Despite their loss to the LA Galaxy last week LAFC remains the class of Major League Soccer. LAFC continues to boast the best record in MLS by far. They are running away with the Western Conference. Following LAFC are a host of good teams in the West that are jockeying for playoff position. With the next best record in the West is the LA Galaxy. Seattle Sounders FC is next and within striking distance of the Galaxy. By contrast, the Eastern Conference race is much tighter. Atlanta United FC topped MLS betting last year but trails the Philadelphia Union.
Major League Soccer Weekend
|Date and Time:||Friday, July 26, 2019, and Saturday, July 27, 2019|
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Atlanta United FC at LAFC, Friday, July 26, 2019, 10 p.m. ET, ESPN
LAFC is the most complete and best team in MLS. For example, LAFC has a record of 14-4-3 with a goal differential +35. Atlanta United FC has an MLS betting record of 11-3-8 with a +10-goal differential. LAFC is 6-3-3 on the road this season. While Atlanta FC is 8-3-1 at home. Atlanta has won two in a row and is coming off a 2-0 home win over DC United. LAFC Lost at the LA Galaxy last week 3-2 which snapped a three-game winning streak. Last year Atlanta defeated LAFC 5-0 in the only previous meeting.
Atlanta FC vs. LAFC Top Players
Namely, Carlos Vela leads LAFC with 21 goals and 12 assists. Vela scored two goals in the loss to the LA Galaxy. Diego Rossi has 11 goals and five assists on the season. By contrast, Josef Martinez leads Atlanta FC with 16 goals and two assists. Martinez has scored a goal or more in five consecutive games.
Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas, Saturday, July 27, 2019, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN+
Now Real Salt Lake has an offshore betting record of 9-3-9. On the road they are 2-2-7. Their goal differential is at zero. Overall Real Salt Lake has three wins and a draw in their last five games. They are coming off a 1-1 draw against Minnesota. In the same way, FC Dallas is 9-5-8 with a +5-goal differential. That includes a home record of 6-4-1. In their last five games, FC Dallas is 2-2-1. FC Dallas is sixth in the West with Real Sal Lake right behind.
Real Salt Lake vs. FC Dallas Top Players
Jesus Ferreira leads FC Dallas with six goals and four assists. Another MLS betting asset for Dallas is Dominique Badji with six goals. Along the same lines, Albert Rusnak has seven goals with three assists to lead Real Salt Lake.
LA Galaxy at Portland Timbers, Saturday, July 27, 2019, 10:30 p.m. ET.
Extending their success from last week is the LA Galaxy record of 12-1-8. Goal differential is +3 for the Galaxy. Counter to that is a Portland record of 8-4-8 with a -1-goal differential. Zlatan Ibrahimovic leads LA Galaxy with 16 goals and three assists. Meanwhile, Brian Fernandez leads Portland with eight goals. The road team is winless in the last four games between these teams.
MLS Betting Picks
In this situation, we have a powerful LAFC team that will be looking to rebound at the defending champs.
MLS Betting Pick: LAFC
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