MLS Predict 6 presented by BetMGM: Your Week 2 Guide

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  1. Visit predict6.mlssoccer.com/picks
  2. Pick the outcome of the six matches for the week. You can select win, loss, or draw. Underdog outcomes are worth more points than favorites.
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No player was able to correctly predict all 12 outcomes and actions last week, but one user led the way with nine correct predictions and 265 points to take home $500.


Match #1: D.C. United vs. Inter Miami CF

WHO WILL WIN?
DC win Draw MIA win
30 points 40 points 40 points
Predict the action: First club to score? (10 points)
  • D.C. United, who went down 2-1 at home to the Colorado Rapids in Week 1, haven’t suffered a defeat in both of their opening two MLS games to a season since 2014 – they went on to top the Eastern Conference that season; the last time that they did so.
  • D.C. United’s MLS regular-season games since the start of 2019 have seen just 83 goals scored (2.37 per game); the fewest of all ever-present clubs in this period.
  • All-time Series: N/A
  • All-time Series at D.C.: N/A
  • Kickoff: Saturday, 3:30 pm ET
  • Watch on: Univision, TUDN, Twitter in US or MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada
  2019 STATS (MLS RANK)
DC at home MIA on road
Record 7W - 4L - 6D (T-18) N/A
Goals Scored 25 (19) N/A
Goals conceded 22 (T-15) N/A
xG for 27.99 (19) N/A
xG against 25.60 (18) N/A

Match #2: Toronto FC vs. New York City FC

WHO WILL WIN?
TOR win Draw NYC win
20 points 40 points 40 points
Predict the action: Full-time score? (30 or 10 points)
  • Toronto FC were unbeaten against NYCFC in MLS competition last season, winning 4-0 at home and drawing 1-1 away in the regular season and knocking them out of the MLS Cup playoffs with a 2-1 away win in October.
  • Toronto scored seven goals in their three MLS competition games against NYCFC in 2019 (two regular season, one playoff); four more than any other team. Alejandro Pozuelo scored five of these goals; three more than any other player did against New York City FC in MLS competition in 2019.
  • After keeping a clean sheet in two of their first three MLS matches with Toronto FC, New York City FC have conceded in each of their last 11 games (including playoffs) – their longest run without a clean sheet versus an opponent in MLS history.
  • All-time Series: NYCFC lead 4W - 2L - 5D; 19 goals scored, 21 goals conceded
  • All-time Series at Toronto: Series tied 2W - 2L - 1D; 11 goals scored, 6 goals conceded
  • Kickoff: Saturday, 5 pm ET
  • Watch on: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US or TSN1/4 in Canada
  2019 STATS (MLS RANK)
TOR at home NYC on road
Record 9W - 4L - 4D (T-12) 7W - 5L - 5D (2)
Goals Scored 34 (T-8) 29 (2)
Goals conceded 26 (20) 26 (T-5)
xG for 33.14 (10) 24.28 (11)
xG against 24.54 (17) 28.00 (7)

Match #3: Atlanta United vs. FC Cincinnati

WHO WILL WIN?
ATL win Draw CIN win
10 points 40 points 50 points
Predict the action: First club to score? (10 points)
  • Atlanta United are unbeaten in their two previous MLS matches against FC Cincinnati, winning 2-0 on the road in September 2019 and drawing this exact fixture last March (1-1).
  • Since the start of 2019, FC Cincinnati have won as many points away from home (12 points – W3 D3 L12) as they have in home matches (12 points – W3 D3 L11).
  • Atlanta United have scored in their last 26 Major League Soccer matches (including playoffs) — the last team with a longer scoring run in MLS was the Columbus Crew, who scored in 31 consecutive matches from August 2008 to July 2009.
  • All three of Atlanta United’s MLS goals against FC Cincinnati last season came via the now-injured Josef Martinez.
  • All-time Series: Atlanta lead 1W - 0L - 1D; 3 goals scored, 1 goals conceded
  • All-time Series at Atlanta: Series tied 0W - 0L - 1D; 1 goals scored, 1 goals conceded
  • Kickoff: Saturday, 7 pm ET
  • Watch on: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US or MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada
  2019 STATS (MLS RANK)
aTL at home CIN on road
Record 12W - 2L - 3D (2) 3W - 11L - 3D (T-20)
Goals Scored 36 (T-4) 16 (T-22)
Goals conceded 14 (2) 39 (23)
xG for 34.36 (7) 16.56 (23)
xG against 19.55 (6) 36.96 (21)

Match #4: LA Galaxy vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC

WHO WILL WIN?
LA win Draw VAN win
10 points 40 points 50 points
Predict the action: Total goals? (20 points)
  • LA Galaxy have kept a clean sheet in 13 of their 22 MLS regular-season matches against the Vancouver Whitecaps (59%), including in three of their last four.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps scored more goals in their 4-3 away win at LA Galaxy in 2019 than they had in their previous 11 regular-season trips to face them (three goals).
  • Vancouver Whitecaps’ 4-3 away win at LA Galaxy in September 2019 was their last game on the road in MLS. They’ll be looking to secure back-to-back away wins in MLS for the first time since August 2018.
  • All-time Series: Galaxy lead 11W - 6L - 5D; 35 goals scored, 20 goals conceded
  • All-time Series at Galaxy: Galaxy lead 8W - 3L - 1D; 21 goals scored, 7 goals conceded
  • Kickoff: Saturday, 10 pm ET
  • Watch on: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US or TSN1/4 in Canada
  2019 STATS (MLS RANK)
LA at home VAN on road
Record 11W - 5L - 1D (T-8) 3W - 9L - 5D (T-16)
Goals Scored 36 (T-4) 21 (13)
Goals conceded 25 (19) 36 (19)
xG for 35.72 (4) 20.66 (17)
xG against 32.28 (24) 37.09 (23)

Match #5: Portland Timbers vs. Nashville SC

WHO WILL WIN?
POR win Draw NSH win
10 points 40 points 50 points
Predict the action: Halftime score? (30 or 10 points)
  • The Portland Timbers have lost just one of their last five MLS games against teams they’ve never previously faced before in the competition (W3 D1 L1), although that one defeat came last time out versus FC Cincinnati in March 2019 (0-3).
  • The Portland Timbers have lost half of their last 10 MLS home matches (W3 D2 L5) – their previous five home defeats in Major League Soccer came over a spell of 47 games (W32 D10 L5).
  • All-time Series: N/A
  • All-time Series at Portland: N/A
  • Kickoff: Sunday, 7 pm ET
  • Watch on: ESPN, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN in US or TSN5, MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada
  2019 STATS (MLS RANK)
POR at home NSH on road
Record 8W - 5L - 4D (T-16) N/A
Goals Scored 29 (T-15) N/A
Goals conceded 20 (T-11) N/A
xG for 31.20 (15) N/A
xG against 23.52 (15) N/A

Match #6: LAFC vs. Philadelphia Union

WHO WILL WIN?
LAFC win Draw PHI win
10 points 40 points 50 points
Predict the action: Time of first goal? (25 points)
  • LAFC won this exact fixture last season, winning 4-1 courtesy of a hat-trick from Adama Diomande and a 96th-minute strike from Latif Blessing. This was Diomande’s first and only hat-trick in MLS.
  • Including playoff matches, the Philadelphia Union have now gone 14 games in MLS competition without shutting out their opponents – the longest such run in the league.
  • All-time Series: LAFC lead 1W - 0L - 1D; 5 goals scored, 2 goals conceded
  • All-time Series at LAFC: LAFC lead 1W - 0L - 0D; 4 goals scored, 1 goals conceded
  • Kickoff: Sunday, 10:30 pm ET
  • Watch on: FS1, FOX Deportes, FOX Sports App in US or TSN5, MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada
  2019 STATS (MLS RANK)
LAFC at home PHI on road
Record 13W - 1L - 3D (1) 6W - 8L - 3D (T-4)
Goals Scored 48 (1) 22 (T-9)
Goals conceded 20 (T-11) 31 (14)
xG for 43.42 (1) 24.55 (10)
xG against 17.64 (1) 27.94 (6)
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