Football betting enthusiasts mourning the end of the Premier League season could turn their attention to matters across the pond in order to boost their betting balance.
Seattle Sounders face FC Dallas at the Qwest Field later this week, with both clubs vying for a play-off spot in this year’s MLS Cup.
Schellas Hyndman’s Hoops currently lie second in the Western Conference, but can keep the pressure on league leaders LA Galaxy with a win over Sigi Schmid’s Rave Green.
The Washington-based Sounders sit fourth in the standings, just one point adrift of their Pizza Hut Park rivals.
Perhaps more importantly, though, both clubs are within reach of the Colorado Rapids and a loss could mean play-off disaster should the Denver-based side triumph over New York.
Football betting fans can expect a close encounter between Seattle and Dallas as three of the last four matches between the clubs have ended in a draw.
Indeed, the only win for either side saw the Sounders hold out for a 2-1 victory last term.
Despite this, home advantage has been taken into account, meaning the hosts are favourites to earn victory and leapfrog the 2010 MLS Cup finalists in the league standings.
Odds of 6/5 can be had on a home win, while those predicting yet another stalemate could back the draw, which is priced at 43/20.
Dallas are given an outside chance and odds of 39/20 could prove attractive, given that the team is unbeaten in its last five matches, picking up three wins and two draws.
There is further betting action to be had on this MLS encounter, with bwin offering odds on how many goals will be scored in regular time.
Clashes between the two clubs are generally low-scoring affairs, with a 2-2 draw the only time in recent history that fans have seen more than three goals in a game.
With that said, the sensible money could go on a 17/25 bet on three goals or less during the game, while those expecting a break from form can back three or more goals at 21/20.
A £10 stake on an odd number of goals being scored in the match would return £19. New customers can register here to receive a £25 free bet.