Will Dallas Get Back to Winning Ways?
Dallas was not at the races in their last MLS game, as Nico Estevez’s troops crashed to a humbling 4-0 reverse to Nashville at Geodis Park. That ended a three-game undefeated run for the Burn.
Dallas has been tough to beat at Toyota Stadium all season and is looking for a fourth straight home win. The home team may be the favorites, but Real Salt Lake, four points behind with two games in hand, will not be an easy nut to crack. Check out the latest soccer lines and bet online at BetUS.
Home Advantage Key for Dallas?
Dallas is flying high in the Western Conference table’s third spot. Los Angeles is well clear and on their way to the title, but the Burn will be eyeing up FC Austin, who are currently just six points ahead in second.
Dallas has been hard to topple on their own patch this season, with just Minnesota United, Vancouver Whitecaps, and New York City leaving Toyota Stadium with all three points. Estevez’s men have picked up an impressive eight wins on home turf, with just LAFC and Philadelphia accruing more.
Last weekend’s heavy reverse in Nashville was a real setback for the club. They had taken seven points from a possible nine beforehand, but the Texas outfit failed to turn up in Tennessee and was easily beaten. Still, can they strike back from the 4-0 loss with a home win this weekend?
Can Real Salt Lake Build on Seattle Success?
Pablo Mastroeni’s Real Salt Lake is well and truly in the mix for the playoffs. RSL sit pretty in fifth place in the Western Conference table, collecting 38 points from 26 games. They have won 10, lost eight, and drawn eight.
RSL has gone off the boil somewhat in recent months, picking up just three victories since winning three on the bounce in May. They have also suffered four defeats in their past nine MLS matches.
After being hammered at home by LAFC, Salt Lake responded with four points from two games. In their last away fixture, goals from Sergio Cordova and Andrew Brody gave them a 2-1 win at Seattle Sounders. Can they make it back-to-back away wins with three points this weekend?
FC Dallas vs Real Salt Lake Head-to-Head
When Dallas and Real Salt Lake clashed in Utah last month, the Burn left with a 1-0 win. RSL had more of the ball and created numerous chances, but Jesus Ferreira’s first-half effort proved to be the game’s only goal.
Last term, RSL were unbeaten in the three meetings, winning two and drawing one. They nicked a 2-1 win when the duo last squared off at Toyota Stadium.
FC Dallas vs Real Salt Lake Game Information
- Game: FC Dallas vs. Real Salt Lake
- Location: Toyota Stadium, Dallas
- Day/Time: Saturday, Aug 27, 9 p.m. ET
- FC Dallas vs. Real Salt Lake Live stream: fubo.tv
FC Dallas vs Real Salt Lake Betting Lines
FC Dallas vs Real Salt Lake Prediction
Both Dallas and Real Salt Lake are gunning for a play-off place this season. The pair are in a good position now, but things can change quickly in soccer. Saturday’s fixture in Frisco is massive for both sides, but who will come out on top at Toyota Stadium?
Dallas has a good home record in MLS this season. In fact, at the time of writing, only two teams have taken more home points (LAFC & Philadelphia). This could be close, but the home side should edge it. When making your weekend MLS soccer picks, put Dallas on your list as home winners, available on BetUS’ sportsbook at -110.