MLS Betting Tips and Saturday Parlay (+2115 odds): Montreal can crush FC Cincinnati
The next round of Major League Soccer matches starts this Saturday with New England Revolution and Seattle Sounders leading the Eastern and Western Conferences respectively. Be sure to check out our picks and predictions for every MLS matchup this weekend, as well as all the games in the English Premier League (EPL).
Let’s take a look at our four-game parlay for Saturday:
Montreal Impact ML (-127)
LA Galaxy ML (+310)
New York City ML (-157)
New England Revolution ML (-120)
Parlay odds: +2115
Montreal Impact to beat FC Cincinnati — Money Line (-127), 1 p.m ET
Montreal Impact has struggled for consistency in Major League Soccer this season with a 2-2-2 record from six matches but they look a solid bet to win at home to strugglers FC Cincinnati this weekend.
Cincinnati has not had an easy time in MLS since starting out in 2019, managing a total of only ten wins in their first two full seasons, and they are yet to come out on top in a game this year.
They once again find themselves rock-bottom of the Eastern Conference, having lost three of their opening four fixtures, and they have lost their last two road matches, 5-0 to New York City and 3-0 to Orlando City.
Those games have contributed to a total of 13 goals conceded in only four fixtures and their defence could be ripped apart by an Impact side with one of the best offences in the division.
LA Galaxy to beat Portland Timbers — Money Line (+310), 3:30 p.m ET
This year has been challenging for the Portland Timbers, who were recently knocked out of the Concacaf Champions League by Club America in the quarter-final stage and have lost three of their opening five MLS games.
Key offensive outlet Diego Valeri looks past his best and their 4-1 loss on the road to FC Dallas recently showed they are not exactly tight in defence right now.
The LA Galaxy, meanwhile, have made a brilliant start to the new season with their only loss coming against in-form Seattle. They have won their other four fixtures against Inter Miami, New York Red Bulls, LAFC and Austin FC and have one of their sharpest offensive players in the division at their disposal.
Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has seven MLS goals already in 2021 and can help them get the better of the inconsistent Timbers.
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) May 17, 2021
New York City to beat Columbus Crew — Money Line (-157), 7:30 p.m ET
There were fears that New York City could struggle in offense with striker Heber injured this season but thanks to four goals in five games from Valentin Castellanos they have not suffered.
The Big Apple team has a 2-2-1 record in MLS this term, are averaging two goals per game and could have too much for Columbus Crew, who are struggling in their MLS Cup title defence.
Columbus has not seen the best of striker Gyasi Zardes this season and two of the three goals they have managed to score have been own goals this season.
They have registered just one victory in five games this year and look a shadow of the team they were last year. Take New York to win this one.
New England Revolution to beat New York Red Bulls — Money Line (-120), 8 p.m ET
New England Revolution looks as though they could be the dark horses in MLS this year with 11 points posted after six games and they look a decent bet to beat New York Red Bulls.
New England is fresh from beating last year’s MLS Cup winners Columbus 1-0 and are the pacesetters in the MLS Eastern Conference.
They are tough to match on offense with Carles Gil, Adam Buksa and Gustavo Bou all capable of inflicting damage and the Red Bulls, who will be without suspended Dru Yearwood and lost to Philadelphia in their last outing, are worth opposing.