It’s week 2 of the MLS season and after an action-packed week 1 which saw some highlight reel goals and a very good level of play, MLS teams are ready for an encore for week 2. Two of the matches that will highlight the weekend in MLS is LAFC - Seattle Sounders and the Los Angeles Galaxy - New York Red Bulls.
The oddsmakers at DraftKings have the two Los Angeles sides as favorites for these games, but that could open up huge opportunities for bettors as the Seattle Sounders took no prisoners in week 1 and ran Minnesota United off the field in a 4-0 win.
As for the Los Angeles Galaxy, the 5-time champions got a hard-fought victory over Inter Miami 3-2, while the Red Bulls lost at home to Sporting KC. We have a breakdown of some interesting betting options for these two MLS games!
LAFC - Seattle Sounders
LAFC are a very decent favorite for this match at (+107), nonetheless the Seattle Sounders could be an interesting pick at +240, the Rave Green came out swinging in week 1 and while LAFC are a much better team than Minnesota, the Sounders who are minus their playmaker Nicolás Lodeiro have some lethal guns up top in Raúl Ruidíaz and Freddy Montero. Both players are paying out +500 and +700 respectively if they score the first goal.
When these teams meet, they have scored over 2.5 goals in their last three outings so betting on that over at +175 opens up a good opportunity to earn some good cash. A Sounders correct score of 3-1 is paying out an interesting +2000.
Los Angeles Galaxy - New York Red Bulls
For the Galaxy this could be a good game to cement that they are truly back, the Red Bulls were a bit unlucky to lose to Sporting KC and will be a difficult opponent, but at +148 the Galaxy are a safe pick to win this one. All eyes will be on Chicharito Hernández who is coming off of a 2 goal first game and at +500 he would be a safe pick to get the first goal.
The Red Bull have won the last two meetings 3-2 so betting on an over 3.5 goals could be an interesting bet as these teams are usually high scoring when they play each other. At +140 it is an interesting bet to pick that these two clubs will score goals.
An interesting parlay for this match would be a Galaxy win with a Sounders victory. A $100 bet would pay out over $800 in winnings, not a bad option considering the Galaxy and Sounders were two of the most entertaining sides in week 1.