New England have started to string a run of results together in recent weeks but it will take something special for the Revolution to compete for the MLS Cup later this year. With Bruce Arena’s side languishing down in ninth spot in the Eastern Conference standings, it would be fair to state that New England look set for another disappointing campaign.
However, it would be foolish to write the Revolution off completely. After a slow start to the 2019 season, New England have embarked on an eight-match unbeaten run, including high profile victories over LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo. With that in mind, the 1/2 available with Betway for New England to claim three points is worth considering.
At the other end of the spectrum, you have the Vancouver Whitecaps. The Canadian outfit have won just one of their previous 10 Major League Soccer outings and you won’t find too many punters keeping faith in the visitors here. Vancouver have won just one road game so far in 2019 and the omens point towards a Revolution success…
But sport can be funny at times and dismissing the Whitecaps would be unfair. They were thrashed 6-1 by Los Angeles FC in their previous road league game and most fans will be expecting a more defensive performance this time around. The 9/5 with 888sport for the Canadian side to win OR draw offers reasonable value for underdog backers.
Date: July 18, 2019
Momentum Well And Truly With New England
Despite their lowly position in the Eastern Conference ladder, the Revolution are now full of confidence and it would take a brave man to back against New England here. A run of draws has hindered their chance to climb the standings but the Revolution sit just six points behind Atlanta United in fourth spot and New England will fancy their chances of closing the gap.
13/8 for New England to score three or more goals is tempting but it may prove prudent to look at another bet ahead of this contest. William Hill customers can back the Revolution at 21/20 to lead at half-time and it may prove prudent to side with the hosts in this market. If New England make a fast start, things could get ugly for Vancouver.
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back For Whitecaps
Vancouver have failed to put together a run of form in 2019 and it would be fair to suggest that the Canadian side are one of Major League Soccer’s most inconsistent teams. Capable of giving anyone a contest on a going day, the Whitecaps tend to lose belief quickly and that leaves them open to a heavy defeat from time to time.
If Vancouver start well, they could be in business here. Despite New England’s resurgence in the last couple of months, the Revolution are far from perfect and the Whitecaps could take full advantage of a slight slump in performance. The 5/1 available with Betway for an away success isn’t the worst price in the world given their unpredictable nature.
The obvious pick here is for New England to emerge victorious. The Revolution are building momentum and another triumph in this contest will raise a few eyebrows across the league.
On paper, New England are the clear form choice and 1/2 for a home success is worth taking – though most may prefer the 21/20 with William Hill for New England to lead at half-time for extra value.
TIP: New England Revolution to lead at half-time (21/20 with William Hill)
CORRECT SCORE: New England Revolution 2-0 Vancouver Whitecaps (7/1 with Betway)