Chicago Vies to Keep the Soccer Betting Fire Stoking
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Online soccer betting continues this Wednesday as the MLS strings together a handful of matchups to keep their fans entertained. There will be a total of 5 Major League Soccer contests this Wednesday, which makes a parlay seem like a viable option this evening. Before we look over any favorable matchups, let’s take a look at Tuesday’s betting results.
Soccer Betting Sites Run Down Tuesday’s MLS Results
Tuesday’s MLS action got off to a great start. Fans were itching for a thrilling contest to fill their 4th of July festivities and the Atlanta United-San Jose contest delivered in a big way. That game ended up being a shootout with United taking the win 4-2.
Similarly, the matchup between FC Dallas and DC United delivered another online soccer betting shootout. FC Dallas came out on top in that game by the same score of 4-2.
The last shootout of the night was between Real Salt Lake and LA Galaxy. The Galaxy gave all they had but Real Salt Lake ended up coming away with the match in spectacular fashion, 6-2. The other two games of Tuesday’s lineup ended up being a bit duller.
Columbus pulled a 1-0 win over Minnesota United, delivering the night’s only shutout. Additionally, the Seattle Sounders delivered a strong showing against Colorado 3-1.
As previously stated, there will be 5 games for players to tune in for this Wednesday. The action will begin later on in the evening with Orlando City and Toronto FC taking the stage with their contest. However, fans might want to pay special attention to the last contest of the night between Portland and Chicago.
Since Portland currently ranks within the top three of the Western Conference, and since Chicago is the best team in the East, this pairing has the best potential out of Wednesday’s entire MLS lineup. Let’s see which team soccer betting sites are favoring this Wednesday.
Chicago vs. Portland – MLS – Wednesday, July 5th
When: 10:30 pm ET
Where: Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: MLS TV
Online Soccer Betting Odds
Chicago +½ (-127) 3 (+113) +239
Portland -½ (+112) 3 (-128) +116
Chicago/Portland Draw +277
Unsurprisingly, Chicago comes into this as the sportsbook favorite. Chicago enters this pairing with an 11-4-3 record after competing in 18 matches this MLS season. The Fire’s record gives way to 37 points, which gives them a 2-point lead over the Toronto FC in Eastern Conference rankings. Chicago has won their last 4 MLS matches and has gone 10 matches without tasting defeat. For this reason, Chicago seems like the best betting option Wednesday evening.
The Portland Timbers tumble into this contest with a 7-5-7 record after competing in 19 games. The Timbers’ record gives way top 26 points on the season, which means that they’re 5 points away from tying with both FC Dallas and Sporting KC atop the Western Conference. Portland has gone 4-games without posting a win and will be looking to break that streak tonight.