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MLS Betting Lines & Weekend Preview

MLS Betting Lines & Weekend Preview

MLS Matchups & Pre-Game Analysis

Orlando City (+145) vs. New York Red Bulls (+170) 

Friday 6th May, 7pm ET

Both teams will come into this vital match in very different forms. While the Red Bulls have won their last two games, scoring four times without reply last weekend, Orlando are desperate for a win of any kind after going four games without taking three points.

For the Red Bulls, Bradley Wright-Phillips (below) will again be the danger man. He scored twice against Orlando when the two teams met less than a fortnight ago. Last season, both teams won the corresponding away fixture. We can see New York Red Bulls repeating that, but winning at so much of a canter this week. Orlando average 2.2 goals at home to the Red Bulls average of two on the road, so expect goals. We like the Red Bulls to edge it, especially with Kljestan is such superb form, with five assists, Major League Soccer's finest to date. 

Our tip: Red Bulls to win by one goal (+345)

 BWP Red Bulls

Columbus Crew (-115) vs. Montreal Impact (+300)

Saturday 7th May, 7.30pm ET

Last week saw Didier Drogba and his crew unable to get the three points, a frustrating 2-2 draw against a dogged Colorado Rapids denying Impact a win but keeping them top of the pile. This week, Impact will more than likely have to win to stay top of the Eastern Conference.

That won't be easy against a Columbus Crew side who are a formidable force at home, but we think it's possible. Impact will still be smarting from the turnaround victory for Columbus Crew in the 2015 postseason, and won on their last regular season visit to Ohio. We think Didier Drogba, newly returned to the Impact side, will be more than up for this one and fire Impact to a big three points. 

Our tip: Montreal Impact to win (+300) 


Toronto F.C. (+105) vs. FC Dallas (+245) 

Saturday 7.30pm ET

While this fixture might not jump out as the most-hyped match of the weekend, both sides could be top of their respective conferences come Sunday evening.

Toronto have won three of their eight fixtures to date, while Dallas have done even better, winning five, which equates to half of their fixtures so far.

FC Dallas (pictured celebrating below) score goals for fun, and although they'll struggle to topple Toronto in their own back yard, they will be tough to beat. Therefore a high-scoring draw seems a very good value bet, with the price just as juicy as the potential action on the pitch.

Our tip: The match to finish 2-2 (+1100)  

FC Dallas celebrating

Colorado Rapids (-110) vs. Real Salt Lake (+295)

Saturday 7th May, 9pm ET

Colorado come into this game on the back on a late equaliser that gave them a vital draw at Montreal Impact last time out.

Now back at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, they'll be confident of a win over a Real Salt Lake side who travel poorly. After Bobby Burling (pictured below) saved them dropping two points in Montreal, we fully expect them to use that momentum to get themselves all three points this week and strengthen their chances of holding onto top spot in the Western Conference.

Shkelzen Gashi had a fabulous game in Montreal just a week ago, scoring and assisting for the first time this season. And if Colorado can keep RSL's danger man Jordan Allen quiet, then we expect a comfortable win.

Our tip: Colorado Rapids to win (-110)

Bobby Burling Rapids

Other Games: 

Vancouver Whitecaps (+120) vs. Portland Timbers (+220) (Saturday, 5pm ET)

Keep the home fires burning. Back Vancouver to win at +120. 

Houston Dynamo (+115) vs. Sporting Kansas City (+225) (Saturday, 8.30pm ET)

We think one will be a tie. Take the (+245) odds on the moneyline for a stalemate. 

Seattle Sounders (-125) vs. San Jose Earthquakes (+325) (Saturday, 10pm ET) 

Expect San Jose's away blue to continue. Take the home win at -125. 

L.A. Galaxy (-145) vs. New England Revolution (+360)

We think Lee Nguyen can inspire The Revs to a battling point. Take the tie at +290. 

D.C. United (+115) vs. New York City F.C. (+215) 

We like the draw at both half-time and full-time. It's +400. 


All odds courtesy of Bovada and correct at time of going to press. 

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