DEBUTANT WLB contributor Luke Beaumont (@LBBeaumont) scans his eye over Sunday’s Major League Soccer action, picking out his best bets.
New England Revolution v Columbus Crew | Sunday 19:30
This is the game I’m anticipating will see the most goals this weekend. On paper, it should be goals galore.
Both teams have a Kamara up front, and they both know where the net is. New England have Kei Kamara and Columbus Crew have Ola Kamara.
The Crew also have Justin Meram who is in top form after scoring a hat-trick last weekend against Montreal Impact.
As I said before, there will be goals in this game and both teams to score is probably a given but chuck in Over 2.5 Goals and evens is available with Coral.
New England will be looking for revenge after the Columbus Crew were victorious when the two sides met at the start of this month at Mapfre Stadium.
Minnesota United v LA Galaxy | Sunday 22:00 | Sky Sports
Minnesota United are another expansion team but they had a very different start to the season than fellow expansion outfit Atlanta United.
The Loons began the year as what you might call a laughing stock as they were conceding a ridiculous amount of goals, and the quality of defending was very poor.
However, things have improved as the weeks went by and they are now sat in a respectable eighth position in a competitive Western conference. They have stopped conceding as many goals, and now compete in their matches.
The Galaxy come into this game on the back of two excellent results. A 2-2 draw with Chicago Fire after being 2-0 down at half-time, as well as a 3-1 victory over New York Red Bulls last weekend.
Romain Alessandrini is the player to watch as he has had a fantastic start to life at LA, scoring for fun.
Orlando City v New York City | Monday 00:00 | Sky Sports
As the old saying goes – save the best ’til last! This could, without doubt, be the best game of the weekend.
Orlando haven’t been too impressive on the road but at home, they’re something else. It’s very much as if the new stadium has given the whole team a lift and is driving them on to big results. They’re currently winless since the end of April when they beat Colorado Rapids, 2-0.
NYCFC come into this game on the back of a 2-1 defeat at Real Salt Lake in midweek. They haven’t won since their 3-1 victory over Atlanta United on the seventh of this month.
They will be looking to record another victory on the road, but it’s going to be a very difficult task. I can see them grabbing a goal, but cannot envision them taking all three points.
Cyle Larin is a price at 11/10 (Bet365) to score here.