MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI: Dallas vs New England
Friday, July 3rd, 2015By Ej Garr
MLS Odds: The New England Revolution is simply going through one of the toughest stretches of the season, having only one win over their last 10 MLS outings. They have, however, managed to keep grasp of second place in the Eastern Conference standings, although three teams sit only a point behind them entering the weekend.
Darris Barnes and Jermain Jones remain out of the lineup, and Andrew Farrell will join them this weekend after being handed a red card in the outing against Vancouver this past weekend. The loss snapped a 17-game streak at home without a loss, although that does not include the U.S Open Cup loss to Charlotte of the USL on June 17 at Gillette Stadium. Of course, Revolution head man Jay Heaps is hoping his club can recapture the magical late season run of 2014 that saw a surge of results propelling the team all the way to the MLS Cup final against Los Angeles.
The Revs will have four games on the schedule in June, and will play three of those games away from Gillette Stadium. They will renew their rivalry with the New York Red Bulls next weekend, and will face the other New York club at home onJuly 18, while finishing out the month with a trip to Chicago to face the Fire onJuly 25.
The Revs only win in their last 11 overall games in all competitions came against the Chicago Fire on June 13.
In the loss to Vancouver last weekend, we mentioned that Andrew Farrell picked up a red card after committing his second offense in just 10 minutes, as he was carded in the 20th minute and again in the 29th minute, leaving the Revolution down a man for over an hour of play. The Revs were already down 1 - 0 after a Christan Techera goal in the 18th minute, and Octavio Rivero converted the penalty kick to make it 2 - 0 on the heels of Farrell's sending off, after committing the foul in the box. The Revs did find a late goal from Teal Bunbury, and actually outplayed the Caps in the second half, despite playing the entire 45 minutes 10 vs 11.
Dallas enters the weekend on the heels of a massive beat down at the hands of Sporting KC in the U.S Open Cup this pastWednesday. Dom Dwyer almost single handedly knocked the Texas club out of the competition, scoring four goals in a 6 - 2 shelling of Dallas at Sporting Park.
Dallas does have a favorable July schedule and will play three of the four games on the docket at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX. They will head to the Citrus Bowl to take on Orlando City next weekend, and return home for two games against DC United and Portland.
Dallas has enjoyed home cookin' so far this campaign, with only one loss against them in their eight home games played thus far. Since their 4 - 0 home loss to Colorado onApril 10, Dallas has taken 10 of a possible 12 points in front of their fans, with three wins and a draw, which sees them currently holding the final playoff position in the Western Conference standings.
Last 10 MLS Meetings:
Dallas leads the recent series with 5 Wins, 3 Losses and 2 Draws in the last 10 MLS meetings.
1x2 3-Way Lines:
Dallas -0.5 +100
NE +0.5 -120
Total O/U 2.5:
MLS Betting @ Diamond Sportsbook
Quick Analysis & Prediction
The last five meetings between the two teams has seen every Under come in, and we expect all of that to turn around this weekend at Toyota Stadium. The Dallas defense has major questions, as evident from the nightmare result in the Open Cup in which they let six goals find their net just a couple of days ago, and the Revs defense has not exactly played much better of late.
The weather in Dallas is calling for upwards of 100 degreeson Saturday, which could make it tough to keep up a fast pace to the game. As soon as they get used to it, the second half should open up nicely, and these two will likely be going back and forth, despite the heat.
You guessed it. The total is the direction we are headed here, and the Over 2.5 at a reasonable -115 is the play we will be suggesting in this match.
The heat is a good thing when you can loosen up in just a few minutes, and New England shouldn't be too bothered by the heat since the northeast is no stranger to 90+ degree days, with even more humidity adding to it. So, there is no reason to expect less than three goals between these two.
Play the Over, and expect it to come in the second half after the two go to the locker room tied at 1 - 1. That third goal will come in our opinion, and the window will be open when we walk up to it with a winning ticket in hand.