainly worth backing with bet365. This selection would have paid out in three of each sides last four matches.

Under 2.5 goals for a 1pt stake at 7/10 (1.70) with bet365

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