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MLS Week 2

Seattle Sounders ahead Fredy Montero, proper, kisses the group crest on his jersey as he celebrates with Alex Roldan, left after Montero scored a aim towards Minnesota United throughout the second half of an MLS soccer match, Friday, April 16, 2021, in Seattle. The Sounders gained 4-0. (AP Photograph/Ted S. Warren)

  • MLS Week 2 begins Friday evening with Sporting Kansas Metropolis internet hosting Orlando Metropolis SC at 7:30 pm EST
  • Nashville SC had essentially the most pictures of any group in Week 1 of the season
  • Learn on for the percentages and our greatest bets from MLS Week 2 right here

MLS Week 2 options 13 matches unfold over the weekend highlighted by essentially the most anticipated LAFC vs Seattle match on Saturday at 6:00 pm EST.

The weekend motion which incorporates 11 matches on Saturday, is bookended by standalone matches on Friday (SKC vs Orlando 7:30 pm EST) and Monday (LA Galaxy vs New York Purple Bulls 5:30 pm EST). The lone group to take a seat out final week on Opening Weekend, Actual Salt Lake will get their season rolling with a highway date in Minnesota towards the Loons at 8:00 pm EST Saturday evening. This week it’s defending champs Columbus with the week off.

Let’s sit up for the percentages and finest bets from the MLS Week 2 schedule beneath.

MLS Week 2 Odds

Matchup House Draw Away
Sporting KC vs Orlando Metropolis -113 +270 +275
New York Metropolis FC vs FC Cincinnati -240 +360 +600
Nashville vs Montreal -157 +265 +450
Toronto vs Vancouver -186 +320 +460
San Jose vs Dallas +120 +235 +220
LAFC vs Seattle -117 +280 +280
Atlanta vs Chicago +104 +290 +215
Minnesota vs Actual Salt Lake -115 +245 +320
New England vs DC United -200 +300 +550
Philadelphia vs Inter Miami +112 +260 +220
Colorado vs Austin -134 +260 +375
Portland vs Houston +104 +245 +255
LA Galaxy vs New York Purple Bulls +117 +240 +220

Odds as of April 22 at DraftKings

Nashville SC vs CF Montreal Prediction

There’s little to go off from only one week of play, but when Week 1 is any indication, Nashville and Montreal may very well be an entertaining match at 2:00 pm EST Saturday in MLS Week 2.

Between the 2, their MLS Opening Weekend matches totaled ten objectives. That included a 4-0 Montreal win over Toronto and a 2-2 draw for Nashville with Cincinnati. Contemplating Nashville obliterated Cincinnati on the stats chart: pictures 31-7, pictures on objectives 13-2, corners 11-1 and almost 58-percent possession, two objectives allowed is flattering to Cincinnati.

Nashville’s shot totals had been the very best of any group in Week 1.

 

In the meantime, Montreal, together with Seattle, had been the highest-scorers in Week 1 with 4 objectives alongside Seattle. Just one group scored thrice (LA Galaxy) and each different group tallied much less. Montreal did nonetheless permit two objectives to a Toronto facet lacking each their beginning strikers and in addition league-MVP Alejandro Pozuelo.

Final season these groups met as soon as, a 1-0 highway win for Nashville, however this yr I feel we may even see a extra wide-open match. I’d lean to the OVER or a Nashville win, however Nashville to attain at the very least twice can be my guess for this match.

Decide: Nashville Group Whole Over 1.5 (-148)

LAFC vs Seattle Sounders Prediction

The match of the weekend places Los Angeles FC at house to the MLS Cup Finalists Seattle Sounders at 6:00 pm EST on Saturday in MLS Week 2.

On opening evening, Seattle brushed apart Minnesota United 4-0, essentially the most one-sided scoreline of the weekend. This, with out the companies of Nico Lodeiro.

In the meantime, LAFC had been additionally lacking some key gamers of their house opener versus Austin. Diego Rossi was already out, after which some miscommunication resulted in head coach Bob Bradley subbing off what appeared like an injured Carlos Vela early. LAFC nonetheless bought by with a 61′ minute aim from Cory Baird, earlier than including a second insurance coverage marker in stoppage time. However in addition they noticed Edward Atuesta, limp round unable to substitute late on because the group was out of subs.

This was a matchup we noticed lots of in 2020, on a month-to-month foundation from July to November to be precise. Within the common season, LAFC gained 4-1 on the highway, earlier than Seattle gained back-to-back house dates 3-1 and 3-0. LAFC then gained at house 3-1 in October, earlier than Seattle had the final chuckle at house within the playoffs profitable 3-1. Total within the ten all-time conferences between these sides, at the very least three objectives have been scored seven instances.

Vela can be excited to hopefully get a full match this week, whereas Seattle appeared no worse for put on popping out of the preseason and dealing with a brand new 3-5-2 formation.

I anticipate objectives, and at this early stage, it’s exhausting to separate the 2. A scored draw at +325 odds would provide a powerful return, however each groups scoring and at the very least three objectives have traditionally been a protected guess.

Decide: Each Groups to Rating & Over 2.5 Targets (-150 at Bet365)

Colorado Rapids vs Austin FC Prediction

Colorado hosts growth Austin at 9:00 pm EST Saturday evening in MLS Week 2.

Final yr the Rapids conceded simply 28 objectives which had been fifth within the West, and corresponding to Western Convention playoff groups. They didn’t fairly rating sufficient although as their 32 objectives ranked eighth within the West. They had been once more stingy in Week 1 this season, holding FC Dallas off the scoresheet, but in addition failing to attain themselves in a 0-0 draw.

Austin FC bought their lives in MLS off to a good begin, albeit in a 2-0 loss to LAFC. Nonetheless, they held 55.8-percent of the possession and didn’t concede till the 61′ minute, after which once more within the last moments of stoppage time. All issues thought of, Matthew McConaughey’s new membership put up a great account of themselves and may be capable of preserve this match with the Rapids shut as nicely.

A draw may very well be within the playing cards, however I’ll accept betting the UNDER 2.5 whole.

Decide: Below 2.5 (+138)

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