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Major League Soccer’s top team will try to extend their unbeaten streak to eight games if the Revolution in New England host DC United on Wednesday at Gillette Stadium.
New England needed a late penalty on Saturday that outlasted Toronto 2-1, while DC ended their five-game run without loss on Sunday, losing 2-2 to Nashville SC.
Prediction for this match
The race for first place in the Eastern Conference has turned into a one-sided affair lately as the Revsbegin to pull back and currently hold a 12-point cushion at the top of the table.
Week after week, Bruce Arena saw his team get the job done, winning four of their last five competitions, all with a single goal, including the 83rd-minute winner last weekend.
Critics have doubted this team all season long that it can claim their first place and that seems to have kindled a fire within them to prove those critics were wrong.
Everything has been going right for the Revslately, they have a striker in good shape, they are not conceding as many goals as before, and they are among the best playmaking teams in the MLS, leading the league with assists 39
With six wins in their last seven games, the only bad thing for this team right now is the fact that they have 14 more games to play in the regular season and a lot can happen between then and now.
The Revolution was a quick starter all year round, leading the league with 20 goals in the first half, while remaining undefeated in scoring the first goal of the season (11-0-2) and still in the lead at half time have not lost eight wins and one draw.
They got the start they wanted, scoring three minutes into the game on Sunday, but the Black-Reds couldn’t contain the strong attacking game from Nashville, who stormed back with three goals in the first half and another two in the last 10 minutes for a good measure and gave DC their worst defeat since the second game of the year, when they lost 4-1 to the San Jose Earthquakes.
In 2021 Hernan Losada has seen his team score a fair share of goals, scoring multiple times in seven games this year 2019.
After 19 games, the black-reds are still on a playoff spot, currently in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, but there is little room for error, as they are currently only three points separate from the ninth Columbus crew.
For most of 2021, DC had struggled on the street, losing six times and failing to score three times, including their last visit to the greater Boston area where they could only get one shot on target.
DC may be above the playoff line after 19 games, but if they want to stay in the top 7 and potentially make a strong run in the postseason they need to start scoring some points against the stronger teams in this league.
They have only won two of their nine games against teams currently in a playoff position and they hope to do so with two of their next three games against teams in the top 5 of their conference (New England and Philadelphia).
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Advances midfielder Carles Gil missed his third straight game with a muscle injury while last weekend Luis Caicedo stays away with a lower body injury.
Gustavo Bou increased his goals to 12, with his second game-winning goal last weekend, leaving him behind Raul Ruidiaz, while Saturday was a special night for the Revsmidfielder Tajon Buchanan, who played his first game in his home province of Ontario and scored the opening goal.
goalkeeper Matt Turner took his ninth career win of the season at the weekend, a new MLS career high for him, DeJuan Jones scored a fourth career-high assist in the opening goal against TFC and Andrew Farrell made his 259th appearance for the franchise as it only takes two more to break the all-time club record.
The black and red ones are missing Brendan Hines-Ike with a hip injury, Adrien Perez is care a foot problem, Russell Canouse has an ankle problem, Nigel Robertha is on the way with a groin strain, Bill Hamida remains sidelined with a hamstring problem, Donovan pines suffers from a foot injury and Edison Flores came on as a substitute for Nashville in the second half after sustaining a hamstring injury.
Ola Kamara scored his eleventh goal of the season on Sunday, Ramon Abila made his DC United debut and was substituted on Frederic Brillant scored his first goal of the year in defeat and his fifth as a member of the Black-Reds.
Julian Gressel made his fifth assist of the season on the first goal as he now has two in his two previous appearances.
New England Revolution possible starting line-up:
Gymnast; Jones, Kessler, Farrell, DeLaGarza; Bunbury, Caldwell, Polster, Buchanan; Bou, Buksa
DC United possible starting line-up:
Kempin; Alfaro, Brilliant, Mora; Reyna, Moreno, Gressel, Flores; Paredes, Kamara, Yow
Probability: New England Revolution 3-2 DC United
New England have had a lot of close games this year and they usually seem to be ahead, they have won 11 of their 13 games by one goal this season and they haven’t lost to the Black and Reds at home since 2012 .
Best betting tip for this match
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