MLS Soccer Betting at BetDSI: DC United vs Houston
Saturday, October 11th, 2014By Ej Garr
MLS Odds: Houston currently sits on the outside of the playoff chase, with 3 matches left in the regular season. Columbus holds the 5th spot at 43 points, while Houston sits with 39 and has back-to-back home games in 4 days vs the #1 and #2 teams in the Eastern Conference. They have definitely used home field to their advantage, not losing in 7 matches sinceJune 6(does not include cup matches or friendlies).
DC United holds the top spot in the East with 52 points, 4 points clear of second place New England, and brings one of the stingiest defenses in all of MLS with them.
In 20 MLS matches these two have played in Houston, DC United has 1 win here, and it was the first ever meeting they had on June 2, 1998.
All-time MLS Meetings: (40)
Houston Leads Series 20W - 11L - 9D
1x2 3-Way Lines:
DC United +240
Houston -0.5 -105
DC United +0.5 -120
Total O/U 2.5:
Quick Analysis & Prediction
That is actually a pretty obnoxious stat to see how Houston has continually dominated United in Texas, and undoubtedly this is an early playoff game scenario.
Both need the points, as DC has as much to lose as Houston does with New England and Kansas City breathing down their necks. So it is an important match no matter how you look at it. I love when people say this is a must-win situation. Who prepares for anything less in week 3, week 12, week 24 or 32?
Taking advantage of the Handicap here and playing DC United +0.5 at -120. Why? They win, I win! They draw, I win! If it is 0 - 0 and DC settles for a draw of any nature, guess what? Ticket cashed!
I will take the first place team with arguably the best defense in the land that has been playing well all year over a team that is now seeming to must win to stay alive in the hunt.