MLS 2020 Top Games of the Week Expert Analysis Oct. 27

MLS 2020 Top Games of the Week Expert Analysis Oct. 27

Written by on October 27, 2020

Okay MyBookie sportsbook betting nation…will the Philadelphia Union or Toronto FC come out on top in the Eastern Conference or could the Columbus Crew SC catch and surpass either one or both of the MLS league leaders? Out west, can the defending champion Seattle Sounders get back to the top of the standings or will Sporting KC continue their bid to claim the western conference crown?

With the 2020 MLS regular season rolling into a brand new week of action, it’s time to take a look at my top three picks of the coming week. Now, let’s find out who’s in action and which teams are offering the best value against their respective MLS odds.

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Vancouver Whitecaps (8-0-12) Vs Seattle Sounders FC (9-5-4)

  • When: Tuesday, October 27 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Where: Providence Park, Portland
  • TV: ESPN+

Vancouver is in seventh place in the western conference standings. The Whitecaps have scored 24 goals but has conceded a league-high 41 goals defensively. The Whitecaps have won three of their last four and got past San Jose 2-1 on Saturday as Ali Adnan and Tosaint Ricketts found the back of the net. Seattle is in second place out west, having scored 36 goals while allowing 18 defensively. The defending champs are coming off consecutive draws, including a 1-1 finish against Portland on Thursday that saw Will Bruin score Seattle’s lone goal.

Prediction

While Vancouver is playing well right now, the Sounders clearly has the Whitecaps number. Seattle has won three straight in this rivalry while going 4-0-1 over the last five meetings. Seattle has put an identical three goals on the board in each of the last two meetings, including their 3-1 home win on Oct. 3. The Sounders needs the win on Tuesday night – and they’ll get it in a thriller!

Pick: Seattle 3 Vancouver 2

Philadelphia Union (12-5-3) Vs Chicago Fire FC (5-6-8)

  • When: Wednesday, October 28 at 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: Subaru Park, Philadelphia
  • TV: ESPN+

Philadelphia is sitting atop the Eastern Conference standings. The Union have scored 39 goals while limiting the opposition to just 17 goals defensively. Philly has won two straight games while going 4-0-1 over their last five. The Union come into this affair off an emphatic 5-0 spanking of previously eastern conference-leading Toronto on Saturday that I correctly picked right here! Sergio Santos scored a trio of goals to lead the way to victory while Mark McKenzie and Jamiro Monteiro added solo goals in the win.

Chicago is in 11th place in the Eastern Conference standings, having scored 26 goals on the season while allowing 30 defensively. Chicago is unbeaten over their last three games and comes into this matchup  off of consecutive draws including a 2-2 finish against the Red Bulls on Saturday.

Prediction

Philly won four straight in this series – until having their winning ways snapped – against Chicago in their humbling 2-0 road loss in August of last year. Still, I like Philadelphia to get the convincing home win in this matchup to both, extend their winning ways while extracting some revenge in the process.

Pick: Philadelphia 3 Chicago 2

Portland Timbers (9-5-5) Vs LA Galaxy (5-3-10)

  • When: Wednesday, October 28 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Where: Providence Park, Portland
  • TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes

Portland is sitting in third place in the western conference standings. The Timbers have scored 39 goals while allowing 31 goals defensively. Portland has gone 2-1-2 over their last five and come into this affair off of consecutive draws including a 1-1- finish against Seattle on Thursday. The Galaxy are last in the 12-team western conference standings having scored 22 goals while allowing 36 defensively. Los Dos have dropped four of their last five and come into this matchup off a humbling 2-0 loss against in-city rival LAFC on Sunday.

Prediction

Portland has won four of five in this rivalry including a 6-3 thrashing on October 7 that saw Felipe Moira and Jeremy Ebobisse both score a pair of goals. The Timbers will get the convincing win again in the mid-week matchup.

Pick: Portland 4 LA Galaxy 1


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