MLS Best Bets: March 25th - bettingexpert
MLS Best Bets: Saturday, March 25th
We have the best bets ahead of a busy Saturday night in the MLS. There are plenty of games to get stuck into and there is a lot of value.
The season is still in its infancy but Los Angeles FC are the favourites to win it again. They beat Philadelphia Union in a penalty shootout to secure the crown last season.
In this article:
- Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy Preview & Best Bet
- Charlotte vs New York Red Bulls Preview & Best Bet
- Philadelphia Union vs Orlando City Preview & Best Bet
Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy Preview
Saturday, March 25th, 20:30 (UK)
Portland Timbers have had a poor start to the season. They have lost their last three matches with defensive errors proving costly. Portland finished comfortably midtable last season but they will need to improve significantly to get back to that level.
LA Galaxy have been a household name since David Beckham made the switch in 2007. However, they have spent recent seasons being overshadowed by their local rivals. They were eliminated in the playoffs by LAFC last season. They have struggled so far in this campaign, picking up just two points in three matches.
Portland Timbers vs LA Galaxy Best Bet
Portland kept a clean sheet in their opening match of the season but they have been defensively frail since. They are conceding an average of 2.5 goals per game across their four matches. The Timbers have kept just three clean sheets in their last 20 matches. Moreover, both teams have scored in eight of the last nine meetings between these sides. There has been an average of 4.56 goals per game over this period.
LA Galaxy’s matches so far this season are averaging 13 corners per game. Portland’s matches are seeing over 10 per game so they look a safe bet here.
- Selection: Both Teams To Score & Over 6 Corners In The Match (TRACKED BET)
- Best Odds: 1.87 (bet365)
- Stakes: 7/10
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Charlotte vs New York Red Bulls Preview
Saturday, March 25th, 20:30 (UK)
Charlotte are one of the weaker sides in the division but they finished a respectable 19th in the overall table last season. They won this fixture last season by two goals to nil so will be quietly confident heading into it.
New York Red Bulls were once one of the biggest names in the league thanks to players like Thierry Henry. However, they have never won the MLS Cup and they have had to see New York FC lift the trophy in recent years. Most bookmakers have the Red Bulls as an outside chance of going all the way in the MLS this season.
Charlotte vs New York Red Bulls Best Bet
New York Red Bulls’ away matches are averaging 2.42 goals per game. That’s the third-lowest goals of any team in the league. Charlotte’s home matches have been a similar story. The hosts have actually failed to score in both of their home games in the league so far this season. The two matches between these sides last season were hardly classics with exactly two goals scored in each.
We are also going to add corners to our builder. Charlotte’s last 10 competitive home matches are averaging 9.4 corners per game while New York’s last 10 competitive games on the road have seen an average of 8.6 corners in each.
- Selection: Under 3 Goals In The Match & Over 6 Corners In The Match (TRACKED BET)
- Best Odds: 1.90 (bet365)
- Stakes: 7/10
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Philadelphia Union vs Orlando City Preview
Saturday, March 25th, 23:30 (UK)
Philadelphia Union were agonisingly close to winning the MLS last season and they are amongst the frontrunners again this season. Jim Curtin has been in charge of the club for nine years and they have grown into a real force under his stewardship. They are second-favourites for the crown this year. However, Union have made an indifferent start to the season; winning two and losing two.
Orlando City have won just one of their four games so far but find themselves just a point behind Saturday’s opponents. They finished 13th last season and it seems as though nobody expects them to trouble the top teams this time.
Philadelphia Union vs Orlando City Best Bet
Philadelphia have won both of their home games so far this season. They have scored five and conceded just once at Subaru Park. Their home form is formidable, with no defeats in 22 matches and a run of 14 straight victories. Over the course of this winning run, they are averaging 3.79 goals and conceding just 0.5 goals per game. Philadelphia won this fixture 5-1 last season.
Orlando have been poor on the road. They have won just two of their last 14 matches away from home. They have struggled to find the net over this period. The team are averaging just 0.93 goals per game across those matches. All the evidence points to a home win.
- Selection: Philadelphia Union To Win (TRACKED BET)
- Best Odds: 1.77 (SBK)
- Stakes: 9/10
Best odds available as at 11:30 on March 24th 2023. Odds may now differ.
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