Having won just one of their last ten games, Houston Dynamo will be hoping for much better against MLS rivals Colorado Rapids.
The sides meet at Colorado’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Sunday (July 3rd) and Dynamo boss Dominic Kinnear will be hoping to get back to winning ways to put pressure on Philadelphia Union for the top spot in the division.
However, the home side, who sit fifth in the Western Conference, are coming off the back of two straight defeats, although these did follow an eight-game unbeaten run.
Football betting fans wishing to back evens favourites Rapids to emerge victorious could walk away with £50 if they place their free £25 bet on them and the west coast side prevail.
Meanwhile, those who use their free wager on Houston Dynamo stand to take home £87.50 if the visitors triumph.
Dynamo welcome back striker Brian Ching, who will make only his second start since the beginning of April after scoring a late equaliser in his comeback match against DC United.
Rapids will have to do without influential forward Conor Casey, who was sent off in the recent 4-1 defeat to Columbus Crew after grabbing his side’s only goal.
“Everybody sees the mistakes that we make and, like I said, you’re going to get punished for those mistakes and we did tonight,” Rapids defender Drew Moor said after the club’s heavy defeat.
“You want to put it behind you but you also want it to teach you a lesson. I think by the time it went 3-1, you’re asking yourself a lot of questions, and 4-1 was a little bit of a dagger.”
There could be decent money to be made on correctly predicting the scoreline between the Dynamo and the Rapids.
Accurately backing a 1-0 win for the visitors comes with odds of 9/1, while a 3-2 home victory would return a massive £775 for those using bwin.com’s free £25 wager.