The hosts are in excellent form while their opponents have been struggling badly in front of goal, meaning we are backing a win to nil for the Texans

FC Dallas look to continue their strong run in recent weeks which has lifted them to second in the Western Conference when they welcome Eastern Conference strugglers DC United to Texas.

Indeed, five wins, three draws and just a solitary defeat at home all season make Dallas one of MLS’ strongest sides in their own stadium, with their last two league games at the Toyota Stadium seeing them score nine goals.

Paddy Power offer another home win at just 4/11 (1.36) and that price is understandable not only given their own form, but only considering that of their opponents.

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The side from the capital have lost seven of their last ten MLS matches during which time they have only managed to score three goals, meaning they are clear outsiders at 15/2 (8.50) for the game at Dallas, while the draw can be backed at 7/2 (4.50).

A home win seems the only logical selection therefore and the price of 13/10 (2.30) for Dallas to win to nil looks extremely tempting. DC United are the lowest scorers in the whole of MLS with the side managing a paltry 12 goals in 18 matches and against a strong and in-form FC Dallas outfit, that disappointing record looks unlikely to change.

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Another option could be backing the hosts to win with a -1 handicap at 11/10 (2.10) with this bet proving profitable in three of Dallas’ last four home matches in all competitions, while investing in the Texans to get among the goals could also be an intelligent selection.

FC Dallas have scored over 1.5 goals in 11 of their last 15 home matches in all competitions, with a repeat offered at 4/9 (1.44) while they can be backed at a more appealing price of 6/4 (2.50) to score three or more. 

FC Dallas to win to nil at 13/10 (2.30) for a 2pt stake with Paddy Power