FC Dallas vs New England RevolutionMLS, KO: 02:00 Jun 28, 2021, Frisco Stadium
New England Revolution will be looking to consolidate their lead in the East as they travel to Frisco Stadium for a cross conference clash against struggling FC Dallas. The Revs are on a five-match winning run and should ease past the Western Conference bottom side.
Dallas suffered a 2-0 defeat against Los Angeles in their previous MLS fixture. It was another poor performance from the Texas based club as they struggled to create chances, finishing with just a single attempt on target.
It has been a poor campaign for Dallas who have claimed just one win all season. They have spent much of the year rooted to the bottom of the Western Conference and head into Monday’s clash winless in their last six matches.
Lucho Gonzalez's team has been vulnerable at the back all year, keeping just one clean sheet this season. Those defensive problems appear to have gotten worse in recent weeks with eight goals conceded in their last five matches.
New England Revolution are coming off a 3-2 victory over New York Red Bulls last time out in the MLS. They raced to a three-goal lead through Tajon Buchanan, DeJuan Jones and Gustavo Bou and were able to hold on despite conceding twice in the second half.
New England Revolution have been the best team in the Eastern Conference this season and hold a five-point lead at the top of the standings. They have suffered just one defeat all season and travel to Frisco Stadium off the back of five straight wins.
The one blemish in an otherwise stellar campaign for manager Bruce Arena is his team’s shaky defence. They have kept just one clean sheet in their last four matches, conceding four goals in the last two.
How the bookies view it
Both teams have had contrasting fortunes this season and I am backing New England Revolution to claim a sixth consecutive victory.
Head to head
New England Revolution have a 24-19 advantage with five draws from 48 previous matches against FC Dallas. The last meeting between both teams was a 1-1 draw back in 2019.
Players to watch
Ricardo Pepi will be the one tasked with leading the line for Dallas as they look to take advantage of New England’s leaky backline. The forward is priced at 11/4 by bet365 in the anytime goalscorer market.
Adam Buska and Gustavo Bou will be the ones to watch for New England having scored four goals each this season. Bou is priced at 21/10 by Paddy Power to score anytime while bet365 has Buska at 7/5 in the same market.
Anything else catch the eye?
New England Revolution saw over 4.5 goals in their last fixture and a similar outcome is priced at 9/2 by bet365. Over 3.5 goals is valued at 15/8 with betfair while William Hill has over 2.5 goals at odds of 8/11.
New England could be backed to score in both halves at 13/5 by William Hill while both teams are also likely to score in the second half at 15/8 with Paddy Power.
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