The Daily Acca: Rooney to fire DC United into the last eight

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Wayne Rooney has eight goals in his last seven appearances
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There's an EFL Cup tie before two games in the MLS for Paul Robinson tonight and he's backing Wayne Rooney's DC United for success. Here are his selections:

- Back Man City & BTTS @ 13/10
- Back DC United @ 6/5
- Back Under 2.5 Goals in Los Angeles FC v Real Salt Lake @ 13/8

The Acca pays approximately 12/1

Expect Fulham to get on the scoresheet

Bet 1: Back Man City & BTTS @ 13/10 - KO 19:45 GMT

The hosts are a very short price to win this match and rightly so. Of course they won't be fielding their strongest XI, but all that means is that the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Leroy Sane and Phil Foden will be playing.

Given their poor start to the campaign and a big game at Huddersfield coming up on Monday, I very much doubt that Fulham will be playing all of their first team regulars either.

The Cottagers are an attacking team under Slaviša Jokanović, so I can definitely see them getting on the scoresheet at the Etihad, but City could easily rack up three or four.

Rooney to continue to make the headlines

Bet 2: Back DC United @ 6/5 - KO 00:30 GMT (Fri)

It's Play-off season in the MLS and I'm confident that DC United will make home advantage pay and book their place in the quarter-finals.

Plenty has been made of DC United's improvement since Wayne Rooney joined the club, and while he has been fantastic, it's worth noting that before his arrival, they had played fewer games than their rivals and most of them had been away from home.

Ben Olsen's men have played eight of their last nine matches in front of their own fans, and they have won their last five.

Columbus Crew finished level on points with DC United in the regular season, but an inferior goal difference sees them having to play away from home.

They have gone six without a win on the road - four defeats and two draws - and they scored just 11 goals in 17 away games this year.

Caution at the Banc of California Stadium

Bet 3: Back Under 2.5 Goals in Los Angeles FC v Real Salt Lake @ 13/8 - KO 02:30 GMT (Fri)

The MLS is usually associated with goals - and rightly so - but all that means is that we are getting a great price tonight for under 2.5.

Tensions will be high as a defeat means it's season over for one of these two clubs and I'm not expecting a gung-ho affair from the outset.

The hosts two most recent home games did have at least three goals, but prior to that they had five on the bounce see this selection land.

The visitors meanwhile finished the season with four of their last seven away from home having two goals or fewer, and they recently fired blanks at Atlanta and Portland.

A final point is that when they last met on this ground in August, the score was 2-0 to LA.

Daily Acca 2018/19 P/L

Wagered: 124pts
Returned: 91.50pts
P/L: -32.50pts

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