After some midweek action in the MLS and US Open Cup, MLS is back with some big games on the schedule this weekend.
The two conference leaders picked up a win during the week, and the Philadelphia Union and New York City slipped again, making it one of the most interesting weeks of the season. 2022.
We’ve rounded up our football betting tips for this weekend’s action.
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Game of the week
Montreal +290 to LA Galaxy -130
Montreal took a big step into the Eastern Conference on Thursday by beating the Seattle Sounders 2-1 in Seattle. He leaves the Canadian team at the top of the standings in what was his ninth victory of the season.
The LA Galaxy fell to sixth place after a loss to Minnesota United. Also, after losing to the Sacramento Republic in the US Open Cup last week, the Galaxy have won in their last four matches.
The Galaxy beat Austin 4-1 in what was arguably their best performance of the season just four games ago, but against Montreal they are big underdogs. However, Greg Vanney’s side can’t afford to drop any more points, and that makes this game a whole lot more interesting than the sportsbooks are making it out to be, and given Montreal’s form, they’re certainly worth a shot. be considered a bet this weekend.
Montreal defeats LA Galaxy 2-0 is +2000 with DraftKings.
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Best bet of the week
LAFC +100 at Vancouver Whitecaps +400
Los Angeles FC maintained their winning form during the week with another win over FC Dallas. LAFC has won five consecutive games in MLS.
He travels to Vancouver to face the Whitecaps this weekend and although Vancouver has been on the rise in recent weeks, he remains 11th in the Western Conference, 15 points behind LAFC.
The Whitecaps were tied with the New England Revolution at home last time out, and we don’t see how they can stop LAFC when they look so unstoppable at this stage of the season.
LAFC is +1200 to beat Vancouver with FanDuel.
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Last week’s team of the week
If you were voted the best team in the league last week despite being at the bottom of the general classification before the game, you must have done something very remarkable. Chicago Fire did that, beating Philadelphia 1-0 to move up to 33rd overall.
Chicago was not favored to win the game, and it was Federico Navarro who scored the only goal that secured the three points. Even better, the Fire saw 57% possession and had six more shots than the Union.
It was a huge result for head coach, Ezra Hendrickson, and with it he eased the pressure on Chicago ahead of another must-win game against the San Jose Earthquakes.
Chicago Fire is +1100 to beat SJ Earthquakes 1-0 this week with DraftKings.
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Player of the week last week
Brenner, FC Cincinnati
While the Fire grabbed headlines by beating MLS Cup hopefuls from the Philadelphia Union, Cincinnati star Brenner earned our Player of the Week in last week’s action.
Brenner scored a hat-trick in the thrilling 4-4 tie with NYCFC in his final game. What makes this more impressive is that Brenner previously scored just one goal all season, and with New York conceding just 13 times in 15 games before the game, the Brazilian is an easy pick. as the best player of the last week.
Brenner to score against the New England Revolution at any time is +320 with FanDuel.
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Hardest game to call
Philadelphia Union +200 at Columbus Crew +130
After losing first place in the Eastern Conference, the Union travels to Ohio where Columbus Crew awaits them. The Crew themselves desperately need the three points in this game to rekindle their playoff hopes, as they are currently ninth and three points out of playoff berths.
Philadelphia needs a good performance here after losing to Chicago. Plus, the Union are still tied on points with first-place Montreal, so a win could send them back to the top of the division.
Columbus’ last loss was against LAFC in May. The Crew have since had two wins and two draws. This makes this match difficult to cancel, and we expect another tie.
A tie in this game is +235 with DraftKings.
Here are some other bets worth checking out on this week’s schedule:
- Houston Dynamo to beat Charlotte 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0 is +275 at BetMGM.
- Real Salt Lake to score first against Minnesota United is +130 at PointsBet.
- Seattle Sounders to win 2-1 in Toronto is +950 at FanDuel.
- SJ Earthquakes beat Chicago and over 2.5 goals is +200 at DraftKings.
- New York City to beat Atlanta United at half time and full time is +130 at Caesars.
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- Philadelphia Union ↑
- Seattle Sounders ↑
- FC New York ↓
- Austin F.C. ↑
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This week’s schedule with Moneylines (All Times Eastern)
- Seattle Sounders (+140) at Toronto (+160), 7:30 p.m.
- Vancouver Whitecaps (+230) at LAFC (+100), 10 p.m.
- Atlanta United (+400) at New York (-180), 5 p.m.
- Philadelphia Union (+200) at Columbus Crew (+130), 7:30 p.m.
- Cincinnati (+430) at New England Revolution (-200), 7:30 p.m.
- New York Red Bulls (+150) at Sporting Kansas City (+155), 8 p.m.
- Real Salt Lake (+210) at Minnesota United (+105), 8 p.m.
- Portland Timbers (+330) at Nashville (-140), 8:30 p.m.
- Charlotte (+240) at Houston Dynamo (+100), 8:30 p.m.
- Chicago Fire (+100) to San Jose Earthquakes (+230), 9 p.m.
- DC United (+250) at Orlando City (+110), 7 p.m.
- Inter Miami (+440) at FC Dallas (-185), 9 p.m.
- Austin (+320) at Colorado Rapids (-140), 9 p.m.
- Montreal (+290) at LA Galaxy (-135), 10:30 p.m.
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