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FC Dallas vs. L.A. Galaxy 2016

Kevin Stott

Friday, September 30, 2016 4:49 PM GMT

Friday, Sep. 30, 2016 4:49 PM GMT

The Regular Season begins to wrap up and clubs fight to be one of the six in each conference to make the Postseason. Let’s look at all 10 matches, including the FC Dallas-LA Galaxy Western Conference showdown, and make some profitable MLS Week 30 picks.

 Friday, September 30, 2016

 

Houston Dynamo vs. NYCFC

David Villa (19 goals) and NYCFC (13-13-9, 55 GF-53 GA) head to Houston on Friday night to play the Dynamo (7-11-11, 36 GF-38 GA) in an inter-conference match from the Lone Star State with little significance. These two sides have only played once, last year at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx where the two played to a 1-1 Draw, so this is a tough handicap with no relevant Trends and one side (last-place Houston) apathetic because the Playoffs appear a mirage while the other (3rd-place NYCFC) is already safely in the MLS Postseason and may only care about making a run a 1st place in the Eastern Conference and/or winning the Supporters’ Shield. Sounds like Draw fodder.

Final Score Prediction: Dynamo 1 NYCFC 1
Free MLS Pick: Draw +285
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

 

New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union

Chris Pontius and the Philadelphia Union head to Jersey to face a New York Red Bulls club on a record unbeaten streak and fighting with aforementioned NYCFC for both 1st place in the East as well as the Supporters’ Shield. The L5 meetings in this series (PHI 2-2 RBNY, RBNY 4-1 PHI, PHI 1-3 RBNY, RBNY 0-2 PHI, PHI 2-2 RBNY) reveals some choppiness but the Over and the Both Teams To Score (Yes) are both 4-1 for. With Bradley Wright-Phillips (20 goals) and the Red Bulls playing so well, backing them straight or using RBNY -200 in a parlay is the advised soccer pick.

Final Score Prediction: Red Bulls 3 Union 1
Free MLS Pick: Red Bulls -200, Over 2½ -167 at Intertops
MLS Props Pick: Both Teams To Score (Yes) -146 at Marathon

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Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire

Gangster of Love Ola Kamara (15 goals) and the 9th-place Columbus Crew (7-11-12, 42 GF-49 GA) face David Accam (8 goals) and the Chicago Fire in a game between the 9th- and 10th-place clubs in the Eastern Conference with only the Crew having an outside shot of making a late rush and making the 6th-place Redline. So, there may be little motivation in this game and with Chicago still having just 1 Road Win (1-2-12, 14 GF-21 GA on Road) and playing in just 2 Days Rest after traveling to Seattle and then heading all the back across the country to Columbus, the edge here is definitely is with the host Crew.

Final Score Prediction: Crew 2 Fire 1
Free MLS Pick: Crew -168
Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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Toronto FC vs. DC United

DC United (9-13-9) sits in 6th place in the Eastern Conference, so Fear will be motivating the visitors here against 1st-place Toronto FC (13-10-8). The L5 meetings in this series in MLS play (TOR 4-1 DC, DC 0-1 TOR, TOR 0-0 DC, DC 1-2 TOR, DC 3-0 TOR) reveals a mixed bag of results with the Both Teams To Score (No) 3-2 and DCU not scoring in 2 of the L3 meetings. With the visitors from the District of Columbia needed at least a result here, lean DC United on the Draw No Bet line (DC United Draw No Bet +350, Paddy Power) as well as the Over (2½, -133 currently at popular Online sportsbook Intertops—which has a 200% Cash Bonus for new Sign-ups and which an A grade in the best sportsbooks ratings here at Sportsbook Review—in a spot late on the schedule where Motivation is actually the biggest handicapping component.

Final Score Prediction: Toronto FC 2 DC United 2
Free MLS Pick: Over 2½ -133 at Intertops
MLS Props Picks: DC United Draw No Bet +350 at Paddy Power, Both Teams To Score (Yes) -110 at Bet365

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NE Revolution vs. Sporting KC

Dominic Dwyer (15 goals) and Sporting Kansas City (12-7-12, 39 GF-38 GA) head to Foxborough on Saturday night to face Kei Kamara (5 goals), Lee Nguyen (6 goals) and the 7th-place New England Revolution (9-9-13, 37 GF-51 GA, 36 points) who sit 4 points behind aforementioned DC United (40 points) for potentially the last Playoff spot in the conference. So the Revs (7-4-4, 20 GF-18 GA at Home) will also be motivated by Fear, but with SKC in 5th place in the Western Conference and scared themselves, this is a nuisance spot for the hosts. The L5 meetings in this series (SKC 4-2 NE, SKC 2-3 NE, NE 3-1 SKC, NE 2-0 SKC, SKC 3-1 NE) reveals the Home team to be 4-0-1 (W-D-L) and the Over and Both Teams To Score (Yes) to be 4-1. And here at the current (American odds) Draw price of +235 (3.35 Decimal, 47/20 Fractional) in this situation with both scared and motivated, backing a tie here for a small amount or staying away seems the best advice. Rome wasn’t built in a day. Or ruined.

Final Score Prediction: Revolution 1 Sporting KC 1
Free MLS Pick: Draw +254
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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FC Dallas vs. LA Galaxy

Western Conference leaders FC Dallas (15-8-8, 47 GF-39 GA) welcome Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane (10 goals), Steven Gerrard and the 3rd-place LA Galaxy (11-15-5, 53 GF-38 GA) to suburban Dallas on Saturday night for the biggest match of MLS Week 30, although both teams will be playing in the Postseason, still very important to check the soccer odds first. With FCD coming off a 0-0 Draw at Rio Tinto against RSL and Giovani dos Santos (14 goals) and the Galaxy fairly decent on the Road (3-8-3, 20 GF-21 GA), this one also fits the Draw mold and may have few goals despite all the stars and limelight expectations.

Final Score Prediction: FC Dallas 1 LA Galaxy 1
Free MLS Pick: Under 2½ +130 at Intertops, Under 3½ -170 at Marathon

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Colorado Rapids vs. Portland Timbers

Tim Howard and the 2nd-place Colorado Rapids (12-12-5, 32 GF-27 GA)—owners of the best Defense in the MLS this 2015 Regular Season—play host to Fanendo Adi (15 goals) and the defending MLS champion Portland Timbers on the opening day of October in the Rocky Mountains on Saturday night. The L5 meetings in this series (COL 0-0 POR, POR 4-1 COL, COL 1-2 POR, COL 2-2 POR, POR 2-1 COL) reveals the Timbers an unbeaten 3-2-0 over the L5 with the Over and the Both Teams To Score (Yes) both 4-1 although the lone meeting this season here at The Dick finished 0-0. And that could happen again.

Final Score Prediction: Rapids 0 Timbers 1
Free MLS Pick: Under 2½ -111 at Intertops, Timbers Draw No Bet +250 at Paddy Power

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San Jose Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake

Chris Wondolowski (11 goals) and the Earthquakes (7-13-10, 29 GF-25 GA) face Joao Plata (9 goals) and Real Salt Lake in a big match for both with the 9th-place hosts really needing the 3 points here to have a shot at making the Playoffs and the visitors probably needing at least a result and a point to keep their 4th-place (45 points) standing and Playoff positioning in good shape. And with the Earthquakes having gone winless in their L5 at the worst point in the season, it’s really hard to get excited about San Jose and any perceived Home-pitch Advantage (Earthquakes 6-6-3, 13 GF-11 GA at Home) here. The Under if anything.

Final Score Prediction: San Jose 1 Real Salt Lake 1
Free MLS Pick: Under 2½ +105
Best Line Offered: at Intertops

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Sunday, October 2, 2016Orlando SC vs. Montreal Impact

Prolific Cyle Larin (14 goals), Kevin Molino (10 goals) and European legend Kaká (8 goals) and Orlando City play host to Chelsea-legend Didier Drogba (10 goals) and the Montreal Impact (10-11-10, 46 GF-48 GA) on Sunday afternoon in this big Eastern Conference fixture for both sides but more so Orlando City which sits 5 points off 6th place in the conference. Despite OCSC expanding into the MLS last season, these two clubs have already played 5 times (MTL 1-4 ORL, ORL 2-1 MTL, ORL 2-1 MTL, MTL 2-0 ORL, MTL 2-2 ORL) with the Over and the Both teams To Score (Yes) at 4-1 and the Home club having won 3 times. Orlando City—which has scored in 22 of its L25 games in all competitions but has actually struggled lately—are sort of in a do-or-die situation here and that Fear and Desperation should be good for a quick Pace and the Over against Ignacio Piatti (15 goals), UEFA Champions League icon Drogba and TFC. Compare live odds at the different sportsbooks.

Final Score Prediction: Orlando City 1 Impact 2
Free MLS Pick: Over 2½ -133 (Intertops)
MLS Props Picks: Both Teams To Score (Yes) -150 at Bet365, Cyle Larin Anytime Goalscorer -110 at Paddy Power

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Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Seattle Sounders

The Vancouver Whitecaps and Pedro Morales (6 goals) welcome the Clint Dempsey-less and 6th-place Seattle Sounders (12-5-13, 39 GF-39 GA) to British Columbia on Sunday night for a big Western Conference match for the Canadian hosts who sit 6 points off 6th-place with the MLS Regular Season withering down. The L5 meetings in this series (SEA 1-0 VAN, SEA 1-2, VAN 0-3 SEA, SEA 0-3 VAN, VAN 0-2 SEA) reveals the Home team has had some trouble scoring and that the visitors are 4-1-0. Too tough picking a side in this particular Cascadia Cup spot and a very desperate Vancouver (6-5-4, 23 GF-19 GA) unfortunately catches Jordan Morris (12 goals) and a hot Sounders side at the wrong time—after they have finally hit the .500 mark after one of the worst starts in this storied MLS club’s history. Momentum matters.

Final Score Prediction: Whitecaps 2 Sounders 2
Free MLS Pick: Over 2½ -133
Best Line Offered: at Intertops

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MLS Rundown Week 30 Wednesday Picks Record: 2-3-1
MLS Rundown Picks Record Weeks 18-29: 118-86-8

 

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