MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI: DC United vs Chicago
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015By Ej Garr
MLS Odds: DC United plays host to the Chicago Fire at RFK Stadium, looking to set a franchise record of 20 straight home games without a loss. With their come from behind 2 - 1 win over Philadelphia this past weekend, United tied their home unbeaten record at 19. After a three-game road trip where United came away with only one point, they returned home only to find themselves down 1 - 0 in the first five minutes of the game. Sebastien La Toux took advantage of a defensive lapse for the second straight game by the United defense and finally scored his first goal of the season.
Chris Pontius added his second goal of 2015, tying the game at one in the first minute of added time in the first half, and Chris Rolfe secured the three points, converting an 85th minute penalty kick for United. DC United will play three of their next four games at home before embarking on a four-game road trip fromJune 24 to July 18.
The Chicago Fire is one of four teams in the Eastern Conference that has yet to have won a game away from home. In five games played away from Toyota Park, the Fire have three losses and two draws, and have been outscored 9 - 5.
Chicago took a nice 3 - 0 win this past weekend against Montreal at home, although they did have a man advantage after Marco Donadel was sent off in the 37th minute for the Impact. Chicago was up 1 - 0 at the time, and added a second goal from aJeffLarentowicz penalty kick just as the first half was coming to an end.
Nigerian StrikerKennedy Igboananike added a third goal in the 72nd minute and that was all she wrote.
This will be the first of three meetings between the clubs in 2015, as they will meet again onJune 24in Chicago, and again at RFK Stadium the weekend before the end of the regular season.
The injury news for both clubs has not changed since this past weekend's games, as Patrick Nyarko and Mike Magee will still be out for awhile for Chicago, recovering from significant surgeries last season. United's Fabian Espindola, Luis Silva, Nick DeLeon and Michael Farfan are not back practicing yet, so they will be absent again.
Last 10 MLS Meetings:
Chicago leads the recent series having 4 Wins, 2 Losses and 4 Draws in the last 10 MLS meetings.
1x2 3-Way Lines:
DC United +115
DC United -0.5 +115
Chicago +0.5 -135
Total O/U 2.5:
MLS Betting @ Diamond Sportsbook
Quick Analysis & Prediction
Well as we have noted, DC United is looking to set a franchise record with 20 straight home games without a loss, and the Chicago Fire have not won a game away from home this year. That would naturally give us the easy play of simply putting United on the board at +115 on the 3-Way line. If it were that easy, there would be nothing to analyze, and we could all just sit back and enjoy an easy home win for United.
Both teams will have big matches over the weekend as well, but this total is where we see some value. The -110 on the Over 2.5 seems like a better choice then essentially taking the easy route of DC at home.
We expect a 2 - 1 game at worst, with some tired legs from playing a lot of soccer recently. This will be United's third game in a week, and they will play a fourth in 11 days when they host Torontoon Saturday.
The play is the Over 2.5 at -110, expecting some goals to be scored at RFK.