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MLS Predictions & Picks

2021 MLS Predictions and Picks 

The MLS is the premier soccer league in the US and we, at Pickswise, bring to you the best MLS predictions and picks from our soccer experts.

The MLS is among the fastest-growing soccer leagues in the world, and with the addition of two new teams in 2020 in Inter Miami FC and Nashville SC, and another new team in Austin FC in 2021 our MLS expert picks and analysis are as valuable as ever.

Our MLS predictions are made by industry-leading experts, who spend hours researching, sifting through statistics, team news, matchups, and more to provide the most informed Major League Soccer predictions for every game of the season.

From the Group Stages to the Final, our experts will be on hand to bring to you the best MLS Picks and Predictions for all 54 MLS games in the MLS Is Back Tournament and the regular season set to follow. 

You’ll be hard-pressed to find more informed MLS picks than those here at Pickswise, with all angles and MLS betting odds considered ahead of every pick. 

MLS Predictions Today 

MLS matches come thick and fast during the regular season, with multiple matches played on any given matchday. Here at Pickswise, we cover every MLS game of the season, so if you’re looking for MLS Predictions Today,  you’ve come to the right place.

Our industry-leading MLS experts update their MLS Predictions ahead of time so that you have time to digest our detailed match preview and lock in the best possible MLS Odds. We also consider all factors right up until matchday such as team and player news, weather conditions as well as detailed statistical research into every game. Check out all of our latest MLS Predictions for today’s action, right here., all season long.

When Do You Post Your MLS Picks and Predictions

One important factor in having long-term success with your wagering is ensuring you get the best MLS Odds. To do this we post all of our MLS picks and predictions a couple of days before the game.

By researching and analyzing the matchups early, we can post our picks before the majority of the public money is waged, and lock in the best MLS Odds. 

This time also allows you to digest all of the information, statistics and MLS picks in advance so you can decide which teams or markets you wish to wager on.

We may also post up-to-date game information, MLS picks, and parlays on matchday, so be sure to keep an eye on all of our latest soccer news too!

How To Wager On MLS Picks

Your first port of call when wagering on the MLS today should be our Promotions page, where you can compare all of the best free bets and promo codes to get your MLS wagering off to a flyer.

There are many different ways to bet on Major League Soccer games, from Moneyline, Over/Unders, to Player Props, Team Props, and a number of Live Betting markets.

With so many variables and a large number of markets available to MLS bettors on every game, being informed is of utmost importance.

That’s where the MLS picks at Pickswise come into play. Our experts research every aspect of each MLS game leaving no stone unturned ahead of making our MLS Picks and Predictions.

With a full preview for every game, we’ll highlight our best Major League Soccer picks, break down the matchup, and spotlight the key stats, all of which will help you focus in on the best markets available for each MLS game.

MLS Schedule 2021 

The MLS is back, and with the newest of the expansion teams in Austin FC making their debut, there are more MLS games scheduled this season than ever before. Each of the 27 MLS teams will play a 34-match MLS schedule, with 17 home games and 17 on the road.  The MLS regular season-opening weekend is scheduled to take place across April 16-18th with the opening game seeing Houston Dynamo host the San Jose Earthquakes at 7 p.m. ET

The Eastern Conference will consist of 14 teams, with 13 teams contesting the Western Conference.

The 14 Eastern conference teams will play six Eastern Conference teams three times, and the remaining seven Eastern Conference teams twice, as well as two cross-conference games against two different Western Conference Opponents.

11 of the 13 Western Conference teams will play eight Western Conference teams three times, and the remaining four Wester Conference teams twice, as well as two Eastern Conference teams to make their total of 34 matches.
Due to the odd number of teams in the Western Conference, the other two teams will play seven Western Conference teams three times, the remaining five Western Conference teams twice, as well as 3 Eastern Conference Teams.

Check out the breakdown of the Eastern and Western Conferences below.

MLS Eastern Conference Teams

Atlanta United, Chicago Fire FC, Columbus Crew SC, D.C. United, Inter Miami CF, CF Montreal, Nashville SC, New England Revolution, New York City FC, New York Red Bulls, Orlando City SC, Philadelphia Union, Toronto FC

MLS Western Conference Teams 

Austin FC, Colorado Rapids, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo FC, Los Angeles FC, LA Galaxy, Minnesota FC, Portland Timbers FC, Real Salt Lake, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders FC, Sporting Kansas City, Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs Schedule

The 2021 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs are set to kick off on November 19th. The top 7 teams from the Eastern and Western Conferences will qualify for a place in the 2021 Audi MLS Cup playoffs, with the exact dates and format of the playoffs still yet to be released by the MLS. Check back throughout the season for updates on when and where the MLS Cup Playoffs will be played.

2021 MLS Cup Schedule

The MLS Cup, Major League Soccers’ championship game is scheduled to be played on December 11th, 2021, with kick-off at 3 p.m. ET and air on ABC, TSN, UniMas, and TVA Sports.

Where To Watch The MLS

You can watch MLS games with any of the MLS partner networks in the US. MLS coverage is split between networks, with both English and Spanish coverage on offer for all MLS Games.
These partner networks include the following networks;

  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ABC
  • ESPN Deportes
  • FS1
  • FOX
  • Fox Deportes
  • UniMas
  • TUDN
  • Univision

How Many Teams Are In The MLS

For the first time, in 2021 there will be 27 teams in the MLS.

Cincinnati FC joined the league in 2019, the 2020 MLS season saw the addition of two more teams in Nashville SC, and David Beckham’s new Miami-based franchise Inter Miami FC and 2021 will see Austin FC in their debut season. 

The MLS is rapidly expanding and particularly with the new teams, players, and coaches, many of whom will be international players and coaches our expert knowledge at Pickswise is as important as ever. With all of our picks, you can expect well-researched MLS picks, from industry-leading soccer experts. Our handicapper’s research a multitude of statistics, trends, team news, and more ahead of every Major League Soccer prediction.

The 27 MLS teams taking part in the 2021 season are as follows;

Los Angeles FC, Atlanta United, FC Inter Miami CF, Los Angeles Galaxy, Toronto FC, New York City FC, Seattle Sounders, FC Columbus Crew, SC Portland Timbers, FC Cincinnati, FC Dallas, Sporting Kansas City, Chicago Fire FC, D.C. United, Montreal Impact, Orlando City SC, New York Red Bulls, New England Revolution, Houston Dynamo, Colorado Rapids, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Minnesota United FC, San Jose Earthquakes, Philadelphia Union, Real Salt Lake City, Nashville SC, Austin FC.

Who Has Won The Most MLS Cups?

LA Galaxy is the most successful Major League Soccer team with 9 MLS Cup Final appearances and 5 MLS Cup Titles. DC United comes in second with 4 MLS Cup titles from just 5 MLS Cup Final appearances.

LA Galaxy and DC United also lead the way with 4 Supporters Shield each, with the Supporters Shield awarded to the MLS team with the best regular-season record each year.

Previous MLS Cup Winners

  • 2020 – Columbus Crew
  • 2019 – Seattle Sounders
  • 2018 – Atlanta United FC
  • 2017 – Toronto FC
  • 2016 – Seattle Sounders
  • 2015 – Portland Timbers
  • 2014 – LA Galaxy
  • 2013 – Sporting Kansas City
  • 2012 – LA Galaxy 
  • 2011 – LA Galaxy
  • 2010 – Colorado Rapids