November 30, 2022

Major League Soccer Saturday, April 9th 2022

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Only three MLS teams remain without a loss after six weeks of the 2022 season. The Philadelphia Union (4-1-0) lead the East standings with 13 points just ahead of second-place New York and Atlanta who each have 10 points.Best MLS Bookmakers

The Chicago Fire (2-3-0) are currently fourth in the East with nine points. In the West only LAFC remains without a defeat. Los Angeles is 4-1-0 and has 13 points to lead the West.

All three teams will be in action on Saturday in Week 7. Here are the top MLS Week 7 predictions and odds.

Chicago vs. Orlando

Pick: CHICAGO +275

It’s a rematch of Week 2. The Chicago Fire and Orlando City battled to a 0-0 draw. The Fire have enjoyed a better road since then and remain one of just three MLS teams without a loss (Philadelphia and New York are the others).

Orlando has three wins in its last ten MLS matches overall. Last week was the first time in five weeks that Orlando scored more than a single goal. They still lost 4-2 to LAFC.

The Fire has five wins over Orlando in the last ten head-to-head matchups. Despite being the home favorite, take the road underdog for the win and bigger payout.

New York vs. CF Montreal

Pick: NEW YORK -167

Montreal has just one win so far this season and that was just last week. The Canadians beat two-time Wooden Spoon winner Cincinnati 4-3. That’s the most goals Montreal has scored in a game since last season.

Montreal has actually beaten New York in six of the last ten head-to-head meetings. The Red Bulls, however, are off to a strong start this season and they are playing at home. The last time New York played Montreal was last October. That match was also at Red Bull arena and New York won 1-0.How to Bet on Soccer

Philadelphia vs. Columbus

Pick: DRAW +235

The Union lead the East standings and Columbus was an early season favorite to capture the MLS Cup this season.

Philadelphia has won four straight and the Crew lost for the first time this season just last week. The Union have the advantage of playing at home, but Columbus ranks fourth in MLS in possession percentage (56.2). Philadelphia, despite its record, ranks dead last in the category with a possession average of 37.4 percent.

The Union have scored two goals in each of their last four matches. They will do enough to manage a draw with Columbus.How to Bet on this game

LA Galaxy vs. Los Angeles FC

Pick: LAFC +160

It’s a battle for Los Angeles as the city’s two MLS franchises meet on Saturday. LAFC, of course, has yet to lose this season. The Galaxy are 3-0-2 and they are a slight favorite at home.

LAFC has won its last four straight all by a two-goal margin. The last time the teams met was last October and they played to a 1-1 draw.

LAFC is 2-0 on the road so far this season. Both teams are among the top-8 in possession percentage. The Galaxy are actually third (56.6) and LAFC is eighth (54.4).

The team that stays on the attack will win and that will be LAFC, which has proven itself the last three weeks.
Source: Scoresandstates Rick Bouch

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