MLS (Major League Soccer) is a football league that has gathered under its banner all the best teams from the United States of America and Canada. She has long gained popularity far beyond North America, and the compositions are literally full of age stars (Nani, Chicharito).
The championship has long been designed for audience interest, so matches often turn into a real show. MLS betting should be treated with extreme caution. What features are inherent in the championship, and how can a bettor use them when making a bet?
Key rules for betting on MLS
The championship is held in two stages – a regular tournament and a playoff stage. At the first stage, all 26 teams are divided into two equal conferences. Then six best teams each go to the playoffs, where they compete for the main prize of the competition.
“Both will score – yes”
The high level of individual skill of the footballers speaks for itself. Teams try to invite star performers to the attacking line, since it is the goals scored that become a real decoration of any match. The best goalscorers of the teams consistently replenish their personal account.
The central matches of the day stand out especially in terms of efficiency. But the total of 2.5 goals is not always overcome by the teams. But for one goal scored, each of the teams usually plays. Therefore, the best option for betting on MLS is the pattern “Both scores – yes”.
Home advantage in the regular championship
In the MLS, all teams have large stadiums and a minimum capacity of 18,000 fans. Such a number of fans of the team not only drives the favorites forward, but also has a serious emotional impact on the opponents’ players.
Even the weakest teams of the championship in their native walls demonstrate character and turn on at full capacity. This allows them to win or at least score points. Therefore, one of the best betting options is the zero handicap of the home team. The only exception can be matches when an outspoken outsider accepts the favorite of the competition.
Play Offs – Total Over 2 Goals
In the MLS, the playoff stage is held in one match, so there is no point for teams to sit back in defense and count on a draw. From the very first minutes, the home team rush to the attack and begin to storm the opponent’s defense, and he methodically fights back and waits for a chance to conduct a counterattack.
In short playoff series (from one match), it is very important to seize the initiative, so teams tend to score an early goal. It is not always possible to do this before the 15th minute, but in the first half, the gate is printed out almost ironically. For this reason, betting on the starting half total of 1 ball is a great option.