MLS Weekend Betting Lines & Games Preview
MLS Matchup Comparisons & Teams To Watch
By Matt Pitt
Sporting Kansas City (+140) vs. L.A. Galaxy (+175)
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.
Seattle Sounders (+125) vs. Columbus Crew SC (+210)
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.
New England Revolution (-135) vs Orlando City (+360)
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.
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