Online MLS Betting Match Worth Wagering on this Saturday
Posted by: Mike Davis
The online MLS betting season is headed towards a weekend full of Major League Soccer action. There will be a total of 8 MLS matchups for soccer fans to tune in for this Saturday, and there will be a small dose of 3 contests this Sunday.
Accounting for the current landscape in the MLS, the contest between the Philadelphia Union and FC Dallas – who currently rank second in the West, should have a particularly big following. Let’s take a look at what sports betting sites are predicting for this particular matchup.
Philadelphia Union vs. FC Dallas – Saturday, August 5th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester
TV: Comcast, TXA-21
Stream: MLS TV
Online MLS Betting Odds:
Philadelphia Union PK (-104) 2 ½ (-104) +173
FC Dallas PK (-111) 2 ½ (-111) +171
Philadelphia Union/FC Dallas +238
The Union come into this matchup sporting a 7-5-10 record on the season that gives the franchise 26 points on the season. That tally ties Philadelphia with New England for the 8th spot in the Eastern Conference. Additionally, it gives Philadelphia a 2 point lead over 10th place Montreal.
Philadelphia will take to the pitch this Saturday trying to accomplish something that has never been done before: beating FC Dallas in MLS play. So far, facing FC Dallas, Philadelphia has lost 5 matches and managed to draw 4.
Coming off an online MLS betting week with no Wednesday matchup, the Union should be more than well rested for Saturday’s contest. With few injuries on the roster, the club should be near 100% when they take on this challenge. Fans can expect Philadelphia’s regulars; Giliano Wijnaldum, Oguchi Onyewu, Jack Elliot, and Ray Gaddis, to lead the team’s front against FC Dallas.
FC Dallas has a much bigger stake in this contest, considering what they could accomplish. Dallas comes into this contest sporting a 9-7-4 record that yields the club 34 point on the season. That tally gives FC Dallas the No. 2 spot in the Western Conference, and gives them a slight 1 point lead over the 3rd place Houston Dynamo. Furthermore, it places FC Dallas 2-points away from tying with the conference leading Sporting KC.
Surprisingly enough, the sportsbook odds aren’t favoring FC Dallas that heavily, considering the substantial difference between these two teams’ performance this season. On top of that, FCD enters this Saturday’s matchups as one of the hottest clubs in the MLS, coming out on top in three of their last four contests. Additionally, Dallas has managed to snag some points in seven of their last nine games.
It’s no wonder this team is competing for the top spot in West. Maximiliano Urruti has been leading the front on offense, posting 11 goals as well as 5 assists in 18 games. Roland Lamah has been lending a helping hand, garnering 8 goals and 2 assists in his last 19 games.
Overall, the odds Dallas is facing make them a very appealing option when betting on MLS. Especially considering the level of competition they’ll be facing this Saturday.