Preview of USA MLS 2022 soccer predictions
New York City FC won their first MLS Cup title in 2021 after defeating Portland Timbers in a penalty shootout (1-1 in regular time). The 2022 MLS season is contested among 28 teams after adding Charlotte FC. The teams are divided into Eastern and Western conferences, 14 in each. Every MLS team plays 34 games in the regular season, 17 at home and 17 away. Each franchise plays the other ones twice and has eight cross-conference games.
The MLS Cup follows each regular Major Soccer League season. First, the best seven teams from both conferences qualify for Round 1 of the MLS play-off. Then, the winners of the Eastern and the Western Conference finals meet in the MLS Cup Final to decide on the league champion.
Two teams with the most points from each conference qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League. The MLS Cup champion and the winner of the U.S. Open Cup (USOC) qualify for the Champions League too. When the winner of the MLS Cup or the U.S. Open Cup finishes top of the conference, the spot is given to the highest-placed team in the table.
Takebet South Africa drops predictions for the MLS Cup winner, the Supporters’ Shield winner, and the top goalscorer alongside game predictions for the regular season and play-off.
Below is a complete list of teams participating in the 2022 MLS.
2022 MLS Eastern Conference teams:
- New York City FC
- New England Revolution
- Philadelphia Union
- Orlando City SC
- DC United
- CF Montreal
- Atlanta United FC
- Columbus Crew
- Inter Miami CF
- New York Red Bulls
- Chicago Fire FC
- FC Cincinnati
- Toronto FC
- Charlotte FC
2022 MLS Western Conference teams:
- Seattle Sounders FC
- LA Galaxy
- Sporting KC
- Colorado Rapids
- Portland Timbers
- Minnesota United FC
- Real Salt Lake
- Vancouver Whitecaps FC
- San Jose Earthquakes
- FC Dallas
- Houston Dynamo FC
- Austin FC
- Nashville SC
MLS betting tips cover the top matches between the teams stated.
New York City FC
New York City FC finished fourth in the Eastern Conference of the 2021 MLS with 51 points. They scored 56 goals and conceded 36. The Pigeons qualified for the play-off and proceeded to win the league in a penalty shootout against Portland Timbers after 1-1 in regulation.
Valentin Castellanos is a crucial player for New York City FC. The Argentine international joined the club from Montevideo City Torque in 2019 and has scored 49 goals in 101 matches.
Other key players of New York City FC apart from Valentin Castellanos:
- Maximiliano Moralez
- Keaton Parks
- James Sands
- Alfredo Morales
Los Angeles FC (LAFC)
Los Angeles FC finished ninth in the Western Conference table with 45 points as they scored 53 and conceded 51 goals. The Black and Gold failed to qualify for the play-off. However, they are positioned among the favourites of the new 2022 MLS season.
Carlos Vela has been one of the best players in MLS since he joined Los Angeles FC from Real Sociedad in 2017. The Mexican international has scored 65 goals in 109 appearances. Carlos Vela set a new MLS single-goals record in 2019 after he scored 34 goals as he won the MLS Golden boot. LAFC finished at the top of the Western Conference table that season as his goals was crucial.
Other key players of Los Angeles FC apart from Carlos Vela:
- Eddie Segura
- Latif Blessing
- Jose Cifuentes
Betting odds of 2022 MLS
Takebet South Africa posts outright USA MLS predictions aside from match tips when going into a new season. For example, we publish guidance on the team to win the MLS Cup, the teams finish at the top of their conferences and qualify for the MLS play-off, and so forth.
There are five teams with chances high enough to win the 2022 championship.
MLS Cup 2022 winner betting odds:
- Los Angeles FC — 4.00 (+300 American; 3/1 Fractional)
- Austin FC — 6.50 (+550; 11/2)
- New York City FC — 7.50 (+650; 13/2)
- Philadelphia Union — 7.50 (+650; 13/2)
- New York Red Bulls — 13.00 (+1200; 12/1)
The winner of the Eastern Conference bracket in the MLS Cup Playoffs will face the winner of the Western Conference bracket in the MLS Cup Finals.
Coverage of American MLS
Takebet South Africa covers the most important matches of both Eastern and Western Conferences with MLS game predictions and outright picks. Talking fixtures, tips start from the beginning of the regular season and stretch as far as to include play-off predictions.
There are both single and accumulator bets in our MLS Cup predictions. In addition, we predict events regarding MLS teams and players.
Betting markets and odds of USA MLS predictions
The experts of Takebet South Africa go through all betting markets that incorporate value in the search for picks with the most profitable odds. As a result, you will find more and less popular bets alike.
Some of the betting markets we use to pick valuable MLS bets:
- 1×2 (money line)
- Handicaps (spreads)
- Score predictions
- Over/under goal totals
- Double chance
- Draw no bet
- Both teams to score
- Player to score
MLS soccer predictions on Takebet South Africa contain the best odds you can wager on a betting site. Our MLS tips of the single type amount to the odds from 1.50 (-200 American; 1/2 Fractional) to 3.00 (+200; 2/1), with odds of the combo bets about 10.00 (+900; 9/1).
MLS match predictions
The experts of Takebet South Africa cover games of MLS with an in-depth analysis. Every prediction is structured to include the latest odds on the fixture, a recap of the recent results and the teams’ form, projected line-ups, and key players. Each analytical article ends with a tip.
We start with the regular season games and follow with our MLS Playoffs predictions from Round 1 till the Cup Final.
Betting tips on MLS teams and players
Journalists on the team pick bets on teams and players for our match predictions and outright tips on MLS. Game predictions include bets on the team to win the match or separate halves, individual and overall goal total, and wagers on team stats like cards and corners. Regarding soccer players, we post betting tips such as anytime goalscorer, first and last goalscorer, bets on assists, and other events.
Outright predictions for MLS teams include bets like the squad winning the Cup or a conference. There are expert tips on the top goalscorer, too.
How experts analyse MLS matches for betting predictions
The analysis we provide in our MLS tips and predictions features statistics, betting odds, head-to-head and recent results, and actual matches watched by our analysts. As a result, the team on board is perfectly knowledgeable about soccer and the top US league.
MLS teams play the most contrasting soccer in the world due to the diversity of players and managers of this young league and their backgrounds. Some squads love to keep the ball in control and use lots of rotations in the midfield while relying on the centre-midfielders and the fullbacks to play long balls into the penalty areas. Some love to play aggressively and high-pressing as they try to win the ball high up the pitch. Most play out of the back, while others use long balls and suffocating presses.
Some teams like Seattle Sounders play a three-person defence with fullbacks wide trying to stretch the opponents and the attackers in pockets of spaces. Others, like New England Revolution, love to play in a 4-4-2/4-2-3-1 scheme with two strikers, one at the top and the other playing like a second striker, and midfielders tucked inside to allow the runs of the fullbacks. The most common formations in MLS are 3-5-2, 4-2-31, 4-4-2, and 3-4-3.
Some of the statistics we use when making USA MLS predictions:
- Big chances
- Expected goals
- Shots conceded
- Shots on/off-target
- Ball possession percentages
After assessing all of this data, Takebet South Africa compares the derived probabilities against the odds given by sports betting sites to find the most valuable bets for our predictions.
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