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A Bettor's Look At The MLS

A Bettor's Look At The MLS

MLS Weekend & Predictions Recap

By Sam Shan

Real Salt Lake vs Vancouver Whitecaps

RSL

As predicted, Vancouver (+225) could not muster a victory at the Rio Tinto Stadium and on the road to unbeaten Real Salt Lake (+115). The game’s only goal came early in the second half from the very dangerous ‘Burrito’ Martinez, which was assisted by Real’s most influential player this season – Joao Plata.  He's been instrumental in 8 of RSL’s 10 goals this campaign.

The Caps have now been shut out in their last 3 games and it's difficult to see them turning it round. FC Dallas, the Western Conference top seed, is next up for Vancouver after their 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City.

Meanwhile Real are up against the LA Galaxy this weekend and are heading into the game in good form and high on confidence. It will be interesting to see if they can come out the other side with that unbeaten streak intact.

Chicago Fire vs Montreal Impact

Didier

Montreal looked a great bet at +200. They continued their great start to the campaign with a 2-1 on the road at Chicago Fire (+125). It wasn’t their best performance but they now sit three points clear at the top of the Eastern Conference.

A lot of the thanks most go to Didier Drogba. He was on the pitch a shade over 5 minutes when he scored the equalizer for his side. A great little back heel sent the ball into the far corner and out of the keeper's reach. The winner was an absolute worldie from Ignacio Piatti. 

Montreal have a real diamond in Drogba. A lot of stars who come to the MLS have all the tools but often lack desire and work ethic. Drogba, however, is obviously still very hungry and willing to put a shift in for his team. If kept fit, Montreal could pose a big challenge in the Eastern Conference this season.

Colorado Rapids vs New York Red Bulls

Jones

Perhaps the easiest money of the weekend was backing Colorado Rapids at +145 against the New York Red Bulls (+180). New York have endured a torrid start to the season and were plagued with injuries going into this one.

The game was delayed by almost 30 minutes due to the snowy conditions. After things got started it did not take long for fan favourite Jermaine Jones to open the scoring. He also assisted the winner in the 82nd minute to seal the game for the Rapids in what was a fantastic debut for him.

After failing to score from four of their five games heading into this one, the Red Bulls will be happy to come away with a goal but disappointed at not being able to hold on for a point. They now find themselves rock bottom of the Eastern Conference with only 3 points after 7 games and a -10 goal differential. It's a worrying time if you are a Red Bulls fan.

Other Week 7 Results

Sporting KC 1-2 Colorado Rapids

Portland Timbers 1-3  FC Dallas

San Jose Earthquakes 2-0  New York Red Bulls

Houston Dynamo 1-4 LA Galaxy

DC United 0-1 Toronto FC

Columbus Crew 3-2  New York City FC

Seattle Sounders 2-1 Philadelphia Union 

Portland Timbers 3-1  San Jose Earthquakes

Orlando City SC 2-2 New England Revolution

FC Dallas 2-1 Sporting KC 

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