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Live MLS Betting
Live MLS betting is perhaps the most exciting way of betting on any given MLS game – and the Betway Sportsbook provides live odds for every single game that takes place from the regular season to the playoffs. The difference between live betting and pre-match betting is that the former allows you to bet in-game, as the action unfolds in front of you. Have a hunch that the underdog will score the next goal? You can bet on this happening while you watch the game. What’s more, Betway’s live MLS odds change throughout the game to reflect the state of play. Let’s say you bet on Chicago Fire to score at least one goal, but the game is in the 80th minute and they still haven’t found the net – the odds would increase. And if you notice that the Fire are about to bring on a super-sub or that the coach has made an offensive tactical tweak, you can bet on the longer odds and potentially win bigger than you would have pre-game.
How to Bet on MLS
The three main types of MLS betting odds are MLS Futures bets (betting ahead of time on markets such as which team will the league) MLS pre-game bets (typically Moneyline bets and Prop bets) and live MLS bets. Before deciding which of these types of MLS bets to make, just visit Betway, select “Soccer” then “MLS” from the menu and choose your desired game.
Let’s take a game between the New York Red Bulls and D.C. United. Thanks to the Betway Sportsbook, you could bet on either team to win or a tie, which player will score first, and how many free-kicks each team will receive. Of course, these are just examples – there are dozens of MLS betting markets available for all games.
How to Read MLS Odds Before you bet on the MLS, you’ll need to understand how soccer betting work. Let’s return to our New York Red Bulls @ D.C. United game.
For this game, the odds on the New York Red Bulls To Win are +150. This means if you bet $100 on the NY Red Bulls to receive this amount of corners, you’d win $150, plus your $100 stake back.
If the odds on D.C United to win were -150, this means you’d have to bet $150 to win $100, plus your $150 stake back.
An easy way to memorise how to read MLS odds is to remember that a + sign demonstrates an underdog bet, whereas a - sign shows the favourite.
MLS Spread Betting
A “spread” bet involves betting on how many goals a team will win by. So, using our NY Red Bulls @ D.C. Washington game, you could stake a bet on a -2.5 spread on the NY Red Bulls. This means you would be betting on the Red Bulls to win by at least three goals i.e., if 2.5 goals were deducted from the Red Bulls’ score, they would still win the game. Betting on DC at a spread of +2.5 means you require D.C. lose by no more than two goals to win the bet.
2022 MLS Cup Betting Odds
You can use Futures bets to wager on the 2022 MLS Cup i.e., predict who will win before it is known which two teams will be playing in the game. You can do this at any stage of the regular season, or during the playoffs before the two semi-finals are played.
So whether you want to bet on big hitters like New York City FC, Seattle Sounders or New England Revolution, or back the dark horses of Atlanta United or Nashville SC, you can make your pick now, or wait to see how the season plays out.
Best MLS Bets 2022
Of course, there are many MLS bets you can place beyond 2022 MLS Cup betting, from which team will finish top of each conference, to the top scorers in both the regular season and post-season, the Betway Sportsbook hosts a wide variety of futures bets.
Will New York City follow their first ever MLS Cup up by retaining their title? Can LA Galaxy turn back the clock and make a run for the playoffs? And will the Revolution carry their regular season form into the championship rounds? If you don’t want to pick a winning team, you could always consider which of the MLS’ star strikers will top the scoring charts, whether you back last year’s Golden Boot winner Valentin Castellanos or a highly anticipated new arrival like Douglas Costa.
MLS Cup Playoffs Format
If you want to bet on Major League Soccer, it’s important to understand how the MLS playoffs work. There are three rounds before the MLS Cup final. The teams in each of the Eastern and Western
Conference that finish the regular season in the top six of their division qualify for the first of these rounds – Round 1.
Teams that make it through Round 1 progress to the Conference semi-finals. The Conference semi-final winners compete in their respective Conference finals, and the two Conference Winners meet in the MLS Cup Final.
Best Eastern Conference Teams
In this conference, teams from New York, Orlando and Philadelphia reign supreme. These teams have the best players, individuals who make moves on the field that produce wins every time. Bettors often place 3-way results wagers on these teams, as well as total goals over/under as well as double chance.
Best Western Conference
In the west, the top teams include those from Colorado and Los Angeles. Fans of western conference teams typically place correct score and both teams to score wagers. First/anytime/last goal scorer and total goals are fun in this conference too.
Each year the standout teams change, which makes soccer more exciting. You never know which teams will come out on top! With MLS betting, you have a fun and exciting way to wager on each of these top teams!
MLS Betting Tips at Betway Insider USA
If you are interested in learning more about MLS betting picks, predictions, team news, interviews, and other sports betting tips, check out the best sports betting blog, Betway Insider USA.
New to MLS sports betting? Here is a How to bet on soccer guide explained by experts. Our team of sports writers and researchers will provide MLS betting analysis and betting opportunities throughout the 2022 soccer season.
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