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MLS Betting Tips 2021-2022: Odds and Predictions

There really isn't much between the teams at the top of the Eastern and Western Conferences, and the race for the play-off places is wide open heading into game week 13. Columbus Crew have surprised many in the East and look like they could claim their second MLS trophy this season, while the reigning champions Seattle Sounders look like strong contenders from the West.

2018 MLS Cup winners, Atlanta United, are well off the pace as things stand, but could still turn things around and finish in the play-off places. Nashville are enjoying the best season of the two new franchises, but there is;t much between themselves and Inter Miami. Sporting KC are going strong in the Western Conference but look like they will face tough competition from reigning champions Seattle Sounders and Minnesota United. Both of the Los Angeles clubs look likely to feature in the play-offs this season, and you can never count either of them out when it comes to a knock-out competition.

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Thursday's Matches Betting Tips

Match: Houston Dynamo vs Dallas
Prediction: BTTS – Yes
Tipped odds: @ -161
Tip reasoning: Both Houston Dynamo and Dallas have scored plenty of goals and let just as many through in their latest fixtures. They played twice this year and both times the match ended with a BTTS outcome.

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Match: Real Salt Lake vs Seattle Sounders
Prediction: Match Result – Seattle Sounders to win
Tipped odds: @ +200
Tip reasoning: The Sounders are only a point away from claiming the first position in the Western Conference, while Real Salt Lake isn't going anywhere up the table soon especially with the three losses they got out of the last five fixtures.

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Match: Montreal vs Chicago Fire
Prediction: Total Goals – Over 2.5 Goals
Tipped odds: @ -153
Tip reasoning: Montreal's recent fixtures at home almost always ended with over 2.5 total goals. The exception is their last fixture out of the previous six at Saputo Stadium which ended with otherwise.

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Match: Austin vs SJ Earthquakes
Prediction: Double Chance – Tie or SJ Earthquakes
Tipped odds: @ -125
Tip reasoning: The only time that Austin and SJ Earthquakes played against each other ended in a draw. Since SJ Earthquakes is in better recent form with only two losses out of the last ten matches, its easy to assume a double chance here.

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Match: New England vs Columbus Crew
Prediction: Match Result – New England to win
Tipped odds: @ -175
Tip reasoning: Comparing both teams' recent form, we can see the clear winner is New England with only one loss in the last ten games. They are also heading the Eastern Conference table with quite the advantage.

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MLS Outright Predictions

Only the ‘Winner' market is available for outright selection as things stand, and we're going to be taking a look at all the favourites and their best prices. These odds are subject to change week by week as teams find or lose their form. Last year's champions, Seattle Sounders, are right up there as one of the favourites, and we have a list of the top ten contenders as things stand.

The 2020 MLS season has been interrupted by recent pandemic, and as things stand, BetVictor is the only bookmaker currently supplying outright markets for the winner of the 2020 MLS Cup. Here are the outright winner odds for the top contenders for this season's MLS Cup.

Los Angeles FC @ 5/1 are the current favourites.

Seattle Sounders, Philadelphia Union & LA Galaxy @ 8/1 are considered the top contenders.

Columbus Crew, Orlando City, Toronto FC & New York City @ 10/1 are the dark horses.

Sporting KC @ 16/1 & Atlanta United @ 20/1 are the outsiders.

Considering their performances so far this season, Columbus Crew and Sporting KC are worth a bet at those prices as both have impressed in 2020. Cincinnati are priced @ 500/1 to win the MLS Cup, which is hardly surprising given their performances last and this season. Here are a few more of the outsiders' current prices with BetVictor.

Montreal ImpactNew England @ 25/1

Minnesota United, FC Dallas, Portland Timbers & New York RB @ 33/1

Real Salt Lake @ 50/1

Colorado Rapids @ 66/1

D.C. UnitedVancouver Whitecaps @100/1

Chicago Fire & SJ Earthquakes @ 150/1

Our Outright Prediction

Given their performance so far this season and the fact they claimed the trophy in 2019, we're predicting that the Seattle Sounders will win the MLS Cup and like the look of Columbus Crew to join them in the final. A lot can change between now and the end of the regular MLS season in December, but there are a few standout performers so far.


MLS Betting Tips & Predictions

The MLS is celebrating it's 25th Birthday this year, and while it has been a memorable season for global off the field reasons, the football in the Eastern and Western Conference should not be overshadowed.

Due to the two new franchises that joined the MLS this season, Inter Miami and Nashville, this will be the first-ever campaign in which the teams don't all play each other at least once. With the current restrictions on travel across the USA, the MLS has so far only released confirmed fixtures between 18th-27th September. More fixtures will be added to the regular season once the government confirms travel protocols.

One fixture that has had its date confirmed is the MLS Cup final, which is due to take place on the 13th December. The final, as always, the team that progresses through the Eastern Conference play-offs and the side that makes it through the Western Conference play-offs.

MLS Markets & Bookmakers

The MLS, like the major league across Europe, is covered by all the top bookmakers providing odds on all of the most popular betting markets in football. Games in the MLS tend to kick-off very late at night and in the early hours of the morning to anyone watching or betting in the UK and the rest of Europe. The fact the MLS kick-off times are so different from the likes of the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, and Serie A makes their matches popular to bet on.

Here is a list of the top five bookmakers that cover MLS games.

As mentioned above, all of these established bookmakers cover the popular markets that most punters like to bet on, including,

The MLS markets aren't limited to just these markets. You can also bet on markets like To Win from Behind, Player to be Sent-Off, Most Corners, and many more, all of which will be covered by one or more of the major bookmakers. Skybet even take requested bets for the MLS, which means you can send it a bet like ‘Over 2.5 goals and 1+ corners in each half for both teams', and Skybet will work out the odds. The great thing about requested bets is that you can back someone else's bet as Skybet publishes requested bets.