The crazy part of the current MLS schedule continues on Saturday night with another bunch of matches in the competition as many sides go to the well one more time in an effort to pick up points which are starting to increase in significance.
We have a couple of the seven matches live on TV to enjoy in the UK but as everyone knows by now there are a number of streaming options to access the other games that are on across Saturday and every other night.
Saturday’s fixtures are as follows: (UK kick off in brackets)
Philadelphia Union v Orlando City SC (00.00)
Columbus Crew SC v Seattle Sounders FC (00.30)
FC Cincinnati v Houston Dynamo (00.30)
Montreal Impact v Minnesota United FC (00.30)
Sporting Kansas City v Chicago Fire (01.30)
Los Angeles Football Club v Vancouver Whitecaps FC (03.30)
San Jose Earthquakes v Real Salt Lake (03.30)
The two matches that are live on TV for those of us who are in the UK is the reverse battle of the midweek clash between the Philadelphia Union and the Orlando City outfit while the second one sees Los Angeles FC taking on the Vancouver Whitecaps in an all-Western Conference clash which could have a big impact on the overall picture in that division given that LAFC sit with a healthy lead in it.
Best of the Rest
There are a few good looking matches on the card. FC Cincinnati could be forgiven for thinking that they have an excellent chance of a rare win when they host Houston Dynamo while Montreal Impact will be looking to protect their position in the Eastern Conference when they host Minnesota United FC while the other matches sees Columbus Crew hosting Seattle Sounders, Sporting Kansas City needing the points against Chicago Fire and Real Salt Lake making the trip to take on San Jose Earthquakes.
I’m forever conscious of the tough schedule in this division at the minute and as such I’m going with just the one bet on this card, maybe with an eye on something on Sunday as well. It comes in the match between FC Cincinnati and Houston Dynamo where it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to be expecting to see some goals in the match, and a fair number of them as well it has to be said.
Cincinnati have shipped 24 goals in their last six matches while Houston have a 4-0 win and a 4-0 defeat in their results since the international break so there is plenty to suggest we are going to see goals. Both teams are pretty average defensively and there should be enough attacking talent on the pitch for the game to be open and high scoring. At 4/5 I’m happy to be on over 2.75 here.
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