Saturday’s Alright for Major League Soccer Betting
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Saturday will be an august occasion for Major League Soccer betting featuring the leaders of both the Eastern and Western Conferences.
Seattle Sounders FC vs. Sporting Kansas City
Sporting Kansas City +½ (+122) 2½ (+102) +444
Seattle Sounders -½ (-137) 2½ (-117) -139
Sporting Kansas City/Seattle Sounders Draw +277
The Wizards extended their undefeated streak to nine games with 1-1 draw against Atlanta United on Sunday. Unfortunately, two thirds of those games have been draws. Kansas City had the chance of posting back-to-back wins for the first time since May but conceded the game-tying goal in the 91st minute.
The Sounders prolonged their won unbeaten stretch to seven games with a 4-0 win over Minnesota on Saturday, which was also their third straight clean sheet. Clint Dempsey scored twice and leads the team with nine scores. However, the Sounders will go from facing the flimsiest defense in the league to the tightest one. Kansas City has only allowed 18 goals, compared to the Loons’ 49.
Toronto FC vs. Portland Timbers soccer betting preview
Portland Timbers +1 (-129) 3 (-106) +415
Toronto FC -1 (+114) 3 (-109) -149
Portland Timbers/Toronto FC Draw +322
Toronto extended its own tie-dominated streak to five games with a 1-1 draw against bottom-of-the-East-barrel DC United on Saturday. TFC conceded an early lead and only managed to salvage a point thanks to DC defender Steve Birnbaum own goal in the 52nd minute. Despite the underwhelming effort remains the best team in the 2017 season.
Captain Liam Ridgewell scored his first goal since coming back from injury before leaving with an aggravated quad, Diego Valeri his team-leading 12th, and Alvas Powell his first of the season to help the Timbers defeat the Los Angeles Galaxy 3-1 on Sunday.
Unfortunately for Portland, Ridgwell and forward Fanendo Adi (hamstring) are both questionable for Saturday.
Columbus Crew SC vs. Chicago Fire soccer betting preview
Chicago Fire +½ (-126) 3 (-124) +240
Columbus Crew -½ (+111) 3 (+109) +115
Chicago Fire/Columbus Crew Draw +271
The Fire snapped a three-game winless streak – but prolonged a nine-home game winning streak – with a 4-1 blowout of the Revolution on Saturday. Brazilian midfielder Vitor Gomes Pereira Júnior (aka Juninho) scored his first goal with the Men in Red. The Fire’s nine straight wins at home is tied with the 2000-01 Miami Fusion for most in the history of the league.
The Crew extended their winless stretch to three games with a 1-2 loss to San Jose on Saturday. Adam Jahn pulled Columbus within one goal in the 76th minute but it was to no avail. The Black and Gold’s poor road record could easily cost them a playoff berth.