D.C. United vs New England Revolution Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and prediction

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Jose L. Argueta
Our tipster is backing an open, entertaining contest with goals scored at both ends when Bruce Arena's side travel to take on Ben Olsen's charges

D.C. United are targeting a return to winning ways when they face New England Revolution on Friday night.

Ben Olsen's men have won just one of their last eight matches in this competition. New England are unbeaten in seven MLS outings and are sure to represent a tough test for the hosts.

Latest odds

Nevertheless, D.C. United remain as 10/11 (1.91) favourites with William Hill to come out on top on this occasion.

Bruce Arena's side are available at 27/10 (3.80) to win for a fourth time in five MLS matches when they visit Audi Field. William Hill offer 13/5 (3.60) that these two teams settle for a share of the spoils on Friday night.

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Team news

Despite United's disappointing dip, Wayne Rooney has impressed in recent weeks. The former England captain has scored six goals in his last nine matches and is expected to spearhead the home side's attack here.

With five goals in his last six games, in-form Teal Bunbury could pose a real threat for the visitors. Carles Gil has also proven to be a shrewd signing for New England so far this season and is one to watch for Arena's charges in the US capital.

Preview

There have been goals at both ends at the end of 90 minutes in six of New England's last seven matches in all competitions and William Hill offer 4/7 (1.57) that the trend continues in this clash.

The same firm go 8/11 (1.73) that there are at least three goals in the game; remarkably, there have been 26 goals scored in New England's last six MLS matches on the road.

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Goals, then, could well flow when these rivals lock horns. Indeed, William Hill offer 13/8 (2.63) that there are at least four goals in the game.

Prediction

United have managed just two clean sheets at the end of 90 minutes in their last 10 outings. That defensive frailty could be exposed by a New England side full of confidence after a string of impressive recent results and performances.

Olsen's outfit, though, can call upon some genuine quality in the final third. The hosts will be desperate to return to winning ways as they target top spot in the Eastern Conference.

As such, value could lie in backing at least three goals to be scored - with both teams finding the net. The selection is available at 19/20 (1.95) with William Hill ahead of Friday's action.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Over 2.5 goals and both teams to score at 19/20 (1.95) for a 1pt stake with William Hill

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