There are four matches taking place on Saturday in the MLS and after running the rule over the quartet, we now have a temping four-fold up our sleeve.
The Union Is On Strike
The first of four Eastern Conference clashes now and with Philadelphia Union currently at the top of the standings, they will look to asset their early dominance by also getting the better of Columbus Crew.
After the first few weeks of the current season, the Union are already three points clear of both the New York Red Bulls and Atlanta United and are making a case to reach the MLS Cup at the end of the year.
Of course, a lot of football still needs to be played between now and the start of the play-off phase and with that being such a lottery, Philadelphia’s best will look to make sure that they at least have a ticket to the raffle.
Which means they should be in a good position to get the better of Columbus Crew this Saturday and at the tempting price of 19/20, a home win for Philadelphia Union is the first entry on our MLS accumulator bet.
While for our second pick we go from Philadelphia to New York and with the Red Bulls playing host to Montreal, Gerhard Struber’s men will be aiming to earn a fourth win from their first six MLS outings of the season.
While in doing so, they will look to keep the early pressure on Philadelphia Union above and if results go their way on Saturday, they could also end the day at the top of the Eastern Conference Standings.
With five matches of the season already played, the Red Bulls have scored nine and conceded four and the only defeat that they have suffered to date, was a surprising reverse to Minnesota United last month.
However, they have certainly been one of the stronger teams in the East thus far and with Montreal only just getting into the groove in the past couple of weeks – that coming after three defeats to start the season, I think backing the Red Bulls to win at 13/20 looks good on our betting slip.
Time For A Revolution
It has not been the best of starts for Phil Neville and with Inter Miami still searching for their first MLS win of 2022, the former Manchester United and Everton man is currently overseeing a side which is bottom of the Eastern Conference.
Played five, won none, drawn one and lost four. That is the tale of the Inter Miami tape right now and with just three goals to their name so far, this is something that could be in short supply at the weekend.
Especially as they go up against fellow Eastern strugglers from New England and with the Revolution yet to get truly underway this season, they will look to end a run of three successive league defeats.
With two of the weaker teams going against each other, it might be a difficult one to call in terms of outcome and therefore, I have plumped for under 2.5 total goals at odds of 43/40 instead – something that is certainly worth your consideration.
Will The Fire Burn In Orlando
While finally we stay in Florida but move over to Orlando City and with them ready to welcome Chicago Fire this weekend, both teams will be looking for the ignition spark to truly light up their season.
For Orlando it is fair to say that they have been something of a mixed bag and this statement can be supported by the fact that they have each won, drawn and lost two of their first six MLS outings of the season.
While for Chicago, they have certainly found some steel in the first few weeks of the campaign and with no defeats from their first five fixtures, their next task is to convert stalemates into maximum points.
Again, this could be difficult to call in terms of a result and if I had to pick, I would lean towards a draw. However, I am going to opt for both teams to score (BTTS) in Orlando and this one is currently priced at odds of 3/4.
If you combine all four of these selections together, bet365* will give you odds of 10.68/1 in return.
* MLS betting odds correct at the time of writing. All MLS odds subject to fluctuations.