DC United vs New England Betting Tip Over 2.5 goals – 18 July 2020

Entertaining game in store between DC and Revolution

MLS Betting Tips

United StatesDC United vs New EnglandUnited States
18 July 0100hrs
Football – USA – MLS
Pick Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 4/6 odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 17 July

New England got off to a winning start in the MLS is Back and can clinch qualification if they get the better of a DC United team who drew their opening game.

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DC United Preview – Can DC find their first win to improve chances of progressing?

Brad Olsen is in his 10th season in charge of DC United and is the second longest-serving coach in the MLS. The continuity at the club has been remarkable and they will be hoping that is an advantage in this truncated season. United got off to a decent enough start in this competition when drawing 2-2 with current MLS Cup champions Toronto. The point will feel even sweeter by the fact DC came back from two goals down to earn the point, scoring both their goals in the closing stages.

DC know that they will have to win at least one of their two remaining games of the group stage in order to get through with Montreal to come next week.


Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 10 July)


Following Wayne Rooney’s departure at the end of the 2019 season there’s no doubt that DC United are in something of a transition period. Rooney’s influence on the team was significant in the time he was there – both on an individual level and raising the team’s standards.

The experienced Federico Higuain has arrived at the club from Columbus Crew and he got his first goal in DC United colours in that draw against Toronto. Edison Flores will also be taking on some of the load left by Rooney as one of the club’s designated players.

New England Preview – Will Revolution build on the win over Montreal and qualify with a game to spare?

The Revolution got off to a perfect start in the tournament when beating Montreal Impact 1-0 a week ago. A goal early in the second half from Gustavo Bou was enough to give them the three points and put them in a commanding position to reach the knockout stage. Bruce Arena will be delighted with that start as he looks to develop this team in to what he hopes will lead to a fourth MLS Cup – the previous three won with LA Galaxy.

Those sort of objectives are a long way off for New England just now though, and it’s all about making it through to the next stage of this competition.

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Arena would have been relieved to get that first win of the campaign having taken just a point from their first two MLS games back in February and March. It was some revenge for losing to Impact on the opening weekend before a 1-1 draw against Chicago Fire.

New England sneaked into the playoffs last season before being eliminated at the first stage in a narrow defeat to Atlanta United. It’s expected they will be a lot better this time around  with some emerging talent backed up by experienced quality.

DC United vs New England Betting Advice

A win for New England and they know they’ll be in the next stage. A victory for DC United would set this group up perfectly for the final group matches next week. The meetings between the two teams last year ended in draws so it’s likely this game will be very close with little between them.


Key Facts – DC United vs New England Betting Tip

  • It was an entertaining 2-2 draw for DC United in their opening game against Toronto
  • New England were 1-0 victors against Montreal Impact last Friday
  • The team’s met twice last season, both games ending in draws


In five of the last seven meetings between DC United and New England there have been over 2.5 goals. So it’s a fixture which does provide entertainment. All three of DC United’s competitive games this season have also went over that mark. They know they can’t afford to lose this one if they are to finish in the top two. It makes over 2.5 goals look very appealing.


The best betting odds for DC United vs New England

DC United to win: 12/5 Betvictor
Draw: 29/10 at Betvictor
New England to win: 11/10 at Betvictor