Seattle Sounders have recovered from a run of defeats in April that left them towards the foot of the MLS Western Conference standings, and have now won four from six.
Those early-season struggles were attributable to the exertions of a CONCACAF Champions League campaign and a string of injuries, but with both behind them, they once again look in shape for a serious playoff push.
While Sporting Kansas earned a win in Nashville last time out, they are still struggling with the absence of their star players Alan Pulido and Gadi Kinda, and have the third-worst offensive record in MLS. They will surely struggle to unpick the resolute Seattle defense and a home win looks a solid bet.
There's some typically competitive racing at Newmarket on Saturday, including this small-field Listed event over twelve furlongs on the July Course.
Rebel's Romance flopped in his last two appearances in Dubai, and doesn't offer much value, and although Kemari, from the same stable, is likely to be competitive, having needed the run at York last time, I'm going for Universal Order here.
A small field contest over this sort of trip and going is exactly what he needs and having won this race back in 2020, can claim it again.
Victories over New England and Houston under interim coach Chad Ashton suggested that DC United may be on an upward curve, but since then they've slumped to three defeats in four, including an embarrassing loss to Chicago Fire.
A total of eight defeats in 14 games is the worst record in MLS and although they have shown glimpses of attacking threat, they remain a fragile team.
That vulnerability is in stark contrast to Saturday's opponents. Nashville's resilience and ferocious defensive capabilities make them extremely difficult to play against, while they've also found a way to win four games on the road this season. This may not be a thriller, but I think Nashville can grind out a win in DC.
Total Odds for this ACCA: 20/1. Remember, multiple prices are based on our Sportsbook product, so any winnings are exempt from commission.