Well, the women’s World Cup may have come to an end with another victory by Megan Rapinoe and the dominating U.S. squad, but that sure doesn’t mean your chances of potentially cashing on on some value-packed soccer betting picks has come to an end. No, with plenty of value-packed soccer matches going on across the globe, let’s get to my top picks of the week.
Top Soccer Betting Picks of the Week – July 8th
Friday, July 12
DC United (8-7-5) vs. New England Revolution (6-5-8)
DC United is coming off a humbling 2-0 shutout loss against Dallas as Santiago Mosquera scored one goal and set up another. New England has won two straight by the identical score of 2-1 including a hard-fought win over Colorado the last time out.
DC is +4 in the goal scoring differential department while New England is a dismal -14 in goal scoring differential and that alone should tell you all you need to know about this match. While the United don’t have the most impressive record around, they are definitely a better team than New England in this matchup.
MLS Betting Pick: DC 2 New England 1
Houston Dynamo (8-3-7) vs. LAFC (13-4-2)
The Dynamo were on the wrong end of a humbling 3-2 loss against FC Cincinnati the last time out while LAFC has won two straight by a combined scored of 11-2, including their emphatic 6-1 beatdown of Vancouver the last time out.
This one looks like a lock to me, seeing as how Los Angeles is a stupendous +34 in the goal scoring differential department while Houston is a meager +3. L.A. gets the win by dominating at both ends of the pitch!
MLS Betting Pick: L 4 Houston 1
Saturday, July 13
Real Salt Lake (8-2-9) at Philadelphia Union (10-6-5)
Salt Lake is coming off a hard-fought 1-0 loss against San Jose the last time out while Philadelphia has won two straight including an emphatic 3-0 win over Montreal the last time out. Salt Lake is an uninspiring -4 in goal scoring while Philadelphia is +11 to rank second in MLS right now.
Philadelphia has scored 14 more goals this season than Salt Lake and it is at the offensive end of the pitch that this game will be decided. The Union find the back of the net with regularity while Salt Lake struggles to score as evidenced by the fact that they’ve been limited to one goal or less in six of their last seven games. Philly wins by at least two goals.
MLS Betting Pick: Philadelphia 3 Salt Lake 1