MLS Soccer: DC United vs. FC Dallas Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/18/15
FC Dallas (9-5-5) vs. DC United (10-6-5)
MLS Soccer: Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Toyota Stadium)
The Line: DC United +408 / Dallas -128 -- Over/Under: 2.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MLS LIVE, CSN-Washington, TXA-21
DC United and FC Dallas square off Saturday night at the Toyota Stadium.
DC United look to keep rolling after getting points in three of their last four matches. DC United is a defensive team that’s allowed 18 goals in 21 matches and pitched six shutouts. Bill Hamid has produced 59 saves and has allowed just one goal in his last three starts. Offensively, DC United has scored 23 goals overall and just one goal in its last three games. Chris Rolfe leads DC United with six goals, Fabian Espindola has five assists and Chris Pontius has 25 shot attempts. DC United has lost three of its last five MLS road matches, which includes a 1-3-1 record during that span overall.
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FC Dallas looks to remain red hot after winning its last three straight matches. FC Dallas has scored 26 goals in 19 matches and seven of those goals in its last three matches. Fabian Castillo leads Dallas with seven goals, Mauro Diaz has six assists and Blas Perez has 22 shot attempts. Defensively, FC Dallas has pitched eight shutouts and allowed two or more goals in six matches. Dan Kennedy has come away with 21 saves and hasn’t allowed a goal in his last three starts. FC Dallas has won four of its last five MLS home matches, which includes a 4-0-1 record during that span.
DC United has won two of the last three matches against DC United and is 2-1-2 in the last five meetings overall. FC Dallas scored just four goals in its last five matches against DC United.
FC Dallas has been able to find recent success despite missing some of its top players due to the Gold Cup. When you add the fact they’re at home, this match favors Dallas to remain on fire. Bet the home team.