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New England Revolution v DC United

Two teams on opposite sides of the Eastern Conference table faceoff when second place DC United (7-3-4) visit the 11th place New England Revolution (3-3-8).

New England Revolution

It’s been a significantly slow start to the MLS season for the New England Revolution, who find themselves with just 12 points after 14 matches this season. The defense in New England has been practically non-existent for the Revolution, who have conceded an MLS-high 31 goals so far. The Revolution have given up 19 of those goals in their last six games, indicating exactly what needs to be improved upon if this New England team is going to compete in the Eastern Conference. Going forward, the Revolution are not as hopeless as they’ve proven to be at the back. Leading scorer Carles Gil has proved a consistent threat in his first season in New England. The former Premier League and La Liga striker has scored four goals in 14 matches, and looks to be set to score more as he adjusts to the style and play of the MLS.

New England has been in poor form prior to their matchup with DC United. The Revolution have just one win in their last six matches, going 1-2-3 during this span. New England will want to improve on their sluggish home form on Saturday. So far, the Revolution have went 3-0-4 in seven games away from home, going 3-0-2 in their last five home games in the MLS.

New England Revolution MLS Form

DateFixtureFTHT
2019.05.18 Montreal Impact
New England Revolution
0
0
0
0
2019.05.11 New England Revolution
San Jose Earthquakes
3
1
2
0
2019.05.08 Chicago Fire
New England Revolution
5
0
2
0
2019.05.04 Philadelphia Union
New England Revolution
6
1
1
1
2019.04.27 Sporting Kansas City
New England Revolution
4
4
1
3
2019.04.24 New England Revolution
Montreal Impact
0
3
0
0
2019.04.20 New England Revolution
New York Red Bulls
1
0
0
0
2019.04.13 New England Revolution
Atlanta Utd
0
2
0
1
2019.04.06 Columbus Crew
New England Revolution
1
0
1
0
2019.03.30 New England Revolution
Minnesota Utd
2
1
1
1
2019.03.24 New England Revolution
FC Cincinnati
0
2
0
1
2019.03.17 Toronto FC
New England Revolution
3
2
2
1
2019.03.09 New England Revolution
Columbus Crew
0
2
0
1
2019.03.02 FC Dallas
New England Revolution
1
1
1
0

DC United

In Wayne Rooney’s second season with the club, DC United has began to establish themselves as one of the teams to beat in the Eastern Conference. Rooney has scored seven goals himself this season, the most of any DC United player, and third-most in the entire MLS. Rooney has done it all for DC United, as he also has the most assists on the team (3). Early season games have confirmed that much of United’s success this season will revolve around Rooney. DC United has lost just one game this season when Rooney has either scored or assisted, making his production a direct indicator of DC United’s success. Look for Rooney to have another productive game on the road this Saturday, putting his side in a strong position to get a result in New England.

DC United are in decent form ahead of the match against New England. United is winless in their last two matches, but they have a 3-1-2 record in their last six. Saturday’s match at New England will be the eighth away match for DC United so far this season. United has collected 11 points with a 3-2-2 record away from home. In their last five away matches, DC United has a 2-1-2 record.

DC United MLS Form

DateFixtureFTHT
2019.05.18 Houston Dynamo
DC United
2
1
0
0
2019.05.15 Toronto FC
DC United
0
0
0
0
2019.05.12 DC United
Sporting Kansas City
1
0
0
0
2019.05.04 DC United
Columbus Crew
3
1
2
0
2019.04.28 Minnesota Utd
DC United
1
0
0
0
2019.04.24 Columbus Crew
DC United
0
1
0
1
2019.04.21 DC United
New York City FC
0
2
0
1
2019.04.13 Colorado Rapids
DC United
2
3
1
3
2019.04.09 DC United
Montreal Impact
0
0
0
0
2019.04.06 DC United
Los Angeles FC
0
4
0
3
2019.03.31 Orlando City
DC United
1
2
0
2
2019.03.16 DC United
Real Salt Lake
5
0
2
0
2019.03.10 New York City FC
DC United
0
0
0
0
2019.03.03 DC United
Atlanta Utd
2
0
1
0

The Odds

Here are how the odds to win the match look from the bookies ahead of the game.

New England Revolution to win @ 2.20 (6/5) with Sportingbet.
DC United to win @ 3.30 (23/10) with Unibet.
Draw @ 3.60 (13/5) with William Hill.

Odds taken at 10:00 GMT 25/05/2019

Key Points

  • DC United has scored first in five of their last seven matches against New England
  • There have been more than 2.5 goals scored in six of the last seven matches involving the New England Revolution
  • DC United is winless in their last three matches

Our Verdict and Best Bets

DC United have a chance to go to the top of the Eastern Conference standings with a win this Saturday in New England against the Revolution. Bettors should be watering at the mouth when they see the 2.5 OVER/UNDER line given by most sportsbooks. This New England defense has already given up the most goals in the MLS, and they are expected to give up a few more against an experienced DC United front line. The OVER is the bet to make in this one, as there are goals to be scored in this Eastern Conference matchup in the MLS on Saturday.

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