Major League Soccer Predictions: Favorites & Underdogs

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MLS Predictions

Are you up to date on the 2022 Major League Soccer?

This professional soccer league kicked off in February and will run until October 9th. Though we’re in the middle of the season, we’re already looking ahead to possible winners and underdogs. Many teams have shown great promise, and we’re using this to gauge their future success.

Do you want to know who’s in line for the win? Keep reading! We’ve got all the odds and predictions you need to know for the 2022 league. Whether you’re a long-time fan or new to the sport, we’re here to help.

What is Major League Soccer?

Before we jump into the action, we’ll quickly provide some information about MLS.

Like many other leagues, MLS is a professional soccer league based in the USA and Canada. This league has the top teams competing on the field for a chance to win the final cup. The 2022 MLS season is the 27th season, proving the sport’s popularity within North America.

In this league, 26 teams participate, with 23 from the United States and three from Canada. The league is split into two sections, the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference, each with 13 teams.

The regular season involves 34 matches per team, which is split into 17 away games and 17 home games. Each team plays every Conference opponent twice, and eight other cross-conference games occur too. 

How do you get involved?

Are you ready to watch the games play out? Millions around the globe enjoy Major League Soccer. However, there are ways to get more involved if you want a slice of the action!
 

Many MLS fans enjoy betting on their favorite teams or underdogs, allowing them to learn more about the sport and players. Betting on soccer is a great way to learn more about the culture and history while meeting like-minded fans.

When it comes to MLS betting, the best way to secure a good bet is by reading the latest MLS predictions, odds and spreads. Betting is fun, but your bets won’t be half as efficient without knowing the odds and data. Ensure you know as much as you can before going all-in!

MLS 2022 favorites

So, which teams are in a good position for the title this year? Let’s look at the favorite players this year!

Top goal scorer

A key prediction fans are starting to make is the league’s top goal scorer. While many professional soccer players are great scorers, they can’t all be the best.

The current favorite for top goal scorer is Jesus Ferreira at +500, but Sebastian Driussi closely follows him at +800 and Jeremy Ebobisse at +900.

Can underdog Valentin Castellanos beat the +1400 odds before the season is over? His goals are powering NYC FC, so we’ll be watching him closely. Keep an eye on this category as the league progresses.

Outright winners

Another key category to explore is outright winners. We’re already looking towards the end of the season, even though it’s set to finish in October. Here’s what we’re predicting so far.

The odds for the outright winner currently favor New York City FC at +450. This Eastern team is most likely to win the title, but Los Angeles FC is second in line with a close +500. It seems like the current race is between these two. Los Angeles FC is currently at the top of the Western Conference with 29 points, whereas New York City FC holds the Eastern Conference with 26 points.

Who else has a chance at the title?

The team with the third-best odds is the Philadelphia Union at +850. Last year, this team was the conference finalist, but will they be able to hold the spot again this year? Another contender is the Seattle Sounders at +1000, followed by the LA Galaxy team at +1400.

If you’re looking to bet on an underdog, we recommend the New England Revolution. Yes, this team had a disastrous start to the season, but their odds (+2000) are still better than many other clubs.

Final MLS Predictions thoughts

As the season continues, we expect close calls from many MLS teams. It seems like a tight race right now, but who knows? A few average games could leave NYC FC or LA FC in a challenging situation. It’s all to play for!

HIGHLIGHTS: New York City FC vs. Colorado Rapids, 06/19/2022

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