Mar 11, 2020
Mar 11, 2020

MLS Predictions

This week's MLS predictions

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Inter Miami vs. Los Angeles Galaxy predictions

Atalanta United vs. Sporting Kansas City predictions

MLS Predictions

Inform your MLS predictions ahead of this week's matches with insight from Pinnacle's odds alongside team news and analysis.

New York City vs. Dallas predictions

New York City

Draw

Dallas

53.19%

25.28%

21.53%

New York City are still searching for their first goal and points of the season on the back of successive 1-0 losses, but they are favoured to defeat a Dallas team who will be playing their first away match of the campaign.

Dallas striker Zdenek Ondrasek will be aiming to net for a third successive match, and all four of his side’s goals this season have come in the second half.

Bet: New York City vs. Dallas odds

Inter Miami vs. Los Angeles Galaxy predictions

Inter Miami

Draw

Los Angeles Galaxy

46.09%

25.41%

28.50%

Inter Miami are awaiting their first ever points in the MLS, but the market favours them to achieve the feat at home to LA Galaxy, who will be simultaneously be on the hunt for their first win this season.

Miami’s struggles can be largely attributed to their newly assembled squad of players still growing accustomed to each other, as reflected by the fact they have recorded the third-worst possession and pass completion stats thus far.

Bet: Inter Miami vs. Los Angeles Galaxy odds

Toronto FC vs. Nashville SC predictions

Toronto FC

Draw

Nashville SC

68.03%

20.48%

11.49%

Toronto are heavily expected to inflict a third successive defeat on Nashville SC, the MLS’ other new outfit who presently sit bottom of the Western Conference.

Toronto have won their last eight home matches in all competitions, keeping four clean sheets in the process. Nashville are one of five teams yet to score a goal from open play in the league this season.

Bet: Toronto FC vs. Nashville SC odds

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Columbus Crew vs. Real Salt Lake predictions

Columbus Crew

Draw

Real Salt Lake

56.48%

24.17%

19.35%

Real Salt Lake kicked off their campaign with two draws, and the market suggests there is just under a 25% chance of their points being shared on a third consecutive occasion.

Columbus Crew collected four points from their opening fixtures versus New York City and Seattle, and the odds predict them to extend their undefeated league run at the Mapfre Stadium to six games.

Bet: Columbus Crew vs. Real Salt Lake odds

FC Cincinnati vs. D.C. United predictions

FC Cincinnati

Draw

D.C. United

46.21%

25.77%

28.02%

FC Cincinnati are projected to earn what would be their first victory of the season against D.C. United, who amassed a win and a defeat in their opening two games.

Cincinnati have failed to win a league match at the Nippert Stadium since a 3-2 victory against Houston Dynamo in July last year. D.C. United conceded only three goals in their last five league fixtures on the road.

Bet: FC Cincinnati vs. D.C. United odds

Atalanta United vs. Sporting Kansas City predictions

Atalanta United

Draw

Sporting Kansas City

49.16%

25.99%

24.85%

Atalanta United are favoured to edge Sporting Kansas City in a clash between the current leaders of the Eastern and Western Conference respectively.

Atalanta have thus far been the MLS’ most clinical side by a large margin, scoring four goals despite averaging a league-low seven shots per game. Sporting Kansas have been the most efficient team from set pieces, producing a joint league-high three goals from them.

Bet: Atlanta United vs. Sporting Kansas City odds

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Colorado Rapids predictions

Vancouver Whitecaps

Draw

Colorado Rapids

37.88%

27.89%

34.23%

Vancouver Whitecaps are narrowly predicted to beat Colorado Rapids in what the odds are portraying as the closest fixture of the round.

Colorado won both of their opening games 2-1 and have won 20 aerial duels per match, a return only bettered by the New York Red Bulls (26). Vancouver will be hoping to enjoy their first home victory of the season.

Bet: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Colorado Rapids odds

Orlando City vs. Chicago Fire predictions

Orlando City

Draw

Chicago Fire

40.96%

26.74%

32.30%

Orlando and Chicago both collected a solitary point from their opening two fixtures, and the former’s home advantage makes them narrow favourites for this Eastern Conference match-up.

Orlando’s opening weekend 0-0 draw with Real Salt Lake extended their winless league streak at the Exploria Stadium to five matches. Orlando are the only team Chicago have managed to defeat in their last six away matches in the MLS.

Bet: Orlando City vs. Chicago Fire odds

Philadelphia Union vs. San Jose Earthquakes predictions

Philadelphia Union

Draw

San Jose Earthquakes

53.81%

23.51%

22.68%

Philadelphia Union are projected to collect their first win this season in their first home fixture of the campaign against the San Jose Earthquakes.

Philadelphia’s poor initial results can be somewhat ascribed to a lack of discipline, having collected a league-high eight yellow cards in their opening two games. Meanwhile, the San Jose Earthquakes have thus far struggled in the aerial battles, winning a league-low eight aerial duels to date.

Bet: Philadelphia Union vs. San Jose Earthquakes odds

Houston Dynamo vs. Seattle Sounders predictions

Houston Dynamo

Draw

Seattle Sounders

38.76%

27.86%

33.38%

Houston Dynamo are narrowly predicted to beat the Seattle Sounders in the latter’s first away fixture this season.

Houston have the third-worst conversation rate amongst the MLS this season, netting just one goal from 24 shots across their opening two matches. Conversely, Seattle have achieved the best pass completion rate, finding their teammates with passes 83.7% of the time thus far.

Bet: Houston Dynamo vs. Seattle Sounders odds

New England Revolution vs. Portland Timbers predictions

New England Revolution

Draw

Portland Timbers

50.29%

24.41%

25.30%

New England are predicted to defeat the Portland Timbers in what will be only the latter’s second away match in the MLS since August 2019.

Despite scoring only two goals in the process, New England recorded a joint-most 31 shots on goal in their opening two games. Portland defeated Nashville in their last match, and were victorious in the following fixture on five of the six last occasions they won in the league.

Bet: New England Revolution vs. Portland Timbers odds

Minnesota United vs. New York Red Bulls predictions

Minnesota United

Draw

New York Red Bulls

50.43%

24.69%

24.88%

Current MLS top scorers Minnesota United impressively won back-to-back away matches to start their campaign, and are projected to enjoy a third successive victory against the New York Red Bulls.

Minnesota’s eight league goals thus far were netted by five different players. NYRB amassed four points from their first two matches despite averaging the league’s worst possession and pass completion numbers.

Bet: Minnesota United vs. New York Red Bulls odds

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