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MLS Weekend Betting Lines & Games Preview

MLS Weekend Betting Lines & Games Preview
It is already Matchday 9 of the 2016 Major League Soccer season and both the Eastern and Western Conference tables are beginning to take shape. Will this latest round of fixtures shake things up, or will it be business as usual?

MLS Matchup Comparisons & Teams To Watch

 By Matt Pitt

Sporting Kansas City (+140) vs. L.A. Galaxy (+175)

L.A. Galaxy

Both Sporting Kansas City and L.A. Galaxy have won four times this season, and we think Galaxy will make it five after this match despite the fact they have not won in Kansas City since 2007.

Kansas City were shut out in the attacking end for the first time this season when they lost 1-0 to San Jose Earthquakes last weekend. It is likely they will get on the scoresheet again against Galaxy, who are leaking a goal on average from their seven games played so far.

However, Galaxy cannot seem to stop scoring, and once they do score they seem to bag three or four, their last game ending with a 5-2 win over a previously undefeated Real Salt Lake – they have scored nine times in their past four games!

This amazing firepower should see Galaxy run out winners against Sporting, and with odds of +175 this seems like a good bet to make.

Pick: L.A. Galaxy at +175

Seattle Sounders (+125) vs. Columbus Crew SC (+210)

Columbus Crew

 

Neither Seattle Sounders or Columbus Crew envisaged their 2016 campaign would have got off to a stuttering start, but that is the way it has gone, and both teams have to try and put things right, and soon otherwise they run the risk of falling too far behind in the playoff race.

Seattle have won two, tied one, and lost four of their seven games, but were undefeated in three until their lost 3-1 away to the Colorado Rapids last week.

Columbus started with a five-match winless streak, but have now won two games in a row so should be full to the brim with confidence to go on and make it three in a row. This fixture has tie written all over it, yet we are opting for a Columbus victory, not least because they have won the previous two fixtures held at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field.

Pick: Columbus Crew at +210

New England Revolution (-135) vs Orlando City (+360)

New England Revolution

With only one victory so far this season, there are not many bettors willing to wager on a New England Revolution victory, but that is exactly what we have done for thei game against Orlando City.

Two of the fixtures against these two sides have ended in a 2-2 draw, including earlier this season when a 96th minute penalty kick by Lee Nguyen, the latest in the club’s history, rescued a point for the Revolution. The last time New England and Orland played at the Gillette Stadium, New England won by a 3-0 scoreline.

Orlando’s Cyle Larin may have four goals already, but we think New England are going to be too strong for Larin’s side and they are our pick in this game.

Pick: New England Revolution at -135

Other Matchday 9 Fixtures

NYCFC (+145) vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (+180) – Tie at +240

Philadelphia Union (+125) vs. San Jose Earthquakes (+210) – Tie +240

Chicago Fire (+115) vs. DC United (+220) – Chicago Fire at +115

Montreal Impact (-189) vs. Colorado Rapids (+525) – Tie at +320

Portland Timbers (+115) vs. Toronto FC (+225) – Tie at +250

Real Salt Lake (-130) vs. Houston Dynamo (+335) – Real Salt Lake at -130

New York Red Bulls (+135) vs. FC Dallas (+175) – FC Dallas at +175

 

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