MLS Best Bets for This Weekend (July 30-July 31)

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The MLS betting odds are now available as we are back with our favorite Major League Soccer expert advice and free betting predictions.

Read on for this week’s final MLS matchday 22 and 23 betting advice of the 2022 season, soccer analysis, and free Major League Soccer picks for Sunday’s fixtures.

Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo

Saturday, July 30, 2022 – 07:30 PM EDT at Subaru Park

Form, Mentality, and MLS Trends

  • Philadelphia Union are unbeaten in 27 of their last 29 home games
  • Philadelphia Union are undefeated at home in 11 consecutive MLS meetings
  • Philadelphia Union have scored at least 2 goals in their previous 3 MLS home games
  • Both teams have scored in all of Houston Dynamo's previous 6 MLS matches
  • Houston Dynamo have won just 3 of their last 27 away games

Eastern Conference Champions

Looking to secure their fifth straight win and extend the point gap at the top of the Eastern Conference table, Philadelphia Union will welcome a struggling Houston Dynamo to Subaru Park on Saturday night.

Philadelphia coach Jim Curtin is proudly topping the Eastern Conference division, and his squad is riding a 4-game win streak, netting 12 goals, and allowing just two during this streak.

With 42 points from 22 MLS matchdays, they are impressively outperforming every other team in the league. However, the U have no space to take their foot off the gas, as New York City are just one point behind with a game in hand.

The U are the only team with an undefeated home record in the MLS Eastern Conference, winning six of those meetings and drawing five. This outstanding home record falls behind a robust defense that has collected five clean sheets and allowed a mere six goals at Subaru Park.

A Bad Streak for Houston

Houston Dynamo hasn't received the same fortune this term. Not only have they failed to win any of their previous three home games, but they've also lost five of their last six road games in all competitions.

With a 5-point gap separating the Orange Crush from rock-bottom side Sporting Kansas, coach Paulo Nagamura could soon accept that his team won't be reaching the MLS playoffs this term.

Betting Pick and Prediction

The Major League Soccer betting odds naturally favor the home side as they present an unblemished home record and are now facing one of the weakest teams in the Western Conference.

As one of the most in-form teams across both conferences, Philadelphia shouldn't have too many issues shutting out a Houston Dynamo squad who've won just one of their last six games.

I expect a routine home victory and another three points for the league leaders.

Score Prediction: Philadelphia 3 - Houston 1

Soccer Pick: Philadelphia -1 Handicap (+189) [1u wager returns 1.89u] at Everygame (visit our Everygame Review)

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Sporting Kansas City vs. Austin FC

Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 08:30 PM EDT at Children's Mercy Park

Form, Mentality, and MLS Trends

  • Sporting Kansas City has lost 4 consecutive home games
  • Sporting Kansas City has won just 3 of their previous 18 MLS fixtures
  • Austin FC are unbeaten in 7 of their last 8 games
  • Austin FC averages 2.05 goals in their MLS matches

Bounce back after a snapped win streak

Austin FC was stopped in their tracks last weekend as the New York Red Bulls broke a 7-game undefeated streak the Verde and Black were riding.

However, confidence should be high for Josh Wolff's men to resume their winning ways when facing a Sporting Kansas City team who's rock bottom of the Western Conference.

To heighten their confidence levels, Austin FC will additionally reflect on a recent road record that consists of five unbeaten encounters. This positive stance is also supported by a 13-game streak where Austin has found the back of the net.

A Big Challenge for Kansas

Peter Vermes' Sporting Kansas squad still has 11 games remaining to reach a playoff position for a third consecutive season.

Unfortunately, the Wizards are 10 points shy of earning a playoff spot, and their current form isn't supporting the likelihood of their MLS playoff potential.

A midweek MLS Cup loss to the Sacramento Republic will present tired legs and a dampener on the spirits of Sporting Kansas. And although they can take solace with an unbeaten home record when playing Austin, the chance of this historical record has a high probability of being broken.

Betting Pick and Prediction

The MLS betting odds at Bookmakers Review are presenting incredible value on Saturday's visiting squad.

And because Austin boasts four wins from their previous five away games, it's a no-brainer wager to take Austin and the plus-money value.

Score Prediction: Kansas 1 - Austin 2

Soccer Pick: Austin ML (+145) [1u wager returns 1.45u] at Everygame

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