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MLS Weekend Predictions

MLS Weekend Predictions
The 2016 Major League Soccer regular season continues this weekend with a full schedule, but which teams do we think will be basking in glory, and who will return home empty handed?

MLS Weekend Betting Lines & Preview

By Matt Pitt

New York Red Bulls (-153) vs. Seattle Sounders (+350)

Bradley Wright-Phillips

 

A resurgent New York Red Bulls host Seattle Sounders this weekend full of confidence after a superb run of results.

It was only a month ago that we were saying how bad the Red Bulls were as they languished towards the bottom of the Eastern Conference, and not being able to score. Fast forward to today, and the Red Bulls look back to their brilliant best.

On May 21, the Red Bulls put seven goals past rivals NYCFC, then another three past Toronto, with Bradley Wright-Phillips scoring five goals in those games, taking his season tally to eight.

Seattle have struggled this season and are ninth in the Western Conference, and could go bottom if Houston win and Seattle do not. While they are not leaking a lot of goals, Seattle aren’t scoring a lot either, and the +350 on a Seattle win is very short.

We’re going for a Red Bulls win at -153 and would suggest that you do the same.

Pick: New York Red Bulls at -153

Toronto FC (+100) vs. LA Galaxy (+230)

Robbie Keane

 

Toronto FC have been struggling for form of late winning once, losing three times, and drawing twice in their last six games. They host LA Galaxy this weekend who themselves have been a little out of sorts, winning once, losing once, and drawing four of their last six.

Galaxy have beaten Toronto 4-0, 3-0, and 4-2 over the past few years, but that was on home soil. At Toronto, where they last played in 2013, the game ended in a 2-2 stalemate.

Toronto haven’t scored a goal for 228-minutes of soccer, the ninth-longest streak in the MLS this season, but Galaxy are without Robbie Keane who is on international duty with the Republic of Ireland, meaning their goal threat is lessened.

We wouldn’t be surprised if either team nicked this game by the odd goal, but the draw at +270 looks like a good bet to make, which is what we are going for.

Pick: Draw at +270

Colorado Rapids (-153) vs. Chicago Fire (+360)

Colorado

 

Colorado are unbeaten at home in seven games (6-0-1) this season while Chicago Fire are without a win on their travels (0-3-2), so everything points towards a home victory in this fixture. 

The Rapids are the surprise package of the MLS this season, thanks to that terrific home form, and find themselves top of the Western Conference and top of the MLS overall.

The last time these teams met at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, in 2014, they played out a 0-0 draw. That won’t be the case this time around because we believe the Rapids will claim another three points on home soil and move clear at the top of the league.

Pick: Colorado Rapids at -153

Other weekend fixtures

NYCFC (+115) vs. Philadelphia Union (+200)

Vancouver Whitecaps (-105) vs. Montreal Impact (+225)

Orlando City (+110) vs. San Jose Earthquakes (+210)

Houston Dynamo (+100) vs. DC United (+225)

Real Salt Lake (+100) vs. Portland Timbers (+230)

Kansas City (+115) vs. FC Dallas (+275)

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