After the highs of the MLS All Stars game in midweek the league returns on Saturday with the profile of the competition raised significantly heading into what should be another big weekend of games in the league.
In all 10 matches take place up and down the country and a couple of them really stand out as potential crackers. Two of the 10 matches are on TV for those of us who are in the UK with the streams on offer for the other games.
Saturday’s fixtures are as follows: (UK kick off in brackets)
Atlanta United vs Toronto FC (21.00)
Montreal Impact v D.C. United (00.30)
Orlando City SC v New England Revolution (00.30)
FC Dallas v San Jose Earthquakes (01.00)
Minnesota United FC v Seattle Sounders FC (01.00)
New York City FC v Vancouver Whitecaps FC (01.00)
Colorado Rapids v LA Galaxy (02.00)
Houston Dynamo v Sporting Kansas City (02.00)
Real Salt Lake v Chicago Fire (03.00)
Portland Timbers v Philadelphia Union (04.00)
The two TV games are the first ones in the list as Atlanta United look to extend their lead at the top of the table when they host the defending champions Toronto FC. Toronto need a win and this match pits two of the best strikers in the league against each other in Josef Martinez and Sebastian Giovinco. The second TV game sees Wayne Rooney and his DC United side head to Canada to take on the tough to beat Montreal Impact.
Best of the Rest
The leaders of the West, FC Dallas, will look to preserve that status when they play host to the San Jose Earthquakes in a top against bottom clash while Portland Timbers and Sporting Kansas City will look to keep up the challenge when they host Philadelphia Union and head to Houston Dynamo respectively. Having pulled out of the All Stars game, LA Galaxy will be without Zlatan Ibrahimovic for their trip to Colorado Rapids.
This is a night when we don’t need to go in search for bets because two of them jump off the page. They get going with the first game of the night when Atlanta United host Toronto FC in a match which has goals written all over it. Toronto FC are six points off the top six so they need to win which means they won’t be able to sit back and contain Atlanta. We’ve seen how mustard Atlanta are going forward on their own patch and all things being equal this one will have no problem going past 3.25 with the attacking stars on show.
Orlando City must be gutted after their heartbreak at LA Galaxy last weekend but I was impressed with them going forward for the first time in a while. They remain useless at the back though which will interest New England Revolution on Saturday evening. Revolution have goals in them but they concede them at will too. Both sides should see this as a match they can win and come and have a go. That should see the goals flow nicely and over 3.25 looks the play here too.
WON – Back Atlanta United vs Toronto FC – Over 3.25 goals for a 4/10 stake at 1.90 with BetVictor
Back Orlando City vs New England Revolution – Over 3.25 goals for a 4/10 stake at 2.00 with LeoVegas